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Poznań | Polish music concert at the Poznańskie Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Nauk

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POLMICOn the 24th of August, 2022 at 2 p.m. there will be a special concert of Polish music organized by the President of the Poznańskie Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Nauk and the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. The concert will take place in the Meeting Room named by Seweryn Mielżyński in Poznań and will be a preview of the CD that will be released by the DUX record company in December 2022.

You will be able to listen to the works of these composers during a concert performed by the Apeiron Trio - piano trio, which includes musicians associated with the Poznań: Hanna Lizinkiewicz - piano, Piotr Kosarga - violin and Jan Czaja - cello. The musicians are winners of national and international music and scholarship competitions.

During the concert, you will hear unjustly forgotten pieces that rarely appear in the repertoires of Polish artists: Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński - Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 2 (1895), Antoni Stolpe - Romance. Duettino for violin, cello and piano (1866) and Ludomir Różycki - Rhapsody for violin, cello and piano, Op. 33 (1913). Moreover, the concert will mark the 150th death anniversary of Antoni Stolpe.

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Katowice | 16th National Promotion Festival ‘August of Talents’

POLMICPatronat medialny nad Festiwalem sprawuje Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

Traditionally, at the end of summer, between the 21st and  the 31st of August, 2022, we invite music lovers to the events of the 16th National Promotion Festival ‘August of Talents’. In line with tradition established last year, we will first meet in Kościuszko Park, to conclude the ‘Promenade after Music’ series with a vocal concert and at the same time to inaugurate the Festival. The next concerts will take place in the Radio Katowice Concert Studio and in the concert hall of the City of Gardens. 

The „Vocal Promenade” will feature participants of the Opera Academy at the Grand Theater – National Opera in Warsaw: Katarzyna Szymkowiak – mezzo-soprano, Sebastian Mach – tenor and Paweł Horodyski – bass, with piano accompaniment by Michał Skowronek and Natalia Pawlaszek. This time we will be given a slightly deeper dive into the emotions of characters from opera literature, as the program will cover works by just three composers: Mozart, Rossini and Moniuszko.

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Szczecin | Final concert of the 10th edition of the International Lutosławski Youth Orchestra

POLMICThe final concert of the 10th edition of the International Lutosławski Youth Orchestra will take place on the 19th of August, 2022 at 19:00 at the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin. It is an extraordinary educational project and the first fully international youth orchestra in Poland, which was established in 2013, when we celebrated the 100th anniversary of Witold Lutosławski's birth.

Every year, the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin invites young, talented musicians from all over the world to take part in orchestral workshops under the watchful eyes of recognized instrumentalists and teachers.

On the occasion of the jubilee edition of the International Lutosławski Youth Orchestra, not one symphonic concert will be performed, as it happened up to now, but two! The first one will take place in the main hall of the Berlin Konzerthaus and the second one in the golden hall of the Szczecin Philharmonic.

Press release

More: https://ilyo.filharmonia.szczecin.pl/ 

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Warsaw | Eugeniusz Rudnik: Chopin, glue and scissors. Meeting with Bolesław Błaszczyk

POLMICOn the 17th of August, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw invites you to an event in the series ‘Chopin’s Salon’. The meeting of the head of the Exhibition and Publishing Team, Marta Tabakiernik with Bolesław Błaszczyk aims to introduce the figure of Eugeniusz Rudnik, a pioneer of Polish electroacoustic music, associated with the legendary Experimental Studio of Polish Radio.

On the occasion of the exhibition ‘Chopin. The Power of Sign’, we will be able to learn about Rudnik's workshop and the symbolism of Chopin's music in his work. It will also be an opportunity to listen to previously unpublished music fragments that are examples of individual and intriguing experiments with Chopin's music.

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Żarnowiec | Missa pro pace

POLMICOn the 15th of August, 2022, the ‘Missa pro pace’ concert will take place in the Church of the Annunciation in Żarnowiec at 8:00 p.m. The event is a dialogue between early and contemporary music: 15th-century Cistercian graduals performed by the choir and organ, and improvisations by composer Adam Diesner. Admission to the event is free.

