Report: Sinfonia Varsovia conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk
On 8th February, the orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia, conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk performed an unforgettable concert in the auditorium hall filled until the last seat.
The evening began with Andrzej Panufnik’s piece “Harmony” – to honour this year’s hundred anniversary of the composer’s birthday. After the reflective composition, we listened to the exquisite “String Sinfonietta” by Szymon Laks.
In the second part of the concert, the artists performed the III Symphony a-moll op. 56 “Scottish” by Feliks Mendelssohn. Guests paid careful attention to the perfect rendition (as always with Sinfonia Varsovia) and the Jerzy Maksymiuk’s amazing contact with the audience and musicians on stage.
The end of the concert brought a moving event: the conductor and the director of the orchestra offered their thanks in public to the leader of the double bass group, Mr Krzysztof Mróz, who was finishing his career. He has played more than 3200 concerts and recorded over 200 records with Sinfonia Varsovia. The farewell gift for the musician and the guests came with the performance of the “Serenade with Nightingales” – a piece composed by Jerzy Maksymiuk for the occasion.
In 2014, Sinfonia Varsovia celebrates thirty years of its activity. The next performance of the orchestra at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews coming soon on 14th March. Feel cordially invited!