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SINFONIETTA NOVA

Discover new areas of music with Sinfonietta Cracovia

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An exciting partnership with Sinfonietta Cracovia, London Sinfonietta musicians will be guest concertmasters to celebrate their 30th anniversary and discover new areas of music for the Krakow audience. 

The first of three Sinfonietta Nova concerts will feature London Sinfonietta's Jonathan Morton. The concert will take you on a journey through the raw and palpable power of Krzysztof Penderecki, the eerie and unsettling undercurrent of the Oscar-winning soundtrack 'There Will Be Blood' to the unistic and deeply layered style of composer Zygmunt Krauze, who will sit at the piano.

The programme will include: 

Witold Lutosławski  Overture
Bryce Dessner  Réponse Lutosławski 
Peter Sculthorpe  Jabiru Dreaming
Edmund Finnis  Between Rain
Krzysztof Penderecki  String Quartet no 1 
Sygmunt Krauze  Penderecki in memoriam
Jonny Greenwood  Three movements from There Will be Blood

Jonathan Morton  violin
Sinfonietta Cracovia

"Two of the 20th Century's most distinctive voices from the avant-garde were Polish composers Witold Lutosławski and Krzysztof Penderecki. In the 50s and 60s their uncompromising works challenged players and audiences alike, creating an aura of radical modernity that is undiminished today, as any performance of Penderecki’s First String Quartet should  illustrate. One of the most remarkable and unpredictable creative reactions to their music has occurred outside of the classical music world, and this programme explores this unlikely story with music by Jonny Greenwood (lead guitarist and keyboardist in Radiohead) and Bryce Dessner (guitarist in The National). Their response to (and love of) their Polish musical mentors shines through their works, and hopefully gives the listener an opportunity to revisit the avant-garde with fresh ears. The shockwaves of these two Polish titans travelled far beyond Europe. In his own distinctive way, Peter Sculthorpe absorbed some of the new ways of using acoustic instruments pioneered by Penderecki, and he incorporated aspects of this approach into his own exploration of the indigenous music of his native Australia. Between Rain by Edmund Finnis will be a kind of standalone sanctuary at the centre of the programme, an opportunity to experience a beautifully ethereal and iridescent musical cosmos."

Jonathan Morton – Principal Violin, London Sinfonietta and curator of concert

Each Sinfonietta Nova concert will feature one London Sinfonietta musician who will visit Poland to rehearse and perform with the Sinfonietta Cracovia.

The concerts and players are:

16 February       Jonathan Morton

7 April                 Paul Silverthorne

20 October         Tim Gill

 

 

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  • Venue:

    Osiedle Szkolne 25, 31-977 Kraków

  • Venue:

    Osiedle Szkolne 25, 31-977 Kraków

  • Venue:

    Osiedle Szkolne 25, 31-977 Kraków