Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of spring
‘Never before has the cult of wrong notes been celebrated so thoughtfully, so eagerly and so ardently,’ is what critics blamed Stravinsky’s A Rite of Spring for. Today’s world feeds on scandals. What did a scandal mean a hundred years ago? What were the audiences shocked by at the beginning of the 20th century? Over 40 people were forced to leave Paris’s Théâtre des Champs Elysées, following fights and invectives caused by the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s revolutionary ballet on 29 May 1913. No wonder that the audience, dressed in evening gowns, white ties and diamond jewellery, was unprepared for the enormous shock of the new music, full of hypnotising and primitive rhythms.
Women’s Day at the Philharmonic
The Wrocław Philharmonic invites all the ladies, and their significant others, to a Women’s Day Concert. The concert on this special day features the greatest hits of Jan Kaczmarek. The cabaret evergreens with lyrics by this excellent poet this time sound in the full orchestral glory.
The concert of Wrocław Baroque Orchestra
Rebellion is part of human nature. We rebel eagerly against important and unimportant things. The same is true of literature and arts expressing our thoughts and emotions. The Sturm und Drang period of the second half of the 18th century was characterized by rebellious attitudes among artists, opposing authorities and protesting against the underprivileged position of the middle class and peasants as well as against the cultural crisis of their time.
Polish Cello Quartet at Aula Leopoldina
This concert is a real feast of the cello. The sound of cello quartet is truly extraordinary, especially as this time the performers are among the most talented young cellists. The Polish Cello Quartet was founded three years ago and is made up of prize-winning virtuosos. The evening will certainly add variety to the listening landscapes of seasoned concert-goers preferring the rich sonorities of symphony orchestra or the timbre of mixed choir. The playing range of four cellos is unexpectedly wide, from low and dark up to bright and shining.
Concert of Symphony Orchestra
How many well-known politicians are musicians? Or how many famous musicians go to politics and are successful in this field? Ignacy Jan Paderewski, born over 150 years ago, was both an excellent piano virtuoso, worshipped by his fans, and a politician and generous philanthropist, attracting people’s attention with his golden hair and moustache of the same colour, resembling at a first glance a lion, but then winning people’s hearts instantly with his charming smile and warm, sunny personality. His Piano Concerto in A minor counts among the most popular piano concerti of the 19th century. The second part of the concert features Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 4.