Iwona Sobotka / fot. Ewa Żukowska
Iwona Sobotka / fot. Ewa Żukowska
Orchestral concerts
Songs of a Princess | cancelled
30.04.2021
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Programme:

A. Berg Sieben frühe Lieder
W. Lutosławski Interludium
K. Szymanowski Six Songs of a Fairy-Tale Princess  op. 31 (arr. for voice and orchestra K. Szymanowski and B. Dozza) – world premiere
J. Brahms Serenade No. 2 in A major op. 16

The project is part of the commemoration of the centenary of regaining independence and rebuilding Polish statehood

75 Years of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic

 

 

Performers:

Giancarlo Guerrero – conductor
Iwona Sobotka – soprano
NFM Wrocław Philharmonic

Venue:
NFM, Main Hall
plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

The great attraction of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic concert under the baton of Giancarlo Guerrero will be the world premiere of the new version of Six Songs of a Fairy Tale Princessby Karol Szymanowski. The solo part will be sung by Iwona Sobotka.

The concert will begin with Alban Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder. This Austrian composer is considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. The songs that will sound this evening were written in the middle of the first decade of the last century and were originally intended for voice and piano. At the end of the 1920s, Berg returned to them and developed a version for voice and orchestra – we will hear it during this concert. This music is dark, but at the same time colourful and sensual, perfectly reflecting the anxious twilight of a certain era.

Interludium, a short, late work by Witold Lutosławski, was intended by the composer to separate his two other works – Chain 2 and Partita. It is devoid of any contrasts, kept in quiet dynamics and a slow pace. The fantastic, oneiric mood created in it makes it one of Lutosławski’s remarkable works.

The next piece in the programme, Six Songs of a Fairy Tale Princess by Szymanowski, was written in 1915 to texts by the composer’s sister, Zofia. Long, arabesque vocalizations of the solo voice create an unreal, fairy-tale, exotic atmosphere. The individual sngsreceived the following titles: Lonely Moon, Nightingale, Golden Shoes, Dance, Song of the Wave and Feast.

The concert will end with the Second Serenade in A major, Op. 16 by Johannes Brahms. This is one of his early works, written from 1858–1859. Itsmood is serene, carefree and sunny. Perhaps it reflects the feelings Brahms had for Clara Schumann, a pianist, composer and Robert’s wife. The orchestration of this serenade is very interesting, as Brahms decided to exclude the violins, trumpets, trombones and percussion from the line-up.

 

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Fri.
7:00 PM
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Sat.
7:00 PM
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Fri.
7:00 PM
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Wed.
6:00 PM
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Fri.
7:00 PM
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Fri.
7:00 PM
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Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Song of the Night
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Wed.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
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Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Primordial Light
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Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
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Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
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Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
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Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
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Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
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Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
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14.10
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
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Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
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Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
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Andrzej Kosendiak / NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra
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Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
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Sun.
5:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
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04.11
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
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11.11
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Eroica
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12.11
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Prize Winners of th 16th International Wieniawski Violin Competition
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Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
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Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Poème
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03.12
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
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09.12
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
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Joseph Swensen / NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra
10.12
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
Celestial Bodies
Gidon Kremer / Giancarlo Guerrero
16.12
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Dreaming Jupiter
Vittorio Ghielmi / Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra
18.12
Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
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Dorota Miśkiewicz / West Side Sinfonietta
23.12
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
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RAZ DWA TRZY / Wrocław Philharmonic
30.12
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
New Year's Eve with Raz, Dwa, Trzy
RAZ DWA TRZY / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
31.12
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Christmas Oratorio
Wrocław Baroque Orchestra
07.01
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Tromba Veneziana
Gabor Boldoczki / Wrocław Baroque Orchestra
15.01
Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
From the New World
Krzysztof Urbański / Nicolas Altstaedt
20.01
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Great Fugue
Roman Rabinovich & NFM Leopoldium Orchestra
21.01
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
Only Music. A concert of the Witold Lutosławski World Days
Giancarlo Guerrero / Garrick Ohlsson
27.01
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Partita. A concert of the Witold Lutosławski World Days
Richard Tognetti / NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra
28.01
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
Livre pour orchestre. A concert of the Witold Lutosławski World Days
Richard Tognetti / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
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Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Three-Cornered Hat
Karel Mark Chichon / José María Gallardo del Rey
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Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Wrocław Music
Wrocław Baroque Ensemble
12.02
Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Gems of Love
West Side Sinfonietta
14.02
Tue.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
A Romantic Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero / Lutosławski Quartet
17.02
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Romeo and Juliet
François Leleux & NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
24.02
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Violoncelles, vibrez!
Jonathan Swensen / NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra
25.02
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
Romanian Dances
Lawrence Foster / Alexandra Conunova
03.03
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Con molti stromenti
Wrocław Baroque Orchestra
04.03
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
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Mari Fukumoto / NFM Leopodlinum Orchestra
12.03
Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
The Seven Gates of Jerusalem
Iwona Hossa / Maciej Tworek / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
17.03
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
The Oceanides
Dima Slobodeniouk / Joanna Freszel
24.03
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Goldberg Variations
Alexander Sitkovetsky / NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra
25.03
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
Messa da Requiem
Giancarlo Guerrero / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
31.03
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
St John Passion
Martin Lehmann / Wrocławska Orkiestra Barokowa
04.04
Tue.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Ad absurdum
Sergei Nakariakov / NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra
16.04
Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
International Classical Music Awards Gala
Giancarlo Guerrero / NFM Filharmonia Wrocławska
21.04
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Marcin Masecki & NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
 
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Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Como el sol e la mar
Łukasz Długosz / NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra
29.04
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
American Dream
Natalia Rubiś / Matthew Cossack / West Side Sinfonietta
03.05
Wed.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Studies on Classics
Thomas Dausgaard / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
12.05
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
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Paul McCreesh / Ning Feng / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
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Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
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Wrocław Baroque Ensemble
28.05
Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
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Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
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Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
The Advent of New Music
Giancarlo Guerrero / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
16.06
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Closing of the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra Season
Jérémie Rhorer / Wrocław Baroque Orchestra
23.06
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall

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