The Years of Disarray 1908–1928 exhibition opened a spectacular concert by Krzysztof Penderecki

The Church of Our Lady of the Snow in Olomouc experienced the most unexpected event of the autumn, at least in terms of classical music. On Thursday, September 20 – the legend of world avant-garde, Grammy Award winner, composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki conducted here his piece of music Credo.

The legend of world music, the Grammy Prize winner, the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki opened an exhibition Years of Disarray 1908-1928 by magnificent concert in front of the filled Church of Our Lady of the Snows in Olomouc.


Penderecki received the Grammy Award in 2001 for the song Credo which was on the programme. The Polish composer personally took the conducting of the orchestra, the mixed and boys choir of Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic from Krakow. At the same time, he launched the 25th Festival of Spiritual Music and celebrated his 85th birthday.


In addition to the spectacular orchestra, the audience also heard five soloists, including Iwon Hossa (soprano I), Karolina Sikorova (soprano II), Małgorzatu Pańko-Edery (alt), Adam Zdunikowski (tenor) and Piotr Nowacki (bass).


The project is co-organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute operating under the Culture.pl brand within the international cultural programme POLSKA 100 accompanying Poland’s centenary of regaining independence.