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proMODERN Concert Cocktail (live on YouTube)


The proMODERN Contemporary Vocal Sextext has prepared a video surprise – an e-concert to watch on YouTube live on three different dates: 3 April 2020 at 9.00 p.m., 4 April at 12.00 p.m. and 5 April at 6.00 p.m.

During this special time proMODERN brings beautiful contemporary music to your screens and speakers. The e-concert is comprised of performance recordings made by the ensemble throughout the years since 2013. Rare, never seen before private footage, now available only on live stream. A journey through various marvellous pieces sung by the ensemble in many venues and with different singers! The concert will feature 13 singers: Łucja Szablewska-Borzykowska (soprano), Marta Czarkowska (soprano), Joanna Freszel (soprano), Katarzyna Bienias (soprano), Ewa Puchalska (mezzosoprano), Elżbieta Wróblewska (mezzosoprano), Ewelina Rzezińska (mezzosoprano), Anna Fijałkowska (mezzosoprano), Andrzej Marusiak (tenor), Aleksander Rewinski (tenor), Artur Janda (bas-baritone), Krzysztof Chalimoniuk (baritone), and Piotr Pieron (bas).

The ensmeble will perform beautiful works by contemporary composers: Miłosz Bembinow, Alicja Gronau, Aleksander Kościów, Bartosz Kowalski-Banasewicz, Paweł Łukaszewski, Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz, and Philip Lawson.

All you have to do is click on the following link on your computer, laptop, cell phone or tablet, or type in any web browser, also on SMART TV: https://youtu.be/UF0E70HP0GU. You can also find the proMODERN YouTube channel, where the video will be available on a given date.

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/promodern/ 

#NFMonline | Transcendence, noumenon, phenomenon


On 3 April 2020 at 7.00 p.m. the National Forum of Music together with the Lutosławski Quartet invites you to listen to the fragments of the latest, not yet released album of the ensemble recorded with the oboist Sebastian Aleksandrowicz.

According to Plato, Noumenon is the essence of things known only through reason. Immanuel Kant, in turn, described it as "a thing in itself" – a reality that exists regardless of consciousness. Kant's definition was an inspiration to Aleksander Kościów to compose Noumenon 2 for oboe and string quartet, which will be streamed online on 3 April. The latest album of Lutosławski Quartet includes works by Zbigniew Bargielski, Marcin Markowicz, Jan Duszyński and Aleksander Kościów.

The music will be supplemented with a short video material about working on the album (production: Łukasz Rajchert) and the artists' announcements (Maciej Młodawski, Sebastian Aleksandrowicz).

The recording will be broadcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nfmwroclaw/

The Minister of Culture and National Heritage signed a regulation on a new support programme for artists, creators and institutions


On 2 April 2020 the Minister of Culture and National Heritage signed a regulation on financial support for individuals, legal persons or entities without legal personality to change the form of disseminating creative or artistic activity during the period of epidemic emergency or epidemic status.

The regulation creates a new legal instrument that will enable the Minister of Culture and National Heritage to efficiently finance cultural activities in a changed form. The support will take the form of scholarships and grant programmes: funding will be granted for artistic projects implemented or made available primarily on the Internet. The scholarships are directed to individuals: artists, creators and culture animators. Legal persons and entities without legal personality will be able to apply for the earmarked subsidy.

The Anti-crisis Shield includes, among other, state support to cover 40% of employees' salary up to the amount of the average salary in the national economy, and a one-time payment of up to 80 % of the minimum salary for people running their own business and working on civil law contracts. Special solutions in the field of ​​culture were also introduced.

More information at: https://bit.ly/2X5ZJRq

Large collection of Krzysztof Penderecki's music available for free at Ninateka.pl


A unique musical collection dedicated to the artistic output of Krzysztof Penderecki, which contains almost all the composer's works, is available on the Ninateka portal. Almost 150 works are accompanied by the artist's statements, opinions of critics and musicologists. Inidividual playlists of their favorite works were created by, among others, Elżbieta Penderecka, Marek Moś, Antoni Wit and Paweł Mykietyn.

The largest online collection of Krzysztof Penderecki's compositions is available at https://ninateka.pl/kolcje/trzej-kompozytorzy/penderecki. The website was created in over 70% on the basis of digitized archival materials of the Polish Radio. A collection curated by dr hab. Iwona Lindstedt is a synthetic guide to the composer's work.

The collection also contains a number of additional text, iconographic and film materials, presenting the information on Krzysztof Penderecki's life and work, e.g. the origins or circumstances of creation of a given composition, prepared by a team of experts – musicologists and music lovers. Among them is a timeline juxtaposing the composer's achievements against the backdrop of significant socio-cultural events of the 20th and 21st centuries, which were reflected in the music he composed, or the "alphabet" – a series of short journalistic forms, which present interesting facts related to the artist's work and private life.

Undoubtedly, the most attractive part of this extremely valuable collection includes performances conducted by the composer himself.

