Orpheus Among Shadows

Sinfonia Varsovia String Quintet Duszyński / Kwieciński / Lutosławski / Panufnik / Penderecki

Tickets: 30 PLN

Sinfonia Varsovia String Quintet Duszyński / Kwieciński / Lutosławski / Panufnik / Penderecki

Tickets: 30 PLN

Explorations of sound spaces and memory – coded in individual and communal musical consciousness – are two interlocking lead themes in the concert. The spectral and partly heterophonic Umbrae by Kwieciński, written by a composer at a very early age, create a fascinating sphere of microtonally glistening shadows, seducing simultaneously with ecstatic rhythmic obsessiveness. Quintetto per archi by Krzysztof Penderecki, a transcript of his III Kwartet smyczkowy, is the composer's aural diary, recollections of Hutsul melodies of his childhood, played on a violin by his father who came from Rohatyn. Motifs taken from musical traditions are also the basis for Five Folk Melodies by Witold Lutosławski and Votive by Roxanna Panufnik  with a Sephardic melody of prayer Kol nidre, written to commemorate Pamela Majaro – a British pianist, sculptor and photographer.  

Sinfonia Varsovia

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Sinfonia Varsovia String Quintet 

  • Programme: 

Andrzej Kwieciński Umbrae (2004) 
Krzysztof Penderecki Quintetto per archi (2013) 
Jan Duszyński II Kwintet Smyczkowy (2003)
Witold Lutosławski Pięć melodii ludowych (1945) 
Roxanna Panufnik Votive (2017) 

  • Performers: 

Adam Siebers violin 
Kamil Staniczek violin 
Katarzyna Budnik viola 
Marcel Markowski cello 
Michał Sobuś bass 

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