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Warsaw | August Afternoons with Sinfonia Varsovia

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Every weekend at 4:00 p.m. Sinfonia Varsovia invites you to "Summer Concets at Grochowska Street" – a series of themed chamber music concerts. In August, they represent two streams: "Old Warsaw" and "Improvisation".

Saturday's meetings will feature music of old Warsaw – songs from the 1920s and 1930s as well as works popular among Varsovians in the first half of the twentieth century. The programme will include compositions from the repertoire of the piano duo composed of Witold Lutosławski and Andrzej Panufnik, who performed in cafes in Warsaw during the occupation. Among the performers, there will be Il Canto vocal ensemble, Camerata Vistula with cellist Anna Wróbel and Emilia Sitarz and Bartłomiej Wąsik as Lutosławski Piano Duo.

Sundays will be filled with partly improvised music, including repertoire from different eras. Theere will be medieval songs, baroque concerti grossi, music of French harpsichordists and arrangements of works by Krzysztof Penderecki. Performers of the young generation – harpsichordist Stanisław Łopuszyński and Cornu Copiae baroque orchestra with Karolina Habało – as well as recognized charismatic ensemble Atom String Quartet will perform on stage.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: www.sinfoniavarsovia.org 

2nd cycle of "Mazovian Musical Meetings Without Barriers"

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The second cycle of concerts "Mazovian Musical Meetings Without Barriers" organized by the "Czas Sztuki" Foundation will be held betweeen on 4 August and 8 September 2019.

The inauguration concerts will take place at 10 p.m. in the gazebo in front of the church of St. Adalbert Bishop and Martyr in Jeruzal and at 6 p.m. in the City Park in Kałuszyn. The Time Quartet will perform works by great composers like Antonio Vivaldi, Johannes Brahms, Mikołaj Rimski-Korsakow, Aleksander Borodin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss as well as the arrangaments of popular songs by such artists as ABBA, Metallica, Michael Jackson and others.

In case of bad weather condition, the concert in Jeruzal will take place at 12 p.m. in the Church and the programme will cover the most beautiful classical and liturgical works, and the concert at 6 p.m. will take place at the Cultural Center in Kałaszyn.

This year's "Mazovian Musical Meetings Without Barriers" is a series of five concerts of classical and jazz music, which take place in very small towns in the Mińsk, Szydłowiecki and Siedlce districts, where residents are deprived of cultural offer and access to cultural goods. The concerts will take place in churches and cultural centers, which are the only places in this area that gather the majority of the local community. The repertoire  of each concert is adapted to the mentality and needs of the target group. The programme will cover works by composers from various eras, including works by Polish composers: Fryderyk Chopin, Stanisław Moniuszko, Henryk Wieniawski, Karol Szymanowski, Grażyna Bacewicz and Maciej Batora.

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund. Admission to the concerts is free.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/Mazowieckie-Muzyczne-Spotkania-bez-Barier-2242077129152441/ 

Radziejowice | A concert of Wiener Glasharmonika Duo

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The Wiener Glasharmonika Duo concert will take place on 3 August 2019 at 8 p.m. in the New House of Art in Radziejowice as part of the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Stanisław Moniuszko.

Christa and Gerald Schönfeldinger discovered the world of glass music at the beginning of the 1990s. Today the couple are among the world’s leading performers on the glass armonica and the verrophone. Not only have they succeeded in bringing “historic” playing techniques that have to some extent been handed down over the centuries to a new level of perfection, they have also expanded the scope of performance on glass instruments by adding new techniques and contemporary music aesthetics to create unimagined possibilities of musical sound.

During the concert in Radziejowice, the artists will perform Polish music arranged for glass armonica and verrophon: fragments of The Countess and The Hounted Manor operas and songs by Stanisław Moniuszko, 2 chants from the Polish collections of the Poor Clares, pieces by Fryderyk Chopin, Henryk Wieniawski, Krzysztof Penderecki and Krzysztof Komeda. A special part of the programme will be the premiere of Dumka for Glass Duo by Krzesimir Dębski.

Admission to the concert is free, although seat reservation is required: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Olsztyn | Concert of the Polish Youth Orchestra LYO

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Polish Youth Orchestra LYO (Lutoslawski Youth Orchestra) will perform on 16 August 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the concert hall of the Warmian-Masurian Philharmonic. Young musicians under the direction of Adrián Varela will start the concert with The Fairytale fantastic overture by Stanisław Moniuszko.

