Polish Radio Choir
Ria Ideta marimba
Lilianna Pociecha soprano
Anna Zawisza soprano
Matyda Staśto-Kotuła alto
Paweł Fundament tenore
Przemysław Bałka bass
Maria Piotrowska-Bogalecka conductor
Dai Fujikura Zawazawa UK premiere
Dai Fujikura Sawasawa World premiere (Co-commissioned by hcmf//, The Philharmonic Choir of Tokyo & BBC Radio 3)
Wojtek Blecharz Ahimsa UK premiere
Agata Zubel Madrigals UK premiere
Prized for the rich sound and vibrancy of its quietly ecstatic performances, the Polish Radio Choir makes its hcmf// debut with a programme of premieres, including two new works by Dai Fujikura. Co-commissioned by hcmf//, Sawasawa is a continuation of Zawazawa, Fujikura’s 2016 piece for the Philharmonic Chorus of Tokyo, written in collaboration with poet Harry Ross and combining Japanese onomatopoeia with English text. Works by Wojtek Blecharz and Agata Zubel – two of the most exciting composers to have emerged from the Polish music scene in recent years – complete the programme.
Produced by hcmf// supported by hcmf// benefactors Mr & Mrs Mervyn & Karen Dawe and City of Kraków; organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute operating under the Culture.pl brand within the international cultural programme accompanying Poland’s centenary of regaining independence – POLSKA 100. Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the Multi-annual Programme ‘Niepodległa’ 2017-2021.
PRES@60 is co-curated by Michał Libera, Michał Mendyk and Daniel Muzyczuk and co-financed by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Tickets £17 (£14 concession / online)