Oratorio Chorus & Philharmonic Orchestra

  • November 15, 2017
  • IU Jacobs School of Music
  • Musical Arts Center, 101 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-855-9846
  • 8:00 PM
  • Free

Oratorio Chorus & Philharmonic Orchestra

Krzysztof Penderecki, guest conductor & composer

PendereckiSt. Luke Passion (Passio et mors domini 
       nostri Jesu Christi secundum Lucam), for 3 voices, 
       narrator, choruses & orchestra (1965-66)

About the Conductor

Multi-award winning Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki is one of the world’s leading and most distinguished musicians of his generation.

Works like the Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima (1960), St. Luke Passion (1966), Cello Concerto No.2 (1983) written for Mstislav Rostropovich, Polish Requiem (1984), Symphony No.3 (1995), Violin Concerto No.2 written for Anne-Sophie Mutter (1995), Symphony No.7The Seven Gates of Jerusalem (1997) and the Double Concerto (2012) written for Janine Jansen and Julian Rachlin, to name a few, are now considered masterworks of our time.

As a conductor Krzysztof Penderecki was guest conductor of the NDR Hamburg and MDR Leipzig Sinfonieorchesters, Artistic Director of the Casals Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico (1992–2002), and Artistic Advisor to the Beijing Music Festival. Since 2003 he has held the position of Artistic Director of the Sinfonia Varsovia with whom he has developed a wide range of projects. He also regularly works with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia Iuventus – both of which he has recorded several albums with – Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia, and Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.

Upcoming and recent highlights include performances with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (closing concert of the Prague Spring Festival), Orquesta Nacional de España, Staatskapelle Weimar, Dresdner Philharmonie, Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Sao Paulo, and a return to the Festival Casals.

(Photo by Bartosz Koziak, Ludwig van Beethoven Association)

Oratorio Chorus & Philharmonic Orchestra