The Northwest Edvard Grieg Society presents Nordic Neighbor Poland in the concert “A Symphony of Sorrowful Songs” in the Nordic Chamber Music series in commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day.
This concert is available through live streaming or in person at the Central Washington University Concert Hall in Ellensburg on January 26 at 7 pm and also available in person in Ballard at 2 pm on January 29, 2023.
The program includes:
- Henryk Gorecki – “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs” arranged for two pianos and a soprano
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Fantasia in C minor K 475 transcribed for two pianos by Edvard Grieg
- Maria Szymanowska – Four Waltzes for Piano, 3 Hands
- Krzysztof Penderecki – Chaconne In memoriam Pope John Paul II from “Polish Requiem”, Transcription for two pianos by Stanislaw Deja
Nordic Chamber Music 2023 presents Seattle Chamber Orchestra’s founder Lorenzo Marasso’s own arrangement of Henryk Gorecki’s “Third Symphony – A Symphony of Sorrowful Songs” for two pianos and soprano, sung in the original Polish. Lorenzo will be joined by pianist Yerin Kim on the second piano and soprano Laura Loge for this moving work originally for orchestra. An exploration of the various transcriptions done by Polish and Nordic composers will round out the program.