12/16/12 Concert: Magnum Opus II – “Karlowicz, Debussy, & Impressions of Christmas”

ARCHIVE RECORD OF THE PAST EVENT

Admission Free Event. The concert so-sponsored and co-presented by the Stanislaus A. Blejwas Chair in Polish and Polish American Studies at CCSU.

Welte Hall | CCSU | New Britain – Concert Program:

Claude Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Mieczyslaw Karlowicz: Bianca da Molena, Symphonic Prologue Op. 6

SONGS: Mieczyslaw Karlowicz: “Na spokojnym cichym morzu” (On a quiet calm sea), Mieczyslaw Karlowicz: “Pamietam Ciche Zlote Jasne Dnie” ” (I remember Silent Light Golded days), Fryderyk Chopin: Precz z moich oczu! (Out of My Sight!), Op. 74/6, Richard Strauss: Zueignung (Dedication), Aleskandra Kaminska – mezzo soprano

Christmas Carols from around the World with the Polonia Paderewski Chorus & Chór Młodych Serc

Mieczyslaw Karłowicz was the first Polish composer who forged progressive models of expression which could bear comparison with those employed by the leading representatives of the contemporary European mainstream.

Soloist: Aleksandra Kaminska was born in 1981 in Poland,  she graduated with honors from the master class of solo singing in 2007 at the Academy of Music in Poznań (Poland). In 2006/2007, she won a scholarship of Conservatorio di Musica di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Still a student, she has made a debut in Opera Theater in Szczecin (Poland) staring in Cavalleria Rusticana (2002). During the Polish Song Competition in 2005, she earned a honorable mention at the  National Opera. 2008 was a starting of her career at the Musical Theater in Poznań, where she appeared in Johann Strauss’s “Gipsy King” as Chipra. She has participated in various Internationals Festivals of Musik (Greifsvalder Bach Woche in Germany, Musik in Cathedral – Poland, Musica Sacra – Poland). She performed successfully in Poland and abroad (Germany, Italy, Finland, Spain, Lithuania), singing both secular and religious music (cantatas, oratorio). The most important performances included: A. Vivaldis; „Gloria”; G.B. Pergolesis „Stabat Mater”; J.S. Bach’s: „Magnificat” and „Weinachtsoratorium”; G.F. Haendels: „Messiah”; W.A. Mozarts: „Messe in C KV-66”, „Messe in KV-317”, „Vespeare solennes de confessore KV-339”, „Missa Brevis D KV-194”, „Requiem in d KV-626”; G. Rossinis: „ Stabat Mater”; K. Szymanowskis „Stabat Mater”; H.M. Góreckis „Symphony of Sorrowfull Song”.

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