The 7th Wojciech Kilar Contemporary Music Festival will be held on 11-25 October 2019 in Gorzów. This year's motto is "Polish sequences".
The symphonic concerts will feature works by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Krzysztof Penderecki and Wojciech Kilar, including the mystical Missa pro pace. The festival will present excellent chamber music and Marcin Wyrostek's project POLACC, which is full of Polish contexts. Polka with the music by Zbigniew Kozub – one of the most interesting proposals of contemporary dance scene in recent years – will be staged at the Gorzów Philharmonic. On the penultimate day of the Festival, there will be a acreening of the movie Wojciech Kilar – between avant-garde and Hollywood directed by Violetta Rotter-Kozera, which was awarded at the 13th FilmAt Festival and received the Maciej Łukasiewicz Award.
During the inaugural concert, Polish pianist permanently living in the US – Marek Żebrowski – and the Gorzów Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Monika Wolińska will perform a well-structured and colorfully orchestrated one-part Piano Concerto by Henryk Wars, whose 40th death anniversary falls this year. The last concert of the Kilar Festival performed by the Gorzów Philharmonic Orchestra and the Poznań Chamber Choir conducted by Maciej Sztor will be a compilation of the most beautiful musical themes of Polish film music composers such as Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, Andrzej Korzyński, Zygmunt Konieczny, Bartosz Chajdecki, Zbigniew Preisner and Michał Lorenc.
Full programme available at: http://www.festiwalmuzykiwspolczesnej.pl/