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Warsaw | Zbigniew Bargielski's Musical Manuscripts at the University of Warsaw Library Archives of Polish Composers

BUWThe University Library in Warsaw invites you on 28 October 2021 at 6.00 to a concert of Zbigniew Bargielski's music as a gesture of thanks to the Professor for his generous donation.

In 2019, Professor Zbigniew Bargielski donated to the University Library in Warsaw his musical manuscripts – a testimony to five decades of work, thus enriching the collection of the BUW Archives Polish Composers. The concert is an expression of gratitude to the Composer. It will also be an opportunity to present the received gift.

Professor Bargielski's compositions will be performed in the auditorium on level -1 of the BUW complex. Among the performers will be outstanding Warsaw musicians: saxophonist Alina Mleczko, soprano Ewa Leszczyńska, pianists Paweł Popko and Adam Mikołaj Goździewski, violinist Dominika Przech and accordionist Sara Wienczek. The programme will include such works as: "Night-Day" – 5 songs, Hierophany I, Neosonatina, Tango, and A Few Minutes of Presence.

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Read more: https://www.buw.uw.edu.pl/rekopisy-muzyczne-prof-zbigniewa-bargielskiego-w-archiwum-kompozytorow-polskich-buw/ 

Warsaw | "Stage for Polish Music": Messages Quartet and Julia Kociuban

Messages QuartetThe Messages Quartet and pianist Julia Kociuban will perform on 26 October 2021 at 7.00 p.m. as part of the "Polish Music Stage" artistic programme carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance in cooperation with the Warsaw Philharmonic.

Polish music of the twentieth century still hides many undiscovered, wonderful works, and the discovered ones still need promotion and publicity, so that the oeuvre of outstanding composers is not forgotten. Grażyna Bacewicz's two piano quintets – one of the artist's most popular chamber works  – will be performed at the Warsaw Philharmonic. Although the first quintet, written in noeclassical style, sometimes appears on concert posters, the second one – more sonoristic in style – is performed much less frequently.

The concert will end with Alexandre Tansman's Musica a cinque for string quartet and piano. It is a five-movement piece written at a time when the composer enjoyed international fame. The premiere recording of the work will be released on the album of Julia Kociuban and Messages Quartet. The juxtaposition of these two composers in the concert programme is not accidental: they are united not only by the common city of birth, but also by numerous trips around Europe, the musical language and their love for chamber music.

The concert is co-organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance as part of its own program "Polish Music Stage", financed by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport.

Ticket Information: http://filharmonia.pl/repertuar/-scena-muzyki-polskiej-10-2021 

Wrocław | Premiere of Paweł Hendrich's "Osamotnienie(nie)..."

Caspar NeumannThe New Music Orchestra under the baton of Szymon Bywalec will premiere Paweł Hendrich's work Osamotnienie(nie)... and perform several accompanying miniatures by the composer on 25 October 2021 at the Ossoliński National Institute in Wrocław. Osamotnienie(nie)... is an expression of respect for the residents of Wrocław who suffered due to Covid-19.

The composer himself wrote in 2020: "The concept of the piece derives from the current pandemic situation and the related limitations. As a society, for the first time in several decades, we have found ourselves in this kind of situation of common danger. Although it concerns all of us, each of us perceives it subjectively. […] The work will depict the emotions felt during the pandemic by the residents of Wrocław – a city that became one of the first outbreaks of an epidemic in Poland. We will hear sounds symbolizing rebellion against unwanted isolation, forced separation from loved ones and constant uncertainty. "

The premiere of Paweł Hendrich's piece, combined with the closing of the exhibition "Psychopomp", is the final event of the project "Caspar Neumann. Souls and Funds. Book of Births and Funerals for the City of Wrocław", held on 4-25 October 2021. The aim of this project is to encourage the audience to jointly reflect on issues such as climate, ecological and medical problems. The project includes an exhibition, concerts, a scientific conference and sociological research. The guides are members of the Academy of Young Scholars and Artists and people of culture and science invited to cooperate.

The work Osamotnienie(nie)... was created with funds from a scholarship from the City of Wrocław.

More information: https://akademia.wroc.pl/pl/ 

Latowicz | Mińsk County's Art Festival

Czas sztukiThe "Czas Sztuki" Foundation invites you to the seventh event as part of the Mińsk County's Art Festival, which will be held at the St. Trinity Church in Latowicz on 24 October 2021 at 1.00 p.m. The programme will include songs from the 17th and 18th centuries.

