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Szczecin | Schaeffer elektronicznie, czyli… komponowanie czasu

Patronat medialny nad koncertem objęło Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

POLMICPodczas koncertu „Schaeffer elektronicznie” 5 października 2022 o godz. 19:00 w Filharmonii im. Mieczysława Karłowicza w Szczecinie usłyszymy wybrane fragmenty Wstępu do kompozycji oraz inne teksty Bogusława Schaeffera w aktorskiej interpretacji. Muzykę zainspirowaną Schaefferowską myślą i utworami wykonają Bernard Maseli, Marcin Wyrostek, Andy Ninvalle, Piotr Zaufal, Daniel Popiałkiewicz, Mateusz Adamczyk, Krzysztof Nowakowski, zaś w roli konferansjerów wystąpią Monika Cieciora i Piotr Kramer, aktor Teatru Narodowego.

Wydany w 1976 roku przez Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne Wstęp do kompozycji Bogusława Schaeffera to chyba jeden z najdziwniejszych podręczników kompozytorskich na świecie, dziś już trudno dostępny, biały kruk. „Automatyka kompozycji”, „Komponowanie czasu”, „Dźwięk przenośny”, „Zgęszczanie pionu”, „Deformacje”, „Muzyka wieloznaczna”… to ledwie kilka z pośród dziesiątek zagadkowych i nieoczywistych zadań kompozytorskich, które z charakterystyczną dla siebie swadą opisuje we wspomnianym Wstępie do kompozycji Schaeffer. A gdyby tak wybrać kilka zadań z Schaefferowskiego podręcznika i spróbować wcielić je w życie?

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Zielona Góra | 'Composers' Commissions' symphonic concert

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

On the 7th of October, 2022 at 7.00 p.m. at the Zielona Góra Philharmonic, the premiere of Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska's Suite for trombone quartet and symphony orchestra, which was created as part of the ‘Composers’ Commissions’ programme of the National Institute of Music and Dance, will take place.

The composer gave the Suite the subtitle Kazimierz Serocki in memoriam: the piece will be a tribute to Kazimierz Serocki. The work contains a number of interesting performance techniques, the aim of which is to emphasize the equal importance of the solo and orchestral parts. The four-part composition also includes references to popular music, which was often a great inspiration for Serocki.

The piece will be performed by the Zielona Góra Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the TrombQuartet conducted by Henry Kennedy. We will also hear works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert.


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Kraków | Muzyka, pamięć i europejskie obywatelstwo

Patronat medialny nad projektem objęło Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

POLMICForum Voix Étouffées oraz Stowarzyszenie Artystyczne „Porta Musicae” zapraszają na wydarzenie „Muzyka, pamięć i europejskie obywatelstwo”. 9 października 2022 w Auli Florianka w Krakowie odbędą się wykład warsztatowy, który poprowadzi pochodzący z Francji dyrygent Amaury du Closel oraz koncert o godz. 16.30 w wykonaniu artystów z Polski i z Austrii.

Organizacja Forum Voix Étouffées, dzięki wsparciu otrzymanemu z unijnego programu CERV (Obywatele, Równość, Prawa i Wartości), stworzyła w roku 2022 sieć 21 organizacji partnerskich z 12 państw członkowskich Unii Europejskiej (Belgia, Niemcy, Francja, Włochy, Łotwa, Litwa, Holandia, Austria, Polska, Portugalia, Hiszpania i Republika Czeska), które pracują wspólnie, organizując dziewięć wyjątkowych wydarzeń artystycznych w Europie.

Podczas koncertu w Krakowie Jan Kalinowski (wiolonczela), Marek Szlezer (fortepian) i kwartet solistek 1. Austriackiej kobiecej Orkiestry Kameralnej zaprezentują dzieła Aleksandra Tansmana, Szymona Laksa oraz Ruth Schönthal, Ericha Zeisla i Maurice’a Ravela.

Wstęp na wydarzenie jest bezpłatny!

Dodatkowe informacje – na stronie: https://www.portamusicae.art.pl/ 

Katowice | 'Mieczysław Wajnberg - all string quartets - following a dedications'

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

POLMICOctober 8, 2022 at 6.00 pm, a concert from the series 'Mieczysław Wajnberg - all string quartets - following dedications' (17 quartets, 6 concerts, 1 performer) performed by the Silesian Quartet will take place at the NOSPR concert hall in Katowice.

Contributing significantly to the rediscovery of Mieczysław Weinberg's music, the Silesian Quartet set itself an extremely demanding task: recording all 17 quartets of this forgotten Polish-Jewish-Soviet composer. 

The upcoming concert will feature composer's early stage works - reflecting the complex character marked by the turmoil of war and recalling quartets No. I, II and III, important to the young Weinberg.

