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Warszawa | Ogólnopolska konferencja naukowa „Wybitni polscy dyrygenci”: Henryk Czyż

UMFCWydział Kompozycji, Dyrygentury i Teorii Muzyki oraz Katedra Dyrygentury Symfoniczno-Operowej Uniwersytetu Muzycznego Fryderyka Chopina zapraszają do udziału w trzeciej edycji ogólnopolskiej konferencji z cyklu „Wybitni polscy dyrygenci”, która odbędzie się 22 października 2018 roku w Nowej Sali Senatu UMFC.

Konferencja będzie poświęcona życiu oraz działalności artystycznej, pedagogicznej i popularyzatorskiej prof. Henryka Czyża. Celem konferencji jest ukazanie bogatej, wieloaspektowej działalności profesora, wieloletniego pedagoga warszawskiej uczelni. W szerokim kręgu zagadnień znajdują się przede wszystkim:

- działalność dyrygencka, w tym preferencje repertuarowe, charakterystyka interpretacji, dokonania na gruncie promowania polskiej muzyki współczesnej, współpraca z instytucjami w Polsce i na świecie, z uwzględnieniem funkcji kierowniczych, dokonania fonograficzne;

- spuścizna kompozytorska, m. in. szczególne dokonania na gruncie opery, dzieła orkiestrowe i kameralne, twórczość filmowa i rozrywkowa;

- działalność pedagogiczna na wyższych uczelniach muzycznych w Krakowie i Warszawie;

działalność popularyzatorska, ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem programów telewizyjnych;

- działalność literacka.

Udział w konferencji wezmą m. in. prof. dr hab. Krystyna Juszyńska, dr hab. Maja Metelska, dr Iwona Świdnicka, dr Jarosław Praszczałek, dr Rafał Janiak. Zostaną zaprezentowane fragmenty programów telewizyjnych Nie taki diabeł straszny z archiwów TVP oraz takie utwory Henryka Czyża, jak Etiuda jazzowa na kwartet smyczkowy i Canzona di barocco w wersji na kwintet smyczkowy.

Wstęp na wydarzenie jest wolny.

Patronat medialny nad wydarzeniem objęło Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

Olsztyn | Master organ recitals – Martin Stacey

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The Master Organ Recitals are a series of concerts with the participation of outstanding virtuosos of organ music. In the next recital, on October 20, 2018 at 6.00 pm in the concert hall of the Warmian-Masurian Philharmonic, we will hear an outstanding British organist Martin Stacey.

The organist studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He won all the most important awards for the interpretation of early and contemporary organ music. The artist performs in Europe, ranking among the leading organists of his generation. For eighteen years he has held the position of musical director in the monastery of St. Dominica in London. He is a composer of many organ works. Since 2006, the artist has been organizing the Annual Festival of New Organ Music (AFNOM), promoting the work of contemporary composers of organ music. Martin Stacey teaches organ at University College School in Hampstead and at Heathland School in Harrow.

During the Saturday Master Organ Recital, apart from Johann Sebastian Bach's Passacaglia in C minor, BWV582, the artist will present Dumka, Op. 31 No. 1 by Feliks Nowowiejski. The incorporation of Nowowiejski's work in the repertoire shows the importance of the Patron of the Philharmonic in the world of composers who specialised in organ music. The recital will also be a unique opportunity to get to know the very rich output of British 20th century composers. We will hear organ compositions by Harold Greenhill, Percy Whitlock, John Ireland, Kenneth Leighton, Herbert Howells, as well as New England Suite by Martin Stacey himself.

More information at: www.filharmonia.olsztyn.pl

Concerts for Gdańsk residents: premiere of "Francesco" by Zygmunt Krauze

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On October 21, 2018 at 4.30 p.m., the Franciscan St. Trinity Church in Gdańsk will host the world premiere of the cantata Francesco by Zygmunt Krauze. The work commemorates the 400th anniversary of the constraction of the great Baroque organs in the church. The concert will be held within a cycle "Concerts for Gdańsk residents".

The concert within the cycle "Concerts for Gdańsk" will present new compositions by contemporary composers written especially for the great Baroque organ in the Franciscan church of St. Trinity in Gdansk. The programme will include the Francesco cantata for early musical instruments ensemble, a chamber choir and concerting organ by Zygmunt Krauze, based on the texts of Saint Francis of Assisi and Dante Alighieri's Divine ComedyPrayer for synthesizer and organ by Piotr Jędrzejczyk, and Brzmienia 2 for bassoon and organ by Andrzej Szadejko. The programme will be complemented by fragments of Andrzej Szadejko's Missa Brevis for 8 voices choir a cappella and the premiere of Songs of trumpets by Emil Miszek and Paweł Hulisz.

