The Krzysztof Penderecki Festival

The Krzysztof Penderecki Festival
Marking the Composer’s 80th Birthday
Warsaw, 17–23 November 2013


Sunday, 17 November, 6:00 pm

The Royal Castle, Plac Zamkowy 4
3 Miniatures for Clarinet and Piano
Darko Brlek – clarinet
Marek Bracha – piano
String Quintet
Kwartet Dafô
Justyna Duda (violin), Danuta Augustyn (violin), Aneta Dumanowska (viola), Anna Armatys (cello)
Jurek Dybał – double-bass
Suite for Cello Solo
Danjulo Ishizaka – cello


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Sextet for Clarinet, Horn, String Trio and Piano
Michel Lethiec – clarinet
André Cazalet – French horn
Julian Rachlin – violin
Yuri Bashmet – viola
Maja Bogdanovic – cello
Barry Douglas – piano

Monday, 18 November, 7:00 pm
Warsaw Philharmonic – Concert Hall, ul. Sienkiewicza 10
Sinfonietta per archi
Sinfonietta No. 2
Massimo Mercelli – flute
Andres Mustonen – conductor
Sinfonia Varsovia
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Violin Concerto No. 2 “Metamorphosen”
Julian Rachlin – violin
Lawrence Foster – conductor
Sinfonia Varsovia
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Symphony No. 4
Lorin Maazel – conductor
Sinfonia Varsovia

Tuesday, 19 November, 7:00 pm
Warsaw Philharmonic – Concert Hall, ul. Sienkiewicza 10
Dimensions of Time and Silence
Henryk Wojnarowski – choir master
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir
Jerzy Maksymiuk – conductor
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

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Double Concerto for Violin and Viola
Fumiaki Miura – violin
Julian Rachlin – viola
Rafael Payare – conductor
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
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Three Chinese Songs for Baritone and Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Bauer – baritone
Long Yu – conductor
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
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Symphony No. 2 “Christmas”
Marek Janowski – conductor
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday, 20 November, 5:00 pm
Warsaw Philharmonic – Chamber Music Hall, ul. Moniuszki 5
Krzysztof Penderecki
Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio
Michel Lethiec – clarinet
Shanghai Quartet
Cadenza per viola sola
Grigori Zhyslin – iola

Aulis Sallinen (1935)
Baumgesang mit Epilog
Arto Noras – cello
Barry Douglas – piano

Krzysztof Penderecki
String Quartet No. 1
String Quartet No. 2
String Quartet No. 3 “Leaves from an Unwritten Diary”
Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio
Michel Lethiec – clarinet
Shanghai Quartet
Weigang Li (violin), Yi-Wen Jiang (violin), Honggang Li (viola), Nicholas Tzavaras (cello)

Wednesday, 20 November, 7:00 pm
Warsaw Philharmonic – Concert Hall, ul. Sienkiewicza 10
De Natura Sonoris III
Rafael Payare – conductor
The Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra
Flute Concerto
Łukasz Długosz – flute
Jesús López-Cobos – conductor
The Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra
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Largo for Cello and Orchestra
Claudio Bohórquez – cello
Maximiano Valdés – conductor
The Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra
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Symphony No. 8 “Lieder der Vergänglichkeit” (Songs of Transience)
Michaela Kaune – soprano
Agnieszka Rehlis – mezzo-soprano
Mariusz Godlewski – baritone
Teresa Majka-Pacanek – choir master
Krakow Philharmonic Choir
Łukasz Borowicz – conductor
The Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra

Thursday, 21 November, 5:00 pm
Warsaw Philharmonic – Chamber Music Hall, ul. Moniuszki 5
Paul Patterson (1947)
PPP (Penderecki’s Party Piece)
Aleksandra Kuls – violin
Aleksandra Świgut – piano

Krzysztof Penderecki
Violin Sonata No. 1
Agata Szymczewska – violin
Justyna Danczowska – piano
Violin Sonata No. 2
Julian Rachlin – violin
Itamar Golan – piano

Thursday, 21 November, 7:00 pm

Warsaw Philharmonic – Concert Hall, ul. Sienkiewicza 10
Canticum Canticorum Salomonis for Sixteen-part Mixed Choir and Chamber Orchestra
Strophes for Soprano, Speaker and 10 Instruments
Psalms of David for Mixed Choir, String Instruments and Percussion
Olga Pasiecznik - soprano
Andrzej Chyra – narrator
Anna Szostak - choir master
Camerata Silesia The Katowice City Singers’ Ensemble
Marek Moś – conductor
AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy

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Seven Gates of Jerusalem. Symphony No. 7
Izabela Matuła – soprano
Izabela Kłosińska – soprano
Agnieszka Rehlis – mezzo-soprano
Adam Zdunikowski – tenor
Wojtek Gierlach – bass
Alberto Mizrahi – narrator
Henryk Wojnarowski – choir master
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir
Jacek Kaspszyk – conductor
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday, 22 November, 5:00 pm

Warsaw Philharmonic -€“ Chamber Music Hall, ul. Moniuszki 5

Agnus Dei version for 8 cellos
Arto Noras - cello
Daniel Müller-Schott - cello
Magdalena Bojanowicz - cello
Bartosz Koziak - cello
Karolina Jaroszewska - cello
Marcin Zdunik - cello
Tomasz Daroch - cello
Marta Kordykiewicz - cello
Ivan Monighetti - conductor

Sinfonietta No. 3
Viola Concerto (cello version)
Serenade for strings

Rafał Kwiatkowski -€“ cello
Maciej Żółtowski -€“ conductor
Radom Chamber Orchestra

Friday, 22 November, 7:00 pm

Warsaw Philharmonic – Concert Hall, ul. Sienkiewicza 10
De Natura Sonoris II
Concerto for Horn and Orchestra “Winterreise” (Winter Journey)
Radovan Vlatković – French horn
Leonard Slatkin – conductor
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice
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Violin Concerto No. 1
Konstanty Andrzej Kulka – violin
Gabriel Chmura – conductor
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice

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Kaddish
Olga Pasiecznik – soprano
Alberto Mizrahi – cantor
Daniel Olbrychski – narrator
Violetta Bielecka – choir master
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir
Gabriel Chmura – conductor
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice

Saturday, 23 November, 10:00 am

St. John’s Archcathedral, ul. Świętojańska 8
Holy Mass concelebrated by
Archbishop Józef Kowalczyk metropolita Primate of Poland and Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz

Missa Brevis (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Benedicamus Domino, Agnus Dei)
Jan Łukaszewski – conductor
Polish Chamber Choir


Saturday, 23 November, 7:00 pm
Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, Plac Teatralny 1
Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima
Krzysztof Urbański – conductor
Sinfonia Varsovia

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Duo Concertante for Violin and Double Bass
Anne-Sophie Mutter – violin
Roman Patkoló – double bass

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Concerto Grosso for 3 Cellos and Orchestra
Arto Noras – cello
Ivan Monighetti – cello
Daniel Müller-Schott – cello
Charles Dutoit – conductor
Sinfonia Varsovia

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Credo

Iwona Hossa – soprano I 
Ewa Vesin – soprano II
Agnieszka Rehlis – mezzo-soprano
Rafał Bartmiński – tenor
Nikolay Didenko – bass
Henryk Wojnarowski – choir master
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir
Bogdan Gola – choir master
Choir of the Teatr Wielki – National Opera
Krzysztof Kusiel-Moroz – choir master
Warsaw Boys Choir
Valery Gergiev – conductor
Sinfonia Varsovia