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Warszawa | Witold Lutosławski Festival 'Łańcuch XIX'

The Witold Lutosławski Society together with 2nd Programme of the Polish Radio invite to the 19th Witold Lutosławski Festival ‘Łańcuch XIX’ taking place between the 22nd and the 6th of February 2022 in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio.

The programme of this year’s edition of the Festival consists of two chamber and three symphonic concerts performed by Lutosławski String Quartet, Chain Ensemble, The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Clelia Cafiero, Orchestra of the Polish Radio in Warsaw led by Michał Klauza and Sinfonia Varsovia conducted by Aleksandar Marković. The soloists will be the pianist Martyna Zakrzewska, the violinist Anna Maria Staśkiewicz and tenor Karol Kozłowski.

The Festival is subsidized by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the NIMiT’s ‘Music’ Programme. The project is co-financed by the artists-performers organization STOART.

Ticket sales open now: https://polskieradio.bilety24.pl 

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.  

Additional information: http://www.lutoslawski.org.pl 

Katowice | AUKSO feat. Dominik Wania

Dominik Wania - the sought-after session musician, sensible pianist balancing between classical and jazz, together with AUKSO – Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy conducted by Marek Moś will perform on the 22nd of January 2022 at 7.30 p.m. at the NOSPR venue in Katowice.

Dominik Wania studied at the Cracow Music Academy as well as at the New England Conservatory of Music. He performed among others with Tomasz Stańko and Dorota Miśkiewicz, regularly collaborates with Zbigniew Preissner. He records for ECM music label and won Fryderyk prize in the Album of the Year and Artist of the Year categories.

Inspired by paintings of Zdzisław Beksiński Dominik Wania will present improvisations on the themes of his works in the concert.

Jarek Szubrycht

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Ticket information: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/aukso-feat-dominik-wania

Wrocław | The Light of a Winter Night

National Forum of Music in Wrocław invites to a concert promoting Michał Ziółkowski’s album The Light of a Winter Night on the 22nd of January 2022.

The programme will also include carols and Christmas songs arranged by the composer. The works will be presented by as many as three ensembles of the National Forum of Music: the NFM Boys' Choir, the NFM Choir and the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra as well as the ‘Con Brio’ Choir of the Grażyna Bacewicz Primary Music School in Wrocław.

Michał Ziółkowski studied composition at the Academy of Music in Wrocław with Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil. He won prizes at national and international competitions while his works are being regularly performed in Poland and abroad. He currently lectures at his alma mater.

The concert will feature arrangements of carols and Christmas songs as well as Christmas suite Light of a Winter Night for boys’ and mixed choirs and chamber orchestra.

Press release

Ticket information: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/ 

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Seminarium CRECEPS poświęcone książce „Uwodziciel. Rzecz o Karolu Szymanowskim"

PWMThe Centre for Russian, East-Central European and Post-Soviet Music Studies (CRECEPS) zaprasza 21 stycznia 2022 o godz. 18.00 na seminarium poświęcone książce Uwodziciel. Rzecz o Karolu Szymanowskim z udziałem autorki – dr Danuty Gwizdalanki – i dr hab. Beaty Bolesławskiej-Lewandowskiej, prof. IS PAN (przewodniczącej Sekcji Muzykologów ZKP), które poprowadzi Stefan Keym (University of Leipzig).

CRECEPS kontynuuje cykl seminariów “Differences in Perspectives” składający się z wykładów dwóch prelegentów naświetlających wspólny temat z dwóch stron, po których następuje dyskusja. Celem przedsięwzięcia jest nie tylko szerzenie wiedzy wśród społeczności naukowej, ale też pogłębienie rozumienia rozbieżnych punktów widzenia, osądów i doświadczeń.

Seminarium będzie prowadzone w języku angielskim bez tłumaczenia symultanicznego. Po 45 minutach wykładu odbędzie się dyskusja otwarta dla wszystkich uczestników.

Do zainteresowanych osób, które prześlą zgłoszenie na adres mailowy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., zostanie wysłany w odpowiedzi link do spotkania za pośrednictwem oprogramowania Zoom.

Dodatkowe informacje – na stronie https://www.creceps.org/en/ 

Bydgoszcz | 100 years of independence: first performance of Nikola Kołodziejczyk Symphony

First performance of the ‘Symphony on the 100th anniversary of Pomerania and Kuyavia rejoining the Motherland’ by Nikola Kołodziejczyk for orchestra and soloists will take place on the 20th of January 2022 at 7 p.m. in the Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz. The piece was commissioned by Piotr Całbecki the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Marshal.

Pianist, composer and conductor Nikola Kołodziejczyk won numerous prizes, among others two Fryderyk awards. His works were commissioned and performed by Metropole Orkest, Festiwal Jazztopad, Jazz Orchester Regensburg, Nigel Kennedy Orchestra of Life Strings, Amine et Hamza and Concept Art Orchestra.

In his new Symphony the composer used not only symphonic orchestra instruments but also historical knee fiddles. This very popular in sixteenth century Poland string instrument was almost completely forgotten. Thanks to a prominent instrumentalist and researcher Maria Pomianowska knee fiddles have become of interest again.