Among the performers of the concert there will be Goldberg Baroque Ensemble, Chamber Choir 441 Hz, Tubicinatores Gedanenses, Alina Ratkowska, Anna Wilczewska – conductors, Andrzej Szadejko – organ, artistic director, Piotr Jędrzejczyk – synthesizer, Leszek Wachnik – baroque bassoon.

Concert co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the "Composing Commissions" programme, implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance, and the Local Government of the Pomeranian Voivodship.

Tychy | 17th Silesian Guitar Autumn

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The world's leading guitarists and for the first time as many as three orchestras: NOSPR, AUKSO and {oh!} Historical Orchestra, premiere performances of two guitar concerts that were written on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland, and inspirational fringe events for everyone – that's how the seventeenth edition of the Silesian Guitar Autumn, which will last from October 21 to October 27, 2018, looks like.

A unique week with a classical guitar will start with a concert in the NOSPR Concert Hall in Katowice, featuring Marcin Dylla and Łukasz Kuropaczewski, the most outstanding Polish guitarists of our time. The inaugural concert will include Arioso e furioso by Mikołaj Górecki  a guitar concerto written in 2014 especially for the Festival. Then we will move to Mediateka in Tychy, where in the next seven days we will have the opportunity to hear music from Europe and the world performed by guitar virtuosos  Brasil Guitar Duo and European Guitar Quartet (Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany), Marko Topchii (Ukraine), Bireli Lagrene and Cyprien N'tsaï (France), Francesco Buzzurro (Italy), Dávid Adorján (Germany), Avi Avital and Chen Reiss (Israel). The uniqueness of the seventeenth Silesian Guitar Autumn is due to premiere performances of two guitar concerts by Clarice Assad and Marek Pasieczny  world-class compositions with the elements of Polish ethnic music, commissionned by the Festival.

Among the fringe events we will find a scientific-artistic session "Guitar in Poland yesterday  today  tomorrow", a meeting with the Italian luthier Gabriele Lodi, the founder of a concert guitar which is one of the prizes in the Jan Edmund Jurkowski International Guitar Competition, vocal workshops with Clarice Assad and master classes conducted by jurors of the Guitar Competition. The Festival will be also accompanied by the exhibition of photographs by Ireneusz Kaźmierczak.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available at: http://guitar.tychy.pl/pl/ 

Warsaw | Polish Radio Choir Jubilee

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Sonoris Foundation for Art Development and Programme 2 of Polish Radio invite you on October 21, 2018 at 6.00 p.m. to the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio for a concert on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Polish Radio Choir.

The Polish Radio Choir is one of the oldest professional vocal ensembles in Poland. It was founded by the famous conductor and composer Jerzy Gert in October 1948. In addition to concert activities, the ensemble participates in numerous archival recordings for Polish Radio as well as recordings for Polish and foreign phonographic companies. Over the past 70 years, the Polish Radio Choir has also made many premieres of the works by outstanding contemporary Polish composers, including Witold Lutosławski, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Krzysztof Penderecki and Wojciech Kilar.

The two gala concerts, which are the highlight of the jubilee year of the Polish Radio Choir, will be held on October 21 in Warsaw and October 22 in the ICE Krakow Congress Center. The repertoire will feature Polish early, 19th-century and contemporary music. Particularly noteworthy are the works of Mikołaj Gomółka – the Polish Radio Choir is currently in the process of recording all 150 psalms by this composer. On the eve of the 200th anniversary of Stanisław Moniuszko's birth, Litanies of Ostra Brama will be recalled. The programme will be complemented by vocal works celebrating Krzysztof Penderecki's 85th birthday. The Polish Radio Choir will perform under the direction of Maria Piotrowska-Bogalecka. The concert will also feature harpist Agnieszka Budzińska-Bennett, lutist Ziv Braha, drummer Tomasz Sobaniec, soprano Ewa Biegas, alto Ewa Gorzowska, tenor Tomasz Piluchowski, bass Łukasz Konieczny and Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra.

More information available at: https://fundacjasonoris.org

Elbląg | In the Krzysztof Książek's piano world

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On October 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., the concert hall of the State Music School Complex in Elbląg will host a concert "Krzysztof Książek – piano gentleman".

