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Orchestra goes on European tour to plug Polish culture

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 19.08.2017 08:30
The I, Culture Orchestra, a classical music ensemble that champions Polish culture abroad and seeks to build bridges between nations, begins its sixth European tour on Saturday with a concert in Minsk, Belarus.
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The itinerary also includes dates in Kiev, Ukraine (20 August), Berlin (23 August) and Dobbiaco, Italy (25 August).

Andrey Boreyko, music director of the National Orchestra of Belgium and of the Naples Philharmonic in Naples, Florida, will appear on the conductor’s podium. The programme of two concerts, in Kiev and Berlin, includes Witold Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra, one of the finest works in 20th-century Polish music.

The brainchild of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw, the I, Culture Orchestra brings together musicians from Poland and six other former Soviet-bloc countries, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Armenia.

Since its launch in 2011, the ensemble has given 36 concerts in 15 countries, performing in prestigious venues such as the Berlin Philharmonic and the Royal Festival Hall in London. (mk/str/pk)

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