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The Seven Gates of Jerusalem, musical impressions painted with sand, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Arto Noras for the five-year anniversary of the International Krzysztof Penderecki Festival — level 320. Over 200 artists gathered on the stage situated in the postindustrial setting of the Queen Louise Adit will perform Seven Gates of Jerusalem — the monumental work of Krzysztof Penderecki. The performance will crown the five-year anniversary edition of the International Krzysztof Penderecki Festival — level 320 in Zabrze as its grand finale. The piece, relatively rarely performed due to its gigantic executive apparatus, will be conducted on 29 September by the Patron of the Festival and composition‘s author — Maestro Penderecki himself! READ MORE>>>

A historic event – the Polish premiere of the new Concerto for trumpet and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki in the series of world premieres – will take place at the upcoming third edition of the festival named in honor of the Maestro – the Krzysztof Penderecki International Festival – level 320 – in Zabrze.

Concerto for trumpet and orchestra by the Festival’s Patron will be performed during the final concert on the 25th of October at the House of Music and Dance in Zabrze. The piece was written specifically for a Hungarian trumpet virtuoso, a true international superstar – Gábor Boldoczki. That evening Sinfonietta Cracovia – one of the partners commissioning the piece, will accompany the soloist under the baton of Jurek Dybał.

This Year's Star

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The jubilee edition of the Festival celebrating its fifth anniversary will gather a truly exceptional, star-studded cast. The legendary violin virtuoso Dmitry Sitkovetsky performing in the underground concert hall of the Guido Mine; Arto Noras, a world-renowned Finnish cellist and close friend of the Festival’s Patron paying a musical tribute to Maestro Penderecki at the Zabrze Philharmonic — these are the highlights of this year’s edition, which will be crowned by the spectacular, open-air grand finale: on 29 September over 200 artists will perform one of the greatest and most monumental works of Krzysztof Penderecki — the famous Seven Gates of Jerusalem — under the baton of the composer himself! As usual the Festival will host a number of special guests not directly associated with the world of classical music — such us the outstanding Polish actor Sławomir Holland or Irina Titova — a Viennese artist specializing in sand animation.

The jubilee edition of the Festival celebrating its fifth anniversary will gather a truly exceptional, star-studded cast. The legendary violin virtuoso Dmitry Sitkovetsky performing in the underground concert hall of the Guido Mine; Arto Noras, a world-renowned Finnish cellist and close friend of the Festival’s Patron paying a musical tribute to Maestro Penderecki at the Zabrze Philharmonic — these are the highlights of this year’s edition, which will be crowned by the spectacular, open-air grand finale: on 29 September over 200 artists will perform one of the greatest and most monumental works of Krzysztof Penderecki — the famous Seven Gates of Jerusalem — under the baton of the composer himself! As usual the Festival will host a number of special guests not directly associated with the world of classical music — such us the outstanding Polish actor Sławomir Holland or Irina Titova — a Viennese artist specializing in sand animation.

Patron

str gl artykul 03Born on November 23, 1933, in Dębica, Poland, Krzysztof Penderecki began studying composition under Franciszek Skolyszewski. He later studied at the Krakow Conservatory under Artur Malawski and Stanislaw Wiechowicz and graduated in 1958. He was then appointed as a professor at the Conservatory. Between 1966 and 1968, Penderecki was a lecturer at the Volkwang Hochschule für Musik in Essen, Germany. In 1968, he received a grant from the German Academic Exchange Organisation — DAAD. He was appointed rector of the Krakow Conservatory in 1972.
Krzysztof Penderecki's first public appearance on an international level was in 1959 at the Warsaw Autumn Festival. There he performed Strophen, one of three works for which he received first prizes at the 2nd National Young Composers Competition. The other two works were Psalms of David and Emanations.
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