After a note of Łucja Siedlik

More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/kwartet-slaski-wajnberg 

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6th Rzeszów Music Autumn not only in Rzeszów

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polmicThe Association of Polish Chamber Musicians invites you to the 6th Rzeszów Music Autumn, which will last from 7 to 30 October 2022. The 6th edition of the festival will include 7 various concerts in Rzeszów, as well as 3 concerts in the region.

The project has become not only an important event in the region, enabling the invitation to concerts in Rzeszów of famous musicians from all over the country, as well as the consistent and thoughtful weaving of unknown Polish music in the programmes of events. The next edition will continue this idea.


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Premiere of the film 'Chopin. I'm not afraid of the dark'

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POLMICPremiere of the Polish-Korean documentary Chopin. I am not afraid of the dark, directed by Joanna Kaczmarek, weaving the stories of three pianists who share a passion for Fryderyk Chopin's music and historical experiences characteristic of their countries of origin, will take place on the 14th of October, 2022. Won Jae-Yeon, Fares Marek Basmadji and pianist and composer Leszek Możdżer will take us on a touching and mystical journey to finally face the dark challenge.

The picture won the Czech TV award at the Golden Prague International Television Festival.

Will Chopin's compositions and Możdżer's work be able to stop time even for a moment and inspire reflection? ...

On the 14th of October, the film Chopin. I'm not afraid of the dark, will have its premiere in cinemas all over Poland!


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Opole | Inauguration of the 71st artistic season of J. Elsner Opole Philharmonic

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On the 30th of September 30, 2022 at 19:00 a concert inaugurating the 71st artistic season of the Józef ElsnerOpole Philharmonic will take place. The Opole Philharmonic and the famous violinist Bartłomiej Nizioł conducted by Przemysław Neumann will perform works by the patron of the institution, as well as Feliks Janiewicz and Johannes Brahms.

The overture to the Król Łokietek opera, or the Wiśliczanka by Józef Elsner, depicts the struggle of King Łokietek with Czech troops and the life of the inhabitants of Wiślica flowing to the rhythm of national dances. Then we will hear Feliks Janiewicz's Violin Concerto No. 5, whose 260th birthday will take place in 2022. Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms will close the concert

The concert is co-organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance as part of its own programme ‘Conductor-resident’, financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

Ticket information: https://filharmonia.opole.pl/wydarzenia/inauguracja-71-sezonu-artystycznego/ 

Czechowice-Dziedzice | 26th Autumn Music Festival ‘Alkagran’

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

The 24th Autumn Music Festival ‘Alkagran’ will be held in Czechowice-Dziedzice on September 27-30, 2022.

The festival ‘Alkagran’, held since 1991, is associated with the person of Andrzej Krzanowski. Polish music of the 20th and 21st centuries will fill a significant part of the programme. The Municipal Cultural Center in Czechowice-Dziedzice will host concerts presenting accordion and electroacoustic music, world premieres, as well as conversations with composers, performers and music activists about the role of music in the modern world.

The main event of this year's Festival will be the 12th Andrzej Krzanowski Accordion Competition. The Competition Jury will consist of recognized teachers and artists: Klaudiusz Baran, Vladimir Blagojević, Marcin Bortnowski, Bogdan Dowlasz, Grażyna Krzanowska (honorary member), Raimondas Sviackevicius and Janusz Pater (secretary).

More information: www.alkagran.pl 

Katowice | New Music Orchestra: 'Around the City'

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The new season of the New Music Orchestra begins with the multimedia concert 'Around the City' on October 2, 2022 at 18.00 conducted by its director Szymon Bywalec in the NOSPR concert hall in Katowice. 

The program includes: Rituals - Men & Machines by David Hudry for 11 instruments, electronics and video, graphic compositions by Ewa Synowiec, Music of illusions by Adam Porębski for chamber orchestra and electronics and Tired with all these for restful death I cry by Artur Zagajewski (video: Grzegorz Mart).

Ticket information: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/orkiestra-muzyki-nowej-joanna-freszel-wokol-miasta 

Katowice | NOSPR: Wojciech Kilar in memoriam

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra will inaugurate new artistic season on the 1st  of October, 2022 at 19:30 with a concert conducted by Antoni Wit.

The concert will be a celebration of the International Music Day and the 90th anniversary of Wojciech Kilar's birth. The concert program will also include works by Mieczysław Karłowicz and Zygmunt Noskowski.

Wojciech Kilar’s ‘Krzesany’ will be performed as well as his Piano Concerto No. 2 with Krzysztof Książek as a soloist.

