A concert of four composers who led the music of their countries into an independent direction. Enescu in Romania, Szymanowski in Poland, Sibelius in Finland and Bartók in Hungary. On 24 November, Akiko Suwanai, a violin virtuoso, accompanied by the excellent Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Foster, presented a repertoire brimming with national spirit at the Warsaw Philharmonic



George Enescu, Romanian Rhapsody in D major, op. 11 nr 2 for orchestra

Karol Szymanowski, Violin concerto no. 1 op. 35

Jean Sibelius, Finlandia – symphonic poem op. 26

Béla Bartók, Concert for Orchestra


Akiko Suwanai – violin

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice

Lawrence Foster – conductor

The Eufonie Festival is organized by the National Centre for Culture with the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

The patron of the Eufonie Festival is PKN Orlen S.A.

Partners of the 2018 Eufonie Festival: the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Arnold Szyfman Polish Theatre, the Polish Composers’ Union, the Ludwig van Beethoven Association, the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, the Chopin University of Music, the Central European Music Forum and the Hungarian Cultural Institute.

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