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  • 5 January 2016

    The Contemporary Music Festival in Winnipeg is one of the most important festivals of modern music on the American Continent. This year’s edition will take place from January 22nd to January 29th , with the culmination of the first ever premiere on Canadian soil of Gorecki’s Fourth Symphony.

    Henryk Gorecki has an extremely rich artistic work,  but the greatest popularity has brought the composer the Third Symphony “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.”


    Popularity of the Third Symphony reaches far beyond the world of classical music.  In 1992, the symphony reached the top of the American and British music charts.  The composition was included in several movie soundtracks, and as well it has become an inspiration for other types of music.  Many classical music lovers, and as well people not having any connection to the classical music listen regularly to the Third Symphony.


    Presented at the festival in Winnipeg,  Gorecki’s Fourth Symphony was completed in 2006, but the composer did not manage to orchestrate it, and he left it unfinished because of his death in 2010.  Thanks to the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Mikolaj Gorecki the son of the artist will attend the festival. 


    January 29, 2016, 7:30 pm, Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg.

    Tags: music

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