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Łódź | 3rd Grażyna Bacewicz International Violin Competition

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The Academy of Music in ┼ü├│d┼║ invites you to the 3rd Gra┼╝yna Bacewicz International Violin Competition.

At the inauguration on the 3rd of December, there will be a symphonic concert  at the Academy Concert Hall (ul. ┼╗ubardzka 2a). Two-stage auditions will be held on December 4-9 in the Academy's Chamber Hall. The results of the competition will be announced on the 9th of December during the winners' concert. Admission to the auditions and the final concert with the award ceremony is free.

Rules and regulations available on the website https://www.amuz.lodz.pl/index.php/pl/wydarzenia/iii-miedzynarodowy-konkurs-skrzypcowy-im-grazyny-bacewicz 

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Czernica | Prelude to the celebration of the 90th anniversary of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki birth

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The introduction to the celebration of the 90th anniversary of birth of Henryk Miko┼éaj G├│recki - a great composer and patron of the Silesian Philharmonic - will be a chamber concert in the place of his birth. It will take place on the 3rd of December at 6.00 p.m. at the "Zameczek" Cultural Center in Czernica. This will be a unique prelude to the events scheduled for the 9th of December - this time within the walls of the Silesian Philharmonic building.

During the concert in Czernica, baritone Jakub Burgieł will perform, accompanied by the String Quintet of the Silesian Chamber Orchestra. The artists will present songs the first of which will be Three Songs, an expression of Górecki's mourning for his mother - who died when the composer was only 2 years old. The rest of the concert will be an opportunity to listen to the string quartets Już się zmierzcha and Quasi una fantasia.

Ticket information: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/production/czernica-gorecki-borgiel-kwintet-smyczkowy/ 

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Wa┼ébrzych | Premiere performance of ÔÇ×FreDroÔÇŁ poem by Ewa Fabia┼äska-Jeli┼äska

FreDro 2 12 23The world premiere of FreDro - a poem for a children's choir, symphony orchestra and puppet actors by Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska with a libretto by Karolina Jefmańska is undoubtedly the most important musical event of 2023 with the participation of the Children's Choir of the Sudecka Philharmonic. A musical story for children told by children on the 2nd of December, 2023 at 6.00 p.m. in Wałbrzych.

It is an unusual story, presented from the perspective of children, about man's selfish actions in nature, about human vices and positive traits. The literary basis of the work is, as the title of the poem indicates, characters from the texts, fairy tales and dramas of Aleksander Fredro, whose 230th birthday we celebrate this year. The composition will be performed by the Sudecka Philharmonic Children's Choir led by Anna Kupczyńska, puppet actors - Piotr Starczak and Aneta Głuch-Klucznik, and the Sudecka Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny.

The FreDro poem was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Cultural Promotion Fund as part of the "Composer's Commissions" programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Ticket information: https://filharmoniasudecka.pl/prawykonanie-poematu-fredro/ 

Warsaw | Concert of Laureates of the 18th Kazimierz Serocki International Composition Competition 2023

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On the 2nd of December, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in the Agnieszka Osiecka Music Studio of the Polish Radio (My┼Ťliwiecka 3/5/7/) there will be Concert of Laureates of the 18th Kazimierz Serocki International Composition Competition 2023. Free admission!

The concert will begin with Kazimierz Serocki's ÔÇśSuite of PreludesÔÇÖ performed by pianist Krzysztof Koz┼éowski.

After the award ceremony, we will hear the winners' works performed by Hashtag Ensemble: The Flow by Uri Brener (Israel), Encendiendo by Luca Vago (Italy) and ÔöÇ ~ minus ~ VII < Picture Book of Mist > by Masato Kimura (Japan).

The awards were funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

 

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Poznań | "Poznań Composers and Their Guests"

KompozytorzyPoznanscy 2 12 23The Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań and the Polish Composers' Union would like to invite you to a concert as part of the "Poznań Composers and Their Guests" series, which will be held at the Academy on the 2nd of December, 2023 at 7 p.m. Admission is free!

We will hear works by composers who belong to the Poznań and Wrocław branches of the Polish Composers' Union, performed by Mateusz Ryczek (electronics), Wojciech Jeliński (trombone) and Piotr Nowak (trumpet).

The programme includes Cezary Duchnowski's cROSSFAdE 4 for trombone, trumpet and electronics, Paweł Hendrich's Dualabilis III for trombone and computer, Mateusz Ryczek's Alchemy of Sound for trumpet and electronics, Michał Janocha's Chamber Music V for trombone, trumpet and electronics, Rafał Zapała's Hybryda for trumpet and electronics, and Katarzyna Taborowska-Kaszuba's Frottage for trombone and electronics.

Musicologist Julia Gołębiowska will lead the concert.

Additional information: https://amuz.edu.pl/event/kompozytorzy-poznanscy-i-ich-goscie-2-12-2023/ 

Warsaw | Improvisation workshop for children "Tell me a fairy tale" in Mokot├│w

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The Polish Society of Contemporary Music invites children aged 3-8 with their parents to the last free improvisation workshop this year, "Tell me a fairy tale", which will take place on Saturday, on the 2nd of December, 2023 at 11.00 at the Warsaw Multimedia Library for Children and Youth no. XXXI (Tyniecka 40a). As usual, the schedule includes a lot of music, improvisation, playing instruments and fun.

The workshops will be led by improvisers: accordionist Bartosz Kołsut, double bassist Małgorzata Kołcz and composer and pianist Jarosław Siwiński.

In addition to playing with improvisations and books, children will learn various sound extraction techniques that highlight its colorful and dynamic qualities, and they will also be able to play the percussion themselves. Classes last approximately 90 minutes with a short break.

Participation in the workshops is free of charge - the number of places is limited, so prior registration of participants is required.

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"Mobile Residencies of New Music Orchestra" 2023

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"OMN Mobile Residencies" is a new series of concerts of the New Music Orchestra, which will last until the 20th of December, 2023. The concerts were organized in cooperation with the Academy of Music in Łódź (as part of the 11th AŻ Festival), the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice (as part of the unique 1st International Scientific Symposium "Perspectives of New Media: art - design - science - technology", announcing the celebration of the European City of Science Katowice 2024) and with the Frtderyk Chopin Primary and Secondary Music School in Bytom.

The concert programme includes masterpieces of world musical literature of recent decades combined with the most interesting Polish works of the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as premieres of compositions by artists associated with local artistic circles. The concerts will be accompanied by artistic workshops, lectures and interdisciplinary events. An important element of this project will be the participation of students and ... the audience in performances of some works!

Orchestra's website: https://www.omn.art.pl/ 

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Warsaw | "Don't be afraid to improvise!" - final concert

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Young musicians are not afraid to improvise, and great interest in the next edition of the Polish Society of Contemporary Music workshops for musical youth "Don't be afraid to improvise" is an excellent proof of this! This time, students of the Henryk Wieniawski Primary Music School No. 5 in Warsaw took part in the workshop on the 2nd of December 2023 at 3:00 p.m. in the PSM Concert Hall (ul. Globusowa 24, Warsaw) with the participation of workshop participants and presenters. Free admission!

The workshops were prepared and conducted by: double bassist Ma┼égorzata Ko┼écz and composer and pianist Jaros┼éaw Siwi┼äski. They have both been using modern methods in education for many years, promoting the idea of ÔÇőÔÇőteaching improvisation to the youngest, working with children in various parts of Poland.

Concert details: https://fb.me/e/3FWmdmi37 

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Warszawa | Premiere of a choreographic show "Encore" in Hashtag Lab

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Encore 23 11 23"Encore" - a choreographic show about love with live music by Lucia D┼éugoszewski (1925-2000), an American composer, student of John Cage and Edgar Var├Ęse, choreographer and inventor - will premiere on the 23rd of November, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at Hashtag Lab. Liwia Bargie┼é-Kie┼ébowicz and Stanis┼éaw Bulder will dance in the modernist villa at Barska 29. Show aimed for ages 16 and up.

ÔÇťThe show 'Encore' is my return to contemplative, metaphysical art. My reflection turns towards love. I look at it at its core, as a primal, pure creative force. We have different motivations to act, but it is love that seems to be the most uplifting to me," says choreographer and dancer Liwia Bargie┼é-Kie┼ébowicz.

The music by Lucia Długoszewski will be performed by Zofia Dutkiewicz (flute), Martyna Kułakowska (piano) and Olga Przybył (drums).

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