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Lublin | Moniuszko and French music


On 9 June 2019 at 6pm, the Association of Polish Musicians invites you to the Crown Tribunal in Lublin for a concert "Moniuszko and French music" as part of the concert series "Fonie Lublina".

Probably every music lover knows what value had Moniuszko's music to Poles in the days of positivism. Due to the use national motifs, attachment to national traditions as well as satirical and comedic sense, Moniuszko's works became a representation of the national belonging to the opressed nation. A slightly different approach to opera was presented at that time in France – a country that was undoubtedly the capital of European culture in the second half of the 19th century. It was there that the most prestigious opera performances were produced, attracting musicians from all over the world.

During the concert "Moniuszko and French music", Stanisław Moniuszko's works will be confronted with the works of French composers of the second half of the nineteenth century. The clash of different ways of perceiving music – Moniuszko's focused on national themes and the French composers' focused on the cosmopolitan values, the power of art and creating new trends – is reflected in the programme of the upcoming concert. Apart from Moniuszko's arias (also in the violin transcriptions), we will listen to the works by Georges Bizet, Charles Gounod and Cesar Franck.

Admission free!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

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Elbląg | Piano History of Europe


Wojciech Waleczek will introduce the audience to the piano works by European composers of different periods during the concert on 9th June 2019 in the Old Town Hall in Elbląg. The concert will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Poland's accession to the European Union.

The audience will follow the piano history of the Old Continent. History, whose chapters were written not only by Chopin, Paganini and Bach, but also less known but equally intriguing artists. For example, Johan Helmich, a composer, oboist and conductor, who would embarrass people of the Renaissance with versatility, and went down in history as a "Swedish Haendel".

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information athttp://www.eok.elblag.eu/pl/news/fortepianowa-historia-europy

Warsaw | 9th Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street in June


On 8 and 9 June 2019 at 4pm in the concert hall of the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra (272 Grochowska Street) concerts "Japan" and "Moniuszko" will take place as part of the cycle "Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street".

The afternoon chamber concerts will take place every weekend, featuring both renowned artists and rising stars of classical music. During the 30 thematically divided concerts – Not only orchestra, Japan, Moniuszko, Relax, On travel, Improvisation, Old Warsaw – we will have a chance to listen to ensembles of differnet types, such as a reed quintet with saxophone and bass clarinet, a cello octet or a flute quartet. The programme will include music of many styles and eras – from Baroque, through Romanticism, to jazz, contemporary and improvised music.

The upcoming June concerts will feature Piotr Nikiel (tenor), Miho Kurihara (piano) and participants of the Opera Academy. The musicians will present chamber music by Stanisław Moniuszko and Japanese composers. We will also listen to romantic vocal music and works by Polish composers of the twentieth century: Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Ludomir Różycki, Witold Lutosławski, Piotr Perkowski, and Mieczysław Weinberg, whose 100th birth anniversary falls this year.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available at: www.sinfoniavarsovia.org 

Szczecin | To those who have not returned from the sea...


 A concert dedicated To those who have not returned from the sea... will be held on 8 June 2019 at 10pm at the Central Cemetery in Szczecin. The programme will include works by Marek Jasiński and Ola Gjeilo.

It is a periodic event taking place in the unusual scenery of the Central Cemetery, among the symbolic graves of those who were taken by the sea. In this way, the organizers want once again to commemorate the people who have tied their lives to the sea. The music is accompanied by lights, which intensifies the mood of the evening. The concert is preceded by a maritime ceremonial with the participation of the honorary company of students of the Maritime University of Szczecin. The unique atmosphere of the event attracts over a thousand spectators every year.

During this year's concert dedicated To those who have not returned from the sea... we will listen to Marek Jasiński's Stabat Mater and Sunrise Mass by the Norwegian composer of the younger generation Ola Gjeilo. Recognized as a rising star of world classical music,Ola Gjeilo has created his own style inspired by classical, film, folk and jazz music. The four-part Sunrise Mass is an affirmation of the beauty of nature and a reflection on man's desire to rule the world. The works will be performed by the Jan Szyrocki ZUT Academic Choir and the Orchestra of the Castle Opera in Szczecin under the direction of Szymon Wyrzykowski.

Information on tickets athttp://www.opera.szczecin.pl

Warsaw | Kamionek Festival


The first edition of the festival dedicated to the culture of Kamionek – once an industrial area, which today is full of artistic life, will be held on 8-15 June 2019 in Warsaw.

The festival will allow participants to get to know contemporary Kamionek, people working for local communities, interesting artists and non-governmental organizations. It will also bring a number of attractive cultural events from various fields of art: concerts of classical and contemporary music, performances, workshops, happenings, meetings, visits to art studios, interesting walks, a bicycle ride with architects, and an urban game. The festival events will take place both outdoors – on Kamionek's streets, squares, or in Skaryszewski Park, as well as in the most interesting buildings of the district, including Soho Factory, Church in Kamionek and Powszechny Theatre.

