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Warsaw | Gala of the 47th edition of the Oskar Kolberg Award ‘For merit to folk culture'

polmicFestive Gala of the 47th edition of the Oskar Kolberg Award ‘For merit to folk culture’ will be held on the 6th of July 2022 at 13.00 in the Great Hall of the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Distinctions awarded once a year by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage will be presented to outstanding representatives of the traditional culture environment. Live broadcast of the event will be available on the YouTube channel of the National Institute of Music and Dance and on the website www.nagrodakolberg.pl. The audiovisual recording will also be available after the end of the ceremony.

In May, open-air photo sessions of the winners in their home regions took place. They present the laureates and the effects of their activities in an authentic setting. Picturesque landscapes of Polish villages and towns turned out to be a perfect space for presentation of the winners. Film and photo materials will be presented during the gala.

 

The concert of laureates is co-organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance from the funds of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and by the National Institute of Rural Culture and Heritage.

More information about the award (about its patron, mission, history, organizers, accompanying events) and, above all, about its laureates from the years 1974-2021, can be found on the website www.nagrodakolberg.pl 

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Korzkiew | 10th Summer Music Festival ‘Muzyczna Korzkiew’

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

polmicThe tenth jubilee edition of the Summer Music Festival ‘Muzyczna Korzkiew’ will take place every Sunday of July and August at 5.15 p.m. in the historic Nativity of St. John the Baptist Church in Korzkiew. The Festival is a series of artistic events that play an important role in the cultural life in the region of Kraków-Częstochowa Jura, which include weekly concerts, as well as meetings with artists and culture animators.

The Festival, since 2011, has been organized by the ‘Muzyczna Korzkiew’ Association, whose activity is based on enabling closer contact with high-class music artists and animation in music and cultural activities in the nearby area. In addition, the Association tries to help young artists - winners of music competitions, enabling them to perform and promote themselves at the Festival during specially dedicated concerts on the 14th and 15th of August.

Admission to the concerts is free!

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NIMiT on streaming platforms

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Streaming services have become a very important tool for reaching out to audiences. From this month on, the National Institute of Music and Dance will regularly publish unique recordings there. They will be available on several dozen platforms, both regional and global. From now on you can listen to music on Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer and many others.

The presence of the National Institute of Music and Dance on Spotify and other major platforms will certainly contribute to discovering and popularizing the huge legacy of Polish composers around the world. NIMiT therefore opens a new chapter in communication and promotion of implemented programmes and projects.

Capriccio op. 10 No. 2 from Zygmunt Stojowski's Deux Orientales - this work was the first to be published on streaming platforms. https://spoti.fi/3nxRbPn


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More: https://nimit.pl/aktualnosci/utwory-nimit-do-sluchachania-na-spotify-tidal-oraz-innych-platformach/ 

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Cracow | Concert of the laureate of the Carl Nielsen Competition: Sinfonietta Cracovia and Bohdan Luts

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

polmicAs part of cooperation with the International Carl Nielsen Competition Sinfonietta Cracovia invited a 17-year-old violinist from Lviv and the winner of the last edition of the Competition, Bohdan Luts, to a concert on the 2nd of July, 2022 at 7.00 p.m. at the Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art in Sukiennice. The programme of the concert will combine classical compositions by Mozart with Krzysztof Penderecki's Leaves of an unwritten diary.

The International Carl Nielsen Competition is a recognized event taking place in Odense, Carl Nielsen's city of birth, Denmark. In 2022, the jury distinguished few soloists from among 72 participants.

The Lviv virtuoso will perform in a branch of the National Museum in Cracow with the Sinfonietta Cracovia lead by Jurek Dybał.

After a note of Krzysztof Siwoń

Ticket information: https://www.bilety24.pl/kup-bilet-na-1177-koncert-z-laureatem-laureatka-konkursu-nielsena-77334?id=407573 

Warsaw | 5th Festival of the Polish Royal Opera 'Polish Music'

POLMICThe 5th Festival of the Polish Royal Opera will be filled with dozens of hours of Polish music. On stage of the Royal Theater between the 2nd and 24th of July, 2022 soloists, the Vocal Ensemble and Orchestra, and the period instruments ensemble of the Polish Royal Opera will perform.

