Concerts in Poland
In January, Garrick Ohlsson will be embarking on a journey to Poland for two spectacular concerts dedicated to the works of iconic Polish composers which promise to be a celebration of the rich musical heritage of the country.
On January 26, Ohlsson performs a solo recital that will showcase a diverse collection of pieces by Fryderyk Chopin, one of the most prominent figures in the history of Polish classical music. The repertoire for the evening will consist of a variety of genres, showcasing Chopin’s exceptional range and versatility. Ohlsson’s performance will include some of Chopin’s most renowned compositions, such as Nocturne in F major op. 15 no. 1, Nocturne in B major op. 9 no. 3, Barcarole in F sharp major op. 60, Fantasy in F minor op. 49, Scherzo in C sharp minor op. 39, Impromptu in F sharp major op. 36, and Sonata in B minor Op. 58. As the winner of the Chopin Competition in 1970, Ohlsson is considered one of the most respected interpreters of Chopin’s music, and his performance promises to be nothing short of spectacular.
On January 27, Ohlsson will be joining the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic u in a concert commemorating the work of Witold Lutosławski, another great Polish composer. Under the baton of Giancarlo Guerrero, Ohlsson will be featured in Karol Szymanowski’s Sinfonia Concertante No. 4 op. 60 for piano and orchestra, which was written in 1932 and is regarded as one of the finest works by Szymanowski. This highly expressive and technically demanding work is renowned for its intricate interplay between the piano and orchestra, and Ohlsson’s performance promises to bring it to life in an unforgettable way. The program for the evening will also include Augusta Holmès’ Andromède and Lutosławski’s Symphony No. 3.
From Chopin’s diverse range of compositions to Szymanowski’s opulently woven harmonies, Ohlsson’s performances are sure to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impression.
Photo: Dario Acosta