On 9 June in the Skaryszewski Park, the New Warsaw Trio will familiarize the audience with music from France, Argentina and Poland. On the same day in the Church in Kamionek, the concert "Ars Moriendi" will be performed by the Bastarda Trio and the Choir of Grochów under the direction of Maja Kłoskowska. The Atom String Quartet and soloists of the Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra will perform on June 14 at the Soho Factory, presenting the selection of songs from the album "Supernova", awarded with Fryderyk 2019 in the category "Album of the Year – Contemporary Music". The authors of the compositions are musicians of the quartet: Dawid Lubowicz, Mateusz Smoczyński, Michał Zaborski and Krzyszof Lenczowski.

Full programme available at: www.festiwalnakamionku.pl 

Bydgoszcz | 20th anniversary of Pope Jean Paul II's visit to Bydgoszcz


A concert on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the visit of John Paul II in Bydgoszcz will take place on 7 June 2019 at 7pm at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic.

The Pope visited Kujawy and Pomerania twice: in 1991, when he was in Włocławek (6 and 7 June), and in 1999 – when he visited Toruń and Bydgoszcz (7 June). The programme of the concert to commemorate the latter event will be composed of works by eminent Polish composers.

The evening will start with Wojciech Kilar's Vocalise from The ninth gate, famous thriller by Roman Polański. Then, we will listen to Henryk Wieniawski's Second Concerto in D minor, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki's Three Dances Op. 35 for orchestra, and Wojciech Kilar's Exodus. The Symphony Orchestra of the Pomeranian Philharmonic, Chamber Choir "Akolada" from Bydgoszcz, Chamber Choir of the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz, and Choir of the Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum UMK in Toruń will be led by Marek Pijarowski. Violinist Mariusz Patyra will perform as soloist

More information at: http://www.filharmonia.bydgoszcz.pl/ 

The first in Poland series of concerts in the dark


Santander Bank, Santander Foundation, Polfund and the Silesian Philharmonic joined forces to create a unique spectacle with socio-artistic values. On 7-25 June 2019, the first in Poland series of symphonic concerts in the dark will begin under the title "Reach where the eyes cannot reach."

During performances, musicians will play part of the repertoire without a conductor, without seeing each other and relying solely on hearing. The purpose of the events is to increase social sensitivity to the needs of people with visual disabilities and to bring their way of feeling the world closer to our senses.

The series will be composed of 11 concerts which will take place in philharmonics, theaters and congress centers throughout Poland. The events will be honored by outstanding artists, including Waldemar Malicki, Carmen Giannattasio, Krzesimir Dębski, Anna Jurksztowicz, Ewa Uryga and Vołosi ensemble. The programme of the series includes works written by composers who had problems with eyesight, like Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Handel or Joaquin Rodrigo, as well as compositions by Fryderyk Chopin, Wojciech Kilar, or Krzesimir Dębsk

Full programme available at: https://www.filharmonia-slaska.eu

Poznań | Concert inaugurating the Józef Madej Association


A unique concert of Polish music commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Poznań University will take place on 6th June 2019 at the Runge College, University of Life Sciences in Poznań at 6.00 p.m. The concert will officialy inaugurate the Józef Madej Association and premiere Agata Jarecka's piece for clarinet and viola.

The main goal of the undertaking is to restore the memory of Poznań artists and lecturers influencing the development of Poznań Universities. During the concert, valuable works of Polish music literature will be presented, including compositions of Professor Józef Madej who rendered a great contribution to Poznań's musical life. In addition, the programme will include works by such composers as: Grażyna Bacewicz, Witold Lutosławski, Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, Stanisław Moniuszko, Olga Hans and Kazimierz Sikorski.

The concert will feature artists assocciated with the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań: Kamil Babka (viola), Maria Bielewicz (cello), Piotr Kosarga (violin), Paweł Kroczek (clarinet), Łukasz Krzemiński (oboe), Hanna Lizinkiewicz (piano), Maria Mikołajczak (soprano), Maria Rutkowska ( piano) and Aleksandra Rykowska (mezzo-soprano).

Admission free!

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Wrocław | Premiere of the album „Romantic works” (Orphée Classics)

Orphee classics

Wrocław artists Katarzyna Zdybel-Nam and Katarzyna Kluczewska invite you to a special evening with chamber music for bassoon and piano at the National Music Festival on June 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

Katarzyna Zdybel-Nam and Katarzyna Kluczewska, instrumentalists cooperating with each other for years, will present repertoire from their latest album Romantic works released by Orphée Classics. The upcoming concert is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the works in which the bassoon plays a very important role. This instrument is used not only in the orchestral music, but also in solo and chamber repertoire.

The programme of the concert includes: Sonata Op. 2 No. 6 by Antoine Dard, Sonata Op. 168 by Camille Saint-Saëns, Three Romances Op. 94 by Robert Schumann, Five Miniatures by Gerard Drozd, and Introduction and Polonaise Op. 9 by Carl Jacobi.

More information athttps://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/