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Olsztyn | Symphonic concert with Maurycy Moszkowski's music

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On 15 February 2019 at 7.00 p.m., during a Friday symphonic concert at the Warmian-Masurian Philharmonic in Olsztyn, we will listen to a recently discovered piece by Maurycy Moszkowski, a composer of Polish origin.

Piano concerto in B minor, Op. 3, written by the pianist and composer born in Wrocław, will be performed together with one of the most popular compositions by Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73. The Symphony Orchestra of the Warmian-Masurian Philharmonic will be led by a guest from Austria – Vladimir Kiradjiev, while the pianist Ludmil Angelov, born in Bulgaria and now living in Spain, will perform as a soloist.

Angelov is a laureate of many international piano competitions. He took part in the most important Chopin festivals in Europe, including the "Chopin and His Europe" Festival in Warsaw, and his recording of Chopin's rondos and variations was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque Chopin by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw. He was a member oj jury at the international competitions, including the Chopin Competition in Warsaw (2010 and 2015). Among the recordings for global record labels, Angelov registered with the Scottish BBC Symphony Orchestra the world premiere of Piano Concerto in B minor, Op.3 by Maurycy Moszkowski. The piece was discovered eight years ago at the National Library in Paris, and the pre-premiere of the concerto took place in Warsaw in January 2014. The same soloist and conductor who premiered the piece will present it on February 15 in the Warmian-Masurian Philharmonic.

Before the concert, at 6.00 p.m., musicologist Jan Popis (Warsaw) invites to the introduction to the Friday concert, which will take place in the chamber hall of the Philharmonic (2nd floor).

More information at: https://filharmonia.olsztyn.pl/koncert/koncert-symfoniczny-24/

Katowice | Vivat Academia! 90th Jubilee of Karol Szymanowski Music Academy

Silesia

The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music will celebrate its 90th jubilee on February 14, 2019 at 6.00 p.m. in the Archdiocesan Museum in Katowice.

The Institution for the Promotion and Dissemination of Music "Silesia" invites you to the next concert of the "Vivat Academia!" series, which include meetings with outstanding artists and professors at the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice. The guest of the evening will be Professor Eugeniusz Knapik, who was the Rector of the Academy in 2002-2008 and for many years was the head of the Department of Composition and Theory of Music. He studied composition with Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and piano with Czesław Stańczyk, and still as a student, he began his didactic work at the Katowice Academy. He was the first performer of the cycle Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus by Olivier Messiaen in Poland. As a pianist, he participated in many prestigious concert and festival events around the world. As a composer, he received many awards at national and international competitions, including the UNESCO International Composers' Tribune in Paris (1978 – distinction and 1984 – 1st place for String Quartet).

In the concert part of the evening, an outstanding singer Ewa Biegas, a graduate and currently a teacher at the Music Academy in Katowice, together with Eugeniusz Knapik will perform his songs to the words of Krzysztof Ildefons Gałczyński as well as Maurice Ravel's Greek Songs. The famous Silesian cellist Adam Krzeszowiec will perform Knapik's Filo d'Arianna for cello solo, which was recorded on a CD released by Radio Katowice. 

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available at: https://www.silesia.art.pl/strona-glowna/koncerty/351_vivat-academia-koncert-i-spotkaniebrz-prof-eugeniuszem-knapikiem 

Nabór CLASSICAL:NEXT 2019. Polscy menedżerowie i promotorzy na najważniejszych targach muzyki klasycznej w Europie

IAMInstytut Adama Mickiewicza ogłasza kolejny otwarty nabór delegatów na targi muzyczne Classical:NEXT, które odbędą się w dniach 15-18 maja 2019 roku w Rotterdamie.

Classical:NEXT łączy formułę targów i konferencji branżowej. Stwarza uczestnikom możliwość swobodnych spotkań z najważniejszymi przedstawicielami międzynarodowego środowiska muzycznego, sieciowania, udziału w licznych konferencjach tematycznych i śledzenia najnowszych trendów w branży (w tym zastosowania nowych technologii w muzyce klasycznej).

