Friday, March 5, 7:30 pm
Trinity-On-Main Arts Center, New Britain
Mieczysław Karłowicz – Serenade for Strings, Op. 2
Karol Szymanowski – String Symphony (String Quartet No.2, Op.56, arranged for the string orchestra)
Jakub Kowalewski – Cantabile for Strings

A concert presenting the most significant Polish composers of the XX century. The so-called Second Polish Rennaisance was a great cultural achievement, not only for the Polish nation but for the whole region. It was also the result of cultural influences from major cultural and historical events of that time.

The performance will be broadcasted live on Facebook

NEW BRITAIN, CT – February 25, 2021 – The Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will
present a concert celebrating the work of three prominent Polish composers on Friday, March 5, at
7:30 p.m. EST. Polish Rebirth of the 20th Century will be performed at the Trinity-On-Main Arts
Center, located at 69 Main Street in New Britain, Connecticut, and broadcast live on Facebook. The
concert is presented in partnership with Connecticut State University’s Polish and Polish-American
Studies Program.
“The Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra is pleased to partner with Central Connecticut State
University’s Polish and Polish-America Studies to present this concert celebrating three of the most
significant Polish composers of the 20th Century,” said Adrian Sylveen, Artistic Director of the
Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. “The Polish Rebirth of 1918 (the ‘Second Polish
Renaissance) was a major cultural achievement for the country and the entire region. There was a
tremendous creative movement in the arts, especially in music, as composers began to freely express
themselves through their work. This concert pays homage to their astounding achievements to Poland
and to the world. ”
Polish Rebirth of the 20th Century will feature the work of Mieczysław Karłowicz (“Serenade for
Strings, Op. 2”); Karol Szymanowski (“String Symphony-String Quartet No.2, Op.56”, arranged for
the string orchestra); and Jakub Kowalewski (“Cantabile for Strings”).
Central Connecticut State University’s Polish Studies Program, inaugurated in 1997, has served
students and the broader Central Connecticut community by interpreting and offering perspectives on
historic developments that reshaped global politics and human rights during the fourth quarter of the
20th century. The program offers courses in history, politics, culture, literature, language, and on the
Polish-American ethnic community and regularly sponsors lectures, cultural events, exhibitions,
recitals and concerts, and literary evenings.

Please note that due to the pandemic and Connecticut state COVID-19 regulations
all dates and details are subject to change or cancellation.

Support of the FaceBook Virtuosi Live Broadcasts is provided by the generous Catalyst Grant from the