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Warsaw | 'The last recital': concert of Zygmunt Krauze

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'The Last Recital' is a summary of Zygmunt Krauze's 60 years of piano experience. This applies both to the repertoire - mainly 20th-century music, and to the manner of performance, which combines accuracy with the score, improvisations and theatrical elements. The concert will take place in Nowy Teatr on the 4th of October, 2022 at 19.00.

The recital programme includes masterpieces of 20th century music and the most famous bits of the classics. It is a collage of piano literature from Bach until today, performed without interruptions, creating surprising contrasts, showing classics improvised along with theatrical elements.

We will hear compositions by Stockhausen, Messiaen, Cowell, Andriessen, Webern, Satie, Feldman, Lutosławski. There are also interludes in which the pianist performs excerpts of works and improvises on themes of Chopin, Beethoven, Haydn and Brahms. Each time, "The Last Recital" sounds different, depending on the spontaneous decisions of the pianist who, apart from playing the keyboard, uses gestures, vocal and theatrical effects and piano preparations.

Ticket information: https://nowyteatr.org/pl/kalendarz/the-last-recital 

Katowice | New Music Orchestra: 'Around the City'

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The new season of the New Music Orchestra begins with the multimedia concert 'Around the City' on October 2, 2022 at 18.00 conducted by its director Szymon Bywalec in the NOSPR concert hall in Katowice. 

The program includes: Rituals - Men & Machines by David Hudry for 11 instruments, electronics and video, graphic compositions by Ewa Synowiec, Music of illusions by Adam Porębski for chamber orchestra and electronics and Tired with all these for restful death I cry by Artur Zagajewski (video: Grzegorz Mart).

Ticket information: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/orkiestra-muzyki-nowej-joanna-freszel-wokol-miasta 

Warsaw | 6th European Festival of Music Academies

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POLMICPodkarpacka Foundation for the Development of Culture supported by the National Institute of Music and Dance and the Yamaha Music Europe branch in Poland have a plasure to invite you to the VI European Festival of Music Academies between the 2nd and the 4th of October, 2022 in Old Mill at the Boss Hotel (in the Żwanowiecka Street 20, Warsaw).

The highligt of the Festival will be the performance of the the Lviv Chamber Orchestra conducted by Igor Pylatyuk, Rector of the Musician Academy in Lviv. Among the soloists we will hear violinist of the young generation Nazazr Pylatyuka and a pianist lvan Shemchuk, a laureate of several prestigious piano competitions, a student of Prof. Jarosław Drzewiecki. Saxophonist Petras Vyśniauskas will also be the guest of the Festival.

Performer Konstanaty Wieliński will connect classical music with jazz. It is worth paying attention to the pianists from Denmark and the duo known already in Poland: Alina and Ivan Shemchuk and Luba and Kirył Keduk.

Works by Fryderyk Chopina, Stanisław Moniuszko and Karol Szymanowski will be performed.

Co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the ‘Music’ programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Additional information: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Podkarpacka-Fundacja-Rozwoju-Kultury/324350357662564 

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Katowice | 32nd International Festival of Young Laureates of Music Competitions

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32nd International Festival of Young Laureates of Music Competitions will take place between the 2nd and 26th of October 2022.

 Festival concerts will take place at the City of Gardens concert hall, the Radio Katowice Concert Studio, the NOSPR chamber hall, the Basilica of the Fr. Franciscans and the ATElier Cultural Center in Jaworzno. One of the concerts of the 32nd Festival has also been scheduled in Kosice, Slovakia, a partner city of Katowice.

This year’s edition of the Festival draws on its more than 30-year tradition – the idea of promoting the most outstanding young artists and cooperating with prestigious music competitions, at which the laureates designated by the jury receive a special prize in the form of an invitation to concerts in Katowice. This feature reveals the 2022 festival calendar, with concerts dedicated to such competitions as: 71st ARD International Music Competition in Munich, 11th International Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Warsaw, 17th Silesian Guitar Autumn, 4th ARS ET GLORIA International Competition for Solo Sacred Singing, Mieczysław Wajnberg International Violin Competition.


