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"Silesian Composers' Tribune" - 2011 Henryk Mikołaj Górecki in Memoriam

In the coming weeks Silesia will become the musical capital of Poland, thanks to concerts dedicated to Henryk Mikołaj Górecki. Already on 24 October there will be the first of three concerts under the framework of the Silesian Composers' Tribune 2011. The second of the concerts, in which we will hear two world premieres is particularly worthy of note: Mikołaj Górecki - Overture for String Quartet and Piotr Radek - Henryk Mikołaj Górecki im memoriam. Largo for clarinet and string quartet.

115th Silesian Composers' Tribune
Date and place: 24 October 2011, 5pm; M. Karłowicz Music School Concert Hall in Katowice, ul. Teatralna 16
Performers: Anna Górecka (piano), Aneta Pawlik (flute), Joanna Piszczelok (piano), Anna Szabelka (violin)
Mikołaj Górecki – Variations for flute and piano
Mikołaj Górecki – II Sonata for violin and piano
Mikołaj Górecki – Sonata for piano (premiere)

116th Silesian Composers' Tribune
Date and place: 3 November 2011, 7pm; Teatr Korez, Plac Sejmu Śląskiego 2
Performers: Silesian Quartet, Roman Widaszek (clarinet)
Mikołaj Górecki – Overture for string quartet (premiere)
Piotr Radko – Henryk Mikołaj Górecki im memoriam. Largo for clarinet and string quartet (premiere)
Henryk M. Górecki – String quartet II „quasi una fantasia…”

117th Silesian Composers' Tribune
Date and place: 14 November 2011,7pm; Katowice Music Academy Concert Hall, ul. Zacisze 3
Performers: Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej, Stanisław Bromboszcz (piano), Szymon Bywalec (conductor)
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki – Recitativa i Ariosa „Lerchenmusik” for clarinet, cello and piano
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki – Genesis I: Elementi per archi for violin, viola and cello
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki – Małe Requiem dla pewnej Polki (Small Requiem for a Certain Pole)

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