New Shades of Tradition


Sat 29. October 2022, 17.00


Arvo Pärt Centre


Maria Pomianowska (suka biłgorajska, Poland)
Vocal octet
Conductor Karol Kisiel


Young and charismatic conductor Karol Kisiel from Poland together with Maria Pomianowska and a vocal octet will introduce a program consisting of new pieces for suka biłgorajska and voices commissioned from renown composers from Poland, Latvia and Serbia. Suka biłgorajska is a traditional Polish folk instrument which has quite recently been restored and thanks to Maria Pomianowska appears to be more and more present on concert venues around the world. The new compositions will be the first contemporary pieces written for suka biłgorajska and with the new program, the performers aim to discover new sonorities and technical possibilities of the instrument.


Aleksandra Vrebalov
– “Angelic Incantations” (Spell No. 9) for suka biłgorajska and vocal octet (premiere)
Uģis Prauliņš
– “Fortuna” for suka biłgorajska and vocal octet (premiere)
Anna Rocławska-Musiałczyk
– “Sześć pieśni sobie śpiewanych” for suka biłgorajska and vocal octet (premiere)

– Polish music for suka biłgorajska solo and with white voice

Read more about suka biłgorajska: https://www.songlines.co.uk/features/suka-musical-instrument-guide-with-maria-pomianowska

Project co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland within the programme „Composing Commissions” implemented by the National Heritage of Music and Dance

Project co-financed by the PZU Foundation https://fundacja.pzu.pl/


Tickets 25€/15€/50€ will be available through Fienta or at the center's information desk in the near future.

Supporter's ticket of 50€ will entail a guided tour of the entire house after the concert. The guide will wait for you at our info desk.

Tickets will not be refunded or swapped for other events.


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