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7th Festival "Music in Warmia and Żuławy"


A good reason for music lovers to visit Warmia and Żuławy is the 7th edition of the "Music in Warmia and Żuławy" Festival, which will take place on 9-10 July 2020 in different Gothic churches of the region. Festival concerts will be performed by the Elbląg Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Michał Krężlewski.

The St. Bartholomew Church in Pasłęk and St. Nicholas Cathedral in Elbląg will be filled with music from different countries and periods. The programme will include, among others, Romance No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Concerto for Two Violins in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, Navarra, Op. 33 by Pablo Sarasate as well as Hombark Concerto by Sławomir Czarnecki. The musicians of the Elbląg orchestra will perform both together and as soloists.

Admission to all festival concerts, held in accordance with the directions of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate, is free!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme is available at: https://eok.elblag.eu/ 

Katowice | Online premiere of Paweł Mykietyn's new work


The first performance of Paweł Mykietyn's latest work Chorale and Canon will take place on 10 July 2020 at 7.30 p.m. during an online concert from the "Polish Radio Choir – Music Dedications" series at the headquarters of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Although the official ending of the 2019/2020 concert season is behind us, online holiday concerts will be held at the NOSPR concert hall. On 10 July Polish Radio Choir conducted by Maria Piotrowska-Bogalecka together with musicians of the New Music Orchestra will present Paweł Szymański's Lux Aeterna for 24 singers and instruments, Arnold Schönberg's Friede auf Erden, Op. 13, Arvo Pärt's Da pacem Domine and Herbert Howells' Requiem. The ensemble will also perform for the first time Paweł Mykietyn's Chorale and Canon to words by Leyla Daryoush.

The link to the live broadcast will be published on 10 July.

Co-financed by the City of Krakow and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the "Music" programme run by the Institute of Music and Dance.

More information at: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/koncert-online-chor-polskiego-radia 

Lusławice | 8th Emanacje Music Festival


The eighth edition of the Emanacje Music Festival will be held in Lusławice between 5 July and 30 August 2020. The inaugural concert will include works by Krzysztof Penderecki performed by chamber musicians of Sinfonietta Cracovia.

Music lovers will have the opportunity to rediscover Lusławice, also in virtual space, take part in various concerts and meetings with great performers. Above all, however, the 8th Emanacje Festival will pay tribute to the memory of Krzysztof Penderecki, a great Pole, Patron and Founder of the European Centre for Music.

Artist – Work – Meetings. These key words open up a universe, in which the composer's heritage resonates with thousands of sounds. This year's Festival will be an emanation of the timeless presence of Krzysztof Penderecki in his beloved Lusławice, where the Artist realized his visionary ideas: an impressive park dedicated to young musicians of the Centre, subsequent works enthusiastically received around the world.

Penderecki's chamber and solo works will be performed by leading Polish ensembles and soloists and their recordings will be made available online, gradually filling up the widely available content of the festival website. The Festival will also include a permanent multimedia exhibition entitled "Krzysztof Penderecki – Heritage of Polish Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries", presenting the artist and his work in the context of the achievements of Polish composers of the last century. The opening of the famous Lusławice Arboretum, which is the fruit of Krzysztof Penderecki's long-term passion and contains a unique dendrological collection on a European scale, will be a special event accompanying this year's Festival. A unique park setting will also become a scenery of part of festival concerts.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme is available at: www.emanacje.pl 

Licheń | 2nd "Basilica sonans" International Licheń Organ Music Festival


Andrzej Chorosiński's concert entitled "Music and Word" will inaugurate the 2nd "Basilica Sonans" International Licheń Organ Music Festival on 5 July 2020. Festival concerts will be held every Sunday at 2.30 p.m. until 30 August.

The organ of the Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń are currently the largest instrument in Poland and the fourth largest in Europe. In the world ranking they are in 10th place among sacred instruments. They were designed by Andrzej Chorosinski and are composed of 5 independent sections, arranged in several places.

As part of the "Basilica sonans" Festival, well-known European organists will present works by, among others, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Richard Wagner, as well as Fryderyk Chopin, Feliks Nowowiejski and Mieczysław Surzyński.

The inaugural concert dedicated to St. John Paul II on his100th birth anniversary will include Bach's Toccata in D minor, Chopin's Etude in C sharp minor, Op. 25 No. 7 and nocturnes, Surzyński's Elegy in F sharp minor by M. Surzyński and the finale of Guilmanta's Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 42. The programme will also include St. John Paul II's texts read by Michał Chorosiński, well-known theater and film actor, who played young Karol Wojtyła in Renaissance Psalter.

Organ music lovers who cannot come to Licheń will be able to follow the concerts thanks to a live broadcast from the Licheń Basilica on the website http://www.lichen.pl/, as well as on YouTube and Facebook.

Szczecin Philharmonic celebrates the Birthday of the City


On the occasion of the 75t Birthday of the City of Szczecin, the Szczecin Philharmonic planned a series of events. On 5 July  2020 at noon there will be a premiere of the music video to a song about the first day in Polish Szczecin, at 7:00 p.m. an online concert with works by Szczecin composers, and after 9:00 p.m. the philharmonic building will be illuminated in 'floating garden' colors.