The concert will be performed by Krakow soprano Katarzyna Wiwer and organist from Świdnica Maciej Bator, who will play the positive organ. The programme will include works by such composers as Giulio Caccini, Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Claudio Monteverdi, Henry Purcell. Additionally, we will hear anonymous songs from the Cantionals of the Benedictine Sisters from Staniątki.

The Mińsk County's Art Festival features 13 artistic events in each of the thirteen municipalities of the Mińsk County. The festival combines many fields of art: classical music concerts, educational music workshops for seniors and children, as well as music and poetry meetings commemorating outstanding Polish poets and their work.

The concert will take place after the Holy Mass. Admission is free!

Co-financed by the budget of the Minsk Poviat and the Mazowieckie Voivodeship. Sponsored by the PZU Foundation.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

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Wrocław | The Garden of Love

pThe LutosAir Quintet and saxophonist Bartłomiej Duś will perform on 24 October 2021 at 6.00 p.m. at the National Forum of Music. The programme will include works for saxophone, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn. The artists will also premiere Miłosz Wośko's Aeration Channels for wind quintet and electronics.

The concert will begin with Henri Tomasi's Printemps (Spring). Next, we will hear the graceful and unpretentious Suite of another French artist – Charles-Édouard Lefebvre, representing the Romantic Era. This will be followed by The Garden of Love – a piece by the Dutch composer Jacob ter Veldhuis (b. 1951) for soprano saxophone and tape.

Miłosz Wośko, whose new composition for wind quintet and electronics will be premiered during the concert, is a representative of the so-called third trend in jazz music: he combines elements of jazz and classical music in his works. The latest piece by this multi-talented musician "is full of ambiguity, history and emotions", as described by the composer himself.

The concert will end with Darius Milhaud's suite Scaramouche, Op. 165.

The project is part of the commemoration of the centennial of regaining independence and rebuilding Polish statehood.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Read more: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/en/

Poznań | 4th Tromboholizm – Poznań Trombone Music Festival

TromboholizmTromboholizm – Poznań Trombone Music Festival is a unique event on the map of Poznań, which brings together trombonists from all over Poland and Europe. The 4th edtition of the Festival will be held on 22-25 October 2021, featuring concerts, lectures and master classes conducted by outstanding trombonists from around the world.

The special guests of this year's edition will be: Piotr Banyś, György Gyivicsan, Thomas Leyendecker, Maciej Łakomy, Michał Mazurkiewicz, Grzegorz Nagórski, Piotr Nobik, Zbigniew Starosta, Mateusz Wesołowski, Robert Żelazko and the trombone quartet TrombQuartet.

Concerts at the I.J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań and the M. Karłowicz Secondary Music School in Poznań will be performed by: Wojciech Jeliński – the originator and artistic director of Tromboholism, the TrombQuartet, lecturers of master classes, teachers and students of trombone classes from Budapest, Leipzig, Łódź, Katowice and Poznań. We will hear pieces arranged for trombone and originally written for this instrument, including by Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska.

Lectures will be given on the "Instument Care" (Tomasz Zabor, Mathias Wiedmann), "Mouthpiece in the process of creating sound" (Maciej Łakomy), "Trombonist – a celebrity at the Viennese court" (Mateusz Wesołowski) and "A training ground on a spirometer" (Zbigniew Starosta).

The organizer of Tromboholizm is the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, and the co-organizer is the Świat Możliwości Foundation. The festival was co-financed by the Poznań City Hall.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Festival Website: https://wojciechjelinski.com/tromboholizm/ 

Katowice | Celebrating Maestro Lawrence Foster's Birthday!

NOSPRThe Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra invites you on 23 October 2021 at 7.30 p.m. to a concert-celebration! The Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the NOSPR, Lawrence Foster, celebrates his 80th birthday that day. The star of his birthday concert will be the legendary pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim, who will perform for the first time as a soloist with a Polish orchestra.

“Daniel Barenboim is, in my opinion, the greatest living musician. Whether he conducts, or plays the piano, or teaches, or finally gives speeches, he is the greatest and there is no dispute about it,” says Maestro Foster about the soloist of his birthday concert. We will hear Barenboim in the beloved, dramatic-virtuoso Concerto in C minor by Ludwig van Beethoven.

