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Opole | Final concert of the 70th anniversary of Opole Philharmonic

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POLMICThe last concert of the 70th artistic season of the Opole Philharmonic on the 26th of June, 2022 at 6.00 p.m. will be inaugurated by the premiere of the Jubilee Overture, commissioned from Aleksander Kościów to celebrate the Philharmonic's jubilee.

That evening, the Opole Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Przemysław Neumann will present foremostly Polish music.

The writer and composer Aleksander Kościów comes from Opole. Since 2016 he has been the vice-rector for student affairs and teaching at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. His novels are sometimes referred to as Polish magical realism.

We will hear two fantasies on opera themes. First by Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński, who, a year after completing his only opera Monbar, returned to its motifs and weaved his original brilliant fantasy out of them. Music from Charles Gounod's Faust inspired Henryk Wieniawski, who created his Fantasy on themes from this opera.

The solo part in these pieces will be performed by Janusz Wawrowski.

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Ticket information: www.filharmonia.opole.pl 

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Katowice | Marcin Wyrostek: Gala Jubilee Concert

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NOSPRMarcin Wyrostek's jubilee concert will take place at the NOSPR premises on the 26th of June, 2022. The artist will perform in many different configurations: solo, in duets, with his ensembles Coloriage and Corazon, and with the NOSPR Chamber Orchestra. He will be accompanied by musicians with whom he has been playing for many years and special guests: Stanisław Soyka and Magda Steczkowska.

During the concert, we will hear pieces referring to the various stages of the artist's musical path, international accordion competitions and previous original albums: Magia del Tango, Marcin Wyrostek & Coloriage, For Alice and Polacc.

There will also be musical surprises and premieres of the artist's new musical project. The programme will include, among others, works by I. Albéniz, A. Vivaldi, A. Piazzolla, A. Biełoszycki and W. Kilar; in addition, there will be folk and Silesian music as well as original compositions by Marcin Wyrostek and the musicians from the band.

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More: https://nospr.org.pl/ 

Radziejowice | 13th Jerzy Waldorff Summer Festival

polmicFrom June 26 to July 3, 2022 during the 13th Jerzy Waldorff Summer Festival in Radziejowice, we will hear musical masterpieces in masterful performances. Partners of the Festival are the National Institute of Music and Dance and the Polish Music Management. Admission to all concerts is free. Participation in the concerts does not require reservation.

Every evening at 9 p.m. there will be concerts in the festival tent. At the same time, the series of chamber concerts will be continued at the New House of Art at 18.00, inaugurated during last year's edition.

As usual, the festival program will be very varied. There will be baroque, classical and romantic era music, but also new music and jazz. Among others, compositions by Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Grieg, Rossini, Szymanowski and Kilar will be performed. On the 27th of June, the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra will perform the premiere of thr Concerto for saxophone and orchestra by Cezariusz Gadzina; the composer himself will play the role of the soloist!

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Additional information: https://www.palacradziejowice.pl/xiii-letni-festiwal-im-jerzego-waldorffa-w-radziejowicach/ 

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'We support Ukraine' programme

polmicThe National Institute of Music and Dance is launching the We support Ukraine programme, aimed at artists who came to Poland after the 24th of February, 2022 and Polish cultural institutions that are willing to establish cooperation with them. The programme will last until the end of 2022.

“The National Institute of Music and Dance has been supporting the professional development of artists in various fields for many years. Culture evokes beauty and harmony in our lives - which we need especially now, when the world around us is on the verge of existing values.’ says Katarzyna Meissner, director of the National Institute of Music and Dance. – ‘In this special situation, we do not forget about the artists who found asylum in Poland. We want to help them find peace and perspective for further life, including professional life. I would like to thank the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for supporting this programme - I am convinced that it will be an effective support for our colleagues from Ukraine’.

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More information: https://nimit.pl/aktualnosci/wspieramy-ukraine-systemowe-wsparcie-dla-artystow-ukrainskich/ 

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Nowy Sącz, Łącko | 8th Małopolska Academy of Talents

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The Małopolska Academy of Talents will visit the region for the eighth time. The concerts will take place in Nowy Sącz and Łąck in Małopolska from June 22 - July 2, 2022. Admission to all concerts is free. Let's start the summer with classical music!

