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Katowice | Jubilee Gala - 95th anniversary of Radio Katowice

NOSPR 4.12.22 prMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Polish Radio Katowice celebrates its 95th anniversary. During the Jubilee Gala on the 4th of December, 2022 NOSPR and the Śląsk Song and Dance Ensemble conducted by Adam Sztaba will perform.

More about the Jubilee: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/gala-jubileuszowa-95-urodziny-radia-katowice 

Płock | Laureates of the 16th Edition of the Halina Czerny-Stefańska and Ludwik Stefański Piano Competition

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The 16th edition of the Halina Czerny-Stefańska and Ludwik Stefański Piano Competition has come to an end. The chairman of the jury was Prof. Elżbieta Stefańska. The jury also included: Prof. Zofia Antes (Olsztyn), Prof. Elżbieta Tarnawska (Warsaw), Teruyuki Okada (Japan) and Prof. Hubert Rutkowski (Hamburg).

The laureates are:

Krzysztof Radomski and Piotr Tymura ex aequo in Group 1.

Ueyama Rio in group 2.

Anna Maria Urzędowska in group 3.

Danil Kapeliush in group 4.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Full list of winners and more information about the Competition - on the website: https://www.gov.pl/web/psmplock/edycja-xvi2 

New album of Collegium Cantorum ‘In the midst of wars - Singing!’

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‘In the midst of wars - Singing!’ is an album created by Dr. Janusz Siadlak and the Collegium Cantorum Choir of the Częstochowa Philharmonic. The album is part of the publishing series ‘Anthology of Polish A Cappella Music’.

The thematically diverse repertoire of the album shows the multifaceted musical interests of composers during the turbulent interwar period. On the album ‘In the midst of wars - singing!’ there are compositions by Stanisław Wiechowicz (1893-1963), Roman Padlewski (1915-1944), Bolesław Wallek-Walewski (1885-1944), Feliks Nowowiejski (1877-1946), Tadeusz Szeligowski (1896-1963), Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern (1904 -1957).

The album is already available on the most popular streaming platforms, including: Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music and Amazon Music.

Read more: New album of Collegium Cantorum ‘In the midst of wars - Singing!’

Katowice | Silesian Quartet: Mieczysław Wajnberg - all string quartets - following dedications

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Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The next concert in the 'Mieczysław Wajnberg - all string quartets - following the dedication’ series (17 quartets, 6 concerts, 1 performer) will take place on the 3rd of December 3, 2022 at 18.00 at the NOSPR premises.

This season we will have a unique opportunity to hear the complete set of all 17 quartets of Mieczysław Weinberg quartets performed by the Silesian Quartet.

The Quartets Nos. 5 and 15, scheduled for December, are separated by more than 30 turbulent years, and they share a tribute to great instrumentalists.

Press release

More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/kwartet-slaski-wajnberg-2 

Wrocław | Elżbieta Sikora - commemorative plaque and a concert 'Sorcerer's Apprentice'

NFM 2.12.22 prMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Programme of the concert of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic on the 2nd of December, 2022 at 19.00, conducted by the French conductor Pascal Rophé will consist of two masterpieces written by the conductor's fellow-countrymen and an organ concert by Elżbieta Sikora. Before the concert (at 18.15) we invite you to the ceremonial unveiling of a plaque commemorating the co-operation of Elżbieta Sikora with the Witold Lutosławski National Forum of Music in Wrocław.

Elżbieta Sikora's Oliwa Concerto, premiered in the Oliwa Cathedral in 2007, is an expressive and somewhat dark piece in which the virtuoso part of the organ is contrasted with the brilliantly sounding orchestra. The solo part in this work will be performed by the Japanese virtuoso Mari Fukumoto.

We will also hear the Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas and Symphony Fantastique Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz.

At 17.15 before the concert a lecture by Tateo Nakajima ‘Music and Acoustics’ will also take place.

Additional information: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/9211 

Warsaw | Premiere performance of 'Symphonia Celestium' by Aldona Nawrocka

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On the 30th of November, 2022 at 7.00 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Symphonia Celestium for soprano, tenor, choir, symphony orchestra and an interactive system by Aldona Nawrocka, lecturer of the University, will be premiered.

The idea of ​​the work is related to the concept of heaven as a metaphysical and physical space, to which Dante Alighieri referred in his works (Divine Comedy and Letters). Dante ‘uses’ astronomy not only in terms of the precepts of medieval science, but also in relation to specific moral, philosophical and poetic problems. For Dante, the stars are optical representations of invisible realities, from divine providence to the workings of the human soul. Heaven is de facto devoid of sounds, but as a metaphor for the memory of earthly sounds and as ‘interplanetary noises’ it is commemorated in the work.

Planets of Gustav Holst will be performed in the second part of the concert.

Read more: Warsaw | Premiere performance of 'Symphonia Celestium' by Aldona Nawrocka

Wrocław | Monographic concert of Rafał Augustyn: recital of Krzysztof Książek

KoncertAugustyna 30.11.22 prThe Wrocław Branch of the Polish Composers' Union invites you to a monographic concert of Rafał Augustyn, which will take place on the 30th of November, 2022 at 19.00 in the Concert Hall of the Karol Szymanowski Primary and Secondary Music School in Wrocław (Piłsudskiego 25 street).

We will hear the music of a composer of great merit for the Wrocław (and not only) music community. The well-known pianist Krzysztof Książek will perform such works by the composer as Monosonata, Travel Pieces, Pieces for Various Occasions and Variations on a Theme by Paganini.

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Paweł Mykietyn - winner of the European Film Award for the music to the film of Jerzy Skolimowski 'IO'

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Paweł Mykietyn received the European Film Award in the ‘European Original Score’ category for the music to the film IO directed by Jerzy Skolimowski. The composer will receive the award during the Awards Gala on the 10th of December, 2022 in Reykjavik.

The world premiere of Jerzy Skolimowski's picture took place in May this year in the main competition at the Cannes festival, during which the film won the jury award.

The co-writer and co-producer of the film is Ewa Piaskowska. The photos were taken by Michał Dymek, as well as Michał Englert and Paweł Edelman. The distributor of IO in Poland is Gutek Film.

Congratulations!!!

More information: 

https://www.europeanfilmacademy.org/press/congratulation-to-the-winners-of-the-excellence-awards-2022/ 

Vilnius | Opera 'Tango' of Michał Dobrzyński in Vilnius

Tango 29.11.22 prMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 29th of  November, 2022, Michał Dobrzyński's operaTango based on the drama by Sławomir Mrożek will be performed by the ensemble of the Warsaw Chamber Opera and the Cracow Opera Orchestra conducted by Piotr Sułkowski. It will be its 13th performance, this time as part of the 9th Days of Polish Culture in Vilnius.

The opera was created in 2017 as part of the ‘Composers' Commissions’ programme of the Narodowy Instytut Muzyki i Tańca commissioned by the Warsaw Chamber Opera. The work was performed by the Warsaw Chamber Opera directed by Alicja Węgorzewska-Whiskerd. The opera was also staged at the Baltic Opera in Gdańsk, the Estonian National Opera, and the Cracow Opera.

Additional information: https://polskidom.lt/pl/ 

Read more: Vilnius | Opera 'Tango' of Michał Dobrzyński in Vilnius