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Będzin | Muzyka na wagę

POLMICPatronat medialny nad wydarzeniem objęło Polskie Centrium Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

Towarzystwo Muzyczne Śląskich Kameralistów zaprasza na cykl koncertów „Muzyka na Wagę", który odbędzie się w dniach 19 czerwca – 18 sierpnia 2022 w Będzinie. Kluczem do wszystkich wydarzeń tego artystycznego eko-projektu są plastikowe nakrętki – stanowiące niejako bilet wstępu.

Koncerty będą miały miejsce w Pałacu Mieroszewskich w Będzinie i Pałacu w Rybnej. „Bilety” (nakrętki) przed wejściem na koncert zostaną zebrane i przekazane do miejskich „koszy-serc”. Repertuar koncertów skonstruowany został tak, by uczestniczyły w nim całe rodziny: w programie znalazły się polska muzyka współczesna (m.in. utwory Wojciecha Kilara, Henryka Kuźniaka, Dariusza Zbocha), muzyczna bajka, arcydzieła muzyki klasycznej, tango, pieśni neapolitańskie oraz muzyka z takich filmów, jak Misja, Cinema Paradiso, Ziemia obiecana, Vabank.

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Warsaw | Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra: Noskowski, Karłowicz, Skoryk, Smetana

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

On the 28th of May 2022 at 7.00 p.m. in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra conducted by Anna Sułkowska-Migoń will perform the Overture ‘Morskie Oko’ by Zygmunt Noskowski, Violin Concerto in A major by Mieczysław Karłowicz, three symphonic poems from the cycle Má vlast by Bedřich Smetana and Melody in A minor by Myrosław Skoryk.

The performer of the violin Concerto in A major by Karłowicz will be Małgorzata Wasiucionek, a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the class of prof. Roman Lasocki. She also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg in the class of prof. Pierre Amoyal. Winner of many international competitions, in 2017 she received a doctorate in musical arts, and a year later became an assistant professor at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music.

Anna Sułkowska-Migoń, who conducts the concert, works with the Orchestra as part of the ‘Conductor-Resident’ programme.

Read more: Warsaw | Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra: Noskowski, Karłowicz, Skoryk, Smetana

Katowice | New Music Orchestra: Ornithology, Insectology, Hydrology

NOSPRMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Stories about the natural world: about insects, birds and the water world will be a part of a family concert at the premises of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra on the 29th of May at 4 p.m. The composers will offer the audience an unusual game of imagination - playing with sound, text, colours, melodies and instruments. The pieces will be presented by the New Music Orchestra conducted by Filip Huget. The soloist will be the singer Joanna Freszel.

At the concert Children's songs by Joanna Szymala to the words of Maria Konopnicka, Ornithology by Jarosław Siwiński to the text of Małgorzata Kołcz, Insectology by Anna Maria Huszcza and Hydrology by Adrian Robak, written to the words of Maja Baczyńska will be performed.

Ticket information: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/orkiestra-muzyki-nowej-aleksander-lason-joanna-freszel 
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Katowice | Camerata Silesia in NOSPR: Chłopecki in memoriam

NOSPRMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

On the 28th of May 2022 at 6 p.m. Camerata Silesia will perform at the premises of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra at a concert dedicated to the memory of Andrzej Chłopecki (1950–2012) on the 10th anniversary of his death.

Andrzej Chłopecki was one of the most prominent Polish music critics. His volatile mind and writing style (often very sharp!) are a model for successive generations of reviewers.

Works by Krzysztof Penderecki, Stanisław Krupowicz, Paweł Mykietyn and Aleksander Nowak will be performed at the concert which will end with Paweł Szymański's Phylakterion.

 

   After a note of Agnieszka Nowok-Zych

Ticket information: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/camerata-silesia-chlopecki-in-memoriam 

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Gdańsk | Final Concert of the Composers' Competition ‘Duet with Harp'

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

POLMICThe Department of Composition and the Department of Organ, Harpsichord, Accordion, Guitar and Harp of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk invites you to the Final Concert of the Composers' Competition ‘Duet with Harp' which will take place on the 23rd of May 2022 at 6.00 p.m. in the Senate Hall in the red building of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk.

