Address of Kzysztof Penderecki
I very much look forward to visiting the International Festival of Arts “Diaghilev. P.S.”, as part of which the White Dance Theatre, among other pieces, will perform Tristan and Isolde with my music and with a short piece by the great British musician Jonny Greenwood, who was inspired by my work Polymorphia and wrote it for a festival in Poland. Now it became part of a musical setting for the ballet whose choreography was prepared by the excellent young dancer and choreographer Izadora Weiss, who will also present two other performances: Fedra and Death and the Maiden.
As always, I am delighted to return to this magnificent city and I do hope the festival will remain a regular event in the cultural life of St Petersburg.