The autumn edition of the 50th anniversary "Poznań Music Spring" International Festival of Contemporary Music will run from 2 to 5 October 2021, presenting the rich and diverse work of contemporary composers. The organiser of the festival is the Polish Composers' Union.
Due to the pandemic, this year's festival has been divided into two parts. The first part was a symphonic concert of the Tadeusz Szeligowski Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in Poznań conducted by Łukasz Borowicz, which opened the Festival on 12 March.
The autumn edition will feature seven concerts. Among thirty-four presented works, there will be ten premieres. We will hear works by Witold Lutosławski, Arvo Pärt, Toshio Hosokawa, Mikołaj Górecki, Lidia Zielińska, Alicja Gronau-Osińska, Janusz Stalmierski, Barbara Kaszuba, Monika Kędziora, Katarzyna Taborowska, Agnieszka Zdrojek-Suchodolska, Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska, and others. The performers will include: Mari Fukumoto, Gośka Isphording, Jakub Drygas, Yaroslav Shemet, Jan Bałaban, Lech Bałaban, Agnieszka Bałaban, Krzysztof Sowiński, Donat Zamiara, Damian Sobkowiak, Grażyna Czerwińska, Lepos Duo, Sepia Ensemble and Moniuszko String Quartet. A special concert will present the works of composers associated with the Łódź Academy of Music – Artur Zagajewski, Olga Hans, Marcin Stańczyk, Sławomir Kaczorowski, Tadeusz Szczepanik, Krzysztof Grzeszczak – performed by chamber musicians from Łódź.
Admission to the concerts is free!
Co-financed under the "Music" programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Programme details: www.wiosnamuzyczna.pl