More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/nospr-antoni-wit-krzysztof-ksiazek-pamieci-wojciecha-kilara 

Międzylesie, Domaszków | Inauguration of improvisation workshops for children 'Tell me a fairy tale' 2022 / 2023

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POLMICThe Polish Society for Contemporary Music will hold improvisation workshops for children and their parents "Tell me a fairy tale". The first classes will take place in Lower Silesia: September 29–30, 2022 at the Municipal Community Center of Culture in Międzylesie as well as on October 1 at 11:00 at the branch of the Center in Domaszków.

The main idea of the project is to popularize the music of our times and improvisation among the youngest, based on the presented picture books. During the workshops, children learn the basics of improvisation, learn about a variety of instruments, techniques of sound producing and play the percussion instruments.

The classes will be led by recognized artists: multi-instrumentalist Bartosz Smorągiewicz, double bass player Małgorzata Kołcz and composer and pianist Jarosław Siwiński.

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Warsaw | 6th European Festival of Music Academies

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POLMICPodkarpacka Foundation for the Development of Culture supported by the National Institute of Music and Dance and the Yamaha Music Europe branch in Poland have a plasure to invite you to the VI European Festival of Music Academies between the 2nd and the 4th of October, 2022 in Old Mill at the Boss Hotel (in the Żwanowiecka Street 20, Warsaw).

The highligt of the Festival will be the performance of the the Lviv Chamber Orchestra conducted by Igor Pylatyuk, Rector of the Musician Academy in Lviv. Among the soloists we will hear violinist of the young generation Nazazr Pylatyuka and a pianist lvan Shemchuk, a laureate of several prestigious piano competitions, a student of Prof. Jarosław Drzewiecki. Saxophonist Petras Vyśniauskas will also be the guest of the Festival.

Performer Konstanaty Wieliński will connect classical music with jazz. It is worth paying attention to the pianists from Denmark and the duo known already in Poland: Alina and Ivan Shemchuk and Luba and Kirył Keduk.

Works by Fryderyk Chopina, Stanisław Moniuszko and Karol Szymanowski will be performed.

Co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the ‘Music’ programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Additional information: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Podkarpacka-Fundacja-Rozwoju-Kultury/324350357662564 

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Poznań | ‘Little Poznań Music Spring’

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

polmicBetween the 6th and 13th of October, 2022, as part of the 51st  International Festival of Contemporary Music ‘Poznań Music Spring’, the ‘Little Poznań Music Spring’ will take place. The programme will include concerts, workshops and meetings with artists in Piła and Ostrów Wielkopolski.

The Little Poznań Music Spring is a series of events addressed to younger audiences - youth from music schools. The ‘Poznań Music Spring’ festival itself takes place in the heart of Greater Poland and younger listeners, especially those from smaller centers outside of Poznań, might find it harder to take part in concerts and meetings organized as part of the Festival. That is why the ‘Poznań Music Spring’ not so much invites, but becomes itself a guest of its listeners...

In the 51st edition, students of music schools from the Fryderyk Chopin Zespół Szkół Muzycznych in Piła and the Music School Complex of K. Komedy-Trzcinskiego in Ostrów Wielkopolski will take part in the concerts, workshops and meetings with artists.

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Cracow | 6th Cracow Accordion Festival

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

The 6th edition of the Cracow Accordion Festival will take place on October 9-16, 2022. The concerts and accompanying events will take place in Cracow and in the Galician Town and the Ethnographic Park of Nowy Sącz. Each day of the festival will present a different face of the accordion as an instrument.

The 6th Cracow Accordion Festival is an international celebration of accordion music in all its manifestations. In addition to concerts given by performers and composers of various generations and musical genres, the festival includes many accompanying events with the accordion "in the lead role" such as workshops, lectures, an exhibition, a film competition and award gala or the Accordion Day in the Galician Town.

Works by Maciej Zimka, Alina Dzięcioł, Volodymyr Runchak, Paweł Janas, Paweł Zagańczyk, Thomas Cornelius, Wojciech Widłak, Marta Śniada and Marcin Bortnowski will be premiered during the festival.

The festival also helps to get to know Cracow and its significant locations among which are: the Academy of Music in Cracow, the Church of St. Katarzyna Aleksandryjska, Hevre, Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace - branch of the National Museum in Cracow, St. Martin, Piwnica pod Baranami or the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology.

Press release

More: www.facebook.com/krakowskifestiwalakordeonowy 

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2nd edition of the Karol Szymanowski competition in Composition category - last call!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

polmicOnly until the 30th September, 2022, composers can submit their works to the Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition in the Composition category! The second edition of the competition will open up even more opportunities for participants. In addition to high financial prizes, the winners have a chance to give their careers a boost.

The winning compositions will be included in the repertoire of the performance competition, published by Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne and recorded on a CD.

Agata Zubel, Daniel Cichy, as well as leading European authors - Dutch composer and poet Rozalie Hirs and Yann Robin from France will be the jury members.

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