Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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
NEW POLISH MUSIC
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)
Paweł Mykietyn: “Prank” for chamber orchestra (2021)
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.