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Mystical Music at the Jasna Góra Monastery – Papal Concert

W kręgu mistyków muzyki

To mark the 80th anniversary of Arvo Pärt’s birthday,
the 5th anniversary of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s death,
and the 37 anniversary of election to the papacy of John Paul II

October 17th, 2015
6 p.m.
Jasna Góra Monastery

Arvo Pärt – Magnificat
Arvo Pärt – Missa Syllabica
Arvo Pärt – Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki – Zdrowaś bądź, Maryja! Marian Songs
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki – Totus Tuus
John Tavener – The Lamb

Collegium Cantorum Częstochowa Philharmonic Choir
Janusz Siadlak - conductor

Bronislaw Huberman Philharmonic in Częstochowa

Entry free

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Festival of Academic Symphony Orchestras

Festiwal Akademickich Orkiestr Symfonicznych October 17th – November 28th, 2015

First concert

October 17th, 6 p.m.
Karol Lipiński Academy of Music, Concert Hall

Feliks Ignacy Dobrzyński – Ouverture to the opera Monbar 
Aram Khachaturian – Flute Concerto
George Gershwin  An American in Paris

János Bálint – flute
Karol Szymanowski Academic Symphony Orchestra
Michał Klauza  conductor

Invitations to be collected 7 days prior to the concert
from the Academy Reception, Block E.

Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław
Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice
Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań
Academy of Music in Kraków

Second concert – October 24th

SEE: programme of the festival 

‘"Composing Commissions 2016-2017’ programme has begun

Instytut Muzyki i Tańca
On October 8th, 2015, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage launched the 5th edition of its Collections programme – Composing Commissions 2016-2017 priority. The programme is implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance.

The Composing Commissions Regulations are available at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage website under the Programy Ministra 2016 – Kolekcje – Zamówienia kompozytorskie bookmark, and at the Institute of Music and Dance website under the programmes – ministry’s programmes – Composing Commissions 2016-2017 bookmark.

Detailed information on the programme, as well as the database of the commissioned works and composers’ bios can be accessed at www.composingcommissions.pl.

More information / source: www.imit.org.pl

SOUNDLAB – philharmonic laboratory of electronic music

Eugeniusz RudnikOrganiser:
Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin 48 Małopolska Street

October 15th, 2015, 7 p.m.
LAB 0: El-prologue - film screening

15 Corners of the World – a documentary directed by Zuzanna Solakiewicz
(produced in 2014, Poland/Germany)

October 16th, 7 p.m.
LAB 1: El-symphony - symphonic concert

Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Adam Kośmieja - piano
Kamil Kęska - electronics
Jakub Jakowicz - violin
Patryk "NASA" Brodniewicz - live video
Szymon Bywalec - conductor

Eugeniusz Rudnik - Still Life with a Bird, Clock, Rifleman and a Maiden (1997)
Kazimierz Serocki - Pianophonie for piano, electronic sound processing and orchestra (1978)
Philip Glass - Violin Concerto No. 2 The American Four Seasons for violin, strings and synthesiser (2009)

Further events:
November 11th, 2015, 7 p.m.
LAB 2: El-pionieer - electronic music concert
December 13th, 2015, 5 p.m.
LAB 3: El-Rock – concert on the anniversary of December '70 - symphonic
January 14th, 2016, 7 p.m.
LAB 4: El-acoustic - electronic music concert
February 4th, 2016, 7 p.m.
LAB 5: El-silence - electronic music concert
March 10th, 2016, 7 p.m.
LAB 6: El-design - electronic music concert
April 7th, 2016, 7 p.m.
LAB 7: El-modern - symphonic concert
May 12th, 2016, 7 p.m.
LAB 8: El-pop - electronic music concert
June 9th, 06-2016, 7 p.m.
LAB 9: El-klassik - electronic music concert

