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Cracow | Concert of the laureate of the Carl Nielsen Competition: Sinfonietta Cracovia and Bohdan Luts

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

polmicAs part of cooperation with the International Carl Nielsen Competition Sinfonietta Cracovia invited a 17-year-old violinist from Lviv and the winner of the last edition of the Competition, Bohdan Luts, to a concert on the 2nd of July, 2022 at 7.00 p.m. at the Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art in Sukiennice. The programme of the concert will combine classical compositions by Mozart with Krzysztof Penderecki's Leaves of an unwritten diary.

The International Carl Nielsen Competition is a recognized event taking place in Odense, Carl Nielsen's city of birth, Denmark. In 2022, the jury distinguished few soloists from among 72 participants.

The Lviv virtuoso will perform in a branch of the National Museum in Cracow with the Sinfonietta Cracovia lead by Jurek Dybał.

After a note of Krzysztof Siwoń

Ticket information: https://www.bilety24.pl/kup-bilet-na-1177-koncert-z-laureatem-laureatka-konkursu-nielsena-77334?id=407573 

Warsaw | 5th Festival of the Polish Royal Opera 'Polish Music'

POLMICThe 5th Festival of the Polish Royal Opera will be filled with dozens of hours of Polish music. On stage of the Royal Theater between the 2nd and 24th of July, 2022 soloists, the Vocal Ensemble and Orchestra, and the period instruments ensemble of the Polish Royal Opera will perform.

The Festival will include twelve artistic events - performances and concerts. During the ceremonial inauguration, on the 2nd of July, the premiere of Zygmunt Krauze's The Night of Ravens directed by Waldemar Raźniak, commissioned by the Polish Royal Opera, will take place.

The libretto for this one-act opera was prepared by Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk based on Ballades and Romance and Dziady by Adam Mickiewicz. The audience will have the opportunity to confront two musical interpretations of Mickiewicz's poetry: on the 14th of July, on the Old Orangery stage we will hear Stanisław Moniuszko's Widma cantata.

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Warsaw | 22nd Music Gardens Festival 2022 'Sing the Gardens'

polmicThe 22nd Music Gardens Festival 2022 Sing the Gardens will take place on July 1–31, 2022. This year's festival refers to the novel by Paweł Huelle, in which music plays an important role, especially the mysterious opera by Richard Wagner.

The opening concert (on the 1st of July at 6:30 p.m.) will take the participants into the world of famous arias by Stanisław Moniuszko, Charles Gounod, fragments from operas by Zygmunt Noskowski and Władysław Żeleński. The freshness brought by young  performers (Magdalena Stefaniak, Szymon Mechliński, Aleksander Teliga) - laureates of the Bogdan Paprocki National Competition in Bydgoszcz and the Warsaw Sinfonia Viva string orchestra conducted by Tomasz Radziwonowicz, will certainly be an excellent introduction to the further events of the 'Music Gardens'.

This year exceptionally, concerts will take place at the Sinfonia Varsovia Concert Pavilion in the Grochowska 272 street in Warsaw. The concert of the piano duo Fiona and Chiara Alaimo (on the 20th of July) will be organized in the ballroom of the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the ‘Music’ programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Press release

Festival website: https://www.ogrodymuzyczne.pl/ 

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Wroclaw | The Summer Chamber Festival ‘Music in old Wrocław' 2022

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The Summer Chamber Festival ‘Music in old Wrocław’ will take place between the 2nd of July and 27th of August, 2022. When great institutions are ‘dozing’ and the audience does not necessarily like rock or jazz, good chamber music is a great choice. Admission to the concerts is free!

The programme of this year's event enables the inhabitants of Wrocław and tourists visiting the capital of Lower Silesia to make a musical journey from the early baroque to the present day. The organizer - the Association of Artistic Initiatives ‘Mosty Kultury’ wants to refresh the tradition of music salons and thus make classical music more accessible. In the beautiful, carefully selected historical interiors of Wrocław, in the evening time, interesting and still little known chamber music literature will be presented at the highest artistic level, including works by Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, Karol Szymanowski, Jan Gall, Stanisław Niewiadomski, Wojciech Kilar, Andrzej Panufnik and Mieczysław Weinberg.