Adam Diesner's arrangements will be presented by the Luzin Choir and the instrumental ensemble conducted by Tomasz Fopke and soloists.

The project was co-financed as part of the ‘Music' programme, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance, and from the resources of the Krokowa Commune.

Details: www.fundacjasedlaka.pl 

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Zielona Góra | 6th Corno Brass Music Festival

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polmicVI CORNO – Brass Music Festival will take place between the 15th and 20th of August 2022, as always in Zielona Góra. There are six different concerts planned, in which the main role will be played by orchestral brass – French horn,
trumpet, trombone and tuba. We will also hear the Zielona Góra Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Radek Baborak and a jazz band led by American trumpet player Brandon Ridenour and Nikola Kołodziejczyk.

CORNO - Brass Music Festival is a unique event during which there are chamber and symphonic concerts, international instrumental workshops, individual and group lessons, classes on healthy body posture, lectures, an exhibition of instruments – all in several locations in Zielona Góra. It is a unique and the only festival of this type in Poland, currently the largest both in the country and in this part of Europe.

During the inaugurating concert, the work by Kołodziejczyk Turning Table will be performed. The commission of the work by the Festival was co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, as part of the ‘Composers’ Commissions’ programme, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.. 

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Cracow | 47th Festiwal 'Music in Old Cracow'

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The 47th Festival ‘Music in Old Cracow’ will take place between the 15th and 31st of August 15-31, 2022. Artists cooperating with the twin festival ‘Music in Old Lviv’ will also take part in this year's edition of the Cracow project.

Silesian Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Stabrawa, Virtuosi of Lviv, Collegium Zieleński, Triplum Male Vocal Quartet, Royal Rorantists, Čiurlonis String Quartet and other recognized artist will take part in the Festival. The artists will perform in the historic interiors and courtyards of Cracow.

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Warsaw | 18th Festival 'Chopin and his Europe'

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From the 14th to the 31st of August, 2022 an international ‘Chopin and his Europe’ Festival will take place in Warsaw. The programme includes over 30 concerts.

Piano recitals will be performed by, among others, Bruce Liu, the winner of the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in 2021. We will hear orchestras and chamber musicians in 16 concerts, there will also be vocal music. A treat for opera lovers will be a concert performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Un giorno di regno, ossia il finto Stanislao. The European Union Youth Orchestra, conducted by Gianandre Noseda, will present A Sorrowful Tale, Op. 13 by Mieczysław Karłowicz. Sinfonia Varsovia, conducted by Andriy Yurkevych, will perform symphonic works by Zygmunt Noskowski and Witold Maliszewski. Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 18 by Mieczysław Weinberg will be presented during the chamber concert on the 27th of August.

Press release

Ticket and programme information: https://festiwal.nifc.pl/pl/2022/kalendarium 

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Warsaw | 19th Singer's Warsaw Festival of Jewish Culture

POLMICConcerts, performances, shows. Both large and small meetings with Jewish culture, art and tradition as interpreted by artists from all over the world, with the Israeli star Yasmin Levy in the final. The 19th edition of the Singer's Warsaw Festival of Jewish Culture will take place on August 27 - September 4, 2022. The festival events will also take place from the 12th of August in many places associated with the life and work of Icchok Bashevis Singer. Before the Nobel Prize winner and the festival's patron reached Warsaw and later moved to New York, Biłgoraj, Leoncin and Radzymin were on his way.

Although Singer's Warsaw is a festival devoted to culture, its organizers are not indifferent to the events around them and this year they decided to invite artists from Ukraine, as well as artists who support our neighbors in their projects. This year, in line with the festival's tradition, music and theater will dominate. The regular points of the programme will also include meetings around literature, music and history, film screenings, as well as lectures, workshops, exhibitions and city walks.

Detailed programme: http://shalom.org.pl/program-2022/
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