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"Sacrum Non Profanum" International Music Festival

Sacrum non Profanum

The International Music Festival "Sacrum Non Profanum" will be held on 8-17 August 2019.

The festival has been organized since 2005 by the Pomeranian Association of Instrumentalists 'Academia'. Every year, one of the outstanding Polish composers is the patron of the undertaking. This year's edition will be dedicated to Stanisław Moniuszko. Festival events will be held, among others, in the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin, the Cathedral Basilica of St James the Apostle in Szczecin, the Castle Opera, the House of Culture of the "13 Muses", the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes, as well as the famous Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Berlin, where the Litanies of Ostra Brama and Organ Prelude on the theme of 'Lenten Lamentations' will be performed by German, Ukrainian and Polish artists.

The programme of the festival includes pieces of contemporary music intertwined with the classics of bygone eras. This year's edition will feature about five hundred artists, including the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, who celebrates 50th anniversary. The world-famous musicians will perform, among others, >Quartet for 4 Saxophones Op. 65 a by Krzysztof Meyer. On 13 August in the '13 Muses' House of Culture, there will be a concert organised in cooperation with the Krzysztof Penderecki European Music Center as part of the "Music of our times" programme, which promote music of young Polish composers performed by young instrumentalists. The repertoire will include pieces by Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska, Roksana Wawrzyniecka, Marek Pasieczny, Paweł Sławiński and Marcin Jachim. Participants of the International Music Workshop – members of the three brass bands from Belarus, Germany and Poland – will perform arrangements of Moniuszko's songs in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ Church in Łobez and during the open-air final concert in front of the famous ruins of St. Nicholas Church in Trzęsacz.

Festival concerts will be accompanied by fringe events (film screenings, exhibitions and scientific conference).

Full programme available athttp://sacrumnonprofanum.eu/