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17th International Festiwal of G. G. Gorczycki

POLMICPatronat medialny nad Festiwalem sprawuje Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

Eight concerts with the participation of celebrities of the Polish music scene will take place between the 10th of September and the 2nd of October, 2022. This year's edition of the Festival, entitled ‘Innovations’, concentrates on the greatest innovations in the history of music that took place in two eras: baroque and contemporary music. The innovations of both are decisive for the further course of music history.

During this year's edition of the Festival six works by Polish composers: Paweł Łukaszewski, Leszek Kołodziejski, Ignacy Zalewski, Adam Wesołowski and Michał Malec will be premiered.

This year, the following ensembles will perform: Capella Cracoviensis, Silesian Philharmonic - Silesian Chamber Orchestra, Katowice City Singers Ensemble ‘Camerata Silesia’ and soloists and conductors: Marek Toporowski, Łukasz Długosz, Agata Kielar-Długosz, Jan Tomasz Adamus, Anna Szostak, Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski, Aleksandra Gajecka-Antosiewicz, Leszek Kołodziejski, Ewa Uryga, Bartłomiej Duś.


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Cieszyn | 30th Festival 'Viva il canto'

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The jubilee 30th edition of the ‘Viva il canto’ Vocal Music Festival, which could not take place last year due to the pandemic, will take place in Cieszyn on the Olza from the 10th to the 16th of September 2022.

The audience will have the opportunity to see, among others, an excellent staging of the famous operetta of Johann Strauss, or the Bat's Revenge, directed by Henryk Konwiński, but also listen to Polish and Ukrainian songs performed by Halina and Aleksander Teliga and young, debuting singers - both folk and stylized songs written in the 19th and 20th centuries.

‘Viva il canto’ also includes music meetings and premieres. During the concert on the 140th  anniversary of Karol Szymanowski's birth, works not only by Szymanowski will be performed, but also Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Mieczysław Karłowicz and - for the first time - Suite on Karol Szymanowski's themes composed by the master of improvisation, Silesian organist and organ builder Tomasz Orlow.


An oratorio work the Little Solemn Mass by Gioacchino Rossini will also be presented, in its original version: for choir, four soloists, two pianos and organ

Press release

Full programme of the event available on the website: www.vivailcanto.pl 

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Zabrze | Paweł Pudło's Wheels of Time - symphonic concert on the occasion of 100th anniversary of the city of Zabrze

POLMICThe premiere of Paweł Pudło's symphony Wheels of Time, written on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of granting municipal rights to the city of Zabrze, will inaugurate the 73rd artistic season of the Zabrze Philharmonic. The concert will take place on the 9th of September, 2022 at 6.00 p.m. Symphony orchestra and violinist Zofia Olesik will perform together with conductor Sławomir Chrzanowski. The musicians will also play unusual instruments.

Other compositions by Paweł Pudło will also be presented (fragments of the Ecological Symphony ‘Elements’ and the fantasy opera Violemi), as well as the 4th  "Italian" Symphony by Felix Mendelssohn.

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the ‘Composers’ Commissions" programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

More info about concert and tickets: www.filharmonia.zabrze.pl 

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Cracow | Inaugurating concert of the Sinfonietta Cracovia artistic season 2022/2023

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

POLMICOn the 9th of September, 2022, the Sinfonietta Cracovia Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Cracow will officially start a new artistic season. Four soloists, five compositions in the concert programme and one main character at the Karol Szymanowski Cracow Philharmonic at 20.30. The stars of the evening will certainly be maestra Katarzyna Tomala-Jedynak, violinist Daniel Stabrawa and violist Ignacy Miecznikowski.

The new Artistic Director of Sinfonietta Cracovia, and at the same time its first Conductor, offers the Cracovians an extremely varied program, in which, apart from the classics (Mozart), we will hear the repertoire for whose interpretations the Sinfonietta was appreciated from its beginnings (Penderecki), and the sounds of the 20th century neoclassicism (Martinů, Spisak) and works by film music composer Malcolm Arnold.

After a note of Krzysztof Siwoń

Ticket information: https://www.sinfonietta.pl/koncerty/koncert-inaugurujacy-sezon-artystyczny 

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Niwiska, Dzikowiec, Cmolas | Ballades and Romances in Podkarpacie manors

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Ballades and Romances, the Association of Polish Chamber Musicians will hold a unique project ‘Summer evenings in Podkarpacie manors’.

