Touring With Jazz Festival, Polish Quartet to Play at Sembrich
By Mirror Staff
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The Lutosławski String Quartet from Poland, one of the finest ensembles on the international classical music scene today, will conclude its 2016 tour of the United States with its country’s Jazztopad festival on July 1 with a concert in Bolton Landing.
The Quartet will perform at The Sembrich as part of the museum’s 2016 series of performances and programs titled, “Violin Days.”
“Marcella Sembrich rose to the heights of fame in the late nineteenth century as one of the reigning sopranos of her day,” said Sembrich Artistic Director Richard Wargo. “But the young prodigy was first recognized in her native Poland for her skills as a pianist and a concert violinist. It is that first decade and a half of her career, from 1870 to 1884, that we’re marking this summer at The Sembrich with Violin Days.”
The concert series will be complemented by an exhibition of vintage photos and documents that tell the story of Sembrich’s early struggles and the origins of her career.
The Lutosławski String Quartet’s concert will be presented with the cooperation of the Institute for Polish Culture, based in New York City.
The Institute is a sponsor of this year’s Jazztopad Festival, the first large-scale presentation of Polish jazz to take place in the US in twelve years. The festival collaborates with events all over the world, including Korea’s Jarasum International Jazz Festival, Japan’s Tokyo Jazz Festival, Turkey’s Akbank Jazz Festival and, as of last year, New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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