Apart from five fiddle players at the concert we will also be able to hear Iwona Kmiecik (soprano), Agnieszka Kiepuszewska (alto), Łukasz Lipski (tenor) and Kacper Malisz (violin). Symphony consists of six movements:  Kujawy, Haller, Morze, Kaszuby, Kopernik, Paderewski.

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Ticket information: https://filharmonia.bydgoszcz.pl/kalendarz/z-okazji-powrotu-bydgoszczy-do-macierzy/ 

 

Łomża | 'Polish Music Scene': Michał Francuz

Michał Francuz –  versatile and charismatic pianist, chamber musician and pedagogue – will perform on the 20th of January 2022 at 6.30 p.m. in the Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża. The concert comes as a co-production of the Philharmonic and National Institute of Music and Dance as part of the Polish Music Scene programme financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

We are going to hear works of composers – educators - artists such as Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński, Władysław Żeleński and Mieczysław Wajnberg. Michał Francuz is going to bring back the musical jewels of those, at some point neglected, musicians.

The programme of the recital is organized in a chronological order. Two Mazurkas op. 37 and Two Nocturnes op. 24 by Feliks Dobrzyński will be followed by II Sonata op. 20 of Władysław Żeleński whereas Mieczysław Weinberg’s IV Sonata op. 56 will close the concert.

Admission free – entrance tickets to be collected at the Philharmonic office or at the box office one hour before the beginning of the concert.

Additional information: http://www.filharmonia.lomza.pl/ 

Poznań | 10th National Undergraduate and Graduate Students Academic Conference ‘Neofonia’

Theme of this year’s 10th edition of the National Undergraduate and Graduate Student Academic Conference ‘Neofonia’ will be ‘Music. Movement. Image.’ The event will take place 19-20 January 2022 at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. Concerts and workshop of body percussion will accompany the conference.

The conference consists of three panels, all being held in the Presidential Hall of the Academy: ‘Image, Visuality’, ‘Intermediality’ and ‘Theater, Dance, Scene Setting’.

During the conference on the 19th of January at 10 a.m. Dr Bartłomiej Miler invites to a body percussion workshop in the Blue Hall. Enrolment via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. till 16th of January. Number of places is limited.

On the same day at Aula Nova at 6 p.m. works of Polish Music Academies’ undergraduate and graduate students such as Kamil Polak, Andrej Yakushawa, Miłosz Kędra, Artur Szczepkowski, Grzegorz Uran, Wiktoria Różycka, Magdalena Białecka, Justyna Tobera, Mikołaj Jarczyński, Tymoteusz Lasik, Seweryn Otto, Joanna Czarny and Dawid Dąbrowski will be performed.

The second concert will take place on the 20th of January at 6 p.m. in the Blue Hall. Elaborated by movement, graphic music pieces of young composers: Barbara Zach, Mikołaj Jarczyński, Bartosz Wolak, Joanna Wilczyńska, Joanna Czarny, Justyna Tobery, Tomasz Ciotucha, Miłosz Kędra i Wiktor Zawistowski will be presented to the audience.

To sign up for both concerts emails to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should be sent by the 16th of January 2022.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Additional information: https://www.facebook.com/kanamp2012 

Warszawa | José Torres & Sinfonia Iuventus

The concert José Torres & Havana Dreams Symfonicznie will take place in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio on the 15th of January at 7 p.m.

Cuban musician José Torres is associated with Poland since his studies at the Academy of Music in Wrocław. He is the founder of the first Polish salsa orchestra José Torres y Salsa Tropical and Havana Dreams ensemble comprised of Polish and foreign musicians specialising in Latin-American music. The latter group will perform during the concert which will certainly warm the audience up on a chilly January evening.

Programme features popular pieces by eminent artists from the biggest island in the Caribbean Sea – Cuba. The concept originated from José Torres’s longing for his country of origin. Traditional pieces from the “golden age” of Cuban music remind of its important role on the island including a social one.

The audience will hear love songs by such composers as Beny More, Gonzalo Roig, Adolfo Utrera, Nilo Menendez, Mayito Rivera, Marcelino Guerra or Moises Simons. The programme will also include elements of African-American folklore characteristic for Cuban culture. As a final piece of the concert the band will perform a composition that has become a true emblem of Cuban music receiving the status of a worldwide hit: Guanatanamera by Joseito Fernandez.

Sinfonia Iuventus will be accompanied by José Torres and conducted by Bolivian-born Ruben Silva closely connected with Poland as well.

Piotr Maculewicz

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

https://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/ 

 

Katowice | EKO Carnival Concert at the Silesian Philharmonic

The first 2022 concert of the Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Yaroslav Shemet will take place on the 14th of January at 7 p.m. Works of such composers as Giuseppe Verdi, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Franz Liszt, Hector Berlioz, Johann Strauss, Johannes Brahms, Antonín Dvořák, Georges Enesco and Wojciech Kilar will be presented to the audience.

The ouverture to Verdi’s opera Nabucco will open the concert. We are also going to hear different kinds of waltzes, from Tchaikovsky’s V Symphony and Mephisto Waltz of Liszt, II movement of the Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz, Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms, Slavonic Dance op. 72 No. 2 by Dvořák as well as Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 of Georges Enesco.

Orchestra will also perform Wojciech Kilar’s Polonaise from the movie Pan Tadeusz.

 

 

Press release

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Ticket information: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/production/koncert-karnawalowy-shemet-orkiestra-symfoniczna/