During the weekend from the 9th to the 11th of September 2022, Adam Mickiewicz's poetry will be recited by famous actors, accompanied by music of W. Żeleński, F. Chopin, J. Brahms and K. Szymanowski will be performed in three towns. The events will be preceded by lectures. Free admission to all concerts.

The project was co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion fund and the budget of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship.

Press release

Website: https://spmk.com.pl/projekt/lato-w-dworach/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stowarzyszeniekameralistow 

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Bielsko-Biała, Szczyrk | 3rd Beskid Classics Festival 'Beskid Classics'

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The slogan of the 3rd Beskid Classics Festival ‘Beskid Classics’, which will be held between the 8th and 10th of September 2022 in Bielsko-Biała and Szczyrk under the honorary patronage of the Mayor of Bielsko-Biała and the Mayor of Žilina (Slovakia), will be ‘The Closest to Music. All the concerts will take place in venues of extraordinary character, where the audiences will have the opportunity to listen to artists in an almost intimate atmosphere, which can be experienced even in the modern Cavatina Hall with nearly 1000 seats.

We will hear, among others works by Stanisław Moniuszko, Mieczysław Karłowicz, Eugen Suchoň, Myrosław Skoryk and the Polish premiere of the composition Home by Ihar Komar.


Detailed programme and ticket information: www.klasyka.eu 

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Sopot | 22nd Festival ‘Maria Fołtyn Kaleidoscope of Music Forms'

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

POLMIC22nd Festival ‘Maria Fołtyn Kaleidoscope of Music Forms’ which will be held on September 9–24, 2022, is dedicated to the patron of the festival on the 10th anniversary of her death.

The festival is a multi-year project referring to the pre – war music traditions of Sopot, concerning classical music presentations. Due to its interesting and unconventional setting, to the performances of eminent artists the festival is highly appreciated by the critics, the Tri-City audience and guests, from Poland and from abroad.

The festival has become a permanent part of Culture Map of Poland and Europe and one of the summer, tourist showcases of Pomerania presenting music from the Baroque period till modern times. This year it will host artists such as Dariusz Wójcik, Edyta Piasecka, Magdalena Cornelius-Kulig, Maciej Zimka, Duo Fortecello.

 

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Bisztynek | 2nd Festival of Beautiful Music in Bisztynek

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

This year's edition of the festival will fill three September dates with the beauty of music: September 9, 10, and 17. We want these meetings to show a new perspective on the role of music in today's world. Therefore, we will look at the „Horyzont” (tr. the Horizon), which will be present with us as the guiding slogan. It will be a story about young artists who want to go beyond their own and the horizons outlined by the world. It is also a chance to see and even hear the phenomena that appear on the horizon ... in the concerts entitled „W zenicie" (tr. At the Zenith) and „W pełni” (tr. To the Full).

The festival is dedicated to every recipient, regardless of age and place of residence. We are inviting whole families, young and old, residents and tourists of the regionto participate and enjoy the beauty of music. We hope for a meeting full of inspiration, which will result in the continuation of the festival and the creation of new musical initiatives. Admission to all events is free.


 
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57th Andrzej Markowski International Wratislavia Cantans Festival

Dangerous Liaisons - this is the motto for the concerts of the 57th edition of the Andrzej Markowski International Wratislavia Cantans Festival which will take place between the 9th and 18th of September 2022. We already know the programme of the Festival in Wrocław.

Wratislavia Cantans was founded as an oratorio festival, which is why oratorios will be performed during the first and last concert. Oratorios by 17th century composer Emilio de 'Cavalieri, San Giovanni Battista by Alessandro Stradella, as well as an oratorio of the Ukrainian composer Oleksandr Szymko Wyraj will be performed at the Festival.

This year's festival is traditionally also about premiere perfomances. We will hear the Symphony No. 8 by Paweł Łukaszewski, one of the most popular living Polish composers.. The commission of Łukaszewski's work 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.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Ticket sales have just begun: www.bilety.nfm.wroclaw.pl 

Detailed programme www.wratislaviacantans.pl 

 

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