The annual WOMEX festivities commence with a grand Opening Concert, focusing on music from a particular country or region and celebrating the start of five days bursting with music, networking and cultural exchange. Every year, the WOMEX Opening concert sets the standard for the rest of the expo.
The WOMEX 17 Opening will take place from 20:00 on Wednesday, 25 October in NOSPR concert hall (NOSPR being short for the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra or 'Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia').
As has become a bit of a tradition with WOMEX, we will kick everything off with a celebration of our adopted home for five days. For WOMEX 17, three Polish folk groups will freshen up perceptions of what folk music can be in the 21st century. The performers on show reinvent regional music traditions in their own way, making them ideal to start the first ever WOMEX in Poland.
Kapela Maliszów, Lautari and Vołosi will each perform their interpretations of the Polish musical heritage individually as well as collaborating on a few pieces with the Aukso Chamber Orchestra (Aukso Orkiestra Kameralna Miasta Tychy) , conducted by Marek Mos.
Aukso Chamber Orchestra
Photos: Audience at the WOMEX 14 Opening, by Yannis Psathas; Aukso, by Krzysztof Lisiak; Lautari, by Tomek Ogrodowczyk; Vołosi, by Dominika Szczech.
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