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Polkowice, Prochowice, Obora | 'With Classics through Poland': Janusz Wawrowski and Mischa Kozłowski

POLMICPolish Music Management invites you to concerts in the series ‘With classics through Poland’ with the participation of violinist Janusz Wawrowski and pianist Mischa Kozłowski. The concerts will take place on the 4th of August, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Polkowice, on the 5th August at 6.00 p.m. in the Prochowice Center of Culture and Sport and on the 6th of August at 5:00 p.m. in the Church of at. Anthony in Obora.

Janusz Wawrowski, decorated with the Silver Cross of Merit by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, professor at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, is also a two-time winner of the ‘Fryderyk’ award. In recognition of his efforts to promote Polish culture, he was granted permission to play the violin of A. Stradivari ‘Polonia’ (1685), courtesy of Roman Ziemian.

The project ‘With classics through Poland’ is carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance and financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

More: https://nimit.pl/wydarzenia/ 

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Warsaw | ‘Varsovians sing (un) forbidden songs’ again at the Józef Piłsudski Square

POLMICThe concert ‘Varsovians sing (un) forbidden songs’ returns to the Warsaw Józef Piłsudski Square after almost two years of absence - on the 1st of August, 2022 at 20.30. During this unique musical event, we will once again be able to sing patriotic songs together in the center of the capital, for which the insurgents fought 78 years ago.

The concert with the orchestra and directed by Jan Stokłosa will be led by Tomasz Wolny. During the evening we will hear (and sing!) such songs as Warszawianka, Marsz Mokotowa, Paramedic Małgorzatka, Pałacyk Michla or Little Girl from the Home Army.

The songbook with the lyrics will be available for download from the website 1944.pl a few days before the event. It contains insurgent repertoire, including songs by Polish composers and cultural activists: Karol Kurpiński, Andrzej Panufnik, Jan Ekier, Jerzy Dargiel, Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński, Michał Zieliński and Jan Markowski.

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Wołomin | Summer concerts at the Nałkowscy Museum 2022 – Popko / Thieu-Quang Duo

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

POLMICOn the 7th of August, 2022 the Zofia and Wacław Nałkowski Museum in Wołomin invites you to a concert of a clarinet and piano duo. In the interpretation of pianist Paweł Popko and clarinetist Piotr Thieu-Quang, we will hear works by Franz Ignaz Danzi, Felix Mendelssohn, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Fryderyk Chopin and Francis Poulenc.

At the beginning of July, the Duo qualified for the Swedish International Duo Competition, which will take place on between the 19th and the 21st of August, 2022. The CMS law firm decided to support Popko / Thieu-Quang Duo's participation in the competition in Sweden. During the next concert, therefore, the Duo will present the repertoire to be performed at the competition.

During the 2nd Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music, organized by NIMiT, the Duo received a distinction, as well as two special awards: for the performance of a piece written after 1945 and a year of media patronage (awards of the Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC).

Admission to the concert is free: http://muzeumnalkowskich.pl/koncerty-letnie-u-nalkowskich-2022-popko-thieu-quang-duo/#more-1597 

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Katowice | NOSPR Academy - 2022/2023 season

polmicMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

NOSPR announces recruitment for the 3rd edition of the NOSPR Academy in following categories: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass. The preselection will be based on the submitted audio-video entries. Deadline for the applications is the 15th of September, 2022. Participation in the programme is free.

Selected candidates will be invited to participate in auditions at the premises of the NOSPR. The auditions will take place on: 10, 17, 19 20, 21, 22 October 2022.

The detailed schedule of the auditions will be published in mid-August 2022.

Rules and application form available on the website: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/orkiestra/akademia 

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Warsaw | 'I am thinking. I am not crying': soundtrack for the Umschlagplatz monument inspired by Irena Klepfisz' poem

POLMICOn the 31st July, 2022 at 6.00 p.m. at the Umschlagplatz Monument in Warsaw (Stawki 4 street), the premiere of a piece by the curator of the WarszeMuzik Festival and the co-founder of the Mieczysław Wajnberg Institute, Ania Karpowicz, will take place. It will be a soundtrack for the monument. Admission to the event is free.

