On August 15, 2020, at Plac Fajrant at the Silesian Museum in Katowice, an open-air concert dedicated to Polish music— the musical heritage of the region and the country—and prepared by the Silesian Philharmonic will take place. In the first part, the Choir of the Silesian Philharmonic conducted by Jarosław Wolanin will perform patriotic, military and insurgent songs, as well as works by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki. In the second part, the Symphony Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic, conducted by Szymon Bywalec, will present a program composed of pieces by Fryderyk Chopin, Szymon Laks and Wojciech Kilar.
During this exceptional concert, Three Warsaw Polonaises by an unknown author from the 18th century, arranged by Szymon Laks for a male orchestra in Birkenau will have its first live performance as well. Although the pieces were recorded last year, they will be played for the first time in the presence of the audience.
You are cordially invited to attend.
You can also read about forbidden music in Auschwitz in the July issue of the monthly Memoria by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
Memoria is an electronic publication dedicated to Remembrace. You can find more about this project here.