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Polish concert, Leeds Town Hall

21 listopada 2009 , godz. 00:00

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Saturday 21 November sees the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra arrive at Leeds Town Hall with a programme of Polish composers Panufnik and Chopin, complemented by Beethoven’s Symphony No 7. Conducted by Jacek Kaspszyk, the concert will feature Mikhail Rudy from Russia, performing Chopin Piano Concerto No 1.
Panufnik’s Nocturne was written in 1947, inspired by his night time walks through Krakow. It went on to win the Szymanowski Competition in 1947 and is now one of his best known works. Another popular piece from this evening’s programme, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 1, can be heard on the soundtrack of the film The Truman Show.
Beethoven’s Symphony No 7, composed in 1812, was one of his biggest financial successes, despite having been written at a time of poor physical and mental health. It makes the rare use of a fortissimo (very loud) dynamic marking in the coda, which was relatively unheard of in Beethoven’s music.
“In all, even the tiniest details, he managed to achieve absolutely everything.” Gramophone Magazine on Kaspszyk
Conductor Jacek Kaspszyk studied at the Warsaw Academy of Music, graduating in 1975. That same year he made his conducting debut in a production of Don Giovanni at the Polish National Opera. In 1978 he was appointed Principal Conductor of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and two years later he became the Music Director. He then moved to London where he made his debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra and became Principal Conductor of Capital Radio’s Wren Orchestra. During this period he appeared regularly with the major British orchestras including LSO, RPO, Philharmonia, BBC Scottish and BBC National Orchestra of Wales with whom he made his BBC Proms debut.
The creative and charismatic virtuoso Mikhail Rudy was born in Russia and studied at the Moscow Conservatory. After winning First Prize at the Marguerite Long Competition in Paris he settled in France, winning the Prix de l'Academie du Disque Français and the Grand Prix Liszt in Budapest. Rudy has performed with all French orchestras and frequently visits his native Russia where he is a regular guest of the St Petersburg Philharmonic and Moscow Orchestras.
Tickets for this concert are priced from £12 - £30 (concessions available) and can  be purchased from the Box Office on 0113 224 3801 or online at
For further information, photos and full listings contact:
Liz Fox, Senior Music Officer, Tel: 0113 395 2147
Listings info
Saturday 21 November 2009
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jacek Kaspszyk, conductor
Mikhail Rudy, piano
Free pre-concert talk by David Fligg 6.45pm
Panufnik, Nocturne
Chopin, Piano Concerto No 1                             
Beethoven, Symphony No 7     
Tickets A - £30, B - £27.50, C - £25, D - £20, E - £15, O - £12
Box Office 0113 224 3801 or book online at

Leeds International Concert Season,
Leeds Town Hall, LS1 3AD
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