Thursday, 8 November 2018

A SNEAK PEEK AT KRZYSTOF PENDERECKI'S “FANFARE FOR THE INDEPENDENT POLAND,” SCHEDULED FOR A WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE ON 11 NOVEMBER, 2018

A new composition written by the celebrated Polish composer Krzystof Penderecki, “Fanfara dla Niepodłegłej,” or, “Fanfare for the Independent Poland,” is slated for a multi-national premiere performance this Sunday, November 11 in Penderecki's native Poland (Kraków), and at eleven venues spread out across the globe: in London, Melbourne, New York, Chicago, Paris, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Milan, Frankfurt, Lviv (Ukraine) and Vienna as part of an international celebration of the Independence of Poland, which gained autonomy on 11 November, 1918, just one day following the culmination of WWI.

Each concert, which will feature music written in the past 100 years by Polish composers such as Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Wojciech Kilar and Karol Szymanowski, will open with Penderecki's new fanfare. The concerts will wrap up once 100 Polish compositions have been played globally.

The collaborative domestic and foreign effort, coined “100 for 100 Musical Decades of Freedom" is the brainchild of PWM Edition, Poland's largest music publisher.

The Polish world premiere proper of Fanfare for the Independent Poland will be performed by the Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra under Tadeusz Strugała. It will immediately be performed at nine other venues across Poland following the world premiere at Kraków, including a performance conducted by Penderecki himself at the Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa where he will be leading the Orkiestra Teatru Wielkiego Opery Narodowej. Fanfare's score calls for seven brass instruments, timpani and percussion.

Those unable to attend can preview Penderecki's roughly one-minute Fanfare by watching the video below:



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