Jazz concert, piano recital, Spanish evening, and musical meetings for children – these will be the main events of the 4th International Ignacy Jan Paderewski Festival at the Royal Łazienki. Other attractions will include discussions about the work of the famous Polish pianist, composer, activist, and statesman.
The 4th International Ignacy Jan Paderewski Festival, organized by the AVE ARTE Foundation, will take place in several locations in Warsaw: in the National Philharmonic, Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio, the Royal Łazienki Museum, as well as the Royal Castle and the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. Visitors are invited to the Royal Łazienki for festival events from 4 to 10 November 2017.
PROGRAMME OF THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL IGNACY JAN PADEREWSKI FESTIVAL IN THE ROYAL ŁAZIENKI:
4 November 2017, 10.00, Palace on the Isle, Paderewski – Family Concert
Musical meetings for families with infants and small children. Performances by: Bartłomiej Zajkowski (piano), Tomasz Słowikowski (cello), Magdalena Kunce (host of the evening and soprano), Ewa Wałecka (violin and play activities for children).
The following pieces are featured in the programme of the concert:
I. Paderewski – Minuet
G.B. Pergolesi – arietta Se tu m’ ami
C. Saint Saëns – The Swan
F. Chopin – Waltz in D-flat major Op. 64
W. A. Mozart – canzonetta Ridente la calma
L. Boccherini – Minuet
4 November 2017, 19.00, Royal Theatre, Spanish Evening, Sonor Ensemble (Spain)
Performances by: Jesús Ángel León (first violin), Cristina Castillo (second violin), Emilio Navidad (viola), José María Mañero (cello), Elena Marigomez (double bass), Sebastián Mariné (fortepiano), Luis Aguirre (conductor).
In the programme:
Luigi Boccherini – Pequeña música nocturna de Madrid
Román Alís – Piano and string concert Op. 155
- Adagietto affettuoso
- Allegrissimo spiritoso
- Allegro moderato e con brio
(piano – Sebastián Mariné)
Ignacy Jan Paderewski (arranged by: S. Mariné) – Four Polish Dances, Op. 9, arranged for a string quintet and piano
- Krakowiak in F major
- Mazurek, B-flat major
- Krakowiak in A major
- Polonesa in B major
Ignacy Jan Paderewski – Sonata in A minor Op. 13 for violin and piano
- Allegro con fantasia
- Intermezzo, andantino
- Finale, allegro molto quasi presto
(violin – Jesús Ángel León, fortepiano – Sebastián Mariné)
Jesús A. León – Dos danzas argentinas
- Milonga del Morocho
- Tango de Ana Magdalena
Manuel de Falla – 2 danzas de El amor brujo Pantomime
- Fire ritual dance
5 November 2017, 10.00, Palace on the Isle, Paderewski – Family Concert
Musical meetings for families with infants and small children. Performances by: Bartłomiej Zajkowski (piano), Kamila Grott (oboe), Sylwia Krzysiek (soprano), Magdalena Kunce (host of the evening and soprano), Ewa Wałecka (violin and play activities for children).
In the programme:
I. Paderewski – Krakowiak Fantastique Op. 14 No. 6
J. S. Bach – Aria from the Oboe Concerto in F major
W. A. Mozart – Un moto di gioia
F. Chopin – Nocturn Op. 9 No. 2
F. Chopin – songs, the Wish and the Handsome Lad
E. Morricone – Gabriel’s Oboe
7 November 2018, 12.00, Myślewicki Palace, Panel Discussion
Meeting with Jerzy S. Majewski, Jarosław Zieliński and Andrzej Sitarz, hosted by: Jan Popis and Ewa Kielak-Ciemniewska.
Topics of the discussion "Ignacy Jan Paderewski jako mieszkaniec i obywatel Warszawy" (Ignacy Jan Paderewski as a Resident and Citizen of Warsaw):
- Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s ties with France
- Warsaw and its residents: Warsaw in the times of Paderewski
- How Paderewski built the concert hall in Warsaw
- All works by Ignacy Jan Paderewski
7 November, 19.00, Royal Theatre, Impression in a Tribute to Modrzejewska and Paderewski
Recreation of the historic concert by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, which took place on 3 October 1884 in Kraków and featured Helena Modrzejewska. The programme includes pieces by Paderewski and Chopin as well as acting performances and the monologue by Helena Modrzejewska – "Lato w Arden" (Summer in Arden).
Performances by: Ewa Boryczko (as Helena Modrzejewska), Grzegorz Skrobiński (piano), Jerzy Kisielewski (narrator).
10 November 2017, 17.00, Royal Theatre, Piano Recital
Performance by Denis Zhdanov, pianist from Ukraine. The following pieces are included in the programme of the concert:
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
- Sarabande in B minor, Op. 14 No. 2
- Nocturne in B-flat major Op. 16 No. 4
- Intermezzo No. 1 in G minor "In the Night of Lightning"
- Nocturne in C minor Op. 48 No. 1
- 2 Etudes from Op. 10: C major No. 1, C minor No. 12 – "Revolutionary Etude"
- 9 Preludes from Op. 28: C major No. 1, A minor No. 2, G major No. 3, E minor No. 4, D major No. 5, B-flat major No. 21, G minor No. 22, F major No. 23, D minor No. 24
- Paganini Variations Op. 35, Book I and II
10 November 2017, 19.30, Royal Theatre, Paderewski – Jazz – Inspirations
Performances by: Artur Dutkiewicz (jazz piano), Michał Szymanowski (piano), Karol Szymanowski (vibraphone).
The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the repertoire.