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Katowice | 51st Musicology Conference of the Polish Composers' Union 'Music and Expression'

On October 13-15, 2022 at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, the 51st Musicological Conference of the Polish Composers' Union will be held. The theme of this year's symposium is ‘Music and Expression’.

Over 50 participants representing centers of musicology and music theory from all over Poland will attend the event. Special guests who will give plenary lectures will be Karol Berger (Stanford University) and Krzysztof Guczalski (Jagiellonian University).

The conference will also include a discussion devoted to the recently published in Polish translation of Peter Kivy's book The Sound of Feelings, and Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne will present the first volumes of the ‘Res Facta Nova Library’ series. Moreover laureates of the Hieronim Feicht Competition will be awarded.

The conference is co-financed by the Ministry of Education and Science from the ‘Excellent Science’ programme.

Detailed programme on the website: https://am.katowice.pl/?a=wydarzenie&id_item=17745 

Warsaw | Premiere of the Concerto for accordion and strings by Mikołaj Górecki in Warsaw Philharmonic

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On the 11th of October, 2022 at 19.00 the Warsaw Philharmonic invites you to the premiere of the Concerto for accordion and strings by Mikołaj Górecki.

The work will be performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and Maciej Frąckiewicz and conducted by Jan Lewtak. The piece was created as part of the ‘Composers’ Commissions’ programme carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

During the monographic concert with the music of Górecki family, the works of Henryk Mikołaj will be represented by Three Pieces in Old Style, created over half a century ago, inspired by the music of the Polish Renaissance.

However, the programme will be dominated by the son’s, Mikołaj Górecki's compositions written over the last three decades.

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Stawisko | 2nd Festival ‘Stawisko - a place of symbiosis of arts and cultures': toward Ukraine

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The 2nd Festival ‘Stawisko - a place of symbiosis of arts and cultures’, which will take place at the Anna and Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz Museum in Stawisko between the 9th and the 23rd of October, 2022, is a series of events presenting the traditions of the House of Anna and Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz as a place of symbiosis of arts, an area open to various cultures. The 2022 festival will focus on connecting Stawisko with Ukrainian culture. The co-organizer of the festival is the Polish Composers' Union.

The obvious impulse for taking up such a topic is Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz himself, a writer from the borderlands, whose work is deeply rooted in the culture of this part of Europe. The ties between his writing and Ukrainian culture are among the strongest and most diverse. The festival is also an attempt to turn to Ukraine, which has recently experienced - despite tragic events - a great spiritual revival, by presenting the trends and styles most characteristic of Ukrainian music and literature.

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Katowice | 'PGE - HoloGramy': Polish film music

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The first part of the ‘PGE – HoloGramy’ series in the 78th artistic season of the Silesian Philharmonic will take place on the 9th of October, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Music from the famous Polish films and tv series will be performed by the Silesian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Radosław Droń.

There will also be some visual effects. In line with the main idea of ​​the series, a hologram will also appear on stage, accompanying live musicians.

In a futuristic setting, we will hear music motifs from such films as: Polskie drogi, Zmiennicy, Czterej pancerni i pies, Alternatywy 4, Janosik, Vabank, Kariera Nikodema Dyzmy, Dom, Przygody pana Michała, Wojna domowa, Stawka większa niż życie, Czarne chmury, Noce i dnie, czy też Rodzina Połanieckich.

Press release

Additional information: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/production/pge-hologramy-dron-slaska-orkiestra-kameralna/ 

Cracow | Music, Memory and European Citizenship

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POLMICThe Voix Étouffées Forum and the Art Association ‘Porta Musicae’ invite you to the event ‘Music, Memory and European Citizenship’. On the 9th of October, 2022, in Aula Florianka in Cracow, a workshop lecture will be held by the French conductor Amaury du Closel and a concert at 16.30 performed by artists from Poland and Austria.