More information / source: www.filharmonia.szczecin.pl

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The 10th 'Ad Libitum' International Festival of Improvised Music Freedom in Unity

Ad Libitum 2015

October 15th-17th, 2015

Organiser: Polish Music Council Foundation

Artistic Director: Krzysztof Knittel

More information: www. ad-libitum.pl
Tickets available at: www.ebilet.pl


Thursday, October 15th, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
Wojciech Krukowski Hall

Cybulski – Pałosz – Wojciechowski

Trio Sejneńska Spółdzielnia Jazzowa (Sejny Jazz Cooperative)

Peter Brötzmann Quartet

Tuesday, October 16th, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio

Kawalerowie Błotni (The Mud Cavaliers)

Alexander von Schlippenbach Trio

Saturday, October 17th, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio

Barry Guy – The Blue Shroud

Alexander von Schlippenbach – Twelve Tone Tales

Globe Unity Orchestra


Read more: The 10th 'Ad Libitum' International Festival of Improvised Music Freedom in Unity

Winners of the 13th Tadeusz Ochlewski Composers' Competition

XIII edycja Konkursu Kompozytorskiego im. Tadeusza Ochlewskiego 2015
First prize:

Krzysztof Ratajski
Rebounds for 5-part children choir to an original phonetic text

Honourable mention:

Szymon Godziemba-Trytek
A Wonderer’s Song for 3-part children choir

Compositions recommended
by the jury

to be published by the PWM edition:

by Piotr Stawarski

Kolebany i Obertas
by Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska

Organiser: PWM Edition, Kraków
More information: www.pwm.com.pl

Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC is the media patron of the event.

The Piano in Polish Collections

Fortepian w zbiorach polskichThe Institute of Music and Dance launches its new vortal www.piano.instruments.edu.pl. Devoted to historical pianos in Polish collections and containing unique photographs, recordings and descriptions of nearly 100 exhibits, the vortal is a subsidiary of www.instruments.edu.pl.

The vortal will be presented on 17 October 2015 (11 am) at the Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Music Hall prior to the National Fryderyk Chopin Institute’s conference concluding the 3rd stage of the 17th International Chopin Piano Competition. The website will be launched to ennoble the Competition and commemorate the anniversary of Chopin’s death.

More information / source: www.imit.org.pl/news

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Concert of the Youth Circle of the Polish Composers’ Union


Praga Południe Borough
Culture Promotion Centre

October 13th 2015
6 p.m.

(Blanka Dembosz, soprano
and Mateusz Loska, double bass)
will perform new compositions
by young Polish composers:

Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska For Thy Song!
Rafał Zapała Geometry **
Martyna Kosecka Akmḗ. **
Alina Kubik Me **
Paulina Łuciuk To NN*** **
Jakub Polaczyk Brevis **
Jerzy Fryderyk Wojciechowski Vin blanc **
Michał Janocha De propos en propos **
Ryszard Lubieniecki K _ _ kw _ _ k _ al _ _ er _ **
Igor Szulc PHOTON **

** first performance

Entry free

We know the names of the participants admitted to the 3rd round of the Chopin Competition

Konkurs Chopinowski 2015

On October12th, the second-round auditions of the 17th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition were completed. Over the course of 4 days, 43 pianists from 16 countries performed. According to the Competition rules and regulations, the jury – led by Prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń – to the 3rd round admitted 20 participants from 12 countries, including: 3 from Poland, 3 from South Korea, 3 from United States, 2 from Russia, 2 from Canada, 1 from: Italy, Croatia, Ukraine, Japan, Czech Republic, Latvia and China. The auditions for the third round will begin on October 14th, 10 a.m. and will last until October 16th. The first pianist to perform will be Luigi Carroccia from Italy. The names of the Competition’s finalists will be announced on October 16th, late evening.

More information / source: www.chopincompetition2015.com

Chopin Competition live: www.chopincompetition2015.com
YouTube www.youtube.com/chopin2015