Orchestra Leopoldinum invites you in May for two concerts in Wroclaw, for the Leo Festiwal (http://www.leofestiwal.pl) and for the film MANIA with Pola Negri under the direction of Jerzy Maksymiuk on May 2nd, 2013 at 9pm in Gdynia. Trio Leopoldinum Solosists + Krzysztof Jakowicz, violin and Mischa Kozłowski, piano – will perform on May 11th, 2013 at 6pm in the Aula Leopoldina the following program: Mozarts’s Divertimento in E flat Major KV 563 and Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor op.34. On May 18th at 6pm in the Wroclaw Philharmonic Hall guests from Belgium: Olivier Robe, conductor and Judith Ermert, cello, will perform works of Mozart, Haydn, Shostakovich and Hindemith. Hindemith’s works are being performed around the world this year quite often – 50 years passed since his death. Trauermusik for solo viola or cello and strings was composed in 1936 for the memory of King George V who died on January 20th the same year. First performance took place on January 22nd, 1936 in London, performed by composer himself and orchestra BBC under the direction of Adrian Boult. Tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 71/792-10-00
Leopoldinum will perform the concert during the V International Clarinet Festival – Clarimania 2013, on April 25th at 7pm in the Wroclaw Philharmonic Hall. Jan Jakub Bokun will lead the program with soloists from France and Israel: Shirley Brill, Florent Heau and Jean-Michel Bertelli.
MENDELSSOHN AND BEETHOVEN
Monika Michaliszyn, Ewa Pieronkiewicz, Łukasz Wilda and Jerzy Butrym, soloists, Leopodinum’s musicians together with Wroclaw Philharmonic’s musicians and Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir directed by Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny – will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Mass in C Major op.86 under the baton of Ernst Kovacic. The concert will take place on April 20th, 2013 at 6pm at the Wroclaw Philharmonic. In the first part of the concert – Leopoldinum will perform Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony. Mendelssohn discovered Mass in C Major and was its first performer ca 10 years after composer’s death.
Hiro Kurosaki, conductor and violinist
H. Kurosaki has been one of the artists in most demand in the area of interpretation for historical instruments. Apart from studying violin at the University of Music in Vienna and participating at master courses with N. Milstein, he also studied architecture and art history. Being award winner of two well known violin competitions (Henryk Wieniawski and Fritz Kreisler), he started his career as violinist very early, performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Vienna Symphony and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg. For many years H. Kurosaki has been studying intensively the baroque violin and the historically informed performing practice and has worked closely with J. Savall and W. Christie, among others. He has performed together with Les Arts Florissants andLondon Baroque.
He has been an assistant professor for baroque violin and historically informed performing practice at the University of Music in Vienna, the Mozarteum in Salzburg and since 2005 also at the Real Conservatorio in Madrid.
On April 13th, 2013 at 6pm at the Wroclaw PhilharmonicHiro Kurosaki will lead the Leopoldinum in the repertoire consisting such composers as Telemann, Vivaldi, Mozart …
Still in March 3 orchestra’s concerts in the Wrocław Philharmonic
Tomasz Bugaj will lead orchestra in works of Vivaldi, Schnittke and Britten on March 16th, 2013. Soloists: Chrisitan Danowicz and Jarosław Pietrzak, violins. Piano trio Warsaw Erato Trio and Ernst Kovacic on March 23rd 2013 in the Martinu and Janacek works. Famous Schubert’s The Trout quintet will be performed on March 24th by the Leopoldinum Trio Soloists and guests from Portugal: Felipe and Tiago Ribeiro. In the program also compositions of Mahler and Hindemith.
JOSEPH WOLFE March 9th, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the Wroclaw Philharmonic Hall
For the second time Joseph Wolfe will work with LEOPOLDINUM, this time in the repertoire with Elgar, Holst and Beethoven. MalwinaLipiec will perform solo part in the piece Sospiri by Elgar.
Beethoven’s Quartet op.95 is the consequent piece from the chamber repertoire arranged for the string orchestra. Beethoven said in 1810, the year of completing the piece, that “it is written for a small circle of connoisseurs and is never to be performed in public”. It had to wait until 1814 to be performed in public and until 1816 to be published. Some biographers mentioned that this work was a result of his unhappy love to Teresa Malfatti.
