Forgotten Treasures of Polish Music

On the occasion of the 105th anniversary of the Regaining of Independence of Radom, the Chamber Orchestra invites you to a concert on November 11, 2023, during which music infused with the Polish spirit will be presented. However, this time it will be lesser-known pieces worth remembering. The concert will begin at 6:00 PM. The performers for the Independence Day concert will include Tomasz Pawłowski on piano, Andrzej Wojciechowski on clarinet and basset clarinet, Jarosław Praszczałek as the conductor, and the Radom Chamber Orchestra.

The program will consist of works by Feliks Janiewicz – Divertimento, Beniamin Baczewski – Concerto for basset clarinet, Wojciech Albert Sowiński – Piano Concerto in G major No. 2, and Jarosław Praszczałek – Independent Day for clarinet, piano, and string orchestra.

Tomasz Pawłowski is a pianist and chamber improviser. He graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the piano class of Prof. Alicja Paleta-Bugaj and Prof. Krystyna Borucińska. He is a laureate of competitions, including the 1st prize at the International Piano Competition in Oranienburg, Germany (2005), and the 1st prize in the duet category (with soprano Ewa Leszczyńska) at the Giosuè Carducci competition in Madesimo, Italy (2012). He is a member of the concert agency VVHL in the Netherlands and works at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, teaching piano improvisation and working as a vocal department accompanist. He also collaborates with theaters in Warsaw.

The second soloist is Andrzej Wojciechowski. He is a graduate of the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk in the clarinet class of Prof. Bogdan Ocieszak (graduated with distinction). He has participated in numerous masterclasses. In December 2017, he obtained the title of Doctor of Musical Arts. He is currently employed at the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk and is a soloist with the Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra in Gdańsk.

It is worth noting that during the concert, we will hear the piece “Independent Day for clarinet, piano, and string orchestra” by Maestro Jarosław Praszczałek, who will be conducting the Radom Chamber Orchestra on that day. Jarosław Praszczałek is a conductor, composer, instrumentalist, educator, and promoter of music knowledge. He graduated from the Faculty of Composition, Conducting, and Music Theory (majoring in symphonic/opera conducting) at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He received his bachelor’s degree in the class of Prof. Marek Pijarowski and his master’s degree in the class of Prof. Szymon Kawalla. He further developed his skills at international conducting courses led by masters of the baton such as Douglas Bostock, Frank Cramer, Colin Metters, and Johannes Stert. In 2017, he obtained a Doctorate of Musical Arts in the artistic discipline of conducting from his alma mater. He is a laureate of numerous competitions in music theory, composition, and improvisation.

Independence Day is not only a history, commemorating the events of the first years of Poland’s sovereign reconstruction, but also a good time for reflection, assessment of current affairs, an opportunity to look into the future, and a special time that allows us to celebrate what was with joy and look to the future with hope. The Radom Chamber Orchestra invites everyone to celebrate together with the sounds of beautiful Polish music.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased at the ROK box office and online at Ticket prices: Zone I – regular ticket 25 PLN, discount ticket 22 PLN; Zone II – regular ticket 20 PLN, discount ticket 18 PLN; Ticket price in a season pass: 18 PLN (for a minimum of 5 concerts).