Independence concert in Paris
PR dla Zagranicy
A gala concert within the celebrations of Poland's centennial of regained independence is held on Sunday at the Cathedral of Saint Louis des Invalides in Paris.
The concert falls within the programme "100 for 100 - musical decades of Independence" under the aegis of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, with collaboration of the Polish Embassy and the Polish Institute in Paris, and co-organised by the Musée de l'Armée (Army Museum) in Paris.
Among the performers are piano virtuoso Janusz Olejniczak and France's oldest symphony orchestra, Orchestre Pasdeloup, as well as the choir Vittoria d'Ile de France and the Ensemble Vocal de l'Abbaye de la Cambre in Brussels.
The bill presents compositions by Chopin, Kurpiński, Maksymiuk and Paderewski. There is also a work by Jacques-Alphonse de Zeegant, a contemporary composer who some years ago orchestrated an unknown 18th century Mass by Karol Kurpiński, the manuscript of which came to light at a Christie's auction in New York.