Mając na uwadze potrzebę rozwoju polskiego rynku muzyki klasycznej oraz promocji jego potencjału za granicą, Instytut Adama Mickiewicza po raz trzeci organizuje stoisko polskie na Classical:NEXT i oferuje akredytacje na to prestiżowe wydarzenie. Nabór adresowany jest do tych organizatorów życia muzycznego (zarówno prywatnych, jak i instytucjonalnych), którzy pragną promować polskich artystów za granicą, rozszerzać sieć kontaktów i dystrybucji, podejmować współpracę z międzynarodowymi partnerami, a przede wszystkim mają przemyślaną wizję międzynarodowej obecności artysty, produktu lub firmy/instytucji, które reprezentują. Osoby wyłonione w naborze zostaną zaproszone do wzięcia udziału w targach Classical:NEXT, jako członkowie polskiej delegacji.

IAM czeka na zgłoszenia do 25 lutego 2019 roku, do godz. 10:00.

Wyniki naboru zostaną ogłoszone 5 marca 2019 roku na stronie www.iam.pl. Zakres wsparcia IAM określa regulamin, z którym wnioskodawca zobowiązany jest się zapoznać.

Dokumenty do pobrania i szczegółowe informacje na stronie: https://iam.pl/pl/nabor-classicalnext-2019-polscy-menedzerowie-i-promotorzy-na-najwazniejszych-targach-muzyki 

Szczecin | Magic sonata

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On February 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin will host a chamber concert. Among others, Kazimierz Serocki's work will be performed.

The genre of sonata, meaning a purely instrumental composition (in contrast to the vocal cantata), appeared without a strictly defined form at the end of the 16th century. In Baroque, two types of sonatas were distinguished: da camera (courtly), resembling the construction of multi-part suites, and da chiesa (church), composed of four alternating slow and fast movements. In Baroque music one can also encounter sonatas a due, a tre, a quattro, etc., which meant the number of melodic instruments that were always accompanied by basso continuo. Such sonatas in a cast of up to seven instruments were written by a representative of the early Baroque, Austrian violinist Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, creator of the famous "Rosary Sonatas" (Rosenkranzsonaten). We will listen to Sonata à 3 in D minor for two violins, trombone and basso continuo, which was written in 1679-1680 at the court of Archbishop Maximilian G. von Kuenburg.

The sonata form and its shorter simpler version of sonatina also appeared in the 20th-century music. Sonatina for a trombone and piano from 1954 by Kazimierz Serocki is one of several compositions for trombone resulting from the collaboration with trombonist Juliusz Pietrachowicz. In the three-movement virtuoso Sonatina, Serocki tries to combine traditional music with contemporary composing techniques. Another example from the 20th century is Sonata for clarinet and piano written in 1962 by Francis Poulenc. The piece was commissioned by an American musician associated more often with swing than classical music, Benny Goodman. He wanted to premiere the work together with Poulenc, but it was impossible because of Poulenc’s sudden death. During the premiere at the New York Carnegie Hall, Goodman was accompanied on the piano by Leonard Bernstein.

More information at: https://filharmonia.szczecin.pl/wydarzenia/997-Filharmonicy_Kameralnie__Magic_sonata_ 

Katowice | The Youth's Wednesday: Violinofonica

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On February 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., the violin quartet Violinofonica will perform at the headquarters of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice as part of the concert series "The Youth's Wednesday".

Violinofnica Violin Quartet was founded in January 2017 by violinist Agnieszka Marucha, along with the most talented students of her class at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. The ensemble aims to promote a rare repertoire for 4 violins and to help young violin players to gain stage experience. In the artistic season of 2018/2019, the quartet performed at the Ryszard Kapuściński awards ceremony in Warsaw, the Music Salon in Suwałki and the Korean Institute in Warsaw. In July 2018, the quartet debuted abroad during the Bosa Antica Festival in Italy.

The ensemble performs a wide repertoire (from baroque to the latest music), however its core is Polish music, including specifically commissioned works. Among them we will find Silesian Melodies by Weronika Olbrot and Migotanie by Iwona Kisiel, both composed in 2018. These works, which will be performed on February 13 in Katowice, had their world premiere in Italy during the 11th International Festival of Chamber Music of Bosa Antica. In addition, in the band's interpretation, we will listen to Duets on folk themes for two violins and Quartet for four violins by Grażyna Bacewicz, Four Silesian melodies by Witold Lutosławski and works by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Georg Friedrich Telemann and Jacob Dont.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: http://www.nospr.org.pl/pl/koncerty/1363/sroda-modych-kwartet-skrzypcowy-violinofonica 

Lublin | Love in the Carnival

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Is it possible to combine the carnival celebrations with the upcoming St. Valentine's Day? If you are willing to find out, we recommend a visit to the Lublin Philharmonic on February 10, 2019 at 5.00 p.m.

