Programme

29th June 2024

08.00 pm. | Forest Opera I Sopot

 

Sounds of Mountains

Programme:
Karol Szymanowski – Harnasie op.55 /selection/
Nigel Kennedy – I violin concerto „Für Ludwig Van” /POLISH PREMIERE/
Mieczysław Karłowicz – The Eternal Songs op.10
Wojciech Kilar – Krzesany

Sounds of Mountains is the first concert of 14th NDI Sopot Classic, which will be attended by phenomenal British violinist Nigel Kennedy, Trebunie Tutki band, and the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of Sopot conducted by Maestro Paweł Przytocki. The programme includes mutually corresponding compositions of: Karol Szymanowski inspired by mountain folklore, Mieczysław Karłowicz, a composer and mountaineer, and Wojciech Kilar, for whom Polish mountains constituted a great inspiration. The first festival event will be a great compliment to Zakopane, which is a partner city of Sopot.

2nd July 2024

08.00 pm. | Forest Opera I Sopot LASY

 

In my garden

Programme:

pieces from mountainous regions of Europe, including: : Valleys, valleys (Polish traditional), Chase from the movie Bastard (Lorenc), Hutulca din Brodina (traditional Romanian), Ederlezi (traditional Romani), Longa Shahnaz and Hijaz Mandira (Turkish traditional), In my garden, Two Hearts Four Eyes.

In my garden is the performance of ethnical group Etnos Ensamble with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of Sopot. The programme of the concert will include compositions coming from highland regions of Europe, including, without limitation: “Doliny, doliny”, a traditional song of the Beskid Śląski mountains, works of Michał Lorenc from the film entitled “Bandyta”, which was shot in the Bieszczady mountains, and a traditional Romanian melody.

4th July 2024

08.00 pm. | Church of St. Blessed Virgin Mary Star of the Sea in Sopot

 

French Four seasons

Programme:

André Campra – Cantata Le Lis et de la rose
André Campra – Cantata Le Papillon
Giovanni Antonio Guido - Scherzi armonici sopra le quattro staggioni dell'anno op. 3

During the concert of French Four seasons, music lovers will listen to {Oh!} the Orchestra and Hannah Morrison, an excellent sopranist of Icelandic and Scottish origin. The programme of the concert will include, among others, French compositions: Four seasons of Antonio Guido and Le Lis et la Rose cantata of André Campry. The event will take place in the historic St Mary Star of the Sea Church in Sopot, whose acoustics will guarantee unique artistic experience.

7th July 2024

08.00 pm. | Forest Opera I Sopot

 

Carmen ballet night

Artists:
Compagnie François Mauduit
(with the participation of world-class dancers from L'Opera de Paris, La Scala de Milan, Bejart Ballet, New English Ballet Theater)
François Mauduit_direction, staging
Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot
Szymon Morus_conductor, music director
 

 

Programme:

Georges Bizet - Carmen Suite nr 1&2, L'Arlesienne Suite nr 1&2, Ouverture in A, 
Symphony nr 1 C-dur /selection/

Carmen ballet night. An excellent dancer anchored in his times will present a really modern style based on his classical and modern practice. Of talent and hard work, the Dancer is born. Of the meeting and cooperation with Maurice Béjart, the Choreographer is born. A golden medallist of many international competitions. A graduate of Conservatoire National Supérieur de danse de Paris and the famous School of Dance, i.e. OPERA DE PARIS, a former soloist of the legendary ballet of Maurice Béjart, will present CARMEN of our times! Francoi Mauduit, playing the cards of genders and desires, would like to express the complexity of feelings and emotions in his adaptation. Through refined choreography and assertive theatricality, he spins a tale where women and men debunk stereotypes and love appears as a rebellious bird! Carmen, a woman whose dance hypnotises, desires freedom and dreams about an escape with Don José. This absorbing story laced with passion is enhanced with music of George Bizen, an author of one of immortal and most frequently performed masterpieces in the history of opera. Everything in the beautiful environment of the Forest Opera in Sopot, as an announcement of an unforgettable night.