The subject of the Competition for students of composition classes at Polish music academies was a 4-6 minute long piece for an instrumental duo with harp. 16 compositions were submitted to the Competition. The Competition Jury awarded 5 prizes and 1 honourable mention.

The winning compositions by Anna Stolarczyk, Piotr Kasiłowski, Szymon Kusior and Magdalena Białecka will be performed by students of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk.

Detailed programme: https://amuz.gda.pl/wydarzenia/koncert-finalowy-konkursu-kompozytorskiego-na-duet-z-harfa,977 

Mińsk Mazowiecki | Concert on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the City of Mińsk Mazowiecki

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Concert on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the City of Mińsk Mazowiecki will take place on the 29th of May 2022 at 6 pm on the premises of Zespół Szkół nr 1 im. Kazimierza Wielkiego in Mińsk Mazowiecki.

The city of Mińsk Mazowiecki invites you to the open-air event of the year, the oratorio and symphonic concert with the participation of the world famous mezzosoprano Małgorzata Walewska. The concert is the final event of the 600th anniversary of granting municipal rights to the city of Mińsk Mazowiecki.

The programme of the concert includes three works by Grzegorz Duchnowski, commissioned by the Museum of the Mińsk Land and will be performed by Sinfonia Varsovia conducted by Anna Duczmal-Mróz and Choirs of the Warsaw University of Technology and Tibi Domine.

The soloists will be Małgorzata Walewska, Anna Mikołajczyk (sopranos), Aneta Łukaszewicz (mezzosoprano), Tomasz Raff and Patryk Rymanowski (basses).

The project is co-financed by the Self-government of the Mazovian Voivodeship.

Admission to the event is free!

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Duszniki Zdrój, Cracow, Poznań, Berlin | The concert series ‘Panufnik, Twardowski, Górecki - masterpieces of Polish chamber music of the 20th century’

POLMICMedia Patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

The concert series ‘Panufnik, Twardowski, Górecki - masterpieces of Polish chamber music of the 20th century’ performed by Apeiron Trio will take place in Duszniki Zdrój, Kraków, Poznań and Berlin between the 28th of May and 13th of June 2022.

The aim of the project is to present the masterpieces of Polish chamber music of the 20th century, works for piano trio in particular. During the events in Poland and abroad the music of Andrzej and Roxanna Panufnik, Romuald Twardowski and Mikołaj Piotr Górecki will be presented. The concerts will take place at Chopin's Manor in Duszniki Zdrój (28 May), in Białoprądnicki Manor in Kraków (30 May), in the auditorium of the Tadeusz Szeligowski in Poznań (June 9) and at the Piano Salon Christophori in Berlin.


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Łańcut | 61st Łańcut Music Festival

POLMICPatronat medialny nad Festiwalem objęło Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

From the 21st of May to the 5th of June 2022, the Music Festival in Łańcut will take place. On the 2nd of June, as part of the Festival, a concert will be held in the concert hall of the Podkarpacka Philharmonic in Rzeszów with the participation of artists from Ukraine.

On the 21st of May at the Podkarpacka Philharmonic, there will be a concert with the participation of the Argentine singer, composer and conductor José Cura, accompanied by the Croatian-Slovenian soprano, Martin Zadro. David Giménez will conduct the Symphony Orchestra of the Podkarpacka Philharmonic. The orchestra will also perform at the end of the Festival on the 5th of June. The Portuguese composer and multi-instrumentalist Rodrigo Leão, who will present his original film music, will conduct the orchestra.

After a note of Katarzyna Senderska

Detailed programme: https://festiwallancut.pl/kategoria-produktu/repertuar/ 

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Poznań | 51st Poznań Music Spring

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

The 51st edition of the Festival will be held in Poznań between May 26-29. During four festival days instrumentalists and singers from Poland and abroad will give ten concerts including composition from 20th century classics as well as newly composed pieces.

