Antoni Wit returns to Pamplona to conduct three concerts with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, of which he is Musical Director, on June 8th, 9th and 10th. The two works included in the programme are the cantata for soprano, tenor, chorus and orchestra, Jesucristo en la Cruz by 20th century Navarran composer Fernando Remacha, and Rossini’s Stabat Mater.
He then travels to Porto, where he conducts an all-Polish programme on June 17th. The Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música will perform Górecki’s powerful and moving 3rd Symphony for orchestra and soprano, also known as the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, which is based on three texts about the separation of mothers and children during wartime. The second work in the programme is Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra, which has its roots in Polish folk music.
Antoni Wit’s interview at his previous visit to Porto is here: https://vimeo.com/127155942