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Music from Italy at the concert for the archbishop of Krakow

'Fides' from the Pilecki suite by historian-composer Patricelli

19 May, 14:16
(ANSA) - PESCARA, 19 MAG - The Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the piece 'Fides' from 'Pilecki's Suite' by historian and composer Marco Patricelli at the opening of a concert to mark the 50th anniversary of the priesthood of Metropolitan Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski. The show will take place on May 20 at 6 p.m. in Krakow.

'Fides' for strings and percussion is the sixth symphonic framework of the poem 'Pilecki's Suite,' which was performed in its entirety for the first time on Remembrance Day on January 26 by the orchestra of the 'Luisa d'Annunzio' Conservatory of Music in Pescara under the baton of Adriano Melchiorre, in the presence of the Polish ambassador, Anna Maria Anders.

It is a musical transposition from the historical experience of reconstructing the life of cavalry captain Witold Pilecki (1901-1948), founder of the Polish resistance against Nazi occupation, volunteer in Auschwitz, fighter during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, a martyr for freedom from communism.

He was the first to produce a report on the German extermination camp, the criminals, and the beginning of the Shoah. May 25 marks the 75th anniversary of Pilecki's killing by communisApril 26ities; April 26 marks the 80th anniversary of his escape from Auschwitz. (ANSA).

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