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Soprano Maria Knapik singing Gorecki, Koprowski, and Beethoven's 9th

October 26, 2006

Soprano Maria Knapik singing Gorecki, Koprowski, and Beethoven's 9th with new york grand opera orchestra at carnegie hall, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2006, 8 PM

Carnegie Hall
Isaac Stern Auditorium
57th Street and 7th Avenue
New York City
Tickets @ $20-$65 at (212) 247-7800 or www.carnegiehall.org

The celebrated soprano Maria Knapik is featured with other distinguished soloists in a performance by the New York Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by its founder, Vincent La Selva, and joined by "Les Chanteurs" from Freedom High School, Bethlehem, PA, and the Metropolitan Greek Chorale. Other featured soloists are Edward Perretti, Tenor; Frederick Redd, Baritone; and Jeeminn Lee, Mezzo-Soprano.

The program, featuring Beethoven's 9th Symphony, includes the 2nd Movement from Symphony No.3 by Henryk Gorecki and the U.S. premiere of Elegia for Soprano and String Orchestra, by Peter Paul Koprowski, a Polish composer who lives and works in Canada. His Elegia was written to K.K. Baczynski's famous poem.

Verdi: La Forza Del Destino Overture, Duet from Act IV (Perretti, and Redd)
Gorecki: Symphony No. 3, Movement 2 (Knapik)
Koprowski: Elegia for Soprano and String Orchestra (Knapik) (US Premiere)
Cherubini: Dies Irae from Requiem in C Minor (Chorus and Orchestra)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125 "Choral" (Knapik, Lee, Perretti, Redd, Chorus)

The concert is supported by the Herman Lissner Foundation and The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC