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Katowice | Silesian Quartet: 'Mieczysław Wajnberg - all string quartets - following dedications'

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

NOSPR 11.2.23As part of the series ‘Mieczysław Wajnberg - all string quartets - following dedications’ (17 quartets, 6 concerts, 1 performer) on the 11th of February, 2023 at 18.00, NOSPR will host another concert of the Silesian Quartet, which this time will present the composer's 4th, 6th  and 9th Quartets.

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-Russian composer. This is only the second ensemble in the world that has managed to meet this challenge.

This season, we have the unique privilege of hearing a complete set of Mieczysław Weinberg's extraordinary quartets live, following the changes taking place in his musical language and following the trail of dedications hidden on the pages. In the upcoming concert we will be able to hear the String Quartet No. 9 Op. 20, String Quartet No. 9 Op. 80 and String Quartet No. 6, Op. 35.

Ticket infromation: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/kwartet-slaski-mieczyslaw-wajnberg 

Lublin | 'Polish Music Scene': Katarzyna Budnik and Grzegorz Mania

ScenaMuzyki 27.1.23

During the next chamber concert on the 27th of January, 2023 at 19.00 at the Lublin Philharmonic, as part of the ‘Polish Music Scene’ project of the National Institute of Music and Dance, masterpieces of Polish music will be performed in the interpretations of artists representing different generations and different styles.

The beauty of Polish music will shine in the warm and deep timbre of the viola and in the company of the piano, rich in various sounds. It's all performed by Katarzyna Budnik, awarded in 2024 ‘Fryderyk’ for the solo album ‘Viola Recital’ and Grzegorz Mania, a valued pianist and chamber musician.

We will hear sonatas for viola and piano by Wojciech Gawroński, Philipp Scharwenka and Mieczysław Wajnberg, Serenade in G major by Mieczysław Karłowicz and Zygmunt Stojowski's Fantasy op. 27.

Press release

Ticket information: https://filharmonialubelska.pl/2022/scena-muzyki-polskiej-koncert-kameralny/ 

3rd edition of the international composition competition 'art and violence'

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

ArtViolence 23We would like to invite composers from all over the world to participate in the 3rd edition of the international composition competition 'art and violence'.

The initiator and organizer of the competition is the Cracow-based 2Act Foundation. Together with the project partners - Capella Cracoviensis, the Association of Authors ZAiKS and the Polish Music Information Center POLMIC we would like to encourage composers to create an original work for harpsichord and electronics, referring in its idea to the relationship between art and different forms of violence.

The jury members in the 2023 edition are composers:
Marco Stroppa, Magdalena Długosz, Karol Nepelski and the secretary of the competition Jarosław Płonka.

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Katowice | Poznań Philharmonic and Łukasz Borowicz in NOSPR

NOSPR 27.1.23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 27th of January, 2023 at 7.30 p.m., the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cracow Philharmonic Choir, tenor Andrzej Lampert, baritone Szymon Mechliński and cellist Hayoung Choi will perform at the seat of NOSPR. Under the direction of Łukasz Borowicz, they will perform works by Tadeusz Szeligowski, as well as Friedrich Gulda and Hector Berlioz.

Tadeusz Szeligowski is the patron of the Poznań Philharmonic as its founder and first director. His Comedy Overture will open this guest concert of the Poznań orchestra.

At 18.30 before the concert, in the chamber hall there will be a meeting with Piotr Matwiejczuk, who will discuss the pieces performed during the evening. The entrance to the lecture is free of charge, the presentation of a subscription card or a concert ticket entitles you to participate in the lecture.

More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/orkiestra-filharmonii-poznanskiej-lukasz-borowicz 

Wrocław | I Witold Lutosławski World Days

WitoldLutoslawskiWorld 23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Witold Lutosławski World Days is a new, special initiative commemorating the great Polish composer and patron of the National Forum of Music - Witold Lutosławski. Between the anniversaries of the artist's birth and death, as part of an international project carried out every three years, concerts will be held during which various works of the composer will be performed. The first edition will take place from the 27th of January to the 3rd of February, 2023, in the time of the 110th anniversary of Lutosławski’s birth.

The idea behind the project is to promote Lutosławski's work. As part of the next edition of the event, four concerts will be held, during which world-class musicians will appear on  stage, including Garrick Ohlsson the winner of the 8th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, or the Australian violinist and conductor, artistic director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti. Among the performers there will also be musicians from the ensembles of the National Forum of Music - NFM Wrocław Philharmonic under the direction of Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero, NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra, Lutosławski Quartet, LutosAir Quintet, as well as choirs: the NFM Girls' Choir and the NFM Boys' Choir.

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Warsaw | 'Polish Music Scene': Gidaszewska / Łaguniak / Koziak Trio

ScenaMuzyki 24.1.23

The programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance ‘Polish Music Scene’ aims to bring back to life and present the entire wealth of Polish compositional creativity. As part of the 4th edition of this programme, on the 24th of January, 2023 at 19:00, the Gidaszewska / Łaguniak / Koziak Trio will perform at the Warsawl Philharmonic. The performers will present a repertoire composed of little-known, rediscovered works by native composers.

The programme of the concert includes works by four Polish artists whose compositions are still too rarely performed on stages in Poland and abroad.

Maurycy Moszkowski's Romantic Suite Op.71 and Roman Palester's Sonata for two violins and piano, representing the turn of the Neoclassical and Expressionist periods, are chamber music works written for uncommon instrumental setup. Grażyna Bacewicz’s Partita for violin and piano was also written at the peak of the development of the neoclassical trend. At the beginning of the recital we will hear Aleksander Tansman's neoclassical Sonatina for flute or violin and piano (1925).

More: https://nimit.pl/wydarzenia/gidaszewska-laguniak-koziak-trio-scena-muzyki-polskiej/ 

Katowice | orgaNOWA inauguration vol. 3: Iveta Apkalna

NOSPR 22.1.23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

In the programme of Iveta Apkalna's recital as part of the concerts inaugurating the new organ at NOSPR on the 22nd of January, 2023 at 18.00 we will find canonic works of organ literature. Premiere composition of Zwierciadła mistyczne by Dariusz Przybylski will be performed. This work was commissioned by NOSPR.

The Latvian artist, considered one of the most charismatic organists, will also present the Bach triptych Toccata, Adagio, Fugue in C major BWV 564, the famous Toccata from Charles-Marie Widor's Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Funérailles from the cycle Harmonies poétiques et religieuses by Franz Liszt, Évocation II by Thierry Escaich, Toccata by Aivars Kalējs and a diptych by Lionel Rogg from the cycle Deux visions de l'Apocalypse.

More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/iveta-apkalna 

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Warsaw | The musical show ‘1863 – Towards Freedom' - 160th anniversary of the January Uprising

1863 22.1.23The musical show ‘1863 – Towards Freedom’, which will combine music from the era with animations and historical films, will inaugurate the official nationwide celebration of the 160th anniversary of the January Uprising.

Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the ‘Niepodległa’ Office and the Museum of History invites you to a unique musical show that will bring the audience closer to the most important events and people involved in this longest-lasting national uprising. The concert will be available on TVP Historia on Sunday, the 22nd of January, 2023 at 19.00. The retransmission on TVP1 is scheduled for 22.20.

Press release

More: https://www.tvp.pl/program-tv/1863-ku-wolnosci-koncert-inaugurujacy-obchody-160-rocznicy-powstania-styczniowego/63baa8f0d03410a72d379080 

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Warsaw | Carnival concert of Sinfonia Iuvents: Williams, Beal, Bernstein

POSI 21.1.23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 21st of January, 2023 at 19.00 the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw will host a carnival concert of the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra. The repertoire includes works by John Williams, Jeff Beal and Leonard Bernstein. The soloists will be Michał Barański (bass guitar and double bass), Michał Tokaj (piano), Łukasz Żyta (drums) and musicians from Sinfonia Iuventus conducted by Przemysław Neumann.

2023 marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of the great conductor and composer, Leonard Bernstein. This is a good opportunity to recall his achievements, of which the musical West Side Story is especially loved. A selection of symphonic dances from the musical, always eagerly listened to, will be complemented by a colorful, lively overture to the operetta Candide by the same author.

More: https://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/williams-beal-bernstein-koncert-karnawalowy/ 

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