The programme will also include virtuoso Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 8 by Mieczysław Karłowicz, peformed by the outstanding Polish violinist Janusz Wawrowski on the violin built in 1685 by Antonio Stradivari. In the finale, the Polish Youth Orchestra will present Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Piotr Czajkowski.

The Polish Youth Orchestra LYO is the largest and the only nationwide orchestra for second-grade music school students. Every year, the artistic director of the orchestra travels around the country searching for the most talented young musicians, who are distinguished by their talent and enormous passion for music. In cooperation with the famous Philharmonia Orchestra from London and the Warmian-Masurian Philharmonic, a group of musicians focused on gaining professional skills will meet in Olsztyn on 10-17 August. This year's teching staff is composed of well-renowned artists: Adrián Varela, Desmond Neysmith, Carsten Williams, Laurent Ben Slimane and Jan Regulski.

More information at: https://filharmonia.olsztyn.pl/koncert/polska-orkiestra-mlodziezowa-lyo-2/ 

Kraków | Concerts on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Creative Scholarships of the City of Kraków

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The concerts on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Creative Scholarships of the City of Kraków will be held on every Sunday, from 11 August to 1 September 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Saint Catherine of Alexandria church in Kraków 

Outstanding musicians from Kraków: Piotr Krzaczkowski, Mateusz Dudek, Duo Ardente, LLLeggiero Woodwind Trio and Cracow Duo will present compositions by prominent Kraków composers, including laureates of the Creative Scholarship of the City of Kraków: Michał Papara, Piotr Peszat, Wojciech Widłak, Marcel Chyrzyński and Maciej Jabłoński. The repertoire will also include classical music from various eras as well as Polish contemporary compositions by Zbigniew Bargielski and Wiesław Cienciała.

The event is organized by the Art Forum Foundation as part of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Creative Scholarship of the City of Kraków and is co-financed by the City of Kraków. Admission free!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/fundacjaartforum  i https://fundacjaartforum.pl/ 

"Sacrum Non Profanum" International Music Festival

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The International Music Festival "Sacrum Non Profanum" will be held on 8-17 August 2019.

The festival has been organized since 2005 by the Pomeranian Association of Instrumentalists 'Academia'. Every year, one of the outstanding Polish composers is the patron of the undertaking. This year's edition will be dedicated to Stanisław Moniuszko. Festival events will be held, among others, in the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin, the Cathedral Basilica of St James the Apostle in Szczecin, the Castle Opera, the House of Culture of the "13 Muses", the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes, as well as the famous Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Berlin, where the Litanies of Ostra Brama and Organ Prelude on the theme of 'Lenten Lamentations' will be performed by German, Ukrainian and Polish artists.

The programme of the festival includes pieces of contemporary music intertwined with the classics of bygone eras. This year's edition will feature about five hundred artists, including the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, who celebrates 50th anniversary. The world-famous musicians will perform, among others, >Quartet for 4 Saxophones Op. 65 a by Krzysztof Meyer. On 13 August in the '13 Muses' House of Culture, there will be a concert organised in cooperation with the Krzysztof Penderecki European Music Center as part of the "Music of our times" programme, which promote music of young Polish composers performed by young instrumentalists. The repertoire will include pieces by Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska, Roksana Wawrzyniecka, Marek Pasieczny, Paweł Sławiński and Marcin Jachim. Participants of the International Music Workshop – members of the three brass bands from Belarus, Germany and Poland – will perform arrangements of Moniuszko's songs in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ Church in Łobez and during the open-air final concert in front of the famous ruins of St. Nicholas Church in Trzęsacz.

Festival concerts will be accompanied by fringe events (film screenings, exhibitions and scientific conference).

Full programme available athttp://sacrumnonprofanum.eu/ 

Warsaw | Summer with Sinfonia Varsovia – August

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The August edition of "Summer with Sinfonia Varsovia" covers themed chamber music concerts, popular dance parties, a musical spectacle for the entire family and an orchestral concert with guitar virtuoso Krzysztof Meisinger.

