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Warsaw | Travelling with Sinfonia Varsovia

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On 13-14 July 2019 at 4.00 pm the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra invites you to the next "Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street".  The audience will listen to Spanish, Brazilian and Argentinian music as well as works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Niccolo Paganini.

The cycle of afternoon chamber music concerts returns to the home of Sinfonia Varsovia. Just like last year, each Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. features performances by well-known artists and rising stars on the classical music scene. There will be 30 concerts arranged by common themes: Not just for Orchestra, Japan, Moniuszko, Relax, Travelling, Improvisation, Old Warsaw. The music will be performed by traditional ensembles and some rare configurations, including a reed trio with saxophone and bass clarinet, a cello octet and a flute quartet. The works performed will feature music of many periods and genres – from the Baroque to opera arias, jazz and contemporary and improvised music.

Woch & Guzik Guitar Duo – laureates of the International Music Competition IBLA Grand Prize 2013 – and a multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer Piotr Kopietz who plays Argentinian bandoneon and rare French accordion, will take part in the concert on 13 July. The artists will present compositions by Marc Pereira, Joaquin Rodrigo, Astor Piazzolla, Manuel de Falla and Tomas Gubitsch. On 14 July, the Polish Flute Quartet – composed of musicians who play all the instruments in this family: from piccolo, through alto to the bass flute – will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Eugène Gigout, Eugène Bozzy, Saveria Mercadante, Niccolo Paganini and Stanisław Moniuszko.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available atwww.sinfoniavarsovia.org 

Tarnowskie Góry | Dance of Life

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On 7 July 2019 at 6 pm the Palace in Rybna will host the second concert as part of the "Two Currents" series, organized by the Elżbieta Chojnacka Center for Contemporary Harpsichord Music, Palace in Rybna and Gorczycki.pl Association; the event is entitled "Dance of Life".

The programme of the concert combines baroque and contemporary works, representing two extremely different aesthetics but expressing the same types of emotions. The evening will begin with a symbolic Kyrie from Mass XI Orbis factor, prompting us to consider the essence of existence. Love – one of the most important values ​​in life, will be represented in Tadeusz Baird's sonnets, Henry Purcell's suites of baroque dances and fragments of Claudio Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. The concert will also premiere Weronika Ratusińska-Zamuszko's Berenice. Miniature in the Baroque style – a story about a man, a birth, a great love, and an extraordinary mystery. The work was composed especially for Ewa Rzetecka-Niewiadomska, who will take part in the concert along with baritone Hubert Niewiadomski as Duo Polonaise.

The concert is co-financed from the funds of the Tarnowskie Góry Commune and the Palace in Rybna.

It is necessary to book free tickets at (32) 284 18 37.

Full programme available athttps://www.aleksandragajecka-antosiewicz.com/centrum-wsp%C3%B3%C5%82czesnej-muzyki-klawesynowej-el%C5%BCbieta-chojnacka-center/ 

Warsaw | Relax with Sinfonia Varsovia

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On the first weekend of July 2019 at 4.00 pm the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra invites you to the concerts of the series "Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street". The audience will learn about the music of Maklakiewicz's family as well as the music of French and Belgian composers.

The cycle of afternoon chamber music concerts returns to the home of Sinfonia Varsovia. Just like last year, each Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. features performances by well-known artists and rising stars on the classical music scene. There will be 30 concerts arranged by common themes: Not just for Orchestra, Japan, Moniuszko, Relax, Travelling, Improvisation, Old Warsaw. The music will be performed by traditional ensembles and some rare configurations, including a reed trio with saxophone and bass clarinet, a cello octet and a flute quartet. The works performed will feature music of many periods and genres – from the Baroque to opera arias, jazz and contemporary and improvised music.

