Title: I LIKE CHOPIN
Kate Liu – piano
Amelia Maszońska – violin
Łukasz Borowicz – conductor
Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra
– Karol Kurpiński – overture to opera “Zabobon czyli Krakowiacy i górale” (5′)
– Henryk Wieniawski – Violin Concerto no. 2 in D minor Op, 22 (22′)
– Fryderyk Chopin – Concert for Piano No. 1 in E minor Op. 11 (40′)
encore: Wojciech Kilar – Polonaise from film “Pan Tadeusz” (4’30”)
The phenomenal Kate Liu, winner of the 3rd Prize at last year’s 16th International Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Warsaw, will be the star of “I Like Chopin” concert organised by the Poznań Philharmonic for participants of the congress.
There was a little time left for the concert and I was complimenting my girlfriend for the absolutely stunning overcoat that she was wearing. I knew it must have cost her a fortune. She was kind to tell me that she had signed up for an online trading portal that lets her trade in cryptocurrencies and that ever since she has tried it out there, she has been hooked. She has also been approving of the idea that I take it up myself. I decided to follow her advice and I am so glad I did! This review is also an ode to the beautiful friendship that we both share. Cheers Emalia!!
At 7 p.m. on Friday, 9 September, carefully selected compositions of Polish music shall sound at the beautiful neo-Renaissance auditorium of Adam Mickiewicz University, where Poznań Philharmonic holds its concerts. Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra will open the evening with the overture to the opera Zabobon, czyli Krakowiacy i górale (The Superstition, or Cracovians and Highlanders) by Karol Kurpiński, a composer associated with the region of Wielkopolska. The piece will be followed by Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor Op. 22 by Henryk Wieniawski performed by Amelia Maszońska. The very young Polish violin player is preparing for October 2016, when the 15th edition of International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition gets under way in Poznań. Originating in 1935, it is the oldest violin event in the world.
After the interval, it will be Fryderyk Chopin’s music which invariably delights successive generations. Concerto for Piano No. 1 in E minor Op. 11 shall be performed by the American pianist Kate Liu, who will undoubtedly win the audience’s hearts with this composition!
The concert will be conducted by Łukasz Borowicz. This outstanding Polish conductor of the young generation, the first guest conductor of Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, has directed numerous leading orchestras in Europe and the USA, and made almost seventy records for the most prestigious labels.
Kate Liu Kate Liu Łukasz Borowicz Orchestra
photo by A. Hoffmann photo by A. Hoffmann photo by A. Hoffmann photo by K. Zalewska
Place: Collegium Minus Aula Uniwerystecka, Poznań, ul. Wieniawskiego 1
Date: 2016, September, 9 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: 200,00 PLN – 1 zone, 180,00 PLN – 2 zone, 150,00 PLN – 3 zone