On the 31st of July, 2022, in the year of the 80th anniversary of the final destruction of the Warsaw ghetto, the monument will play its own music, far from klezmer folklore and mourning songs, music ‘here and now’. The musical form was inspired by a poem by Irena Klepfisz entitled Umschlagplatz from 1983, published in Polish in the anthology Moja Dzika Koza translated by Bella Szwarcman-Czarnota.

In terms of sound, the starting point for writing the piece were field recordings made at the monument, as well as the sound impressions heard and remembered from the interventions of WarszeMuzik. From the content of the poem, we will hear only a few selected words in the piece, including the title one: ‘I am thinking. I am not crying’. The piece is written for flute and bass flute accompanied by an audio layer, composed only of processed sounds of the city recorded at the monument.

Press release

Additional information: https://polin.pl/pl/wydarzenie/mysle-nie-placze-udzwiekowienie-pomnika-umschlagplatz 

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Cracow | Korea-Poland. Music inspired by tradition

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Arts Council Korea and the ‘Porta Musicae’ Artistic Association invite you to a special concert entitled ‘Korea-Poland. Music inspired by tradition’ on the 30th of July at 7 p.m. It will be an extraordinary meeting of two cultures - a musical dialogue of artists from the Republic of Korea and Poland.

The contemporary Korean composer, Gyungeun Lee, wrote music inspired by two cultures - she dressed traditional Korean rhythms and melodies in the musical garments of traditional Polish dances. All songs will be premiered during a concert in Cracow. It will be a unique opportunity to hear traditional Korean instruments live: Piri, Gayageum and Haegeum.

After a note of Aleksandra Kuzemko

Additional information: https://www.portamusicae.art.pl/ 

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Warsaw | Noskowski. Concert with Maestro Antoni Wit

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

An important element of the mission of the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra is the restitution of forgotten masterpieces of Polish music in concert practice, and the concert on the 30th of July, 2022 at 19.00 conducted by Antoni Wit at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw will be an important step in bringing back Zygmunt Noskowski to his rightful place among the outstanding Polish and European composers of the second half of the 19th century. 

At the beginning of the 21st  century, the music of Zygmunt Noskowski slowly began to return to concert stages, and the first editions of his previously unpublished works, such as String Quartets No. 2 and 3, and Symphony No. 2, also appeared.

Piotr Maculewicz

More: https://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/ 

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Poznań | 16th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition

polmic16th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition will take place in Poznań on October 7–21, 2022. The Orchestra of the National Philharmonic conducted by Andrzej Boreyko and violinist Veriko Tchumburidze will perform during the inaugural concert. Tickets are on sale now.

Together with the winner of the last competition, the Orchestra will perform the Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 by Antonin Dvořák and the Mieczysław Karłowicz ‘Rebirth’ Symphony in E minor, Op. 7. On Andrzej Boreyko's initiative, the programme of the concert will also include a work ‘Nova’ by Ukrainian composer Victoria Poleva, as an expression of the competition's solidarity with the Ukrainian nation, so severely affected by Russian military aggression.

16th International Violin Competition Henryk Wieniawski is co-organized with the National Institute of Music and Dance from the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Press release

Tickets available on the website: https://www.bilety24.pl/koncert/698-koncert-inauguracyjny-16-miedzynarodowego-konkursu-skrzypcowego-im-h-wieniawskiego-78373?id=415204 

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Olgierd Pisarenko passed away...

POLMIC

Olgierd Pisarenko (1947-2022), musicologist and journalist, member of the Polish Composers' Union since 1981, died this morning.

He graduated from the Institute of Musicology at the Warsaw University.

From 1972, he collaborated with the magazine Ruch Muzyczny. In the years 2008-2013 he was the editor-in-chief of the journal. He was the author of numerous publications and radio broadcasts.

From 1972 he was also associated with the International Festival of Contemporary Music ‘Warsaw Autumn’. In 1987-1995 he was the chairman of the Festival's Repertoire Committee.

From 2008, he was a jury member of the OPUS Public Media Award in the field of contemporary classical music.

In 2007 he was awarded the Silver Medal for Merit to Culture - Gloria Artis.

We bid him farewell with great regret.