Antoni Wit's 80th Birthday and 60th Anniversary of Artistic Work celebrations.
For Antoni Wit, as he confessed on Polish Radio 2, there is nothing more important than conducting. According to the title of a recently published extended interview, he even considers it to be a ‘matter of life and death’. The Warsaw Philharmonic invites you to celebrate the eightieth birthday of its long-serving director, who will once again stand on the rostrum and lead the orchestra with which he has always enjoyed a special bond. It would be difficult to list all of this Polish conductor’s achievements, and even more so to enumerate the world’s major orchestras with which he has had the chance to work; we may confidently assume that he has conducted most of them. He has enjoyed many of his successes with the musicians of the Warsaw Philharmonic, leading the first performances of works by eminent composers, recording award-winning discs and appearing on prestigious concert platforms and at major festivals.
For his jubilee celebration, Antoni Wit offers the philharmonic audience three works: one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s overtures to his opera Fidelio, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ‘Coronation’ Mass and Camille Saint-Saëns’ late Romantic symphony with organ.