We warmly welcome you to the symphonic concert inaugurating the 2021/2022 artistic season. Rune Bergmann will conduct the Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. It will be an excellent occasion for a solemn celebration and many wishes for the future. That is why we will play compositions that we believe will herald a great year filled with positive emotions.
Remarkable virtuosity – which is so often heard from our stage – in its first instalment this year will be shown by Kim Bomsori, winner of the 62nd ARD International Competition and laureate of violin competitions: Tchaikovsky in Moscow, Queen Elizabeth in Brussels, Sibelius in Helsinki and Wieniawski in Poznań. Currently hailed as one of the best violinists in the world, in the 2020/2021 season alone, she played all five Mozart violin concertos with Camerata Salzburg and, for the first time, stood on stage next to the philharmonic orchestras in Essen, Baden-Baden and Cologne. In addition, her solo performances have taken place in all the major concert halls in the world.
Perhaps also a prophetic choice will be to play Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 8 this evening. Contrary to his previous ones – this symphony radiates joy and optimism (Dvořák wrote nine of them – did we mention the curse related to this number of symphonies?). The composer wrote it shortly after joining the Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts. It was already a period when, apart from writing, he was mainly involved in collecting honours, so it is not surprising that the delightful melodies – as he himself noted – flowed from "personal thoughts in a completely new way". Just close your eyes, and your imagination will provide you with idyllic landscapes, dancing couples on the dance floor, a sunny day or a pleasant afternoon in a beautiful city. And we hope that this lovely atmosphere will stay with us for the entire next artistic season, which we wish you and ourselves!
Mecenasem roku 2021 jest PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna.
Mecenas Roku 2021
Symphony HallFilharmonia im. Mieczysława Karłowicza w Szczecinie
ul. Małopolska 48