Galaxy of the stars, perfectly tailored program, fantastic sound...
"Mariusz Patyra and Leszek Mozdzer and the two phenomenal and unique ensembles Motion Trio and String Quartet Atom. And of course the hosts - Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Ernst van Tiel."
Mariusz Patyra, playing with virtuosity and lightness at the same time, opened the concert with the Paganini caprice. He also appeared together with Atom String Quartet phenomenally interpreting "Dance midgets" Antonia Bazziniego - audience (literally) squeal with delight! The Motion Trio performed the Oblivion by Astor Piazzola. During this song the sound system seemed to fail, because the violins got lost among the powerful sound of the accordions. When fixed this oversight, the music from the speakers was so ethereal that of the previous inconvenience was quickly forgotten. For a half an hour the audience intently listened to the great game of the artists. Each presentation was rewarded with a applause. On a stage located on the left side ruled the Motion Trio. The scene on the right side belonged to the Atom String Quartet. While the center stage was occupied by the hosts – the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra. The evening ended with the music patron of the event, Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki. First Leszek Mozdzer, together with the Motion Trio performed the Concerto for harpsichord and orchestra, arranged by J. Wojtarowicz. It was a performance full of an energy and a vigor! The highlight of the performance was, anticipated by the music lovers the Fourth Symphony of Mikołaj Górecki, which, unfortunately, he could never finished. The one who managed to do that was his son, Nicholas, who without any doubt inherited the talent from his father. This piece had its world premiere just a year ago, on April 12 at London's Royal Festival Hall. In May this year, thanks to the Gdansk Philharmonic under the baton of Ernst van Tiel, held its German premiere performance at the Festival Musikfestspiele Saar. Polish audience, like a few months ago, our western neighbors seemed to be charmed by both: the symphony itself and its performance - people listened as if they were hypnotized. Although some of them were a little tired of this piece, because (to quote one of the listeners), "it was too much Gorecki in Gorecki", the vast majority melted into raptures. The listeners, in the vast majority, remained in their seats until the end to call the performers on the stage three times in a row with a deserved thunderous applause, cheers and a standing ovation.
After the concert, many people said that although Swing + was one of the best, if not the best among the previous concerts, the Gorecki + totally eclipsed it. I’m more into the statement that the both parties have had as great, spectacular success. Perfectly tailored programs, outstanding performers, efficient organization but above all an excellent sound system, so that we could enjoy every sound caused that we will be talking for a long time about the both concerts as full of the superlatives. What is too sweet it is bland, so (…) let me add a spoonful of a tar. While the concerts were undoubtedly top-class artistic events, building scenes in the shape of Mickey Mouse's head rather not lent seriousness of the event. Displaying an image from the scene on the mouse ear was not a good idea, because the vast majority of listeners do not see the stage. Let me remind you that these scenes have occurred world-famous celebrities that everyone probably wanted to see. (…) During the concert Gorecki + was even worse - of course image was displayed, but nothing could be seen, until dusk fell, which took place at 8 out of 10 performed pieces.”