27 June 2019
Moniuszko at the Minsk 2019 European Games
On Tuesday, 25 June, a concert was held at the Philharmonic Hall in Minsk, Belarus marking the Polish Day celebrated as part of the 2019 European Games. A representative of the President of Poland, Minister Adam Kwiatkowski, read out a letter from Andrzej Duda.
'I am extremely glad that one of the events accompanying the 2nd European Games in Minsk is a Polish Day, also marking the centenary of the Polish Olympic Committee of which I am a proud patron,' wrote Duda in his letter.
'Tonight's concert is made special not only by its excellent guests: outstanding athletes, managers and officials from around the world. It is also a real musical feast,' he added.
The audience heard Moniuszko and Chopin works performad by the Belarusian State Academic Symphony Orchestra under Rostislav Krimer and Polish pianist Łukasz Krupiński.
The concert was organised by the Polish Olympic Committee and Elżbieta Penderecka's Ludwig van Beethoven Association under the auspices of the Polish president.