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August

Penderecki’s Trumpet Concerto


The internationally renowned trumpet virtuoso Gábor Boldoczki and Sinfonietta Cracovia conducted by Jurek Dybał will perform in the famous Vienna Konzerthaus. The programme features the Viennese premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Trumpet Concerto.
“I wrote the Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra with the Hungarian virtuoso Gábor Boldoczki in mind, and decided to entrust the premiere with his participation to Jurek Dybał and Sinfonietta Cracovia, which co-commissioned the piece. I have worked with this orchestra for years. And I think that from the moment Jurek Dybał took over, the orchestra got even more zing. This is an excellent ensemble and I will recommend it everywhere in the world,” said Maestro Penderecki before the world premiere of his work.
On 12 September, Penderecki’s piece will be heard for the first time by the Vienna audience. The premiere will be held in the famous Konzerthaus. The highly regarded trumpeter Gábor Boldoczki will be accompanied by Sinfonietta Cracovia, the Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Cracow, and the concert will be led by its director Jurek Dybał. The programme of the concert includes works by composers from Central and Eastern Europe: Franciszek Lessel (Overture in G minor), Karol Szymanowski (Etude in B flat minor) and Antonín Dvořák (Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”). The highlight of the concert will be the Viennese premiere of the Trumpet Concerto by Krzysztof Penderecki, who confirmed his attendance at this special evening.
The concert will also see the premiere performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Horn Concerto, transcribed for trumpet by Gábor Boldoczki.
The concert in Vienna promotes the album “Oriental Trumpet Concertos”, recorded by Boldoczki and Sinfonietta Cracovia for the prestigious Sony Classical label. Other than Penderecki’s work mentioned above, the album also contains trumpet concertos by the Turkish Fazil Say, a major composer discovery of recent years, and Alexander Grigori Arutiunian, an outstanding composer from Armenia.
“This publication is best proof that music ‘soothes the savage breast’ and allows finding a common cultural element wherever historical and political divisions are rife. The compositions by Say and Arutiunian are accompanied by the trumpet concerto by Krzysztof Penderecki – an eminent Polish composer who often recalls his Armenian roots. So the “Oriental Trumpet Concertos” is an album that refers to a vision of a world that is diverse but united by a common cultural heritage,” says Jurek Dybał.
The album, autographed by the soloist and the conductor, will be on sale right after the concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus.
The event is part of the celebrations of the 333rd anniversary of the Siege of Vienna by King John III Sobieski, organized with support from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland in collaboration with the Polish Embassy in Vienna and the Polish Institute.