42nd Karol Szymanowski Music Days in Zakopane will last from 28 July to 4 August 2019. This year's programme is built around the figures of Grażyna Bacewicz, Mieczysław Wajnberg and Krzysztof Penderecki.
These three great Polish composers celebrate their round anniversaries this year. Their works will be performed in a place important for Polish contemporary music – in Zakopane, where the modernity was born. The programme includes special arrangements of Karol Szymanowski's works for various instrumental ensembles, commissioned by the organizers of the festival. The compositions will be presented by winners of the 1st Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition held in Katowice in 2018, as well as laureates of the 1st Wanda Wiłkomirska Violin Competition whose patron was a keen admirer of Karol Szymanowski's music. The novelty of this year's edition are concerts in places important for the music culture of Zakopane, among others, the Tatra Museum, the "Sabała" monument, the Zamoyski City Gallery, and the Church of the Holy Cross.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Full programme available at: http://www.szymanowski.zakopane.pl/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=428:28-07-2019-4-08-2019&Itemid=479&lang=pl