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Moniuszko Bicentenary Gala in New York

March 09, 2019

Moniuszko Bicentenary Gala  in New York
Carnegie Hall Facade. Home of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at 57th Street and 7th Avenue. Fot: Jgaunion

Carnegie Hall, Tuesday March 26th, 2019 at 8 PM

Tuesday March 26th, 2019 at 8 PM
Weil Hall, Carnegie Hall

The Polish Government has declared 2019 the Year of Stanisław Moniuszko, the father of Polish Opera.

It is an effort not only to “shed light on the life and rich legacy of the exceptional conmposer”, but also to show “to Poles a patriotic attitude and the need amongst artists to draw inspiration from the Polish culture” (Polish Senate Resolution).

The concert in Carnegie Hall will showcase some of the most beloved songs and opera arias of the composer, as well as his String Quartet in D minor, virtuoso piano paraphrases of his songs, choir pieces, and the World Premiere of “Crimean Sonnets”, by composer Norbert Palej, dedicated to Moniuszko to the words of Adam Mickiewicz.

The concert in Carnegie Hall will inaugurate the Moniuszko celebrations in the United States.

International Opera Singers
Marc-Antoine d'Aragon (baritone) and Monika Krajewska (mezzo-soprano) praised by New York Times for her “rich and strong tone that expresses not only beauty, but a luminous sense of peace with comfort” Emily Riedel, star of Discovery Channel's "Bering Sea Gold"

Graduates from Curtis, Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music
Anna Filochowska, Academist at the Berlin Philharmonic hailed as "the rising star of the youngest generation of Polish violin virtuosos."
Piotr Filochowski (violin), Radoslawa Jasik (piano), Xheni Rroji (piano), Valeriya Sholokhova (cello) and a guest appearance by New York's Polish Choir Angelus celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their creation.

The concert will be hosted by Polish actress Liliana Komorowska.


Songs: Grajek, Znasz li ten kraj, Do Niemna, Złota Rybka, Dalibóg! Ach naprawdę powiem mamie, Matko już nie ma cię, Prząśniczka, Ojcze Nasz, Przylecieli Sokołowie

String Quartet #1 in D minor

Arias from the operas "The Haunted Manor" and "Halka"

Virtuoso piano paraphrases of Moniuszko's "Spinning Girl' and Chopin's "Maiden's Wish"

WORLD PREMIERE of "Crimean Sonnets" for baritone and string quartet- by Norbert Palej - to the words of Adam Mickiewicz - in memory of Stanislaw Moniuszko

HENRYK WIENIAWSKI - Polonaise in A major

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI - Roxana's Song from the Opera "King Roger"