"100 for 100. Musical Decades of Freedom" – online premieres at the PWM YouTube channel


Thanks to the PWM Edition, you can #stayathome and watch online premieres of the concerts orginised as part of the "100 for 100. Musical decades of freedom". Each concert starts with the Fanfare for the Independent Poland by Krzysztof Penderecki.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of regaining Independence, PWM organized an event unprecedented in scale. As part of the "100 for 100. Musical decades of freedom" project, in addition to promotional, educational and publishing activities, on one day, 11 November 2018, 11 concerts were held at the most important music centres in Poland.  Polish music since 1918 to 2018 was performed from the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, through the Karol Szymanowski Krakow Philharmonic, to the Grand Theater – National Opera. On the same day, the works of composers from the "100 for 100" list were performed in 11 cities in the world by top-class artists specializing in contemporary music, such as ICE International Contemporary Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Klangforum Wien or Ensemble Modern. A total of 100 works by Polish composers of the 20th and 21st centuries were performed on 11 November.

To meet the music lovers needs, PWM opens its archives and shares audio-video recordings of the selected concerts celebrating the 100th anniversary of Independence. The online premieres will take place every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the PWM YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/PWMEdition

More information athttp://stonasto.pl/wydarzenie/lista 

Szczecin Philharmonic online!


Mieczysław Karłowicz in Philharmonic Szczecin invites you to online daily meetings with its musicians! Every morning the youngest listeneres will have a chance to participate in EduMornings, while afternoons and evenings will be devoted to various projects of the Orchestra released on the Philharmonic channels on YouTube and Facebook.

The Szczecin Orchestra is an ensemble with over 70 years of history. Since the 2016/2017 season it is run by the Norwegian conductor Rune Bergmann. Under his baton, the orchestra musicians has develop not only the skills to work in a large group, but also in smaller, chamber ensembles and as soloists. Musicians of the Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra have also taken part in "non-classical" projects: from educational concerts, through jazz performances, concerts with elements of traditional or electronic music, to forms of musical theatre.

As part of the cycle "EduMornings with the Philharmonic", the youngest music lovers and their parents will listen to songs and learn together how to sing and play them. Meetings with DoNuta, loved by children, will be continued.

The Philharmonic will remind music lovers of all its activities – those classical, presenting Polish contemporary music, but also special projects that the orchestra musicians have pursued over the past years. Each evening we will also meet them more privately, during interviews. Video reports on the institution's activities will be broadcast and photo galleries from the concerts will be made available online.

Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic will meet music lovers through its YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ7RqRSiL8J0A5mOLxZMTZg  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FilharmoniaSZN/ 

Lublin Virtual Philharmonic


Quarantine can be used not only to plan future concerts, but also to remember past events organized by the Henryk Wieniawski Philharmonic in Lublin.

The action "#stayathome – art will come to you" met with great interest. More cultural institutions, not only run and co-run by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, but also by local governments, join in, while those that have already participated in the campaign are constantly expanding their offer. The Lublin Philharmonic has also prepared a rich offer for children, teenagers and parents, enabling contact with art via its internet channels.

The Lublin Philharmonic provides film materials, photos, trivia and, above all, concert recordings on all their social media accounts. The institution also presents its album recordings and profiles of the Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra musicians.

The materials are available athttp://www.filharmonialubelska.pl/ and https://www.facebook.com/filharmonia.lubelska/ 

5th Piotr Perkowski Polish Composers' Competition

ZSM w Toruniu

The Foundation for Aid and Development of the Music School Complex in Toruń and the Karol Szymanowski Music School Complex in Toruń announce the 5th Piotr Perkowski Polish Composers' Competition.

The competition is intended for students of secondary music schools in Poland and for composers born not earlier than 17 August 1999. The subject of the Competition is to compose a work in the form of a tango for string orchestra and 3 percussionists The work will be perform by a school orchestra, so the level of difficulty must be appropriate for students of the secondary music school. Work duration: 4-7 minutes.

The competition will consist of two stages. In the first stage, the Jury will select compositions that will be performed during the final concert, which will take place on 14 December 2020 in the Concert Hall of the Music School Complex in Toruń. The performance of the selected works in the second stage will be followed by the announcement of the winners.

The following prizes will be awarded in each category: 1st prize – PLN 800, 2nd prize – PLN 500, 3rd prize – PLN 350. The first prize-winning work will be performed during a gala concert as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Music School Complex in Toruń in September 2021.

The deadline for submitting the scores is 17 August 2020.

Rules of the competition are available at: https://bit.ly/2WJuWcQ 

"Beat the Virus with Music!" – Sinfonietta Cracovia's artistic and education offer


Due to the suspension of concert activity related to the fight against the coronavirus epidemic, Sinfonietta Cracovia presents a free artistic and educational offer for adults and young music lovers through its media channels. The "Beat the Virus wiith Music!" project consists of three modules.

"Virtual concert" is a musical journey in time. Every second day Sinfonietta will publish (premiere!) concert recordings with particular emphasis on the works of Ludwig van Beethoven – on his 250th birth anniversary – and the music of Polish artists. Every other day at 7:00 p.m. Sinfonietta invites you to its Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/SinfoniettaCracovia 

"Sinfonietka's karaoke", a project dedicated to children, will feature songs in the karaoke version with the possibility of singing and playing together. Every second day at 12:00 p.m. a new song by a Polish composer – from Wasowski to Penderecki – recorded by Sinfonietta in cooperation with the Children's Sinfonietta Choir will be published on the Orchestra's media channels.

"Virtual Master Courses" with Sinfonietta musicians are directed at pupils and students, as well as amateurs, who can register for individual violin, viola, cello and double bass lessons via instant messengers. All you have to do is send an application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a note on which instrument you play.

And also "Sinfonietka's competitions"! The best artworks inspired by Sinfonietta songs and the best video clips of karaoke performances will be posted on the Orchestra's media channels.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

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