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2022/23 SEASON

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
leaning east


Sunday, 13 March, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall (RCM)

Thierry Escaich, organ

Oliver Poole & Pedro Gomes, pianists

Zvonimir Hačko, conductor

Pēteris Vasks: Vēstijums (Message) (1982) UK premiere for strings, two pianos and percussion

Thierry Escaich: Organ Concerto No. 1 (1995) UK premiere for organ and orchestra

Witold Lutosławski: Symphony No. 3 (1983) for full orchestra

London Sinfonietta
leaning east


Wednesday, 27 April, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Wojciech Błażejczyk, electric guitar

Jessica Cottis, conductor

Krzysztof Penderecki: Sinfonietta per archi (1992)

Wojciech Błażejczyk: Concerto for Electric Guitar & Orchestra (2020)
world premiere

Paweł Mykietyn: “Prank” for chamber orchestra (2021)
world premiere

Two new pieces of Polish music are heard on tonight’s concert: the reorchestrated version of Wojciech Błażejczyk’s Concerto for Electric Guitar and String Orchestra [originally written in 2016] and now scored with the addition of percussion and live electronics; and Paweł Mykietyn’s playful concerto for chamber orchestra “Prank”. Both are ICCM commissions receiving their world premiere.

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