During the concert, the Chamber Choir of the Lublin Philharmonic under the direction of Dawid Jarząba will perform a set of works related to different shades of love. The programme will include compositions of J. Rutter, G. Turner, C. Velázquez, A. Ledesm, B. Chilcott, J. Fisher, F. Bridge, as well as compositions by Polish artists: Stanisław Wiechowicz, Karol Mieczysław Prosnak and Jan Maklakiewicz.

More information at: http://filharmonialubelska.pl/pl,0,s257,d489,milosc_w_karnawale.html 

Katowice | Weinberg in Poland

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A concert on February 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.in the headquarters of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice will feature chamber music works of Mieczysław Wajnberg and Grażyna Bacewicz in the interpretation of the Silesian Quartet and the pianist Wojciech Świtała.

String Quartet No. 12, Op. 103 (1969/1970) is one of the experimental works of Mieczysław Wajnberg, filled with despair, drama and irony. It includes elements of serial music of the Second Viennese School of Arnold Schönberg, banned by Soviet ideologists, and allusions to Bela Bartók's string quartets. Piano Quintet No. 1 (1952) is one of the most frequently performed works of Grażyna Bacewicz. This popularity is due to the beauty of the themes, the charming game of contrasts, and the phantasmagoric "thoughts" (the idiom of the so-called "night music" by Bartók). 

Information on tickets at: http://www.nospr.org.pl/pl/koncerty/1402/kwartet-slaski-wojciech-switaa-wajnberg-w-polsce 

Composer Zbigniew Penherski has died at 84

Penherski

Zbigniew Penherski, a member of the Polish Composers' Union since 1959, passed away on February 4, 2019.

Zbigniew Penherski was a student of Stefan Bolesław Poradowski, Tadeusz Szeligowski and Bohdan Wodiczko. As a scholarship holder of the Dutch Government, he also studied at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht. His music was performed in Poland and abroad, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Korea, Mexico, Germany, Norway, the United States, Great Britain, Italy, and the former Soviet Union. His works were recommended by the International Composers' Tribune in Paris (2001).

He was a member of the Association of Authors ZAIKS, Polish Contemporary Music Association, Warsaw Musical Society, honorary member of the Scottish Composers' Union (1987) and honorary citizen of cities: Kragujevac in Serbia, Russe in Bulgaria and Ho-Chi-Minh in Vietnam.

Zbigniew Penherski received a Silver Cross of Merit and the Award of the Prime Minister of Poland for works for children and youth, as well as the Annual Award of the Polish Composers' Union for outstanding compositional creativity and artistic independence.

Zakopane | Karłowicz in Memoriam

Akademia Beethovenowska

Mieczysław Karłowicz's symphonic works will be performed by the legendary violinist Konstanty Andrzej Kulka and the Beethoven Academy Orchestra conducted by Monika Stefaniak on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the death of the composer. The concert will take place on February 8, 2019 at 8.00 p.m. in the Church of the Holy Cross in Zakopane.

A publicist and author of excellent Tatra photos, a skiing enthusiast, a pioneer of mountaineering and one of the initiators of the establishment of the Tatra Volunteer Rescue Service, and above all, the author of great symphonic compositions and poems. The tragic fate, however, shattered the chances of further development of Mieczysław Karłowicz's career. His love for the mountains caused him a premature death under an avalanche on the slopes of Little Kościelec.

Exactly on the 110th anniversary of Karłowicz's death, artists will pay homage to this outstanding Polish artist. The programme of the gala concert will be opened by an emotional and poetic reflection on the human fate. "The White Dove" Symphonic Prologue, composed to the dramatic poem of the now forgotten writer Józefat Nowiński. In the interpretation of the brilliant Violin Concerto in A major, one of the most interesting works of this genre, we will admire the legend of Polish violin music – Konstanty Andrzej Kulka. The evening will be closed by the famous symphonic poem Eternal Songs. The Beethoven Academy Orchestra will perform under the baton of Monika Stefaniak – a student of such conductors as Sir Colin Davis, Helmuth Rilling and Jerzy Salwarowski.

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