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Polish Embassy Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Joining the EU

May 06th, 2014

News from Berlin - On 4th of May 2014, the Polish Embassy organized a gala concert in Berlin's Philharmonic in honor of the National Day of the Constitution of May 3, 1791 as well as the 10th anniversary of Poland's accession to the European Union.

Special guests were Prof. Monika Grütters, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, and Bogdan Zdrojewski, Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.

With instrumental virtuosity and youthful energy form the common denominator of this concert, played by the orchestra’s own Aukso in Berlin and with the conductor Marek Moś. The program includes works by Polish Europeans who remained closely associated in their work of the Polish musical tradition - including Wojciech Kilar piece "Orava," which is inspired by the folklore of the highlanders, Andrzej Panufnik's "Old Polish Suite", which is closed to the Polish Music of the 18th century, the "Violin Concerto in F sharp minor" played by the youthful Henryk Mikołaj Górecki. The bravura "Gliss Dance" by the young composer Adam Wesołowski concluded the evening.

The soloist of the evening was Anna Gutowska, graduate at the Conservatoire de Lausanne (Switzerland) with Prof. Jean Jaquerod and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Prof. Edward Zienkowski and winner of several international competitions.

Aukso is one of the most interesting European Chamber Orchestras; launched in 1998 by a group of graduates from the Academy of Music in Katowice and the renowned violinist, conductor and chamber musician Marek Moś who has, among other things, founded the well-known "Kwartet Slaski".

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