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Katowice | NOSPR Chamber Orchestra and Silesian Trio

NOSPR

The next concert in the cycle of "NOSPR chamber concerts" will take place on May 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.,at the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall in Katowice. The ecening will feature Polish contemporary music performed by the NOSPR String Orchestra and the Silesian Trio.

The programme of the concert is composed of Grażyna Bacewicz's Divertimento for string orchestra, Mikołaj Górecki's Trio concerto for clarinet, horn, piano and string orchestra, Krzysztof Penderecki's Chaconne per archi, Edward Grieg's Suite "From Holberg's Time", Op. 40, and Wojciech Kilar's Orawa for string orchestra.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: http://www.nospr.org.pl/pl/ 

Tricity | 15th International Choir Festival "Mundus Cantat"

Mundus

Mundus Cantat celebrates the fifteenth anniversary! On May 22-25, 2019, international choirs will perform at the Tricity scenes. The star of this edition will be Paul Phenix, known from the King's Singers ensemble, who will perform in Poland for the first time.

One of the most recognizable choir festivals in the country will celebrate its jubilee not only in the Sopot but also in Tricity. As part of the festival, the "Mobile Mundus Cantat: Gdańsk accompanying concerts" project will be implemented this year. The festival will be attended by singers from Belarus, Great Britain, Georgia, France, Iceland, Lithuania, Colombia and, of course, a strong representation from Poland. The organizers invite adults, seniors, academics, children and youth choirs to compete in several musical categories: sacral music, secular music (including folklore) as well as gospel, jazz, and spirituals. The choirs will be judged by the international jury, whose chairman is prof. Marcin Tomczak.

The winners of this year's edition will be announced during the Final Concert, which will take place on May 25 at 5.00 p.m. in the lecture hall of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Gdansk (Sopot). The Festival Choir of the Sopot High School "Mundus Cantat|, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, will performe Cantemus nostrum canticum written by Beata Wróblewska, the ensemble's conductor.

The festival also includes other events: concerts of young artists, the Choir Parade at Sopot "Monciak" and various forms of artistic expression, such as performance at the train station and the Sopot pier.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme of the Festival is available at: http://munduscantat.pl/ 

Gdańsk | Composing Debuts

AM Gdańsk

A students' concert entitled "Composing debuts" will take place at the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk on May 22, 2019 at 5.00 pm.

The concert will feature compositions for chamber ensembles written by the freshman year students of composition. We will listen to such works as: River Course and a cycle of three songs Memories by Anna Janowicz, Song from the heart...The Illusion variations for celesta solo and Fantasy for cello, harpsichord and bells by Krzysztof Tomasz Jurczak, Songs for Voice and Piano to words by Adam Mickiewicz and third part of String Quartet by Piotr Kasiłowski as well as first part of String Quartet No. 1 and Reed Trio by Milosz Kowalewski. The finale will feature pieces by Milena Słowikowska: Lullaby for solo vibraphone and Two Crosses for voice and instrumental ensemble.

The works will be performed by talented students of the Gdańsk university classes of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, harpsichord, harp, guitar, accordion, percussion instruments, and singing.

Admission free!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available at: http://www.amuz.gda.pl/events/kompozytorskie-debiuty-koncert-studentow-i-roku-studiow-licencjackich-specjalnosci-kompozycja/ 

Warsaw | Opeaning of a New Concert and Cinema Hall at FCUM

UMFC

A ceremonial opening of the refurbished Karol Szymnowski Chamber Hall at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music will take place on 20 May 2019 at 12.00 p.m.

Modernization and new arrangement of the next chamber hall at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music has just finished. The ceremonial opening of the renovated hall, named after Karol Szymanowski, will feature the performance of the Chopin University Big Band under the direction of its leader Piotr Kostrzewa.

The new hall will have several functions: it will be a cinema, auditorium and lecture hall. The project was co-financed under the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme 2014-2020 VIII Priority axis – Protection of Cultural Heritage and Development of Cultural Resources.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Warsaw | Folk Songs Arranged for String Quartet

Czas sztuki

The "Czas Sztuki" Foundation invites you to the tenth concert ending the first edition of the cycle "Mazovian Musical Meetings without Barriers". The final event will take place on May 19, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. in the Church of Saint Adalbert in Jeruzal.

