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Toruń | Franciszek Woźniak In Memoriam

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The Pomeranian Music Society invites you to the 38th Social Concert "Franciszek Woźniak In Memoriam", which will take place on the tenth anniversary of the composer's death, on 7 November 2019 at 5 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Music School Complex in Toruń.

Next to the compositions by Franciszek Woźniak – Three Miniatures (1956), Sonata (1956), Etude No. 11 from the cycle 12 Etudes for piano (1962-65), Word of Copernicus for mixed choir (1973), Symphony for percussion (1970) – the programme will feature works of his students: Sonatina for piano by Michał Zieliński, White Clouds, In my homeland to words by Czesław Miłosz for baritone and piano by Aleksandra Brejza, Sonata No. 7 for piano, part 3 by Marcin Kopczyński, Planetoid 14382 Woszczyk and Planetoid 1572 Posnania for trombone and percussion instruments by Magdalena Cynk, and Waiting for for piano and electronics by Sławomir Opaliński. The performers will be lecturers and students of the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz and artists associated with the music school in Toruń.

Franciszek Woźniak (1932-2009) graduated from the State Higher School of Music in Poznań in the composition class of Tadeusz Szeligowski. He lectured at the State Higher School of Music in Gdańsk, and then in Bydgoszcz, where he organized the Composition and Theory of Music Department and the Vocal and Acting Department. In the years 1975-1981 he was the president of the Poznań Branch of the Polish Composers' Union, and in the years 1975-1990 he was a member of the Repertoire Committee of the Poznań Music Spring Festival. He was awarded, among others Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta in 1999 and the Medal of the Mayor of Bydgoszcz in 2005. He was the author of articles on music theory. His compositional output includes around 100 works – orchestral, chamber, solo, vocal and instrumental, choral and stage works. His compositions were performed at national and international festivals, and were also recorded by the Polish Radio.

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