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Warsaw | "Meetings at the Composers'". New polmic.pl and our guests Tadeusz Wielecki and Adam Suprynowicz

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On the 21st of June 2024 at 5 p.m., we invite you to a meeting and mini-concert as part of the series "Meetings at the Composers’" at the Warsaw premises of the Polish Composers' Union (Rynek Starego Miasta 27). We will present a new polmic.pl website, a photo gallery of Andrzej Markowski celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth, and we will also learn about the work of the composer and double bassist Tadeusz Wielecki and the musicologist Adam Suprynowicz on a new book. There will also be no shortage of musical and sweet surprises! Free entrance!

"Meeting at the Composers’" will be led by Dr. Mieczysław Kominek - president of ZKP, director of POLMIC. The event will also be attended by: an expert in Joomla! Marcin Równicki, Izabela Zymer - project coordinator, and the editor of the polmic.pl portal, Dr. Wiktoria Antonczyk.

During the presentation of the renewed website, we will talk about the activities of the Polish Music Information Center POLMIC. The project "Polish music is the most beautiful - documentation of Polish musical culture on the www.polmic.pl website" has been implemented in 2022–2024 thanks to the support of the Minister of Education and Science as part of the "Science for Society" programme. The Patron of this event is Society of Authors ZAiKS.

 

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Katowice | End of the 79th artistic season of the Silesian Philarmonic and prize-giving ceremony

Event date: 2024-06-21

FS 21 6 24Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The end of the 79th artistic season of the Silesian Philharmonic will be full of great symphonic music. We will hear the monumental Piano Concerto No. 1 by Johannes Brahms, the symphonic poem Death and Transfiguration by Richard Strauss, filled with great emotions, and the daring Toccata by Bolesław Szabelski. All this, of course, performed by the Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Yaroslav Shemet. The solo part in the Brahms Concerto will be performed this evening by the outstanding pianist Saleem Ashkar.

Bolesław Szabelski was a professor at the State Higher School of Music in Katowice, co-founder of the Silesian school of composers. Toccata, which was initially part of the Suite for Orchestra, by the composer's decision began to function as an independent piece. First performed in 1938, it became a kind of showcase for this artist.

During this concert, the results will be announced and prizes will be awarded to the winners of the Review Competition dedicated to the anniversary of Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa.

Press release

More: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/production/gwiazdy-sezonu-saleem-ashkar-brahms-szabelski-strauss-shemet-orkiestra-symfoniczna-zakonczenie-sezonu/ 

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Zielona Góra | Promenade concert crowning the artistic season of the Zielona Góra Philharmonic

Event date: 2024-06-22

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The last concert of the 2023/2024 artistic season of the Zielona Góra Philharmonic - music inspiration, a light show and dancing with fire! On the 22nd of June at 9 p.m., the Orchestra and Choir of this institution conducted by Maestro Rafał Kłoczko, as well as the Karmazyn Fireshow group, will perform in front of the Philharmonic building. Free entrance!

We will hear works by Georges Bizet, Giuseppe Verdi, Maurice Ravel, Hans Zimmer, Edward Elgar and the director of the Philharmonic himself - Rafał Kłoczko.

The Karmazyn Fireshow group will present a dance with fire. In addition, Lug Light Factory will organize an extraordinary light show. This unique event will be hosted by Jerzy Snakowski.

Additional information: https://filharmoniazg.pl/events/zakonczenie-sezonu-artystycznego-2023-2024/ 

Warsaw | "Musical journey to the land of imagination" - summer family concert in Mokotów

Event date: 2024-06-22

MuzycznaPodroz 22 6 24Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Everyone likes fairy tales. Even a centenarian like the Polish Society of Contemporary Music. This time you are invited to a "Musical journey to the land of imagination". Participants will create fairy tales together, and musicians will create illustrations for them. This joint journey will take place on the 22nd of June, 2024 at 11.00 at the Multimedia Library for Children and Youth No. XXXI in the Mokotów District. Admission is free!

"A musical journey into the world of imagination" is a family concert, the course of which is determined on an ongoing basis by the audience. It is based on a story told by an actor, accompanied by improvising musicians. However, the storyteller knows this story only at the beginning. From a certain point, the listeners are asked to contribute more and more of their ideas, from character descriptions to completely new plots. At the end of the journey, the audience decides almost entirely about the developing story.

Press release

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1432588850730367 

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Wrocław | End of season of the NFM Choir

Event date: 2024-06-23

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The Mother of God, Saint Cecilia, the Bride from the Song of Songs - three female figures present in Christian culture, although of ancient origin, were also a source of inspiration for the most outstanding composers of the twentieth century. The NFM Choir, conducted by Lionel Sowa, will refer to them during a concert on June 23, 2024 at 4.00 p.m. Polish works - works by Andrzej Panufnik, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and Krzysztof Penderecki, as well as Hymn to St. Cecilia by the Englishman Benjamin Britten and a masterpiece of French choral music - Le Cantique des cantiques by Jean Yves Daniel-Lesur.

