The first symphonic tour
of the Polish National Wind Orchestra
“Play the music I know in such a way so that I can feel I hear it for the first time!” – this dream of many music lovers may come true in October 2021. This is thanks to a unique and only wind philharmonic orchestra in Poland – the Polish National Wind Orchestra based in Lubin, established on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Stanisław Moniuszko – the father of the Polish National Opera.
How will great works such as Maurice Ravel’s Bolero, Johann Strauss’s (son) Overture from the operetta “Die Fledermaus“, Gustav Holst’s Mars from the Planets, Rhapsody in Blue or Krzysztof Penderecki’s Pittsburgh Overture, almost completely unknown in Poland sound with arrangements for a symphonic wind ensemble consisting of nearly 70 musicians playing wind instruments. To find out, you have to choose one of the seven concerts of the autumn/winter symphonic tour of the Polish National Wind Orchestra – a première event being a presentation of the first Polish wind philharmonic orchestra!
4 October 2021 The Cultural Centre “Muza” in Lubin
5 October 2021 Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic in Lodz
6 October 2021 The Polish Baltic Philharmonic of Fryderyk Chopin in Gdańsk
9 October 2021 Witold Lutosławski National Forum of Music in Wroclaw
29 November 2021 Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin
28 January 2022 Henryk Wieniawski Philharmonic in Lublin
29 January 2022 Artur Malawski Subcarpathian Philharmonic in Rzeszów
27 February 2022 Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Cracow
Will be performer
The Polish National Wind Orchestra – the first Polish philharmonic orchestra with its seat in Lubin, founded in May 2019 on the initiative of the Mayor of Lubin, Robert Raczyński. The orchestra consists of full-time musicians and cooperating professionals who specialize in playing wind and percussion instruments, Polish and foreign artists and soloists playing classical and popular music. The repertoire of the Polish National Wind Orchestra includes classical music, movie music (sountracks), sacred and popular music, arranged for symphony wind orchestra.
Mariusz Dziubek – the director and conductor of the Polish National Wind Orchestra. An arranger, composer and record producer. A graduate of the University of Music in Warsaw, the Academy of Music in Wrocław, Gdańsk and Bydgoszcz. Doctor of Musical Arts. A reserve lieutenant-colonel of the Polish Armed Forces. Mariusz Dziubek has cooperated with various brass bands since the age of 14 as a musician, drum major, bandmaster and conductor. A winner of numerous awards for outstanding achievements in cultural, artistic and educational activities.
Sławomir Cichor (trumpet) cooperates with the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic in Łódź and Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. He was highly appraised during the International Trumpet Conference ITG (in 2013 and in 2021). He belongs to the “Yamaha performing artists”.
Paweł Gusnar – a saxophonist, chamber musician, teacher, professor of the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. He is a versatile artist, very good at playing classical, jazz and pop music. He has been awarded the “Fryderyk” Music Award four times, he has also been nominated for the prestigious title of Coryphaeus of Polish Music and International Classical Music Awards 2020.
The concerts will be hosted by a journalist Anna Karna, co-author, scriptwriter and co-host of the KulturalniPL programme on TVP Polonia.
a few words about the orchestra
The Polish National Wind Orchestra and its conductor create a “palette of music colours” never heard before. Mariusz Dziubek says:
– This happens when we proudly present patriotic music on the Independence Day; when the audience and stars of the Polish music scene sing together with the Polish National Wind Orchestra the most beautiful Christmas carols, broadcast on national television; when we draw the audience into the magical world of film, combining the sounds of famous soundtracks with the beauty of nature; when, accompanied by the star of the Metropolitan Opera, we present the beauty and great value of Puccini’s works; when we hear a new version of Ravel’s Bolero; and finally when, together with Grubson, we entertain the whole Poland, the old and young alike, creating a peculiar artistic melting pot: wind orchestra & hip hop! Can you get much better than this? Yes! You can rediscover the work of a great Pole, which has been forgotten in his native country, the work of Maestro Krzysztof Penderecki. As a memorial!
The Polish National Wind Orchestra – musical completeness …
You may buy a ticket on the website www.ebilet.pl or from a box office of each Philharmonic.
Production: The Polish National Wind Orchestra in Lubin.
Event partners: Miasto Lubin, eBilet.pl, Yamaha Music Europe, Koleje Dolnośląskie
The event was held under the patronage of: TVP Kultura