The Festival will include twelve artistic events - performances and concerts. During the ceremonial inauguration, on the 2nd of July, the premiere of Zygmunt Krauze's The Night of Ravens directed by Waldemar Raźniak, commissioned by the Polish Royal Opera, will take place.

The libretto for this one-act opera was prepared by Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk based on Ballades and Romance and Dziady by Adam Mickiewicz. The audience will have the opportunity to confront two musical interpretations of Mickiewicz's poetry: on the 14th of July, on the Old Orangery stage we will hear Stanisław Moniuszko's Widma cantata.

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Warsaw | 22nd Music Gardens Festival 2022 'Sing the Gardens'

polmicThe 22nd Music Gardens Festival 2022 Sing the Gardens will take place on July 1–31, 2022. This year's festival refers to the novel by Paweł Huelle, in which music plays an important role, especially the mysterious opera by Richard Wagner.

The opening concert (on the 1st of July at 6:30 p.m.) will take the participants into the world of famous arias by Stanisław Moniuszko, Charles Gounod, fragments from operas by Zygmunt Noskowski and Władysław Żeleński. The freshness brought by young  performers (Magdalena Stefaniak, Szymon Mechliński, Aleksander Teliga) - laureates of the Bogdan Paprocki National Competition in Bydgoszcz and the Warsaw Sinfonia Viva string orchestra conducted by Tomasz Radziwonowicz, will certainly be an excellent introduction to the further events of the 'Music Gardens'.

This year exceptionally, concerts will take place at the Sinfonia Varsovia Concert Pavilion in the Grochowska 272 street in Warsaw. The concert of the piano duo Fiona and Chiara Alaimo (on the 20th of July) will be organized in the ballroom of the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

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

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Festival website: https://www.ogrodymuzyczne.pl/ 

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Wroclaw | The Summer Chamber Festival ‘Music in old Wrocław' 2022

polmicMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The Summer Chamber Festival ‘Music in old Wrocław’ will take place between the 2nd of July and 27th of August, 2022. When great institutions are ‘dozing’ and the audience does not necessarily like rock or jazz, good chamber music is a great choice. Admission to the concerts is free!

The programme of this year's event enables the inhabitants of Wrocław and tourists visiting the capital of Lower Silesia to make a musical journey from the early baroque to the present day. The organizer - the Association of Artistic Initiatives ‘Mosty Kultury’ wants to refresh the tradition of music salons and thus make classical music more accessible. In the beautiful, carefully selected historical interiors of Wrocław, in the evening time, interesting and still little known chamber music literature will be presented at the highest artistic level, including works by Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, Karol Szymanowski, Jan Gall, Stanisław Niewiadomski, Wojciech Kilar, Andrzej Panufnik and Mieczysław Weinberg.

Detailed programme: http://mostykultury.pl/ 

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Elbląg | Elbląg Music Masterclass. The biggest summer festival of string music (and more) of northern Poland

polmicMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Elbląg Music Masterclass was created for young musicians who want to develop their skills under the supervision of outstanding instrumentalists and educators from Poland and abroad.

During the 10 days of July (01.07-10.07.2022), a number of various events will be organized, tailored specifically to the needs of students of music schools of the first and second degree, students and graduates of music academies. The participants will take part in courses, workshops and lectures. They will perform during recitals and concerts. EMM provides young musicians with a prestigious start to their individual musical activity and the opportunity to present their skills to a wide audience.

Polish Music Information Center POLMIC is the founder of the prizes for the participants. Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Tomasz Czapla

Details: https://elblagmasterclass.pl/pl 

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Katowice | Movie summer with Silesian Philharmonic: Movies for voices

polmicMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

We invite you to the July concerts at the Silesian Philharmonic, during which you will hear music known from the big screen, including works by Wojciech Kilar. On the 1st of July, 2022 at 7.00 p.m. the Silesian Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Jarosław Wolanin, will host an evening full of film music. The solo parts during the concert inaugurating this summer concert series will be performed by Robert Czmok (saxophone) and Adam Eibin (piano).

The programme of the concert will be filled with songs from the movies. It will be an opportunity to listen to works created for the needs of such images, such as the Les choristes, Just Like Heaven, Amadeus and films from the James Bond series. What's more, musicians will perform works that were created with concert performance in mind, but turned out to be an inspiration for many directors and appeared many times in films.

After a note of Marta Szybiak

More: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/production/movies-for-voices-czmok-eibin-wolanin-chor/ 

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