"You are more beautiful than the moon, purer than the stars, brighter than the sun, Mary!" – the musicians will sing in the opening concert of the Song to the Virgin Mary by Andrzej Panufnik. This quite simple Marian song with a melody referring to folk music and Gregorian chant was written by him in exile as a result of inspiration from Polish folk piety.

Press release

More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/10274 

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Warsaw | Sinfonia Iuventus: end of the artistic season 2023/2024

Event date: 2024-06-22

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The last concert of the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra this season will take place on the 22nd of June, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw. The musicians, conducted by Norbert Twórczyński, a graduate of the Academy of Music in Poznań and the Academy of Art in Szczecin, will play with Krzysztof Grzybowski, one of the most recognized Polish clarinetists of his generation.

The programme includes the colorful Serenade in D minor, Op. 44 by Antonín Dvořák for a rather unusual ensemble, which, in addition to two oboes, clarinets and bassoons, included three horns and a contrabassoon ad libitum, as well as string fondamento for cello and double bass. The work combines pathos with humor, also evoking the spirit of Czech folk dances.

More: https://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/dvorak-nielsen-karlowicz-zakonczenie-sezonu-artystycznego-2023-2024/ 

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Poznań | Premiere "4 Pastor / León & Lightfoot / Bondara"

Event date: 2024-06-22

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Despite many associations resulting from the title of the premiere ballet evening "4 Pastor/ León & Lightfoot/ Bondara", the main characters of the show at the Grand Theater in Poznań on the 22nd of June, 2024 at 7 p.m. will be the director of the Polish National Ballet, the director of the Ballet of the Grand Theater in Poznań, and Sol León and Paul Lighfoot - choreographers associated with the Nederlands Dans Theater. The Orchestra of the Grand Theater in Poznań will perform conducted by Marta Kluczyńska.

Works by world-famous artists who share an extraordinary intuition in infusing choreography with contemporary contexts will be presented. Virtuosity, emotions, variety of choreographic expression, combined with poetry and music of the 19th and 20th centuries, will reflect relationships with other people, the search for answers to whether we can set limits for ourselves and others and for what reasons we constantly push them.

The Moving Rooms performance, choreographed by Krzysztof Pastor, will be accompanied by Alfred Schnittke's Concerto grosso I and Concerto for harpsichord and string orchestra, Op. 40 by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki.

Details: https://opera.poznan.pl/pl/leon-lightfoot-pastor-bondara-wieczor-baletowy 

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2nd Intergenerational Summer Music Academy in Krosno Odrzańskie

Event date: 2024-06-21

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The Association of Polish Chamber Musicians invites you to concerts as part of the "Intergenerational Summer Music Academy in Krosno Odrzańskie" on the 21st and 29th of June 2024. Concerts and meetings with artists, including the legendary Ewa Pobłocka, will take place at the Fryderyk Chopin State Music School in Krosno Odrzańskie. Admission free.

On the 21st of June at 6.00 p.m. Pianists Monika Gardoń-Preinl and Grzegorz Mania will premiere "Tango", "Ragtime" and "Blues" by Juliusz Karcz for two pianos, present piano compositions by Marta Mołodyńska-Wheeler for 4 hands and popular dance duets by F. Schubert and M. Moszkowski.

Details: https://spmk.com.pl/projekt/letnia-miedzypokoleniowa-akademia-muzyczna-w-krosnie-odrzanskim-2-edycja/ 

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Łomża | World premiere of "Concerto-Fantasy" by Jerzy Maksymiuk

Event date: 2024-06-20

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The Łomża Chamber Philharmonic invites you to a unique concert of the Orchestra conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk, ending the 2023/2024 artistic season. On the 20th of June at 6:30 p.m. world premiere of the Concerto-Fantasy for violin and chamber orchestra, composed especially for the Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża by Maestro will take place. The solo part will be performed by the recognized Polish violinist Maria Machowska.

In one of reviews, Joanna Illuque ("Presto") rightly noted: "If Jerzy Maksymiuk is the conductor, the audience can expect not only a great level of performance, but also a real show with elements of performance." During the concert in Łomża, he will perform not only as a conductor, but also as a composer. His latest work was created as part of the "Composer's Commissions" programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance. As the composer he himself emphasizes, "It will be more of a concerto grosso, i.e. the participation of the chamber orchestra will be greater than usually in concerts where the solo part dominates."

Additional information: https://filharmonia.lomza.pl/wydarzenie/maestro/ 

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