The Elbląg Chamber Orchestra will perform in the company of Krzysztof Książek – one of the most talented Polish pianists of the young generation. The musicians will be led by Mateusz Rusowicz – conductor-in-residence of the EOK in the season 2018/2019.

The programme of the concert will include: Piano Concerto in E minor, Op.11 by Fryderyk Chopin, Sinfonietta "Time is ticking" by Maciej BałenkowskiAdagio for string quartet, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber and Idyll for string orchestra by Leoš Janáček. The concert will be hosted by Jarosław Praszczałek.

The concert was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the "Conductor-in-Residence 2018/2019" programme, implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance. The concert is held under the patronage of the PWM Editions as part of the TUTTI.pl project promoting performances of Polish music.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Information on tickets at: http://www.eok.elblag.eu

MET's "Samson et Dalila" with z Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in cinemas on 20th October

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The new staging of Camille Saint-Saëns' opera Samson et Dalila opened in September 2018-19 in The Metropolitan Opera. On October 20th it will be screened in cinemas around the world in the broadcast series "The Met: Live in HD". The transmission at the Warsaw Cinema "Praha" will take place at 6:35 pm.

When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies. Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years.

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921) was a leading figure of the French musical world throughout his life, successful as an organist, pianist, conductor, and prominent music commentator in addition to his work as a composer. Ferdinand Lemaire (1832–1879), a poet who married a cousin of Saint-Saëns’s and who made his most lasting impression with this work, contributed the libretto. The score of this opera teems over with color and dramatic aptitude and is a worthy compendium of Saint-Saëns’s diversified genius. Portions of the opera, including Dalila’s seduction aria “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” and the extraordinary ballet sequence in the final scene—the Bacchanale—are known well beyond the opera house. Throughout the work, the score brilliantly animates all the powerful and diverse colors in the iconic story, from the lurid to the exotic, the crass, the sensual, and even the sublimely spiritual.

The performance in the original language (French) with Polish subtitles will take about 3 hours. The list of places in Poland where you can watch broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera is available here.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: http://www.kinopraha.pl

Poznań | Maltański Koncert Charytatywny

FP19 października 2018 roku o godz. 19.00 w Auli UAM będzie miał miejsce X Maltański Koncert Charytatywny zatytułowany „Trochę wiosny jesienią”.

Szymon Nehring, zwycięzca Międzynarodowego Konkursu Pianistycznego im. Artura Rubinsteina w Tel Awiwie w 2017 roku, jest jedynym Polakiem, który otrzymał pierwszą nagrodę w tym jednym z najważniejszych konkursów pianistycznych świata. W 2015 roku, jako jedyny Polak, znalazł się wśród finalistów XVII Międzynarodowego Konkursu Pianistycznego im. Fryderyka Chopina w Warszawie, na którym otrzymał wyróżnienie, nagrodę publiczności oraz wiele nagród dodatkowych. I choć – na przekór jesieni – odgłosów wiosny szukać będziemy w suicie Wiosna Claude’a Debussy’ego, z niecierpliwością czekamy na wciąż młodzieńczą – bo płynącą zaledwie z 23 wiosen życiowych doświadczeń – interpretację Koncertu fortepianowego a-moll op. 17 Ignacego Jana Paderewskiego.

A ponadto w wykonaniu Orkiestry Filharmonii Poznańskiej pod dyrekcją Marka Pijarowskiego usłyszymy dzieła Ludwiga van Beethovena (Uwertura „Zur Namensfeier” op. 115, dedykowana księciu Antoniemu Radziwiłłowi) i Wojciecha Kilara (Krzesany).

Koncert odbędzie się pod patronatem Polskiego Wydawnictwa Muzycznego w ramach przedsięwzięcia TUTTI.pl promującego wykonawstwo muzyki polskiej.

Informacja o biletach – na stronie http://www.filharmoniapoznanska.pl

Kraków | Symphonic concert

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Symphonic concert at the Krakow Philharmonic on October 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm will feature Double Concerto for Two Flutes and Orchestra by Paweł Mykietyn.

Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Charles Olivieri-Munroe. Flutists Łukasz Długosz and Agata Kielar-Długosz will perform as soloists. The programme will include: Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60, Paweł Mykietyn – Double Concerto for Two Flutes and Orchestra, Daniel Schnyder – Concerto for Chamber Orchestra.

More information at: www.filharmonia.krakow.pl