The birthday concert will feature works by three composers associated with the city: Janusz Stalmierski's Szczecin Bugle Call and Soft Light, Marek Jasiński's Elegy for string orchestra and Piotr Klimek's Non Suicidal Self Injuries / New Harmony. The pieces performed by the Szczecin Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and High Five Brass ensemble will be accompanied by a display of beautiful photographs of contemporary Szczecin.

The events will be available online on the Szczecin Philharmonic's YouTube channel and Facebook profile.

More information at: https://filharmonia.szczecin.pl/pl 

Olsztyn | 42nd Feliks Nowowiejski Olsztyn Organ Concerts

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The next edition of the popular series of organ music concerts – 42nd Feliks Nowowiejski Olsztyn Organ Concerts – will run from 5 July to 30 August 2020 in the St. Jacob's Cathedral Basilica in Olsztyn.

All concerts will traditionally take place at 8.00 p.m. This year's edition will be a real treat not only for lovers of classical music. The programme of the event is very diverse, including many works by Polish composers. The inaugural concert will feature Toccata from the 3rd Organ Symphony, Op. 45 and poem Roses for Sappho, Op. 51 by Feliks Nowowiejski, as well as Songs of the Fairy Tale Princess, Op. 31 by Karol Szymanowski, arranged for soprano and organ by Agnieszka Tarnawska. The series will also include works by Fryderyk Chopin, Zygmunt Noskowski, Mieczysław Karłowicz, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Aleksander Tansman and Grażyna Bacewicz.

Among the performers will be organists Agnieszka Tarnawska, Andrzej Szadejko, Michał Kocot, Paulina Kocot, Adam Sadowski, Arkadiusz Bialic, Łukasz Mosur, Marcin Kucharczyk, Jan Mroczek, Jarosław Tarnawski, Filip Presseisen, as well as soprano Magdalena Tokajuk, trumpeter Paweł Hulisz, violist Marta Jezierska, saxophonist Aleksandra Mańkowska and Partes – Orthodox Chant Chamber Ensemble.

During the concerts, there is an obligation to cover your mouth and nose.

Full programme is available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/696697201150940/ 

The Archetti Chamber Orchestra of the City of Jaworzno invites you to "KwarantGranie"


The Archetti Chamber Orchestra of the City of Jaworzno has prepared a unique offer for all music lovers. As part of the "KwarantGranie" project, the ensemble will perform at its headquarters three concerts that will be broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook on 5 July, 23 August and 5 September 2020 at 5.00 p.m.

The Archetti Chamber Orchestra of the City of Jaworzno has been operating continuously since 2010 as a self-governing artistic cultural institution. The ensemble promotes Polish music, both classical and contemporary, often presenting works unknown to a wider audience. The programme of the first concert on 5 July will include the most beautiful chamber works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Piotr Czajkowski, Arnold Schoenberg, Dmitri Shostakovich and Bolesław Woytowicz.

Admission to the concerts is free. The "KwarantGranie" project was awarded in the "Culture on the web" subsidy programme, financed by the National Centre for Culture and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, which is a response to the difficult situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Full programme is available athttps://www.facebook.com/OrkiestraArchetti/

Katowice | Summer Season of the Silesian Philharmonic


Thanks to the collaboration of the Silesian Philharmonic with the Silesian Museum and their joint mission to disseminate culture, both institutions invite you to musical meetings, which will be held every Saturday at 7.00 p.m., starting from 4 July 2020.

In the Silesian Museum's space, away from the hustle and bustle of the streets, the Silesian Philharmonic will present an ideal summer programme, composed of well-known works of composers such as Vivaldi, Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven as well as music of Silesian artists. The concerts will feature both the Silesian Chamber Orchestra, the Choir and Symphony Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic, as well as smaller instrumental ensembles. The summer season will be also a preview of the next artistic season of the Silesian Philharmonic. The last concerts in the series – on 15 and 22 August – will be devoted to the Second Silesian Uprising, which 100th anniversary falls in August 2020.

All concerts will be held with recommended restrictions, so that each participant can feel safe and comfortable. Tickets are available at the Silesian Museum ticket office and at http://bilety.muzeumslaskie.pl/ 

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/uslysz-nas-w-muzeum-slaskim-sezon-letni-filharmonii-slaskiej/ 

43rd International Festival of Organ, Choral and Chamber Music


The 43rd edition of the International Festival of Organ, Choral and Chamber Music will begin on 3 July 2020 at the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gdańsk and will last until 28 August 2020. Traditionally, concerts will take place at St. Mary's Basilica every Friday at 8.15 p.m.

Among the performers of ten festival concerts will be ogranists Bogusław Grabowski, Wiktor Brzuchacz, Maciej Babnis, Michał Markuszewski, Dariusz Hajdukiewicz, Bogdan Narloch, Błażej Musiałczyk and Patryk Dopke, soprano Agnieszka Tomaszewska, violinist Róża Lorenc and saxophonist Maciej Sikała as well as the Art'n'Voices vocal octet, specializing in the performance of Polish contemporary vocal music, and the Schola Cantorum Gedanensis Polish Chamber Choir under the direction of Jan Łukaszewski.

The festival will be inaugurated by Maciej Sikała and Bogusław Grabowski, who will present works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ray Vaughan Williams, Anna Buczek and Maciej Sikała himself, as well as improvisations for saxophone and organ.

Full programme is available athttp://www.festiwalorganowy.pl/