8th July (Saturday), 8 pm, Great Hall of the Artus Court
Tickets: 25/20 PLN (BUY TICKET)

The recital ‘Around the Baltic Sea with songs’ is directed at the Romantic music lovers, particularly fond of intricately lyrical vocal music from that period.

The Romantic song is an extraordinary musical form of the nineteenth century, a period of its intense development as music to be performed to piano accompaniment. The matchless composer and the originator of Romantic musical pieces for solo voices was undoubtedly Franz Schubert, whose oeuvre includes over 600 compositions in this genre. The festival concert will present not only several songs composed by him, but also by such notable continuators as Robert Schumann and other composers, whose work is better known for instrumental music, including Jean Sibelius, Pyotr Tschaikovsky and Sergey Rachmaninov.

On the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of Finland’s proclamation of independence, we have invited two artists from that country: the baritone Aarne Pelkonen and the pianist Juho Alakärppä, both of whom graduated from the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. The musicians have won numerous prizes in widely recognised competitions in Germany, Finland and the Netherlands.

The concert is organised under the patronage of Tadeusz Pająk, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Finland in Toruń.

Main Patron: Gmina Miasta Toruń
Main Partner: Województwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie
Patrons: Fabryka Cukiernicza Kopernik, Apator S.A., Cukiernia SOWA, Nova Trading S.A., EDF S.A., Nord Partner, Targi Toruńskie sp. z o.o., Guala Closures DGS. Poland S.A., Powiat toruński
Partners: Hotel Filmar, Hanza Cafe, Henkel Co., Jan Olbracht, Ruch Muzyczny
Honorary patronage: Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego, Marszałek Województwa Kujawsko-Pomorskiego - Piotr Całbecki, Prezydent Miasta Torunia - Michał Zaleski, Konsul Honorowy Republiki Finlandii w Toruniu - Tadeusz Pająk
Media Partners: Dzień Dobry Toruń, Kulturalny Toruń, TV Toruń, TVP Bydgoszcz, Chilli Toruń, Nowości, Nasze Miasto Toruń, o.pl, Radio GRA
Press cooperation: RMF Classic
Organizer: Toruńska Orkiestra Symfoniczna, Gmina Miasta Toruń