Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Guests,

 

Year after year, between June and July, Wratislavia Chamber Orchestra and its artistic director Jan Stanienda invite you to the Chamber Music Festival „Arsenal Nights”. This year the audience will be invited to open air concerts in the courtyard of the antique Arsenal in Wrocław from 29 June to 8 July. It’s become a tradition to meet you in this charmed place where the architecture, music, singing birds and aromatic coffee served during the intervals, together add up to unforgettable harmony. What a beautiful start for the summer holiday season!

 

This will be a year of many highlights, both in terms of repertoire, and the performers. On the festival’s inauguration, the acknowledged German pianist Hinrich Alpers will present the very interesting although rarely played chamber version of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos (Concertos in G Major and E-flat Major). The finale of the Arsenal Nights on July 8th will be spiced with a number of Antonio Vivaldi’s concertos for various sets of instruments. On July 4th, a set of six remarkable sonatas by Gioacchino Rossini, which he wrote when he was still a child, long before he became the master of Italian opera and produced such masterpieces as ”The Barber of Seville”.

 

The singers Paulina Horajska and Gabriela Gołaszewska accompanied by the pianist Krzysztof Trzaskowski will appear with songs and arias of Mozart, Rossini, Puccini, Chopin, Moniuszko, and others. The violinist Roksana Kwaśnikowska together with the pianist Joanna Kacperek will play a fine selection of chamber compositions, including the Kreutzer Sonata by Beethoven, and the piece Dryads and Pan of the chamber series Mythes by Karol Szymanowski.

 

It has become the tradition of the Arsenal Nights to have also special concerts dedicated to lighter repertoire stepping out of the circle of chamber music. These are events hosted by outstanding pop singers, actors, and popular music bands. On 6 July we will welcome Grzegorz Turnau and Dorota Miśkiewicz with a group of musicians in the artistic programme called The Tender Rule. This popular and liked singer and equally famed lady vocalist have started their musical partnership over ten years ago. We will listen to several of their joint songs, and this concert will be certainly one of the greatest attractions of this year’s Festival.

 

All performances start at 8 p.m.

 

Looking forward to meet you at Arsenal Nights!!