Symphonic All Souls’ Day Musical Meeting

A cycle of live-recorded concerts in Zakopane, presenting the work of Mieczysław Karłowicz on the background of his contemporary artistic landscape.

1st Edition – 29.10.2014

M. Karłowicz – Songs for piano and Voice

2nd Edition – 02.11.2015

M. Karłowicz Bianca da Molena, symphonic prologue to the drama entitled “Biała gołąbka” (“White Dove”) by J. Nowiński, op. 6, (1899), ca. 1:11′

M. Karłowicz A-dur violin concert, op. 8, (1902), ca. 30′

M. Karłowicz “Odrodzenie” (“Rebirth”) e-moll symphony, op. 7 (1902), ca. 47′

3rd Edition – 02.11.2016

K. Szymanowski Concert overture op. 12 for an orchestra, Work 1, (1905, 1913), ca. 16′

K. Szymanowski 1st violin concert, op. 35, (1916), ca. 24′

M. Karłowicz “Odwieczne pieśni“ (“Eternal songs”) – symphonic poem, op. 10, (1906), ca. 22′

4th Edition – 02.11. 2017

M. Karłowicz “Smutna opowieść” (“Sad story”) – symphonic poem, op. 13, (1908), ca. 10′

M. Karłowicz “Powracające fale” (“Returning waves”) – symphonic poem, op. 9, (1904), ca 21′

H. Wieniawski “Legenda” (“Legend”), op. 17 for violins and orchestra (1859), ca. 7’

K. Szymanowski 2nd b-dur symphony, op. 19, (1910, 1936), ca. 32′

 

Performers

Beethoven Academy Orchestra

Orkiestra Akademii BeethovenowskiejFounded in year 2003. It is composed of students and graduates of European music academies, such as Academy of Music in Cracow, Hochschule Für Musik Und Darstellede Kunst in Stuttgart, Hochschule Für Musik in Karlsruhe and Royal Music Conservatoire in Brussels. The Orchestra operates under the management of prominent conductors: Gabriel Chmura, Krzysztof Penderecki, Maciej Tworek and Michał Nesterowicz. It also cooperates with the soloists from the younger generation: Wojciech Pławner, Łukasz Długosz, So-Ock Kim, Bartosz Koziak, Katarzyn Duda and others. The Orchestra has already recorded eight albums, including, among others, for the DUX Poland, Centaur Reccord USA, Le Foxx Music and Universal Music record labels. At present, the Orchestra plays concerts both within the country and abroad, carrying out the concert tour promoting the “Jeszcze Polska Muzyka” series.

Conductor: Sebastian Perłowski

Sebastian PerłowskiSebastian Perłowski graduated with honours from the Departments of Opera and Symphonic Conducting in the class of Professor Jan Wincent Hawel and Composition in the class of Assistant Professor Dariusz Janus in the Jazz Institute of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. He polished up his skills under the tutelage of Jorma Panula, Jin Wang, Adrian Gnam and Yuri Simonov. He is the finalist International Conducting Competition at Lisboa andheis the winner of the third prize at the International Competition for Conductors in Bucharest.In 2013 he was also nominated by music critics, journalists and the public for the awards „Best Conductor of the Krakow Opera last five years.”

In 2014 he won International Conducting Competition in Georgia in USA. In 2014 he won also International Conducting Contest in Cordoba – Spain.

Sebastian Perłowski as the only not Asian qualified in 2014, for the second International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music in Hong Kong, organized by cooperating with each other the greatest music conservatories in Asia. Jury,  prominent professors of Chinese decided that Perłowski went to the semifinals and received a Special Conducting Prize from the Commission.

Under The Jazztopad Festival, the first in the history of Polish member of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN) he has collaborated with world jazz personalities such Teri Rypdal, John Hébert, Eric McPherson and Fred Hersch, during their performances leading symphony orchestra. He won also the 2nd prize at the Krzysztof Komeda International Composition Competition.

At the moment, he is leading the Composition and Arranging and Big-Band class and teaching such subjects as Counterpoint, Instrumentation, Contemporary Composition Techniques and the Directions in the 20th Century Music in the Jazz Institute of the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice.