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Warsaw | 'Meet music in Warsaw'

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

POLMICCultural Office of the City of Warsaw and the JAX Association cordially invite you to a series of summer classical music concerts entitled ‘Meet music in Warsaw’. The concerts will take place on the 12th, 19th and 26th of June in selected churches in Warsaw. The repertoire includes the most beautiful pieces of chamber and organ music.

Admission to the concerts is free. Each concert will be accompanied by a visual projection, thanks to which the audience will be able to observe the performing artists. All the concerts will be available online on the JAX Association's YouTube channel.

Ahead of us is a journey into the world of various forms, musical styles and interesting acoustic effects. We will hear a solo organ, as well as chamber pieces with violin, flute or saxophone. Recognized artists who have been actively involved in Polish and foreign cultural life for many years will perform - Łukasz Długosz (flute), Ryszard Żołędziewski (saxophone), Róża Lorenc (violin), as well as organists: Roman Perucki, Piotr Rojek and Wiktor Brzuchacz.

 

Detailed programme: https://stowarzyszeniejax.pl/ 

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Poznań | 12th Enter Enea Festival

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The 12th Enter Enea Festival will take place between June 13-16, 2022 in Poznań on Lake Strzeszyn. The programme will include the premiere of Leszek Możdżer's new orchestral piece MONIUSZKO ALT_SHIFT_1 ESCAPE, commissioned by the Grand Theater in Poznań.

Możdżer will perform his new piece with the Theater orchestra conducted by Katarzyna Tomala-Jedynak. Finnish trumpeter Verneri Pohjola, bassist Bartek Królik, drummer Łukasz Sobolak and saxophonist Adam Bławicki will perform together with the composer at the concert.. MONIUSZKO ALT_SHIFT_1 ESCAPE is a reinterpretation of Leszek Możdżer and based on Moniuszko's Fantastic Overture ‘Fairy Tale’. It is a  unique way of celebrating the 150th death anniversary of the patron of the Grand Theater in Poznań.

Enter Enea Festival is a three-day musical meeting in the open air at the Strzeszyn Lake, in the music company selected by Leszek Możdżer, artistic director since the first edition.

Enea has been the titular sponsor of the Enter Enea Festival for 8 years. The Festival is organized thanks to the support of the Poznań City Hall and the Marshal of the Wielkopolska Voivodeship.

Programme: http://enterfestival.pl/ 

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Laureates of the 63rd Tadeusz Baird Composers' Competition

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On the 10th of June, 2022, the final concert of the 63rd Tadeusz Baird Composers’ Competition, after which the Jury selected two winners and awarded two distinctions!

The jury was composed of: Agata Zubel (chair), Krzysztof Baculewski, Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz, Jadwiga Rappé and Wojciech Ziemowit Zych.

After listening to the concert, the Jury decided:

Tadeusz Baird Main Prize was divided as follows:

  • First prize for the piece Hidden monologues by Hubert Gabriel Żmudzki
  • Third prize for the piece 16087 by Przemysław Pacek.

The second prize was not awarded.

Distinctions were awarded for the works SHAKESPEARE-MONOLOGUES by Bartosz Witkowski and Praise by Michał Dorman.

The award ceremony will take place during the 65th ‘Warsaw Autumn’ International Festival of Contemporary Music.

Congratulations to the winners!

Gdańsk | ‘There is no freedom without solidarity’

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On the 12th of June, 2022 at 7.00 pm with a concert ‘There is no freedom without solidarity’ the Open Theater in Gdańsk will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the first pilgrimage of John Paul II to the Tri-City and the 40th anniversary of the banning of the trade unions ‘Solidarity’. Admission to the concert is free!

The event is organized under the patronage of: President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Jarosław Sellin, Archbishop of Gdańsk Tadeusz Wojda, Pomeranian Voivode Dariusz Drelich, Chairman of the National Committee of NSZZ ‘Solidarność’ Piotr Duda.

The programme of the event will include fragments of the Pomeranian Homilies from two pilgrimages of John Paul II to the Tri-City (1987, 1999), piano pieces and songs by Fryderyk Chopin, pieces dedicated to the Polish Pope and John Paul II's favorite songs.

Additional information: www.teatrotwarty.pl 
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Cracow | Karol Rathaus in Memoriam 2

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polmicThe second concert in tribute to Karol Rathaus will take place on the 12th of June, 2022 at 7.00 p.m. at the Galicia Jewish Museum, where some of composer’s works will be presented in Poland for the first time!

Karol Rathaus Ensemble premiered works such as Eine kleine Serenade, Op. 23 (1927), Mazurka (1941), Polish Polka (1941), Confused Intermezzo (Pole in Spain)/ Habanera and Mazurka (1941). The members of the Karol Rathaus Ensemble - Piotr Lato, Marcin Hałat, Aleksandra Hałat - and their guests: French horn player Paweł Cal, bassoon player Damian Lipień and trumpeter Piotr Nowak will perform.

The composer's path led from Tarnopol through Vienna, Berlin, London and Paris to the United States, which became his second homeland. He was an active member of American music organizations (including ISCM, American League of Composers from Austria, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), honorary vice-president of the Jewish Music World Center, he was also active in Polish organizations, including in the Music Committee of the Institute of Culture.

Admission free!

Additional information: https://galiciajewishmuseum.org/koncert-karol-rathaus-im-memoriam-2/ 

Katowice | 'Generation 51 for 70th Birthday Anniversary’: final of the concert cycle

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On the 11th of June 2022 at 18.00, at the invitation of the Silesian Quartet, Joanna Freszel, Łukasz Krupiński and Elżbieta Mrożek-Loska will perform during the final concert of the ‘Generation '51 for the 70th birthday anniversary’ series.

Audition VI by Andrzej Krzanowski and Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven (arranged for piano and viola quintet) will be performed at the concert.

 

More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/kwartet-slaski-joanna-freszel-pokolenie-51-na-70-lecie-urodz 

Szczecin | 'For those who did not return form the sea...': premiere of Michał Dobrzyński 'Once there was a glassy sea' song cycle

POLMICThe Castle Opera in Szczecin invites you to the concert ‘For those who did not return from the sea", which will take place on the 11th of June, 2022 at 22.00 at the Central Cemetery in Szczecin. The Castle Opera Orchestra conducted by Przemysław Zych and mezzo-soprano, Urszula Kryger, will present works by Mieczysław Karłowicz and Krzysztof Penderecki. Premiere of a a song cycle by Michał Dobrzyński, specially composed for this event, will also be performed.

The concert ‘For those who did not return from the sea ...’ is a cyclical event, taking place in the unusual scenery of the Central Cemetery, among the symbolic graves of those who were taken by the sea. The concert is preceded by a maritime ceremony with the participation of the honorary company of students of the Maritime University of Szczecin to commemorate the people who tied their lives with the sea.


Additional information: https://www.opera.szczecin.pl/repertuar/tym-ktorzy-nie-powrocili-z-morza-2 

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Tykocin | 5th National Competition of Sacred Music 'Hope in the Choir'

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The fifth edition of the choir competition will be held on the 11th of June 11, 2022 in the church of the Holy Trinity in Tykocin. 30 choirs from all over Poland will perform. There will also be workshops for conductors and choirs.

The competition will be divided into 7 categories, including homogeneous, mixed and parish choirs. The jury of experienced choirmasters will evaluate, among other things, the culture of sound, interpretation, repertoire, tempo, diction and general artistic expression. The winner will receive a Grand Prix and a cash prize of PLN 5,000. There will also be a special award from the Mayor of Tykocin for the best performance of a piece by a Polish composer and a special award from the director of Radio Nadzieja for the best conductor.

Admission free!

Detailed programme: http://konkurschoralny.radionadzieja.pl/ 

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Białogard, Złocieniec, Połczyn-Zdrój | 'With Classics through Poland': Janusz Olejniczak and Tomasz Strahl

NIMiTOn the 10th of June, 2022 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Culture and European Meetings in Białogard, 11th of June at 6.00 p.m. at the Złocieniec Cultural Center and 12th of June at 3.30 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Połczyn-Zdrój concerts as part of the series ‘With classics through Poland’ will take place.

Janusz Olejniczak and Tomasz Strahl will perform will perform works by Fryderyk Chopin, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, as well as Franz Schubert, Georg Friedrich Handel, Edward Elgar and Manuel de Falla.

The concert series ‘With classics through Poland’ is financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sports and organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance. Admission to the concerts is free!

Details: https://nimit.pl/ 

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