Wojciech Kilar: two prevailing themes

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During this program, we present the magnificent works of Wojciech Kilar, who was a classical and film music composer. Throughout his career, he received numerous awards for his artistic activity and achievements, including the award for the best score for Ziemia Obiecana (The Promised Land) at the Festival of Polish Film in Gdansk in 1975. And he also received the ASCAP Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Producers in L.A. for his score to Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula and the prize for the best score in a horror film in San Francisco in 1992. We will present Magnificat, Agnus Dei, and Symphonic Poem: Kościelec 1909 during this program, that bring to light the two most prevailing themes of his music: spirituality and folklore. 

Kościelec 1909 (1976) is another of Kilar's vividly evocative tone poems. The title itself refers to a peak in the Tatra mountains in Southern Poland, where the composer Mieczyslaw Karlowicz met his death in an avalanche while ski-ing, at the age of 32. Kilar does not portray this tragedy in narrative terms: rather he embodies it in music that serves as a commemoration of the life, and also an apotheosis of the art of Karlowicz, who at the time of his death was already the most significant Polish composer of his generation.

 

PSA: 

There is going to be a Polish rock concert at the PACC on Friday, September 2nd at 7:00 PM! It sounds like it's going to be amazing! They are a high energy band that can't be categorized into a specific genre of music. However, they have an 80s rock vibe about them. Come and start your labor day weekend on the right note!!

Zapraszamy na koncert Clödie w piątek 2 września o 7:00 PM w Polsko Amerykanskim Centrum Kultury! Świetna atmosfera! Zespół gra przede wszystkim muzykę rockową. Doświadczenie muzyczne tworzących go muzyków, ich szerokie horyzonty, różnorodne zainteresowania i ciągłe poszukiwanie nowych rozwiązań powodują, że grupy nie da się zaszufladkować przypisując do jednego gatunku. Grają mocne, pełne uczucia i pozytywnej energii utwory! Zacznij swój długi weekend z nami!

http://www.polishcenterofcleveland.org/clodie-cleveland-concert/

 

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