The organization Forum Voix Étouffées, thanks to the support received from the EU programme CERV (Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values), created in 2022 a network of 21 partner organizations from 12 Member States of the European Union (Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands , Austria, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the Czech Republic), which work together to organize nine unique artistic events in Europe.

During the concert in Cracow, Jan Kalinowski (cello), Marek Szlezer (piano) and the quartet of soloists of the 1st Austrian Women's Chamber Orchestra will present works by Aleksander Tansman, Szymon Laks and Ruth Schönthal, Erich Zeisl and Maurice Ravel.

Admission to the event is free!

Additional information on the website: https://www.portamusicae.art.pl/ 

Cracow | 6th Cracow Accordion Festival

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The 6th edition of the Cracow Accordion Festival will take place on October 9-16, 2022. The concerts and accompanying events will take place in Cracow and in the Galician Town and the Ethnographic Park of Nowy Sącz. Each day of the festival will present a different face of the accordion as an instrument.

The 6th Cracow Accordion Festival is an international celebration of accordion music in all its manifestations. In addition to concerts given by performers and composers of various generations and musical genres, the festival includes many accompanying events with the accordion "in the lead role" such as workshops, lectures, an exhibition, a film competition and award gala or the Accordion Day in the Galician Town.

Works by Maciej Zimka, Alina Dzięcioł, Volodymyr Runchak, Paweł Janas, Paweł Zagańczyk, Thomas Cornelius, Wojciech Widłak, Marta Śniada and Marcin Bortnowski will be premiered during the festival.

The festival also helps to get to know Cracow and its significant locations among which are: the Academy of Music in Cracow, the Church of St. Katarzyna Aleksandryjska, Hevre, Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace - branch of the National Museum in Cracow, St. Martin, Piwnica pod Baranami or the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology.

Press release

More: www.facebook.com/krakowskifestiwalakordeonowy 

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Katowice | 'Mieczysław Wajnberg - all string quartets - following a dedications'

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POLMICOctober 8, 2022 at 6.00 pm, a concert from the series 'Mieczysław Wajnberg - all string quartets - following dedications' (17 quartets, 6 concerts, 1 performer) performed by the Silesian Quartet will take place at the NOSPR concert hall in Katowice.

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-Soviet composer. 

The upcoming concert will feature composer's early stage works - reflecting the complex character marked by the turmoil of war and recalling quartets No. I, II and III, important to the young Weinberg.

After a note of Łucja Siedlik

More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/kwartet-slaski-wajnberg 

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Katowice | Ballads and romances

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On the 8th of October at 17.00 in the chamber hall of the Henryk Mikołaj Górecki Silesian Philharmonic, a concert as part of the project ‘Romanticism 2022’ will take place. It will be an afternoon full of music by Fryderyk Chopin, Stanisław Moniuszko and Ignacy Jan Paderewski as well as poetry by Adam Mickiewicz.

In Katowice, we will meet the pianist Gabriel Bortnowski, baritone Jakub Borgiel and Adam Żaak, who will play a double role of the concert host and actor.

Co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund - a state fund Event as part of the ‘Elderly’s Weekend with Culture" initiative.


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Warsaw | Premiere of Paweł Klecki's 'Capriccio' in the Warsaw Philharmonic

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During the symphony concert at the Warsaw Philharmonic on the 8th of October, 2022 at 18.00 Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrzej Boreyko, will present the premiere performance of Capriccio, Op. 24 by Paweł Klecki. Veriko Tchumburidze will be the soloist of the concert.

The programme of the evening will be inaugurated by a piece by Ukrainian composer Victoria Poleva - Nova. We will also hear the symphonic poem Preludes by Franz Liszt (1854). Winner of the International Violin Competition Henryk Wieniawski from 2016, Veriko Tchumburidze will perform Antonín Dvořák's Violin Concerto in A minor.

Press release

More: https://filharmonia.pl/repertuar/koncert-symfoniczny-115739262-170096913