Detailed programme: http://mostykultury.pl/ 

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Elbląg | Elbląg Music Masterclass. The biggest summer festival of string music (and more) of northern Poland

polmicMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Elbląg Music Masterclass was created for young musicians who want to develop their skills under the supervision of outstanding instrumentalists and educators from Poland and abroad.

During the 10 days of July (01.07-10.07.2022), a number of various events will be organized, tailored specifically to the needs of students of music schools of the first and second degree, students and graduates of music academies. The participants will take part in courses, workshops and lectures. They will perform during recitals and concerts. EMM provides young musicians with a prestigious start to their individual musical activity and the opportunity to present their skills to a wide audience.

Polish Music Information Center POLMIC is the founder of the prizes for the participants. Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Tomasz Czapla

Details: https://elblagmasterclass.pl/pl 

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Katowice | Movie summer with Silesian Philharmonic: Movies for voices

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We invite you to the July concerts at the Silesian Philharmonic, during which you will hear music known from the big screen, including works by Wojciech Kilar. On the 1st of July, 2022 at 7.00 p.m. the Silesian Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Jarosław Wolanin, will host an evening full of film music. The solo parts during the concert inaugurating this summer concert series will be performed by Robert Czmok (saxophone) and Adam Eibin (piano).

The programme of the concert will be filled with songs from the movies. It will be an opportunity to listen to works created for the needs of such images, such as the Les choristes, Just Like Heaven, Amadeus and films from the James Bond series. What's more, musicians will perform works that were created with concert performance in mind, but turned out to be an inspiration for many directors and appeared many times in films.

After a note of Marta Szybiak

More: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/production/movies-for-voices-czmok-eibin-wolanin-chor/ 

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Cracow | Concert promoting the album 'Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta'

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On the 30th of June, 2022 at 7 p.m. music from the album Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta will come to life at the Manggha Museum in Cracow. This is a summary of six years of the International Composers Competition under the honorary patronage of Krzysztof Penderecki.

In the years 2015–2020, the jury composed of experts (including Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa and Zygmunt Konieczny) selected the most interesting compositions for a string orchestra from among dozens of submissions. In 2022, the Recart publishing house released an album with the same title: Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta.

After a note of Krzysztof Siwoń

Ticket information: https://www.sinfonietta.pl/koncerty/koncert-laureatow-konkursu-kompozytorskiego 

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Warsaw | 7th SuperSam + 1: Barbara Drazkov & Mazen Kerbaj

polmicMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 29th of June, 2022 at 7.00 p.m. in the SPATiF club in Warsaw the 7th edition of the SuperSam + 1 series of master performances will begin. This year's event will appear in the mini-festival formula, which, apart from the main duos, will also include additional concerts.

‘SuperSam +1’ is carried out by the Warsaw clubs Mózg and DZiK. It is a series of masterclasses focused mainly on music, but also performance art, multimedia and monodrama. During the ‘SuperSam +1’ event, recognized Polish and foreign artists focused on original, experimental and innovative activities are presented. ‘Super’ in the title means that the programme will be built on the basis of recognized artists - masters. Of course, ‘Sam’ indicates solo performance, but also creative loneliness. A ‘+1’ in the title means that each evening is crowned with a duo performance. On the 29th of June Barbara Drazkov and Mazen Kerbaj will meet on stage for the first time.

More: http://supersam.mozg.pl 

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Dobczyce | Instrumental masterclasses 'Enchanted Virtuoso': violin, cello, piano

polmicMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Between the 3rd and the 9th of July, 2022, Dobczyce will host the ‘Enchanted Virtuoso’ masterclasses for children (from 8 years of age) attending music schools. They will be led by Łukasz Błaszczyk (violin), Jan Kalinowski (cello) and Gajusz Kęska (piano, accompaniment). The application deadline is the 27th of June.

During the courses, the lecturers will give 5 lessons (45 minutes) to each student. Each participant has the opportunity to work with an accompanist (2 x 20 min.) as well. Music of the accompaniment should be sent with the application (if required).

The price of the course includes accommodation and full board.

At the end of the masterclasses a concert of participants will take place, the programme of which will comprise works of Polish composers.

Rules of the masterclasses available at the website: https://szkolamuzyczna.dobczyce.pl/stowarzyszenie/kursy-mistrzowskie