The 9th "New Music" Festival, organised by the Kujavian-Pomeranian Branch of the Polish Composers' Union in Bydgoszcz, the Municipal Cultural Centre in Bydgoszcz and the Department of Music Education of the Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, will be held on 7-16 May 2021. The rich programme of the festival will include over a dozen world premieres. All concerts will be available online.
The festival will start with a concert of electroacoustic music with harpsichord at the Municipal Cultural Centre in Bydgoszcz. Subsequent events – chamber music concerts, an evening of songs and a concert of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Mariusz Kończal, will take place in the Copernicanum Hall of the Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz on 8, 9, 10, 11 and 16 May at 5.00 p.m.
We will hear the latest works by Paulina Zujewska, Angelika Iżykowska, Sławomir Opaliński, Magdalena Kurdziel, Marcin Kopczyński, Marcin Gumiela, Aleksandra Brejza, Agnieszka Zdrojek-Suchodolska, Artur Kroschel, and Piotr A. Komorowski. The list of performers will include many great musicians who specialize in the performance of contemporary music: soprano Kornelia Wojnarowska, violists Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf and Lech Bałaban, cellists Filip Syska and Agnieszka Bałaban, harpsichordist Dorota Zimna, accordionist Stanisław Miłek, violinists Jan Bałaban and Michał Szałach, and pianists Marcin Kopczyński, Rafał Tworek, Maciej Gański, Małgorzata Furche-Jurczyk, Witold Kawalec, and Krzysztof Sowiński.
All concerts will be broadcast on the "New Music Festival in Bydgoszcz" YouTube channel.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Full programme is available at: http://www.nowamuzyka.bydgoszcz.pl/