28. Świętokrzyskie Music Days Festival online

FSThe Świętokrzyska Philharmonic invites you on 13–20 November 2020 for the 28th edition of the Świętokrzyskie Music Days Festival online, featuring ten different concerts presenting different musical styles. The concerts will be available on the YouTube channel of the Świętokrzyska Philharmonic.

As the director of the Festival, Jacek Rogala, emphasizes, “This year we want to pay tribute to Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, whose tenth anniversary of death falls in November. […] We will recall the excellent Three pieces in the old style for strings. In addition, you will have the opportunity to listen Clarinet Concerto of the professor's son – Mikołaj, whose premiere took place a year ago in Katowice. […] Let the pandemic, which changed our lives so much, not be an obstacle in discovering music that we do not know yet, so we invite you all the more to the festival concerts and meetings”. The inaugural concert will also feature Andrzej Dziadek's romantic Stabat Mater and selected Kurpie Songs by Karol Szymanowski. Famous Polish artists will perform as soloists: clarinettist Roman Widaszek and soprano singer Ewa Tracz.

A jazz evening will traditionally take place on Saturday: Tomasz Bielski's quartet will remind us the music of Polish composers who made themselves known in Hollywood. During the Sunday family concert the youngest music lovers with the composer Mateusz Ryczek will learn the secrets of electronic music. The main character of Monday's song evening will be the poet Halina Poświatowska, whose poems has inspired many composers of various generations to write works, including A. Hundziak, P. Łukaszewski, K. Grzeszczak, J. Bauer, D. Przybylski, T. Dixy, A. Dziadek. The Tuesday concert will be devoted to Polish Baroque music performed on lutes and organs. On Thursday, we will be able to listen an equally unusual combination of instruments and compositions for percussion and Hammond organ by E. Chang, A. Krzanowski, A. Pärt and D. Przybylski. The accordionist Bartosz Kołsut will take part in the final concert presenting the Accordion Concert by Jerzy Mądrawski from Kielce.

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the "Music" programme operated by the Institute of Music and Dance.

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