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Jerzy Stankiewicz decorated with Gold Medal for services to the City of Toul

POLMICFrom the 29th of April to the 2nd of May 2022, the French-Polish Olivier Messiaen Festival was held in Toul, Lorraine, on the 30th anniversary of the composer's death. The initiator and organizer of this event is the musicologist Jerzy Stankiewicz. By preparing the event in Toul, in the place of the composer's imprisonment in the first prisoner of war camp (before transport to Görlitz), Stankiewicz wished to highlight its history, only fragmentarily mentioned in the composer's biography. During this undertaking, the mayor of the city, Alde Harman, decorated Jerzy Stankiewicz with the Gold Medal for services to the City of Toul. Moreover, Jerzy Stankiewicz was invited to the Honorary Committee of the Bach Organ Festival, which has been existing in Toul for over twenty years.

 

Report on the project and its realization 'Colloque O. Messiaen, Toul 1940'.

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Mińsk Mazowiecki | Concert on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the City of Mińsk Mazowiecki

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Concert on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the City of Mińsk Mazowiecki will take place on the 29th of May 2022 at 6 pm on the premises of Zespół Szkół nr 1 im. Kazimierza Wielkiego in Mińsk Mazowiecki.

The city of Mińsk Mazowiecki invites you to the open-air event of the year, the oratorio and symphonic concert with the participation of the world famous mezzosoprano Małgorzata Walewska. The concert is the final event of the 600th anniversary of granting municipal rights to the city of Mińsk Mazowiecki.

The programme of the concert includes three works by Grzegorz Duchnowski, commissioned by the Museum of the Mińsk Land and will be performed by Sinfonia Varsovia conducted by Anna Duczmal-Mróz and Choirs of the Warsaw University of Technology and Tibi Domine.

The soloists will be Małgorzata Walewska, Anna Mikołajczyk (sopranos), Aneta Łukaszewicz (mezzosoprano), Tomasz Raff and Patryk Rymanowski (basses).

The project is co-financed by the Self-government of the Mazovian Voivodeship.

Admission to the event is free!

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Warsaw | Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra: Noskowski, Karłowicz, Skoryk, Smetana

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

On the 28th of May 2022 at 7.00 p.m. in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra conducted by Anna Sułkowska-Migoń will perform the Overture ‘Morskie Oko’ by Zygmunt Noskowski, Violin Concerto in A major by Mieczysław Karłowicz, three symphonic poems from the cycle Má vlast by Bedřich Smetana and Melody in A minor by Myrosław Skoryk.

The performer of the violin Concerto in A major by Karłowicz will be Małgorzata Wasiucionek, a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the class of prof. Roman Lasocki. She also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg in the class of prof. Pierre Amoyal. Winner of many international competitions, in 2017 she received a doctorate in musical arts, and a year later became an assistant professor at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music.

Anna Sułkowska-Migoń, who conducts the concert, works with the Orchestra as part of the ‘Conductor-Resident’ programme.

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Katowice | Camerata Silesia in NOSPR: Chłopecki in memoriam

NOSPRMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

On the 28th of May 2022 at 6 p.m. Camerata Silesia will perform at the premises of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra at a concert dedicated to the memory of Andrzej Chłopecki (1950–2012) on the 10th anniversary of his death.

Andrzej Chłopecki was one of the most prominent Polish music critics. His volatile mind and writing style (often very sharp!) are a model for successive generations of reviewers.

Works by Krzysztof Penderecki, Stanisław Krupowicz, Paweł Mykietyn and Aleksander Nowak will be performed at the concert which will end with Paweł Szymański's Phylakterion.

 

   After a note of Agnieszka Nowok-Zych

Ticket information: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/camerata-silesia-chlopecki-in-memoriam 

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Duszniki Zdrój, Cracow, Poznań, Berlin | The concert series ‘Panufnik, Twardowski, Górecki - masterpieces of Polish chamber music of the 20th century’

POLMICMedia Patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

The concert series ‘Panufnik, Twardowski, Górecki - masterpieces of Polish chamber music of the 20th century’ performed by Apeiron Trio will take place in Duszniki Zdrój, Kraków, Poznań and Berlin between the 28th of May and 13th of June 2022.

