Rapidly, the new artistic season is approaching, and with it such names, as Kevin Kenner, Małgorzata Trojanowska, Ludmil Angelov, Anna Malesza, or Adam Zdunikowski. Standing on the conductor’s rostrum there will be Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, Vladimir Kiradjiev, or Bartosz Chajdecki. Great ensembles Vilnius String Quartet and Ars Iuvenum will perform chamber concerts, and Włodek Pawlik with his trio and great soloists will present his “Myśląc Ojczyzna” cantata. There will also be a solemn symphonic-choral concert “100 for 100” celebrating the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence.

Subscriptions for the fourth quarter of the year, consisting of nine concerts, are already on sale. As usual there are two versions of the subscriptions: standard Music Lover’s Subscription can be purchased in the price of 273 PLN and the concession ticket 221 PLN. You save 25% compared to the summed cost of single tickets and you are guaranteed a seat of your choice at every concert from the package. You can also choose Your Own Subscription: you pay the regular price of 5 concerts of your choice and get an additional one for concert on October 19 for just 1 PLN. You can purchase the subscriptions in Opera’s box office up to September 27, 2018. More info here: Subscriptions.

SEASON OPENING

28 IX 2018

Concert Hall / Podleśna 2 / 19.00

PRELUDE TO INDEPENDENCE

The Podlasie Opera & Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra
Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk—conductor
Kevin Kenner—piano
Małgorzata Trojanowska—soprano
Violetta Bielecka—preparation of the Choir

Ignacy Jan Paderewski—Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 17
Wojciech Kilar—“Victoria” for mixed choir and orchestra
Wojciech Kilar—“Angelus” for a soprano voice, mixed choir and orchestra

ITALIAN RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

5 X 2018

Concert Hall / Podleśna 2 / 19.00

6 SONATE A QUATTRO

Jan Stanienda—violin
Bartosz Bober—violin
Lidia Grzanka-Urbaniak—cello
Leszek Sokołowski—double bass

Gioacchino Rossini
 String Sonata No 1 in G major
 String Sonata No 2 in A major
 String Sonata No 3 in C major
 String Sonata No 4 in B flat major
 String Sonata No 5 in E flat major
 String Sonata No 6 in D major

MYSTERIES

12 X 2018

Concert Hall / Podleśna 2 / 19.00

NEARLY FOUND

The Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Kiradjiev—conductor
Ludmil Angelov—piano

Feliks Dobrzyński—Overture to “Monbar, or the Filibusters” op. 30
Edward Elgar—“Enigma” variations op. 36
Maurycy Moszkowski—Piano Concerto in H Minor, op. 3

ARS IUVENUM

19 X 2018

Concert Hall / Podleśna 2 / 19.00

CONCERT ON THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENSEMBLE

Ars Iuvenum
 Grzegorz Puchalski—clarinet, artistic director
 Magdalena Jakubowska-Puchalska—flute
 Luca Neccia—oboe
 Siergiej Janowicz—horn
 Magdalena Kania—bassoon
 Stanisław Kuk—violin
 Paweł Kuk—violin
 Radosław Koper—viola
 Ewa Łoś—cello
 Ryszard Wolicki—double bass
 Aldona Poczwardowska—harp
 Robert Marat—piano

Sergei Prokofiev—Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34
Francis Poulenc—Sextet for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano
John Metcalf—Septet for flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet
Jean Françaix—Decet for brass quintet and string quintet

TOWARDS THE END

26 X 2018

Concert Hall / Podleśna 2 / 19.00

REQUIEM / MOZART’S STRUGGLE FOR LIFE

The Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra
Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk—conductor
Anna Malesza—violin, soprano
Katarzyna Szymuś-Supronowicz—alto
Paweł Cichoński—tenor
Piotr Lempa—basso
Violetta Bielecka—preparation of the Choir

Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart—Violin Concerto No.5 in A major, K.219
Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart—Requiem in D minor, K.626

100 FOR 100. MUSICAL DECADES OF FREEDOM

11 XI 2018

Main Stage / Odeska 1 / 13.00

CONCERT ON THE CENTENARY OF POLAND’S REGAINED INDEPENDENCE

The Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra
Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk—conductor
Adam Zdunikowski—tenor
Violetta Bielecka—preparation of the Choir

Krzysztof Penderecki—“Fanfare for the independent Poland”
Karol Szymanowski—“Harnasie” op. 55
Wojciech Kilar—“Exodus” for mixed choir and orchestra

WŁODEK PAWLIK TRIO

16 XI 2018

Main Stage / Odeska 1 / 19.00

GRAMMY WINNER’S COLLAGE OF MUSIC

The Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk—conductor
Violetta Bielecka—conductor, preparation of the Choir
Włodek Pawlik—piano
Cezary Konrad—percussion
Paweł Pańta—double bass
Natalia Wilk—vocal
Ewa Uryga—vocal
Marek Bałata—vocal
Łukasz Jemioła—vocal
Elwira Janasik—mezzo-soprano
Maciej Nerkowski—baritone
Tomasz Rudnicki—bass-baritone
Barbara Krukowska—vocal
Piotr Konieczny—vocal
Tomasz Steciuk—narrator

Włodek Pawlik—Cantata “Myśląc Ojczyzna”

GODS LIVE / MOVIE PROJECTION

16 XII 2018

Main Stage / Odeska 1 / 19.00

WHEN GOD CUTS WITH A SCALPEL

The Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Bartosz Chajdecki—conductor

“Gods” (“Bogowie”), movie by Łukasz Palkowski, with live music by Bartosz Chajdecki

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

21 XII 2018

Main Stage / Odeska 1 / 19.00

The Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Big Band & Children Choir
The Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic soloists
Andrzej Makal—artistic director