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Voices of the Mountains - concert at the Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 8:00pm

The Kosciuszko Foundation is proud to be a lead sponsor of the North American premiere of Voices of the Mountains – a spectacular musical project presented by the Teatr Wielki Polish National Opera coinciding with the centenary celebrations of Poland's Independence.

Voices of the Mountains is a project showcasing the presence of Polish highland culture, traditions, and landscapes throughout the music of four renowned Polish composers: Wojciech Kilar, Karol Szymanowski, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, and Mieczysław Karłowicz. The concert brings together three great Polish music personalities: Janusz Olejniczak, awe-inspiring classical pianist, Sebastian Karpiel-Bułecka, a remarkable vocalist of the young generation, and Jerzy Maksymiuk, a premier Polish conductor, who are going to treat the audience to a fusion of Polish highland music, drum & bass and jazz.

Voices of The Mountains

A Concert presented by Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera


Wednesday | November 14th, 2018 | 8:00 PM


Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall

57th Street and Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10019

Tickets start at $25.

35% discount for KF Friends applies - use promo code: TWK30053


Watch videos:

Sebastian Karpiel-Bulecka invites for the concert - Video  

Janusz Olejniczak about the Voices of the Concert - Video

The concert will present a thrilling programm of classical pieces tinged with traditional folk music of the Polish highlands enriched with the sound of drum&bass and jazz. Written by Karol Szymanowski, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and Wojciech Kilar.


The music will be performed by a star-studded lineup featuring Poland's world-class charismatic conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk, awe-inspiring Polish pianist Janusz Olejniczak, brilliant folk singer-songwriter Sebastian Karpiel-Bułecka, and exciting representatives of the Polish jazz and contemporary classical music scene: Jan Smoczyński, the Atom String Quartet, Jan Młynarski, Michał Barański and the Neo String Quartet. 


Conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk

Concept Waldemar Dąbrowski, Janusz Olejniczak, Jolanta Trykacz

Music director Janusz Olejniczak

Music arranged by Jan Smoczyński

Executive producer and project coordinator 2T Vision Promotion sp. z o.o.



Janusz Olejniczak – piano

Jan Smoczyński – keyboard instruments

Sebastian Karpiel Bułecka's Highland Quartet:

  • Sebastian Karpiel Bułecka – vocals, violin, highland bagpipes, shepherd instruments
  • Bartłomiej Kudasik – violin, viola
  • Wojciech Topa – violin
  • Józef Chyc – highland bass

Atom String Quartet:

  • Dawid Lubowicz – violin
  • Mateusz Smoczyński – violin
  • Michał Zaborski – viola
  • Krzysztof Lenczowski – cello

NEO String Quartet:

  • Karolina Piątkowska-Nowicka – violin
  • Paweł Kapica – violin
  • Michał Markiewicz – viola
  • Krzysztof Pawłowski – cello

Jan Młynarski – drums

Michał Barański – double-bass


Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland as part of the NIEPODLEGLA program for 2017–2021, through the grant program Cultural Bridges (Kulturalne Pomosty) of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Instytut Adama Mickiewicza)

The concert's North American premiere is sponsored by The Kosciuszko Foundation and Ms. Krystyna Piórkowska

The official carrier of the concert is LOT Polish Airlines.

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

carnegiehall.org | Carnegie Charge 212-247-7800 | Box Office at 57th and Seventh Ave.

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