Concerts abroad to mark hundred years of Polish independence
PR dla Zagranicy
To mark a hundred years of Poland’s independence, the country will support concerts in locations such as Vienna, Budapest and Hong Kong, Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage has announced.
Last year the government adopted a plan for 2017-2021 which will see a mix of regional, national and international events to commemorate a hundred years since Poland gained independence in the aftermath of World War One.
The ministry said there will be a Polish jazz delegation at the Hong Kong Arts Festival in March, including the band Kroke and musicians Anna Maria Jopek and Maciej Fortuna.
Meanwhile in September the Bridging Europe festival will take place in Budapest. This year it will be dedicated to the culture and music of Poland and the Baltic States.
The festival’s programme includes two concerts of Polish music, a film programme, and both jazz and folk music concerts, as well as an exhibition dedicated to Polish composer and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski.
Also in September Polish Radio’s National Symphony Orchestra is expected to perform in the Wiener Musikverein concert hall, Vienna. The orchestra will play works by Polish composers Stanisław Moniuszko and Ignacy Jan Paderewski.
Other plans include the performance of the Polish play Dziady in Vilnius, a mini-musical on Ignacy Jan Paderewski in the US, and various independence-related museum exhibitions. (sl/vb)