It is going to be a great season!

A recipe for an unforgettable season? Soloists who make the audience jump from their seats, conductors who set new horizons in music, excellent chamber ensembles, and bold stylistic combinations. And, above all, fascinating musical narratives, which set the tone for the whole musical year.

Ticket sale for all concerts starts on 16 September. The new season at the NOSPR guarantees an unlimited amount of musical emotions!

The NOSPR concert calendar for the season 2019/2020 brims with events that feature great masterpieces and outstanding artists. The programme will offer both sophisticated specials for connoisseurs and music entertainment of the highest standard.

We are looking forward to the now beginning cooperation with new Artistic Director, American maestro Lawrence Foster, who will lead the orchestra in concerts with such distinguished soloists as Pinchas Zuckermann, Plamena Mangova, and Rudolph Buchbinder. Other exciting proposals include concerts under the baton of Domingo Hindoyan, Principal Guest Conductor of the NOSPR, who will present his interpretation of, among others, Symphony No. 6 in A minor “Tragic” by Gustav Mahler.

October will see a return of our ensembles in residence: Aukso, {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna, the New Music Orchestra, Camerata Silesia, the Polish Radio Choir, Silesian String Quartet, and the Chamber ensembles of NOSPR with our musicians.

The programme for the season also includes guest concerts by some of the foremost early music ensembles, such as: Bach Collegium Japan, Il Pomo d’Oro, and Orchestre des Champs-Élysées under the baton of Philippe Herreweghe.

The Masterfully concert series will host sir Simon Rattle, who will visit Katowice for the first time in a rare appearance as pianist rather than conductor. He will be accompanied by his wife Magdalena Kožená, a leading contemporary soprano, and an ensemble of excellent musicians.

The summer transfer window has brought a number of changes. Tuesday Jazz Club has transformed into Jazz Club featuring home classics of the genre, meetings with young, ambitious explorers of new sound, and concerts by the greatest stars of the music world, including Wynton Marsalis. Concerts by young talented artists, so far known as the Youth’s Wednesday, have now moved to Mondays under a new heading of the Youth’s Scene.

To make it easier to move around this extensive repertoire, events have been grouped into four thematic lines. The first one, For Life or Death, begins on 17 September with a special concert by {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna and comprises music that touches upon themes of vital importance: love and death. Beethoven 250 commemorates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, a jubilee that will soon be celebrated by the whole music world. The third thematic line, Liszt vs. Schumann, a series of encounters with two eminent Romantics, features, among others, Liszt’s two piano concertos and all symphonies by Schumann. The last theme, Brazil vs. Japan, an exotic journey, exemplifies the well-known truth that music is the most universal language in the world. More details on the themes and pieces that are their core and inspiration can be found in the NOSPR yearbook.

We encourage all music lovers to check the details of the repertoire for all concerts and to get immersed in the stories that we plan to tell during the next ten months. It is going to be a season one cannot miss!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Ticket sale for the 2019/2020 concerts starts on 16 September 2019 (with the exception of special events, concerts of other organisers, and festival concerts).

Tickets will be available online at www.nospr.org.pl and www.bilety24.pl as well as at the box office.