Nova Music and Architecture
Data wydarzenia
Concert Hall CKK Jordanki
30 PLN

The concert is co-organised by the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Peru in Toruń – Stanisław Rakowicz
and the Honorary Vice-Consul Maciej Wydrzyński


A concert celebrating the 200th anniversary of Peruvian independence
The concert will be held under 25th International Festival “Nova Music and Architecture” - Toruń, Kuyavian-Pomeranian 2021

Toruń Symphony Orchestra
Bartosz Żurakowski – conductor
Przemysław Draheim – introduction

G. Gershwin - Kuban Overture
J. Messenet - Suite Le Cid
C. Rebagliati - Rapsodie Peruana
Mix Te amo Perú

George Gershwin (1898-1937), who came from a family of Russian emigrants with Jewish roots, ranks among the greatest American composers. He was inspired by Afro-American music, introduced elements of jazz to symphonic music, loved musical experiments, for which he was often criticized. He collaborated with the most prominent musicians, including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Paul Whiteman. No wonder that when Maurice Ravel was asked during his stay in the United States if he had any wishes, his reply was: to eat a real steak and meet Gershwin. After the death of his father, Moris, George decided to go to Havana, Cuba. Inspired by the local folklore and instruments, he started working on his Rumba, which came to be called Cuban Overture (1932) on account of its symphonic character.
A Peruvian composer Andrés (Orchassal) Sás, who was born in Paris in 1900 and died in Lima in 1967, also drew inspiration from folk music. He studied violin and chamber music at the Brussels Conservatory. After graduation, he began teaching violin at the National Conservatory in Lima. He soon married Lily Rosay, a Peruvian pianist, and together they established the Academy of Music. He took an interest in Peruvian folklore and collected folk melodies, which he used in his own compositions. His love for folk music is exemplified in his Rapsodia Peruana.
Danzón No. 2, on the other hand, is an orchestral composition by a Mexican composer Arturo Márquez (b. 1950) popularized by the fantastic Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. The masterpiece Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) needs no introduction or advertising.
And last but not least, a surprise from under the Spanish sky – The Cid ballet suite. Jules Massenet (1842-1912) wrote his grand-opera the Cid under the influence of Wagner’s tetralogy The Ring of the Nibelung. The themes for the work were taken from the twelfth-century Spanish epic about chivalry in Castile. May you have a wonderful evening under the sky of Castile and the Americas.

Aneta Derkowska, PhD

* koncert nagłaśniany 

There is no intermission in the concert.
The event will take place in accordance with current recommendations and guidelines.

Please read the rules and comply with the GUIDELINES FOR THE CONCERT PARTICIPANTS.
and completing the statement to be given to 
you by staff on the day of the concert.