Tomasz Jakub Opałka
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Tomasz Jakub Opałka

(*1983)

Composer and pedagogue. Strongly connected with 20th century musical traditions, Opałka freely picks from its achievements according to his own needs and inclinations. His quasi-tonal and euphonic works can easily deceive the listener since harmony in Opałka’s compositions tends to be more complex and enriched by microintervals. His favorite medium is the symphony orchestra, in which he looks for intriguing sound solutions. Opałka’s oeuvre is characterized by sharp, insistent rhythmic and intense expression obtained through a specific exposition of the parts of wind and percussion instruments. (KS)

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Entrada concertante for soloists ensemble and orchestra

year of composition: 2013
duration of the piece: 12'15''
genre: orchestral
programme edition: 2013/14
commission: Filharmonia Świętokrzyska im. Oskara Kolberga
materials accessible until: 25 October 2016
recording accessible until: indefinitely

details:

ENTRADA CONCERTANTE for soloists enemble and orchestra premiere, held on 7 February 2014 at the Filharmonia Świętokrzyska im. Oskara Kolberga in Kielce.

performers:

Symphonic Orchestra
Krzysztof Jakub Kozakiewicz, conductor

cast overview:

2(+1picc)02(+1cl.b)2(+1cfg)-2341-batt(3esec)-archi(4.3.4.3.1)

L.A. Concerto for violin and symphony orchestra

year of composition: 2013
duration of the piece: 25'
genre: orchestral
programme edition: 2012/13
commission: Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia
materials accessible until: 28 August 2016
recording accessible until: indefinitely

details:

L.A. CONCERTO for violin and symphony orchestra premiere, held on 26 April 2013 at The Grzegorz Fitelberg Concert Hall in Katowice.

performers:

Janusz Wawrowski, violin
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice
Michał Klauza, conductor

cast overview:

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II Symphony – Emerge for symphonic orchestra

year of composition: 2014
duration of the piece: 20'
genre: orchestral
programme edition: 2014/15
commission: Związek Kompozytorów Polskich
materials accessible until: 25 September 2017
recording accessible until: 25 September 2020

details:

II SYMPHONY – EMERGE for symphonic orchestra premiere, held on 10 May 2015 at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio in Warsaw.

performers:

Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus
Krzysztof Słowiński, conductor

cast overview:

2(+1picc)2(+1c.i)2(+1cl.b)2(+1cfg)-4331-batt (5esec) ar-archi (5.5(+5vni).5.4.4)