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Cracow | 47th Festiwal 'Music in Old Cracow'

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The 47th Festival ‘Music in Old Cracow’ will take place between the 15th and 31st of August 15-31, 2022. Artists cooperating with the twin festival ‘Music in Old Lviv’ will also take part in this year's edition of the Cracow project.

Silesian Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Stabrawa, Virtuosi of Lviv, Collegium Zieleński, Triplum Male Vocal Quartet, Royal Rorantists, Čiurlonis String Quartet and other recognized artist will take part in the Festival. The artists will perform in the historic interiors and courtyards of Cracow.

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Zielona Góra | 6th Corno Brass Music Festival

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polmicVI CORNO – Brass Music Festival will take place between the 15th and 20th of August 2022, as always in Zielona Góra. There are six different concerts planned, in which the main role will be played by orchestral brass – French horn,
trumpet, trombone and tuba. We will also hear the Zielona Góra Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Radek Baborak and a jazz band led by American trumpet player Brandon Ridenour and Nikola Kołodziejczyk.

CORNO - Brass Music Festival is a unique event during which there are chamber and symphonic concerts, international instrumental workshops, individual and group lessons, classes on healthy body posture, lectures, an exhibition of instruments – all in several locations in Zielona Góra. It is a unique and the only festival of this type in Poland, currently the largest both in the country and in this part of Europe.

During the inaugurating concert, the work by Kołodziejczyk Turning Table will be performed. The commission of the work by the Festival was co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, as part of the ‘Composers’ Commissions’ programme, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.. 

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Warsaw | 1st Mokotów International Organ and Chamber Music Festival

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The concerts of the 1st edition of the Mokotów International Organ and Chamber Music Festival will take place on Sundays – 14th, 21st and 28th of August 2022 - at 18:00 at the Sanctuary of St. Andrzej Bobola in Warsaw at Rakowiecka 61 street. Admission to the events is free!

The programme of three concerts includes a wide range of music literature - vocal and instrumental, from early baroque to 20th century music. The performers come from Gdańsk, Warsaw and Leipzig.

Detailed programme and biographical notes will be available at:

www.rakowiecka.jezuici.pl 

and 

fanpage’u festiwalu na Facebooku.

After a note of Sebastian Kuczyński

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Warsaw | 18th Festival 'Chopin and his Europe'

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From the 14th to the 31st of August, 2022 an international ‘Chopin and his Europe’ Festival will take place in Warsaw. The programme includes over 30 concerts.

Piano recitals will be performed by, among others, Bruce Liu, the winner of the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in 2021. We will hear orchestras and chamber musicians in 16 concerts, there will also be vocal music. A treat for opera lovers will be a concert performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Un giorno di regno, ossia il finto Stanislao. The European Union Youth Orchestra, conducted by Gianandre Noseda, will present A Sorrowful Tale, Op. 13 by Mieczysław Karłowicz. Sinfonia Varsovia, conducted by Andriy Yurkevych, will perform symphonic works by Zygmunt Noskowski and Witold Maliszewski. Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 18 by Mieczysław Weinberg will be presented during the chamber concert on the 27th of August.

Press release

Ticket and programme information: https://festiwal.nifc.pl/pl/2022/kalendarium 

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Zielona Góra | Concerts on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of Zielona Góra and the 700th anniversary of granting city rights

POLMICIn August 2022 on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of Zielona Góra and the 700th anniversary of granting city rights, concerts organized by the city will take place.

On the 13th of August at 7:00 p.m. at the Museum of the Lubuskie Region, Reed Connection Trio will perform a premiere of Czesław Grabowski's Cantabile e Scherzando. It will also present works by Aleksander Tansman, Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven.

On the 20th of August at 5:00 p.m. a concert ‘800 instruments for the 800th anniversary of the city of Zielona Góra’ will take place. Anyone can apply to join an unusual orchestra: the aim of the project is to create the largest city orchestra in Poland and to perform Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah on all existing instruments.

Admission to the concerts is free!

Gryfin, Pyrzyce, Baniewice | 'With Classics through Poland': Atom String Quartet

POLMICOne of the most original Polish chamber ensembles - Atom String Quartet - will perform on the 11th of August, 2022 at the Gryfino Community Centre at 6:00 p.m., on the 12th of August at the Pyrzyce Community Centre at 6:00 and on the 13th of August at 7:00 p.m. in Winnica Turnau in Baniewice. The concerts will take place as part of the project ‘With classics through Poland’.

In the interpretation of the world-famous ensemble, we will hear Polish music - romantic and contemporary: Souvenir de Posen by Henryk Wieniawski and Miniature No.3 for clarinet and piano by Krzysztof Penderecki in the arrangement Dawid Lubowicz, two pieces arranged by Mateusz Smoczyński (Mazurka in C major, Op. 24 No. 2 by Fryderyk Chopin and the Aria from the Three Pieces in Old Style), the piece Paź Królowej of Krzysztof Lenczowski and Souvenir de Wilno by Michał Zaborski and Pod Jaworem by Mieczysław Karłowicz arranged by the ensemble's viola player.

More info: https://nimit.pl/ 
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Wroclaw | 'Star of Europe' concerts dedicated to Edith Stein

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By the decision of the City Council of Wrocław, 2022 is the Year of Edith Stein, known as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, patroness of Europe. Her memory will be honored by, among others 'Star of Europe' concerts between the 6th and the 29th of August performed by soloists, the NFM Choir and the Wrocław Baroque Ensemble conducted by Andrzej Kosendiak, which will take place in Gliwice, Lubliniec, Wrocław, Oświęcim and the Dutch town of Echt.

A European who loves her German homeland and at the same time suffers from the Nazi regime. Jewish and Christian, a clear sign for people looking for the truth and a symbol of understanding between nations and religions.

Edith Stein was associated with Wrocław, because it was in the capital of Lower Silesia that she was born in 1891 and here she spent her teenage years. She died tragically on the 9th of August, 1942 in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Press release

Detailed programme: www.nfm.wroclaw.pl 

More on the celebrations of Edith Stein's year:

www.wroclaw.pl/rok-edyty-stein 

www.facebook.pl/SlademEdytyStein 

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Warsaw | 6th Edition of the WarszeMuzik Festival 2022

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For the sixth time in Warsaw, there will be a series of micro-concerts WarszeMuzik. Until the 28th of August, 2022, on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the music of the patron of the festival, Mieczysław Weinberg, and other Polish composers of Jewish origin will be presented: Ignacy Friedman, Aleksander Tansman, Andrzej Czajkowski and Władysław Szpilman. Admission to all events of the WarszeMuzik Festival 2022 is free.

Works by such composers as Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel, Franz Schubert and Gustav Mahler will also be performed. In the final of the festival, the premiere of Explorations in Polytonality and Other Musical Wonders. Volume 3 by Matthew Shlomowitz - this year's resident of WarszeMuzik, will be played on the open-air stage of the Studio Theater at Plac Defilad.

Press release

Programme available on the website: http://warszemuzik.org/ 

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Cracow | 15th Festival 'Wawel at Dusk’

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The 15th jubilee open-air music festival ‘Wawel at Dusk’ will take place on August 5–14, 2022. The venue of the concerts will be the illuminated Arcade Courtyard of the Wawel Royal Castle. The main theme of this year's festival will be: romanticism, stylistic diversity and the connection between culture and nature.

Aleksandra Kuls and Marcin Koziak - laureates of the 2nd Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music, organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance, will perform at the opening concert.

Detailed programme: https://wawel.krakow.pl/cykl/wawel-o-zmierzchu 

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