The Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium is proud to invite both music and astronomy enthusiasts for our magnificent "Starry Night Concerts". Every Friday at 19.00 we’re holding a classical music concert, enhanced with visualisations on the planetarium dome.
3 and 10 June – The hot rhythms of summer
What has heating us with its warmth form five milliards years? The Sun - not only a primal cause and a main condition of human life on the Earth, but also an overlord of the solar system. We know that unusual star also as a symbol of the summer – season in which an incline of our planet turns into the Sun direction. During Concerts under the stars at 3rd and 10th of June we will approach summer by joyful sounds of compositions of G. Gershwin - Summertime, Z. Abreu - Tico Tico, L.Bonfy - Manhã de Carnaval or H. Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5. All being arranged and performed by Tomasz Woźniak (trumpet) and Maria Gabryś (piano).
Maria Gabryś – pianist, strongly interested in music form 18th century to contemporary, graduated at The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, she had continued education in academy in Lucerne and also in School Of Early Music in Basel. Maria Gabryś is also prizewinner in many national and international contests. She had been performing in Europe, USA, Korea Republic and Japan.
Tomasz Woźniak – a trumpeter and Doctor of Arts, graduated from The Frederic Chopin University of Music. Thanks to The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship programme he developed his skills during postgraduate studies in Conservatoire Supérieur in Paris in the class of Guy Touvron. The laureate of numerous competitions, e.g. 1st Prize, Grand Prix and The Ministry of Culture and Arts Special Prize at 1st Polish Trumpeters’ Festival in Kalisz, 1st Prize at YAMAHA Competition for brass instruments in Poznan, Kammermusikpreis at 7th International Competition Klassik- Festival Ruhr 2004 in Marl, Germany and twice semi-finalist of M. André Competition in Paris. He performs both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, playing music of different styles and genres, from Baroque to 21st-century one. In his everyday life he works as a Polish Radio Orchestra member in Warsaw.