Once again the International Festival Wratislavia Cantans will celebrate the beauty of vocal, choral and traditional oratorio music in the greatest buildings of Wroclaw and Lower Silesia. The festival will run from at 4 to 12 September 2010.

The festival will host again the great orchestras that will come from Poland and abroad. A very important for the festival is the cooperation of famous Wroclaw’s orchestras with artists from all over the world. The festival pays the tribute to G.F. Händel in the anniversary of his death preparing two of his greatest oratorios. John Eliot Gardiner with the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists are coming back to Wroclaw with the lively and dramatic “Israel in Egypt” and the artistic director of the festival Paul McCreesh and his Gabrieli Consort&Players are preparing the soulful “Theodore”.

The orchestra of Wroclaw Philharmonic conducted by Jacek Kasprzyk will play the second symphony of G. Mahler. In the programme of the festival one can find also a lot of recitals that will run in Wroclaw and Lower Silesia: Andreas Scholl, Bernarda Fink and, for the first time, Kronos Quartet.

The last weekend of the festival will have an Italian accents. The guests of the festival will be Giovanni Antonini with Il Gardino Armonico and Bernarda Fink. The festival will end with the great event – the outdoor concert with Aleksandra Kurzak, the festival orchestra and the choir of project “Singing Poland” accompanied  by Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir. The concert, including  the beautiful opera of G. Verdi or G. Rossini, will be conducted by Paul McCreesh.

Programme

Source: Wratislavia Cantans

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