02.09. – PORGY & BESS

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02.09. – (Sunday) – 6:00 pm – Concert Hall in CKK Jordanki
“PORGY & BESS – HISTORY OF TIMELESS LOVE”
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: PLN 40 (BUY TICKET)
FESTIVAL’S FINALE

The final event of this year’s edition of the Nova Music and Architecture International Festival will be a concert version of G. Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess, which premiered in New York in 1935. The libretto of this masterpiece of American music may be interpreted on several levels, since it is not only a story about the power of love, forgiveness and unbridled desire, but also a portrayal of the difficult life of the Afro-American community of Catfish Row district in Charleston. The main theme, however, is the unrelenting, long-suffering and understanding love, which is in stark contrast to irrepressible lust and desire. Will love prevail this time?

Before we become engrossed in the story of the tumultuous relationship of Porgy Bess, we shall listen to A. Hailstork’s ‘Four Spirituals’ and the ‘Symphonic dances from West Side Story’ by L. Bernstein.