Works by Michele Abondano, Aron Ludwig, Sławomir Czarnecki, Jaromir Gajewski, Maciej Jabłoński, Zbigniew Kozub, Artur Kroschel, Janusz Stalmierski, Katarzyna Taborowska, Sarah Westwood, Agnieszka Zdrojek-Suchodolska and Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz will be premiered at the Festival. Festival events will also include Atelier – special piano concert devoted to the famous Poznań composer Andrzej Koszewski on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Amalgalis Duo will also perform at the Festival.


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Sopot | 18th Edition of the Mundus Cantat International Choir Festival

Press patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

POLMICBetween the 21st and 29th of May 2022 the 18th edition of the Mundus Cantat International Choir Festival Sopot 2022 will take place. 13 choirs from all over the world, including Angola and the Philippines will take part in his year's edition. The guest of the festival will be last year's winner of the Sopot Mewa Award - ASBeek Choir. Admission to all concerts is free.

For the first time after a pandemic break, foreign bands will come to Sopot again - it will be possible to hear them live, not in a virtual version, as it has been for the last 2 years. The competition will include choirs from Angola, the Philippines, Latvia, nd representatives of Poland from Łódź, Gniew, Wejherowo, Przodków, Gdańsk and Gdynia. The participants will be judged by an international jury chaired by Prof. Beata Wróblewska from the Academy of Music in Gdańsk.

Accompanying concerts will be held as part of the festival: the music of Polish composers will be heard in Sopot churches, in the open air and in the Social Welfare Center in Sopot. The programme will also include two colorful and spectacular events.

Deatiled schedule: www.munduscantat.pl 
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Cracow | Polish National Competition ‘20 Looks on Karol Szymanowski’

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

POLMICThe Polish National Competition ‘20 Looks on Karol Szymanowski’ organized on the 140th birthday and 85th anniversary of the artist's death, will be held on the 21st of May, 2022 in Cracow. A record number of 64 students of secondary music schools from 10 voivodeships has been registered.

"20 gazes on ..." is planned as a nationwide series of knowledge competitions about the life and work of a selected composer, whose jubilee (birth or death anniversary) falls in a given year. The series with this attractive formula aims to, among others, accustom students to the music of the 20th century – most of the series were devoted to composers of this century. The aim of the event is to popularize knowledge about the life and work of one of the most important composer of the last century in Poland and Europe, perfectly combining modern European musical language with Polish folk tradition. The organizers of the Competition are the Center for Artistic Education and the Archdiocesan Secondary Music School of Fr. card. F. Macharski in Cracow. The President of the Republic of Poland holds the honorary patronage of the event.

The competition is divided in two stages: the first - written, and the second - oral. In each stage, the participant's task will be to identify musical examples and answer a set of questions concerning the composer's life, work and thoughts. The members of the competition jury will include: prof. dr hab. Wiesław Delimat (The Pontifical University of John Paul II, Head of ASM in Krakow – chairman), prof. dr hab. Stanisław Krawczyński (The Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków), dr hab. Małgorzata Janicka-Słysz, prof. AMKP (The Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow), prof. dr hab. Aleksandra Paszek-Trefon (The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice) and Marek Dolewka, PhD (ASM in Krakow – Jury secretary, competition coordinator).

All participants of the competition will receive a diploma of participation and prizes. In addition, the finalists will be honored with cash prizes.

The partners of the competition – sponsors of the special awards – are: IDAGIO classical music streaming service, NOSPR, the Arkana Melomana portal and the Ósemkowa.pl shop.

Rules of the competition available on the website: https://asm2.edu.pl/ogolnopolski-konkurs-20-spojrzen/ 

Read more: Cracow | Polish National Competition ‘20 Looks on Karol Szymanowski’

XIV Konkurs Muzyki XX i XXI Wieku dla Młodych Wykonawców 2022 online

POLMICPatronat medialny nad Konkursem sprawuje Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

Polskie Towarzystwo Muzyki Współczesnej ogłasza XIV Konkurs Muzyki XX i XXI Wieku dla Młodych Wykonawców 2022. Konkurs jest otwarty dla solistów – instrumentalistów i wokalistów. Termin nadsyłania zgłoszeń upływa 1 października. Honorowy Patronat nad Konkursem objęło Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego oraz Związek Kompozytorów Polskich.