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Katowice | NOSPR: Wojciech Kilar in memoriam

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The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra will inaugurate new artistic season on the 1st  of October, 2022 at 19:30 with a concert conducted by Antoni Wit.

The concert will be a celebration of the International Music Day and the 90th anniversary of Wojciech Kilar's birth. The concert program will also include works by Mieczysław Karłowicz and Zygmunt Noskowski.

Wojciech Kilar’s ‘Krzesany’ will be performed as well as his Piano Concerto No. 2 with Krzysztof Książek as a soloist.

More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/nospr-antoni-wit-krzysztof-ksiazek-pamieci-wojciecha-kilara 

Opole | Inauguration of the 71st artistic season of J. Elsner Opole Philharmonic

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On the 30th of September 30, 2022 at 19:00 a concert inaugurating the 71st artistic season of the Józef ElsnerOpole Philharmonic will take place. The Opole Philharmonic and the famous violinist Bartłomiej Nizioł conducted by Przemysław Neumann will perform works by the patron of the institution, as well as Feliks Janiewicz and Johannes Brahms.

The overture to the Król Łokietek opera, or the Wiśliczanka by Józef Elsner, depicts the struggle of King Łokietek with Czech troops and the life of the inhabitants of Wiślica flowing to the rhythm of national dances. Then we will hear Feliks Janiewicz's Violin Concerto No. 5, whose 260th birthday will take place in 2022. Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms will close the concert

The concert is co-organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance as part of its own programme ‘Conductor-resident’, financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

Ticket information: https://filharmonia.opole.pl/wydarzenia/inauguracja-71-sezonu-artystycznego/ 

Międzylesie, Domaszków | Inauguration of improvisation workshops for children 'Tell me a fairy tale' 2022 / 2023

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POLMICThe Polish Society for Contemporary Music will hold improvisation workshops for children and their parents "Tell me a fairy tale". The first classes will take place in Lower Silesia: September 29–30, 2022 at the Municipal Community Center of Culture in Międzylesie as well as on October 1 at 11:00 at the branch of the Center in Domaszków.

The main idea of the project is to popularize the music of our times and improvisation among the youngest, based on the presented picture books. During the workshops, children learn the basics of improvisation, learn about a variety of instruments, techniques of sound producing and play the percussion instruments.

The classes will be led by recognized artists: multi-instrumentalist Bartosz Smorągiewicz, double bass player Małgorzata Kołcz and composer and pianist Jarosław Siwiński.

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Częstochowa | ‘Three Musical Faces of Faith’ - sacred music of Christianity

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‘Three Musical Faces of Faith’ are concerts of sacred music in three versions: Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant taking place between the 29thof September and the 2ndof October. In every branch of Christianity, choral singing is an extremely important element of prayer rites, but the differences are clearly outlined. The project ‘Three Musical Faces of Faith - Sacred Music of Christian Currents' is primarily an artistic expression of these differences and praise of ecumenism - also to seek understanding through music, which is the basis of the liturgy in each of the factions.

In the project 'Three Musical Faces of Faith - Sacred Music of Christian Currents', the Institute for the Development of Art draws attention primarily to the great achievements of Polish composers in the field of sacred music


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Czechowice-Dziedzice | 26th Autumn Music Festival ‘Alkagran’

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The 24th Autumn Music Festival ‘Alkagran’ will be held in Czechowice-Dziedzice on September 27-30, 2022.

The festival ‘Alkagran’, held since 1991, is associated with the person of Andrzej Krzanowski. Polish music of the 20th and 21st centuries will fill a significant part of the programme. The Municipal Cultural Center in Czechowice-Dziedzice will host concerts presenting accordion and electroacoustic music, world premieres, as well as conversations with composers, performers and music activists about the role of music in the modern world.

The main event of this year's Festival will be the 12th Andrzej Krzanowski Accordion Competition. The Competition Jury will consist of recognized teachers and artists: Klaudiusz Baran, Vladimir Blagojević, Marcin Bortnowski, Bogdan Dowlasz, Grażyna Krzanowska (honorary member), Raimondas Sviackevicius and Janusz Pater (secretary).

More information: www.alkagran.pl