Bravo Broadway, Hooray Hollywood! - The Festival’s finale

7th September (Saturday), 6 pm - Concert Hall of CKK Jordanki
Bravo Broadway, Hooray Hollywood! - The Festival’s finale
Tickets: PLN 40 (BUY TICKET)

Marcela Wierzbicka-Opalińska - soprano
Toruń Symphony Orchestra
Mariusz Smolij - conductor
B. Krogstad - Curtains up! arr. C. Custer - Salute to the Big Apple
G. Gershwin - Summertime
G. Gershwin - I Got Rhythm
G. Gershwin - American in Paris
J. Williams - Overture from The Cowboys
M. Steiner/Riedel- Theme from Gone with the wind
J. Horner/Moss - Hollywood Blockbusters
J. Williams - March from The Patriot movie
E. Zador - Elegia (European premiere)
J. Berry/Custer - Theme from Somewhere in Time
M. Rozsa/Riedel - Music from Ben Hur

At the end of this year's festival we would like to offer you an expressive mix of film music and explosive brilliance straight from New York's Broadway. The concert program will include the music of popular American composers, including the brilliant Rhapsody in Blue author G. Gershwin, who was best known as a composer of musicals. The festival will also feature works by J. Williams, a five-time Oscar winner and composer of film scores for nearly 100 titles. We will hear temperamental and vigorous suites from The Cowboy and the March from The Patriot. The programme will be complete with a touching theme from the film Somewhere in Time, a premiere performance of the Elegy by the Hungarian composer E. Zádor and the music to Ben Hur by his compatriot M. Rózsa.

MARCELA WIERZBICKA-OPALIŃSKA – graduated with honours from the Vocal and Acting Faculty of Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in the singing class of Prof. Hanna Michalak. She perfects her skills by participating in vocal seminars conducted by Olga Pasiecznik, Hedwig Fassbender, Izabella Kłosińska, Neil Shicoff and Tomasz Konieczny, to name but a few. Her stage debut was the role of Tatiana in Eugene Onegin by P. Tchaikovsky (22nd Bydgoszcz Opera Festival). She also played some of the most important Mozart roles, such as the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Pamina in The Magic Flute and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Kammeroper Rheinsberg). In December 2017 she performed the part of Woglinde in R. Wagner’s opera Das Rheingold with Tomasz Konieczny and the Polish Radio Orchestra conducted by Michał Klauza in Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio  of the Polish Radio in Warsaw. She cooperates with the Chamber Orchestra of the Grand Theatre – National Opera, Warmia and Mazury Philharmonic, Pomeranian Philharmonic, Koszalin Philharmonic, Polish Sinfonia Baltica Philharmonic, Bydgoszcz Symphony Orchestra and Capella Bydgostiensis. She is very active playing concerts, both in Poland and abroad.