The aim of the project is to present the masterpieces of Polish chamber music of the 20th century, works for piano trio in particular. During the events in Poland and abroad the music of Andrzej and Roxanna Panufnik, Romuald Twardowski and Mikołaj Piotr Górecki will be presented. The concerts will take place at Chopin's Manor in Duszniki Zdrój (28 May), in Białoprądnicki Manor in Kraków (30 May), in the auditorium of the Tadeusz Szeligowski in Poznań (June 9) and at the Piano Salon Christophori in Berlin.


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Poznań | 51st Poznań Music Spring

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

The 51st edition of the Festival will be held in Poznań between May 26-29. During four festival days instrumentalists and singers from Poland and abroad will give ten concerts including composition from 20th century classics as well as newly composed pieces.

Works by Michele Abondano, Aron Ludwig, Sławomir Czarnecki, Jaromir Gajewski, Maciej Jabłoński, Zbigniew Kozub, Artur Kroschel, Janusz Stalmierski, Katarzyna Taborowska, Sarah Westwood, Agnieszka Zdrojek-Suchodolska and Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz will be premiered at the Festival. Festival events will also include Atelier – special piano concert devoted to the famous Poznań composer Andrzej Koszewski on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Amalgalis Duo will also perform at the Festival.


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Wroclaw | 33 Musica Polonica Nova - tickets already available!

The 33rd Musica Polonica Nova Festival will take place between the 25th and 29th of May 2022 at the National Forum of Music in Wrocław.

During the five festival days seven concerts will take place not only in concert halls but also in the foyer of the National Forum of Music. Accompanying events are also planned such as meetings with artists, an improvisational ‘after hours’ stage and a concert organized jointly with the Art Exhibitions Office in gallery spaces.

The works of G. Pstrokońska-Nawratil, S. Wojciechowski, S. Kupczak, E. Trębacz, A. Porębski, J. Krzewiński and A. Sowa were created as part of the ‘Composing Commissions’ program carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance. M. Ryczek's Passion was co-financed by the City of Wrocław and Denuo by T. Skweres from the funds of SKE Austromechana. The piece Inner Voyage by G. Pieniek was commissioned by AKM Austromechana.

Press release

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/musica-polonica-nova 

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Warsaw | Final of the first concert tour of the National Brass Orchestra

POLMICOn the 24th of May 2022 at 7.00 p.m. in the Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw, the final of the first concert tour of the National Brass Orchestra lead by Mariusz Dziubek with the participation of soloists: Paweł Gusnar (saxophone) and Adam Rapa (trumpet) will take place.

The programme of the evening will be filled with well-known works in new arrangements - Bolero by Maurice Ravel, Overture from the Flittermouse by Johann Strauss II, Mars from the Planets suite, Op. 32 by Gustav Holst, George Gershwin's Blue Rhapsody with a solo trumpet part, as well as the Pittsburgh Overture for wind orchestra, harmonium, piano and percussion by Krzysztof Penderecki and Concerto for alto saxophone and brass band ‘Birds’ by Japanese composer Toshio Mashima, rarely performed in Poland with an improvised cadence which shows the best qualities of the saxophone. A word about music will be given by Anna Karna.

Tickets available here: https://www.ebilet.pl/klasyka/koncert/symfoniczna-trasa-koncertowa-narodowej-orkiestry-detej/ 

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Łódź | ‘Percussion Art - History and Directions of Development': National Scientific and Artistic Conference

POLMICOn the 24th and 25th May 2022 the Percussion Department of the Academy of Music in Łódź organizes the National Scientific and Artistic Conference ‘Percussion Art - History and Directions of Development ’.

The papers will be presented by artists from music academies all over Poland. The inauguration of the conference is scheduled at 15.30 on the 24th of May. As part of the conference two evening concerts at 18.00 are also planned. On the 24th of May the Bacewicz Percussion Ensemble and the Gdańska Grupa Percussion Jeunesses Musicales joined together will present pieces composed in the second half of the 20th century. On the 25th of May young percussionists will perform compositions by Marta Ptaszyńska and Jakub Kołodziejczyk for sets of percussion instruments. The concerts will be hosted by Piotr Sutt - the artistic director of the event.
Admission to the conference is free. Tickets for the concerts at PLN 25 and PLN 15 can be purchased at the AM ticket office.

After a note of Marta Włodarczyk

Szczegółowy harmonogram i tytuły wystąpień dostępne na stronie internetowej Uczelni: http://www.amuz.lodz.pl/pl/wydarzenia/sztuka-perkusyjna-historia-i-kierunki-rozwoju