The programme will be composed of folk songs in arrangement for string quartet and white voice as well as works by Weronika Ratusińska-Zamuszko: II string quartet "The Last Moments" and Agnus Dei for string quartet and white voice. Agnus Dei was premiered in October 2018 during the third concert of "Mazovian Musical Meetings Without Barriers" and was composed especially for this series of concerts. The works will be presented by Weronika Grozdew-Kołacińska and The Time Quartet.

Admission free!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

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Szczecin | Evening of Polish Ballets

Opera na Zamku

The premiere of "Evening of Polish ballets" will take place on May 18, 2019 at 7.00 p.m. in the Castle Opera in Szczecin.>

The spectacle will consist of two one-act ballets: On the Billet by Stanisław Moniuszko and Song of the Earth by Roman Palester. The premiere of Moniuszko's ballet in choreography by Robert Bondara, appreciated for his modern interpretations of Polish historical works, is the main event of the Moniuszko Year celebrations in the Castle Opera. The second ballet will be presented in the choreography by the Italian artist Paolo Mangiola, director of the national ballet in Malta, who will reinterpret the masterly orchestrated and energetic score by Palester.

On May 19, the spectacle will be played at 6.00 p.m.as part of the fifth edition of the Public Theater Day and the accompanying event – "Theatre ticket for 350 groszy". Ticket sales will only take place at the box office of the Castle Opera, starting from May 18, 2019 at 12.00 p.m. (it is not possible to book or buy them through the website). One person will be able to buy a maximum of 2 tickets.

The event coordinated by the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

More information at: http://www.opera.szczecin.pl/ 

Warsaw | Retro Night of Museums

UMFC

On May 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music will host a Retro Night of Museums.

Retro Night of Museums at the FCUMc is an authorial project by the artistic circle of Warsaw-based musicians, prepared in collaboration with the Warsaw Film School. It is a concert presenting Polish songs with lyrics by Wojciech Młynarski, in jazz-dance arrangements. Both the arrangers and performers are FCUM students (of faculties: symphony and opera conducting, choral conducting, composition, instrumental studies, solo opera singing, musical, sound engineering).

The Retro Night's continuation will be a swing evening on the UMFC patio featuring live music and a jazz jam session.

Entry cards are available from May 9 at: http://www.efryderyk.pl/73-bilety 

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/Artystyczna.NocMuzeow/

Katowice | Moniuszko at the Osiedle Tysiąclecia

Silesia

The Institution for the Promotion and Dissemination of Music "Silesia" invites you to a concert from the series "Moniuszko from the heart" which will take place on May 18, 2019 at 5.00. p.m. in the Katowice Youth Cultural Center (5 Tysiąclecia Street).

The concert will be performed by Justyna Bujak and Karolina Borodziuk, students of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice and participants of the 10th Stanisław Moniuszko International Vocal Competition in Warsaw. Aleksander Chodacki will accompany on the piano. The programme will include the most famous songs from Moniuszko'sHome Songbooks and selected arias from Halka and The Haunted Manoroperas.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available at: https://www.silesia.art.pl/ 

Warsaw | Sinfornia Varsovia at Grochowska Street – Arias at dusk

SV

In mid-May, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra will inaugurate a series of concerts which will be held on spring and summer weekends (May 17 – September 22, 2019) in the Concert Pavilion at Grochowska Street.

From May to September, more than seventy events will be held at 272 Grochowska Street. Most of them will take place, like last year, in the Concert Pavilion for over 400 people. Besides the usual afternoon concerts, there will be the 19th Franciszek Wybrańczyk Festival "Sinfonia Varsovia to its City", "Sinfonia Varsovia at Grochowska Street" concert seies, Museum Night, Dance Evenings, and special events dedicated to children: Children's Day with many musical attractions, "Smykofonie at Grochowska Street" concert series, as well as newly inaugurated "Mornings for Entire Families".

During four symphonic concerts from the cycle "Sinfonia Varsovia at Grochowska Street", which will be held between May 17 and September 6 (7:30 p.m.), the orchestra's musicians along with recognized soloists will present a vast repertoire from operatic arias, through the works of Polish composers, to Russian or American music. The first concert of the series will be an opportunity to listen to the most beautiful arias from the operas of Stanisław Moniuszko, Piotr Czajkowski and Giacomo Puccini. In addition to vocal works, the programme will feature instrumental pieces performed by the orchestra under the baton of Gaetano d'Espinosa.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information about the concerts at: www.sinfoniavarsovia.org