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CD Album from the Stanisław Moniuszko International Polish Music Competition available on streaming platforms!

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A two-disc album featuring works by Polish composers performed by the winners of the 2nd Stanisław Moniuszko International Polish Music Competition including 3 world premiere recordings, is available on the most popular streaming platforms, incl. Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer, Amazon Music. New editions and unique interpretations of compositions are an important stage in popularizing the legacy of Polish composers.

During the 2nd edition of the Competition, the participants performed works by composers ranging from the beginning of the 19th century to the present - Grażyna Bacewicz, Fryderyk Chopin, Stanisław Moniuszko, Karol Lipiński, Witold Lutosławski, Michał Kleofas Ogiński, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Władysław Żeleński and many others.

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Zielona Góra | 'Composers' Commissions' symphonic concert

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On the 7th of October, 2022 at 7.00 p.m. at the Zielona Góra Philharmonic, the premiere of Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska's Suite for trombone quartet and symphony orchestra, which was created as part of the ‘Composers’ Commissions’ programme of the National Institute of Music and Dance, will take place.

The composer gave the Suite the subtitle Kazimierz Serocki in memoriam: the piece will be a tribute to Kazimierz Serocki. The work contains a number of interesting performance techniques, the aim of which is to emphasize the equal importance of the solo and orchestral parts. The four-part composition also includes references to popular music, which was often a great inspiration for Serocki.

The piece will be performed by the Zielona Góra Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the TrombQuartet conducted by Henry Kennedy. We will also hear works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert.


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Poznań | 16th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition

polmic16th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition will take place in Poznań on October 7–21, 2022. The Orchestra of the National Philharmonic conducted by Andrzej Boreyko and violinist Veriko Tchumburidze will perform during the inaugural concert. Tickets are on sale now.

Together with the winner of the last competition, the Orchestra will perform the Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 by Antonin Dvořák and the Mieczysław Karłowicz ‘Rebirth’ Symphony in E minor, Op. 7. On Andrzej Boreyko's initiative, the programme of the concert will also include a work ‘Nova’ by Ukrainian composer Victoria Poleva, as an expression of the competition's solidarity with the Ukrainian nation, so severely affected by Russian military aggression.

16th International Violin Competition Henryk Wieniawski is co-organized with the National Institute of Music and Dance from the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

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Tickets available on the website: https://www.bilety24.pl/koncert/698-koncert-inauguracyjny-16-miedzynarodowego-konkursu-skrzypcowego-im-h-wieniawskiego-78373?id=415204 

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Poznań | ‘Little Poznań Music Spring’

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polmicBetween the 6th and 13th of October, 2022, as part of the 51st  International Festival of Contemporary Music ‘Poznań Music Spring’, the ‘Little Poznań Music Spring’ will take place. The programme will include concerts, workshops and meetings with artists in Piła and Ostrów Wielkopolski.

The Little Poznań Music Spring is a series of events addressed to younger audiences - youth from music schools. The ‘Poznań Music Spring’ festival itself takes place in the heart of Greater Poland and younger listeners, especially those from smaller centers outside of Poznań, might find it harder to take part in concerts and meetings organized as part of the Festival. That is why the ‘Poznań Music Spring’ not so much invites, but becomes itself a guest of its listeners...

In the 51st edition, students of music schools from the Fryderyk Chopin Zespół Szkół Muzycznych in Piła and the Music School Complex of K. Komedy-Trzcinskiego in Ostrów Wielkopolski will take part in the concerts, workshops and meetings with artists.

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Bielsko-Biała | 25th Henryk Mikołaj Górecki Festival of Polish Composers

POLMIC25th Henryk Mikołaj Górecki Festival of Polish Composers will take place in Bielsko-Biała on October 6-8, 2022. It will inaugurate the jubilee edition of the 3rd Symphony by H.M. Górecki with the participation of Ukrainian artists and the Symphony Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic.

The Festival, which will be resumed after a two-year break, will feature five concerts featuring works by Chopin, Wieniawski, Dobrzyński, Paderewski, Bacewicz, Kilar, Lutosławski and Penderecki, performed by the Bielsko Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Jan Stańczyk, grandson of H.M. Górecki, the Beethoven Academy Orchestra conducted by Jean-Luc Tingaud, the Symphony Orchestra of the State Music School Complex in Bielsko-Biała, as well as soloists and chamber musicians.

This year's edition will be attended by, among others Krzysztof Jakowicz, Olesya Bubela (soloist of the S. Kruszelnicka Lviv National Opera and Ballet Theater). Performance of the winner of the 2nd prize in the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, Japanese pianist Kyohei Sorita will also take place. The pianist will perform Chopin's Piano Concerto in F minor at the new Cavatina Hall concert hall on the 8th of October.

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Lubaczów, Biłgoraj | 'With classics through Poland': Jakub Jakowicz and Łukasz Chrzęszczyk

POLMICTwo more concerts in the series ‘With classics through Poland’ will take place on the 6th of October at 6.00 p.m. at the K. Komeda State Music School in Lubaczów and on the 8th of October at 6.00 p.m. at the Biłgoraj Cultural Center. Violinist Jakub Jakowicz and pianist Łukasz Chrzęszczyk will perform at the concert.

The artists will present works by Henryk Wieniawski, Karol Szymanowski and Ludwig van Beethoven

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Szczecin | Schaeffer electronically - composing of time

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POLMICDuring the concert ‘Schaeffer electronically’ on the 5th of October 2022 at 19:00 at the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin, we will hear selected excerpts from the Introduction to Composition and other texts by Bogusław Schaeffer in an actor's interpretation.

Music inspired by Schaeffer's thought and pieces will be performed by Bernard Maseli, Marcin Wyrostek, Andy Ninvalle, Piotr Zaufal, Daniel Popiałkiewicz, Mateusz Adamczyk, Krzysztof Nowakowski, and the announcers will be played by Monika Cieciora and Piotr Kramer, actors of the National Theater.

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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 

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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