The remaining items of the programme were also selected based on the closest musical friendships of the Artistic Director of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. The concert will be opened by The Awakening of Jacob by Krzysztof Penderecki, who greatly contributed to Lawrence Foster becoming the head of the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. It was Maestro Penderecki who first called Foster to offer him the position of Artistic Director of the NOSPR. The American conductor was chosen by the orchestra itself. It was no coincidence that he selected The Awakening of Jacob – the work was premiered in 1974 in Monte Carlo under the baton of Stanisław Skrowaczewski by the Orchester National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo. Foster was associated with this orchestra for 14 years.

At the end, we will hear compositions reminiscent of one of the homelands of the main character of the evening –Romanian Rhapsodies by George Enescu. Foster, the son of Romanian immigrants raised in sunny Los Angeles, visited his parents' country for the first time as a 26-year-old. He fell in love with this country and is closely associated with it to this day, also as a tireless promoter of the work of the greatest Romanian composer, George Enescu.

The Honorary Patron of the concert is the Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Poland.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Tickets: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/daniel-barenboim-lawrence-foster-nospr-koncert-z-okazji-80-r 

Chełmno | XIII Ogólnopolski Turniej Chórów o Kryształowe Serce Chełmińskiej Jesieni

Chełmno23 października 2021 roku w Auli Zespołu Szkół Ogólnokształcących nr 1 w Chełmnie odbędzie się XIII Ogólnopolski Turniej Chórów o Kryształowe Serce Chełmińskiej Jesieni, organizowany przez Stowarzyszenie Przyjaciół Chóru Collegium Cantorum z Chełmna.

W przesłuchaniach wezmą udział zespół wokalny „Semper Fidei” z Nakła nad Notecią, chór „Parati Semper” ze Świecia, chór „Akatyst” z Kcyni, zespół wokalny „Cantavi Ad Homini” ze Śremu, chór Akademicki Szkoły Głównej Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie, chór kameralny „Armia Św. Jerzego” z Poznania, chór „Corda Cordi” ze Śremu, chłopięcy chór kameralny „Chcemy Śpiewać” z Łodzi, chór VRC z Warszawy. W programie konkursowym ważne miejsce zajmuje muzyka polska: zabrzmią m. in. utwory Piotra Jańczaka, Jacka Sykulskiego, Pawła Bębenka, Jana Maklakiewicza, Grzegorza Turnaua i Marka Raczyńskiego.

Zespoły oceniać będzie Jury konkursowe w składzie: dr hab. Andrzej Ryłko, prof. UAM – przewodniczący jury, prof. dr hab. Arkadiusz Kaczyński, dr hab. Monika Bachowska, prof. KAAFM, oraz mgr Michał Rajewski.

Chóry będą walczyć o złote, srebrne i brązowe pasma. Najlepszy chór otrzyma nagrodę Grand Prix i 2 tys. zł. Ponadto przewidziano nagrodę dla Najlepszego Dyrygenta, nagrodę specjalną za najlepsze wykonanie utworu G.G. Gorczyckiego i nagrodę specjalną za najlepsze walory brzmieniowe.

Turniej pod patronatem Burmistrza Miasta Chełmna współfinansowany jest ze środków Urzędu Miasta Chełmna.

Patronat medialny nad Konkursem objęło Polskie Centrum Edukacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

Szczegółowy program - https://bit.ly/3bho0df 

Szczecin | "Great Concertmasters": Concerto Notturno

Baltic Neopolis OrchestraConcerto Notturno is the title of the autumn concert in the "Great Concertmasters" series which will take place on 23 October 2021 at 7.30 p.m. at the Trafostacja Sztuki Gallery in Szczecin. The concertmaster and soloist of the Baltic Neopolis Orchestra will be Daniel Stabrawa – a world renowned artist associated with the Berlin Philharmonic, appointed its concertmaster by Herbert von Karajan.

The Baltic Neopolis Orchestra has been cultivating a bond with Mikołaj Piotr Górecki for a long time. At the end of July 2021 the ensemble premiered his piece Second Space and at the upcoming concert we will hear his Concerto Notturno for violin and string orchestra.

The remaining part of the programme, consisting of the works of Polish composers, was arranged by Daniel Stabrawa. We will hear Three Pieces in Old Style by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki – a combination of early music (e.g. a quotation from the 16th-century song describing the wedding of King Sigismund Augustus) with contemporary music techniques, as well as Michał Spisak's dynamic and thrilling Suite for string orchestra.

The "Great Concertmasters" series was co-financed by the City of Szczecin. "StART – a series of concerts" was co-financed by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the "Music" programme carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3alAi3K