Colin Stetson – Sorrow


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Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s 3rd Symphony reinterpreted by Colin Stetson’s in Katowice

For the first time in Poland, American multireedist Colin Stetson will perform his post-rock interpretation of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s 3rd Symphony in Katowice on the 18th of December.

Legendary Polish composer Henryk Mikołaj Górecki created his ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’ in 1977. It became one of the biggest sellers of classical music of all time when Elektra Nonesuch’s 1992 recording was released. The disc sold over 1 million copies.

colin stetson sorrowFor Stetson, Górecki’s 3rd Symphony  is a masterpiece that touched him deeply and even transformed him. That gave him a courage to perform it in his own style. “Sorrow”, led by Stetson, is a re-imagining of Górecki’s most famous piece.

For his realization of this this project, he invited 12 exceptional musicians, including his wife, violinist Sarah Neufeld, and singer Megan Stetson.

The performance of “Sorrow” in Katowice, a city dear to Górecki’s heart and place of his eternal rest after his death in 2010, is Stetson’s tribute to composer and his immortal masterpiece.