The "Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street' in August are divided into two streams. Saturday's meetings will present music of Old Warsaw – songs from the 1920s and 1930s  as well as works popular among Varsovians in the first half of the twentieth century. The group of peformers will include violinist Joanna Okoń and pianist Katarzyna Glensk (3 August), vocal ensemble Il Canto (10 August), Camerata Vistula with its artistic director Andrzej Wróbel and cellist Anna Wróbel (17 August), and Emilia Sitarz and Bartłomiej Wąsik of the Lutosławski Piano Duo (24 August) .

Sundays will be filled with partly improvised music. Invited artists will present repertoire from different eras: Ars Nova early music instrumental ensemble will present the Middle Ages and the Renaissance music (4 August), Cornu Copiae orchestra with violinist Karolina Habała will perform music of the Baroque era (11 August), harpsichordist Stanisław Łopuszyński will present works from the French harpsichordists repertoire as well as contemporary compositions (18 August). During the last Summer Concert at Grochowska Street (25 August), Atom String Quartet will present works by Krzysztof Penderecki, the artistic director of the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, in original arrangements. The concert will also be the premiere of the ensemble's latest album entitled Penderecki.

Next meeting from the series "Morning Concerts at Grochowska Street" will take place on the first Sunday of August at 11:00 a.m., featuring a spectacle entitled Loook, a Zoo!  based on Jan Brzechwa's poems. Music by Zuzanna Falkowska and Jan Stokłosy together with poems about bear, wild boar, giraffe and other animals liked by the youngest ones will create an interesting world for both children and adults.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information available atwww.sinfoniavarsovia.org 

Licheń | The Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising

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Fallen during the Warsaw Uprising will be commemorated at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Licheń on the 75th anniversary. A concert of patriotic songs entitled "The Cross and the Eagle" will take place on 1 August 2019 at 5:05 p.m.

The Eucharist in the intention of the fallen will be celebrated by Marian Fathers at 4:00 p.m. After the mass, during the "W" hour at 5:00 p.m., the largest bell in Poland "Mary Mother of God" will sound to commemorate the insurgents. Next, there will be a concert featuring: Bogusław Morka (tenor, soloist of the Grand Theater – National Opera and Roma Musical Theater in Warsaw), Emilia Zielińska (soprano), Mariusz Ruta (tenor) and a chamber group under the direction of prof. Bogna Dulińska.

The programme of the concert will include works by Wojciech Sowiński, Stanisław Niewiadomski, Jan Markowski, Wiesław Kądziela, Otto Żukowski, Adam Kowalski and Włodzimierz Korcz, referring to the period of the First World War, the Polish-Bolshevik war in 1920 and the defense of Lviv; covering the period of the Warsaw Uprising, as well as the experience of teh wartime, solidarity and independence.

In the Father Józef Jarzębowski Museum located in the basilica, one will be able to see previously unveiled memorabilia associated with the Warsaw Uprising. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the employees will present unique photographs, insurgent armbands, the sculpture "The Little Insurrectionist", Zdzisław Karol Szczepański's woodcuts and other memorabilia from that time.

Warsaw | Varsovians sing (un)forbidden songs

Muzeum Powstania

A concert entitled "Varsovians sing (un)forbidden songs" will take place on 1 August 2019 at 8:30 p.m. on Marshal Józef Piłsudski Square. The yearly event organized by the Warsaw Rising Museum is a part of the celebrations of the 1944 rising.

The museum invites all interested in the history of Warsaw to commemorate that time and honor people who fought for Poland by singing together the insurgent songs. Special songbooks are prepared for this occasion, including songs by famous Polish composers and cultural activists: Karol Kurpiński, Andrzej Panufnik, Jan Ekier, Jan Markowski, Jerzy Dargiel and Kazimierz Oberfeld. This year, the repertoire will be presented by the Stokłosa Collective Orchestra, the Warsaw Violin Choir and soloists: Natalia Piotrowska, Sebastian Machalski and Kuba Jurzyk under the baton of Jan Stokłosa, who is also the author of the arrangements of the works. The concert will be hosted by Tomasz Wolny.

For those who will not be able to reach Marshal Józef Piłsudski Square, the concert will be broadcast live on TVP1 (from 8:35 p.m.).

Admission free.

More information at: https://www.1944.pl/