W konkursie mogą wziąć udział wszyscy uczący się i studiujący w Polsce (bez względu na obywatelstwo) oraz obywatele polscy uczący się i studiujący za granicą – uczniowie szkół muzycznych II stopnia oraz studenci uczelni muzycznych (studia licencjackie, magisterskie, doktoranckie, podyplomowe).

Przedmiotem konkursu jest muzyka XX i XXI wieku. Każdy utwór musi być skomponowany przez innego kompozytora, w tym co najmniej jednego kompozytora polskiego. Ponadto, jeden z wybranych do wykonywania utworów musi pochodzić z katalogu Polskiego Wydawnictwa Muzycznego.

Przesłuchania konkursowe odbędą się wyłącznie w formie zdalnej, w dniach 9–15 października 2022 roku.

Zgłoszenia należy nadsyłać wyłącznie formie elektronicznej (audio-video), za pośrednictwem usługi WeTransfer do dnia 1 października 2022 r.

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Warsaw | Night of Museums 2022: premiere perfomances of Aleksandra Chmielewska's works

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

POLMICOn the 14th of May 2022 Jaga Hupało Born To Create studio invites you to an artistic and fashion journey on both sides of the Vistula river: at Burakowska street 5/7 , to the Old Lace Factory and at Kłopotowskiego street 11, to the Former Factory of Machines and Mill Stones.

This year's edition of the Night of Museums theme, organized by the Pracownia Jagi Hupało, is ‘Persistence’. Great Masters, young talents, artists of many generations from various fields of art will present their interpretation of the concept of durability. Tradition will be shown using modern means of expression.

The premiere of two pieces by Aleksandra Chmielewska, Czerwone jabłuszko and Cichy zapada zmrok for guitar, piano, voice and cello will take place. The pieces will be performed by Walicki Popiołek Duo and the band Julia Topolanek-Pacan & Bartłomiej Pacan.

The programme will also include a ballet performance by the Oberemok duo, a performance by Kasia Korus in combination with the music of Miss God, a concert by Rafał Betlejewski's ‘Gorgeous’ band, Łukasz Błażejewski and Patryk Kaczanowski's Oath performance, an audiovisual show by Ari Dykier and Marta Mulawa's ‘Korowód hearts’.

Detailes: https://www.facebook.com/events/3186888654919303 

Wrocław | „At first there was… noise“

NFMMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

During the concert of the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra at the National Forum of Music on the 21st of May 2022 at 7.00 p.m. Gidon Kremer, a violinist of Latvian origin will perform.

The musicians will perform works by Astor Piazzolla and Mieczysław Weinberg. The evening will begin with compositions by Ukrainian artists - Victoria Polova and Mykola Łeontowycz. The second part of the concert is devoted to the project ‘At first there was… noise’, realized in collaboration with Robert Wick. Works of Mieczysław Weinberg - one of the most intriguing composers of the last century – were used by Gidon Kremer in the project.

                                                                                                  Press release

More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/9040 

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Warsaw | Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus: Mozart, Wieniawski, Skoryk and Haydn

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

POLMICOn the 21st of May 2022 at 7.00 p.m. in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus conducted by Paweł Kos-Nowicki will perform Overtures to the operas Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn's Symphony ‘La poule’ No. 83, Melody by Myroslav Skoryk and Violin Concerto No. 2 by Henryk Wieniawski.

Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor has become one of the most popular violin piece in Poland and around the world. At the concert it will be performed by Agata Szymczewska, winner of the 13th Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznań in 2006. Szymczewska is also a winner of the Polityka Passport, four Fryderyk awards and the London Music Masters award. A leader of the renowned Karol Szymanowski Quartet.

Anna Sułkowska-Migoń, participant in the ‘Conductor-resident’ program, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance and financed by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport, participated in the preparation of the concert.

Financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport.

After a note of Piotr Maculewicz

More: https://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/