Alexander Liebreich
(c) Bruno Fidrych

The third Katowice Kultura Natura Festival will take place from 12-21 May, and artistic director Alexander Liebreich presents once more a very varied program.

The Budapest Festival Orchestra with its Artistic Director and founder Ivan Fischer will give concerts on the 15th and 16th of May.

Following the previous years’ tradition, the Festival’s programme includes a piano recital. On the 13th of May, Polish pianist Piotr Aderszewski will play a concert.

For the 14 May, the festival announces the countertenor Bejun Mehta, who will give a concert with the outstanding Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.

The NOSPR in its new concert hall in Katowice

As with earlier editions, this year’s Festival will also offer a chance to savour chamber music. On the 17th of May, Kultura Natura will host the acclaimed German Artemis Quartett.

The night of the 19th of May will belong to early music, with Graindelavoix, a remarkable vocal ensemble founded in Antwerp, with a special taste for medieval and Renaissance music.

As in previous years, the Festival programme includes two subscription concerts by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Alexander Liebreich, Artistic Director of the Festival (12 and 18 May).

On 20 May the New Music Orchestra under the baton of Szymon Bywalec will premiere Enumeration  for 3 voices and 9 instruments by Pawel Mykietyn, commissioned by the Katowice Kultura Natura Festival. The same evening the New Music Orchestra and Agata Zubel will perform Gérard Grisey’s Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil for soprano and ensemble.

The Festival will close with a jazz concert by Enrico Rava, eminent Italian trumpeter, and pianist Geri Allen.

The Festival’s accompanying events will include the music installation Mother Lode I-III by Agata Zubel, an outstanding vocalist and composer. The installation will use the space of the Silesian Museum: the Bartosz pit shaft Engine Room, the Workshop and the Smithy, and the Gallery of One Work.

More information a detailed programs are available here.



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