This will be a night to remember. The subtle emotionality of Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 17 will transport us to a land full of warmth, poetry and passion. Next, we are going to hear “Angelus” for soprano, mixed choir and orchestra—a solemn, imploring prayer full of drama, and “Victoria” for mixed choir and orchestra—a triumphant story of hope for a homeland reborn from the trauma of martial law. Both pieces were composed by Wojciech Kilar.
Prelude to independence
The Podlasie Opera & Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra
Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk—conductor
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