Leopoldinum in February 2013
… will play under the direction of two distinguished conductors. Joseph Swensen, violinist, composer and conductor, an American of Norwegian and Japanese descent, who maintains residences in Copenhagen (Denmark), New York and Vermont (USA), will perform on February 2nd at 6pm in the Wroclaw Philharmonic hall. Joseph Swensen cooperates with many best orchestrasaround the world, performs chamber music and is the founder and artistic director of Unity Hills Arts Centers International, a charitable aid organization. Will perform works of Prokofiev, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Ola Rudner, also violinist, former concertmaster of such ensembles like Camerata Salzburg and Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, and now chef conductor of the WürttenbergischePhilharmonie in Reutlingen, will perform on February 16th at 6pm in the Wroclaw Philharmonic. Katarzyna Zdybel, Wroclaw Philharmonic bassoon soloist and laureate of many competitions and John Kruse from Denmark, clarinetist and also laureate of many prizes and concourses (Royal Danish Orchestra’s soloist) will perform Richard Strauss’ Duet. In the program works of P. Hindemith, R. Strauss and W.A. Mozart. tickets: email@example.com, tel. 71/792-10-00
On January 26th, 2013
Leopoldinum w Palace of Arts w Budapeszcie
Leopoldinumin the Festival Theatre of the Palace of Arts in Budapest On January 26th, 2013 at 7:30 pm orchestra under the direction of Ernst Kovacic will perform the program that will not only present Polish music but to point out the Lutoslawski Year: ZygmuntKrauze Rhapsod GyörgyLigeti Ramifications Andrzej Krzanowski Symphony No. 2 for 13 string instruments -- WitoldLutosławski Preludes and Fugue for 13 solo strings Clements Dominy ofMusicweb International wrote the following after listening to the Leopoldinum’s recording of Lutosławski’s Preludes and Fugue:
[…] The Preludes and Fugue on 8.555270 is superbly intense, with all of the chamber-music sparkle and dramatic contrasts one could want from this piece. […] The strings of the Wroclaw Chamber Orchestra (Leopoldinum) do a superb job, though it is almost as if a tinge of Baroque historical performance style has entered their playing, with a cleaner tone and lesser degrees of vibrato when compared with Wit’s Polish National RS orchestra. I like both recordings and appreciate the fine qualities of this CD Accord production, but there are some gains to be had in the aforementioned intensity of the Naxos recording. It is where the eloquence of some passages in the Preludium 3 for instance, that the clarity of the Wroclaw playing begins to tell. The little pizzicato sections and fragmentary notes here and elsewhere also have a more natural, less self-conscious feel, and the spine-tingling sustained effects from Preludium 4 grow out of an emotional base which seems to have its roots in a far deeper and darker, more violent place. The final Fugabrings a catch to my throat and tears to my eyes in this recording, so good is it. […]
January 19th, 2013
Special event – World premiere of the Hanna Kulenty’s work: E-motions – for accordeon, string and large percussion section Saturday, January 19th, 2013, 6:00 pm, Wroclaw Philharmonic
Hanna Kulenty, composer honoured by many prestigious awards around the world recorded with the Leopoldinum in 2011 CD “Music 4”, described as follows: “… Leopoldinum orchestra recorded most outstanding monographic album with composer’s works. Kulenty’s music is hypnotizing … and this full of passion program was with nerve and intensity recorded under the direction of Ernst Kovacic.” This time the solo instrument will be accordion – and this part will be performed by EneaszKubit, member of the faculty at the Academy of Music in Lodz,honoured by prizes at the competitions in Klingenthal, Pianello Val Tidone, Czechowice-Dziedzice … six percussionists will perform parts composed for them. The program, which will also include works of Skriabin, Borodin and American composer John Adams, will be conducted by Ernst Kovacic.
CARNIVAL WITH THE LEOPOLDINUM
Orchestra under the direction of Christian Danowicz and two pairs of dancers will present the program „In the rhythm of Viennese Waltz” on December 30th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (Sunday) and on January 1st, 2013 (Tuesday) at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Known to us form the last Leo Festival performers: EdytaKamińska, Aneta Mazur, SzczepanRudnicki and Piotr Szewczyk, will dance for us selected waltzes.
Gypsy Ensemble No Limit and Leopoldinum under the direction of JurekDybał will present New Year’s program on January 5th, 2013 at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm (Saturday).During the concerts theauction for the Lower Silesia Center of Psychooncology and Rehabilitatiion will take place. The winner of the auction will conduct Leopoldinum at the end of the concert. All concerts will take place in the Wroclaw Philharmonic concert hall