Paul Jacobs / fot. Ficarri
Orchestral concerts
Concert Variations
28.01.2022
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Programme:

A. Ginastera Variaciones concertantes op. 23
H. Parker Organ Concerto in E flat minor  op. 55
M. Ravel Ma mere l'oye
A. Guilmant Symphony No. 1 for organ and orchestra op. 42

Performers:

Giancarlo Guerrero – conductor
Paul Jacobs – organ
NFM Wrocław Philharmonic

Venue:
NFM, Main Hall
plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
Tickets:
from 45 to 85 zł

We invite you to a concert of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic under the baton of its Artistic Director Giancarlo Guerrero. We will hear attractive, colourful works by two classics of the 20th century: Albert Ginastera and Maurice Ravel, and two works for organ and orchestra by lesser-known artists.

Variaciones concertantes op. 23 were written in 1953. This is the most important work of Ginastera from the period known as ‘subjective nationalism’. The composer tried to incorporate elements of Argentine folk music into the pieces he wrote at that time. In the variations he did not use any specific folk melody, but he did use melodic and rhythmic phrases characteristic of Argentine music. First, the theme sounds, followed by eleven variations in which the individual instruments of the orchestra appear solo or in groups. These are, in turn: cello and harp (which depict the theme), strings, flute, clarinet, viola, oboe and bassoon, trumpet and trombone, violin, French horn, all wind instruments, double bass, and finally the entire orchestra. Each episode is different from the rest in tempo, character, mood and timbre.

The next piece in the programme is the Organ Concerto in E flat minor op. 55 by Horatio Parker. This American composer, organist and teacher was one of the leading figures in musical life in the seaside town of New Haven in the second half of the 19th century. Although he was considered one of the greatest American composers in his lifetime, his rich legacy was almost completely forgotten. You realise that it is wrong by listening to the four-movement Concerto in E flat minor. This work is listener-friendly, effective, expressive, at times dramatic, and at the same time full of melodies that are melodious and catchy. My Mother Goose by Ravel is a piece inspired by fairy tales, including by Charles Perrault, and it was written for the children of the composer’s friends, Jean and Mimi Godebski, grandchildren of the Polish sculptor Cyprian Godebski. The suite, originally intended for piano for four hands, was soon released in an orchestral version, which became one of Ravel’s most popular works. It consists of five movements inspired by various fairy tales. The extraordinary melodic inventiveness, colourful and suggestive orchestration as well as the specific, oneiric mood of this music make it enchant new generations of listeners.

The concert will end with the performance of Symphony No. 1 for organ and orchestra op. 42 by Alexandre Guilmant. This composer, active in the second half of the 19th century, was considered one of the greatest organists of that time. His status was confirmed by his appointment as organist in the Church de la Sainte Trinité in Paris, which he held for thirty years. The symphony featured in this programme is a work consisting of three movements. It is daring music, full of light, perfectly illustrating how beautiful and powerful the sound of the organ can be.

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Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
The Carnival of the Animals
International Children's Day
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Wed.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Emperor Concerto
Jonathan Biss / Martyn Brabbins
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Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Also sprach Zarathustra
K.Urbański / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
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Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Mahler in Manhattan
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Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Song of the Night
Maria João Pires / Iwona Sobotka
22.06
Wed.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
The Sons of Bach
K. Bezuidenhout / Wrocław Baroque Orchestra
26.06
Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Primordial Light
J. Kaspszyk / PNCHM
21.07
Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra
Alfonso Scarano / Kristóf Baráti
01.09
Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
The Spirit of Alphorn
West Side Sinfonietta
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Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
Solstice. Opening of the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra Season
Ivor Bolton / Wrocławska Orkiestra Barokowa
02.10
Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
Life of a Hero. Opening of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic Season
Julian Rachlin / Giancarlo Guerrero
07.10
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko / Simon Trpčeski
09.10
Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
I Hear the Water Dreaming
Tan Dun / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
14.10
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Concertino. Opening of the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra Season
Daniel Hope / Waldemar Żarów
15.10
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Karol Mossakowski and the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
Giancarlo Guerrero
21.10
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Roads to Classicism
Andrzej Kosendiak / NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra
29.10
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki / Wrocławska Orkiestra Barokowa
30.10
Sun.
5:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Requiem
Andrzej Kosendiak / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
04.11
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Faithful Journey
Jacek Kaspszyk / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
11.11
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Eroica
Radek Baborák / NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra
12.11
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Prize Winners of th 16th International Wieniawski Violin Competition
Marek Wroniszewski / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
25.11
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Sorcerer's Apprentice
Mari Fukumoto / Pascal Rophé / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
02.12
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Poème
Tedi Papavrami / NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra
03.12
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
Summer charm
Marta Gardolińska / Agnieszka Rehlis / NFM Filharmonia Wrocławska
09.12
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Death and the Maiden
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
Jazz Christmas
Dorota Miśkiewicz / West Side Sinfonietta
23.12
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
New Year's Eve with Raz, Dwa, Trzy
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
03.02
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Three-Cornered Hat
Karel Mark Chichon / José María Gallardo del Rey
10.02
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Nieskończone przemijanie
Francesco Bottigliero / Alessanro Deljavan
11.02
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Red 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
Organ & Strings
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
 
28.04
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
A London Symphony
Paul McCreesh / Ning Feng / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
26.05
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Adam Václav Michna of Otradovice
Wrocław Baroque Ensemble
28.05
Sun.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
Concert of NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
 
02.06
Fri.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Enigma
Jerzy Maksymiuk / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
09.06
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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