The inauguration of this year's edition of the Małopolska Academy of Talents will take place in the Mała Galeria in Nowy Sącz on the 22nd of June at 6 p.m. Pianist Karina Vorobey and cellist Valentyna Czekamova will perform works by Franz Liszt, Adam Walaciński and Andrzej Sztogarienko. A few days later, on the 26th of June at 7 p.m. music courses will start.

The next concerts in Łąck will take place every evening at 6:45 p.m.

More information: www.mat.festiwalmuzyczny.com 

 

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Toruń | 26th International Festival 'Nova Music and Architecture'

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The main idea of ​​the 26th International Nova Music and Architecture Festival, which will take place between the 24th of June and the 27th of August, 2022, is traditionally presenting classical music in the historic and modern interiors of Toruń. This year, 16 events will take place at the Artus Court, the Old Town Hall, the churches of St. James, St. Stephen and the Holy Spirit and in CKK Jordanki and 4 - in the online space. Artists from Spain, Korea, Finland and Lithuania will participate in the events.

The Festival will include symphonic, chamber and popular music concerts with the participation of top-class musicians. During the Festival the Toruń Symphony Orchestra will perform five times, presenting both great hits of classical music (works by J. S. Bach, W. A. ​​Mozart, L. van Beethoven, G. Bizet, E. Grieg) as well as popular music (film music of the Golden Age of Hollywood, Balkan music and klezmer with the Klezmafour band, Polish popular music, including A. Zaucha, Z. Wodecki, G. Ciechowski, the bands Perfect, Kombi, with Jacek and Patrycja Kotlarscy).

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Detailed programme: www.muz-arch.pl 

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Katowice | The end of the 77th artistic season of the Silesian Philharmonic: 'Harnasie'

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The end of the 77th artistic season of the Silesian Philharmonic will take place on the 24th of June, 2022 at 7 p.m. Ballet and its various faces will be the theme of the concert.

That evening we will hear highlander folklore from the famous Harnasie by Karol Szymanowski and the Aram Khachaturian's Suite Gajane.

The Silesian Philharmonic Choir and Symphony Orchestra conducted by Yaroslav Shemet and soloist - tenor Adam Sobierajski invite to an unforgettable evening.

After a note of Marta Szybiak

More: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/production/harnasie-zakonczenie-sezonu-sobierajski-shemet/ 

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Krasnogruda | Premiere of 'Lilie' performance on the 200 anniversary of Adam Mickiewicz's Ballades and Romances Edition

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Antonina Jakubowska's Dance Theater invites you to the premiere of the performance entitled Lilies with music by Jan Gromski, choreographed by Antonina Jakubowska, created on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Adam Mickiewicz's Ballades and Romances. The event will take place on the 23rd of June, 2022 at 9 p.m. in the picturesque scenery of the Czesław Miłosz Manor in Krasnogruda, on the border of Poland and Lithuania. Admission to the event is free!

In creating the ballad Lilies, Mickiewicz combined romantic idealism with the simplicity of a folk parable. This is also the case in the performance of Antonina Jakubowska and Jan Gromski. There will be references to the musical folklore of the Slavs, processed using specially created electronic sounds. Bogumił Wiśniewski's costumes will be inspired by nature and movement in nature, showing the transition between the real and mystical worlds. Choreography is an attempt to reconcile classical techniques with contemporary dance techniques.

Co-financed by the Government Programme ‘Ballady i romanse’ from the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund.

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Wroclaw | 'Song of the Night'. End of the season of the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic

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The NFM Wrocław Philharmonic ends its season on the 22nd of June 2022 at 7 p.m. with a programme featuring the last piano concerto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in which the solo part will be performed by the Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires. The last work tonight will be a masterpiece of Polish music of the early 20th century by Karol Szymanowski. The orchestra will be conducted by its Artistic Director Giancarlo Guerrero.

Karol Szymanowski’s Symphony No. 3 'Song of the Night' was written at a time when the composer was vividly fascinated by the culture of Persia. This fascination was reflected both in the lavish, bold and sensual colours of the sound, as well as in his choice of the text. Szymanowski reached for a poem by the thirteenth-century Persian poet and mystic Jalaluddin Rumi, translated by Tadeusz Miciński

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More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/8896 

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