The concert on 6 July will feature the Maklakiewicz Ensemble, composed of graduates and pedagogues of the music academies in Poznań and Wrocław. The ensemble will perform works by Jan Adam Maklakiewicz and his brother Franciszek Maklakiewicz as part of the project on the occasion of the 120th birth anniversary of the composer. On 7 July, talented young Polish artists: violinists Karolina Gutowska, Karolina Mikołajczy, Weronika Weiss and pianists Wojciech Pyrć and Weronika Chodakowska will perform works by Grażyna Bacewicz, Maurycy Moszkowski, Eugene Ysaÿe and Camille Saint-Saëns.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information available atwww.sinfoniavarsovia.org 

Katowice | Around Film Music

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On 7 July 2019 at 5.00 pm the Henryk Mikołaj Górecki Silesian Philharmonic will host a summer concert of film music.

The Silesian Chamber Orchestra along with outstanding soloists – clarinettist Roman Widaszek, pianist Grzegorz Biegas as well as actor and violinist Maciej Zakościelny – will perform well-known pieces of film music by Wojciech Kilar, Ennio Morricone, John Williams, Bartosz Chajdecki and Henryk Kuźniak. The programme will also include a recital of the poetry by priest Mieczysław Maliński.

More information at: https://www.filharmonia-slaska.eu 

Bogusław Schaeffer has passed away...

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Bogusław Schaeffer, a composer, musicologist, playwright, graphic designer and teacher, a member of the Polish Composers' Union since 1956, and an honorary member since 2003, has died on 1 July 2019 in Salzburg.

He was one of the most original figures on the Polish music scene. He distinguished himself by extremely wide creative interests, a consistently avant-garde attitude and controversial aesthetic views. As a composer, he was very innovative and bold in experimenting with new forms, genres and types of music. As one of the first Polish artists, he took up electronic music. The first Polish musical happening was his work Non-stop (1960). He was also the first on in Poland to compose in the genre of instrumental theater in the TIS MW2 (1963) work written for the famous experimental group MW2.

Almost in every work he solved a new compositional problem, challenging the Polish musical milieu and arousing lively discussions on new music. He was an outstanding theoretician of new music. His work New music. The problems of contemporary compositional technique (1958) remain the basic theoretical source in this field, and Introduction to Composition (1976) is the only one of its kind in the world literature. Stefan Kisielewski called Bogusław Schaeffer "the father of new music in Poland."

May he rest in peace.

Polish Music in Warmia and Żuławy

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The 6th edition of the "Polish Music in Warmia and Żuławy" Festival will take place on 5-7 July 2019. The Elbląg Chamber Orchestra will give concert of Polish music in the Gothic churches of the region.

The festival will contribute to the celebration of the 200th birth anniversary of Stanisław Moniuszko, the father of Polish opera. As one of the Polish critics stated, "Moniuszko's work is a much colorful musical network, full of contrasts and paradoxes". This "network" covers not only the noble landscapes of the Haunted Manor, but also streets of medieval India from the opera Paria. The programme of the Festival will also include music of the outstanding violinist and composer Grażyna Bacewicz.

The Elbląg Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Marek Moś will perform with the invited soloists: Tomasz Mądzielewski, Maciej Magnuski, Mateusz Mosia, Mateusz Kołakowski, and Katarzyna Moś – Polish representative during the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest.

The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund under the "Moniuszko 2019 – Promesa" programme, implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance. The concert is held under the patronage of the PWM Edition as part of the TUTTI.pl project promoting the performances of Polish music.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available at:http://www.eok.elblag.eu/pl/news/vi-festiwal-muzyka-polska-na-warmii-i-zulawach

Lublin | 10th Congress of the Polish Federation of Pueri Cantores

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The Congress of the Polish Federation of Pueri Cantores – a great religious and cultural event –will be held in Lublin on 4-7 July 2019 under the slogan "Ut unum sint".

The Polish Federation of Pueri Cantores is an association of boys ', girls', children's and youth choirs operating within the framework of the Roman Catholic Church in Poland, as well as in music schools and cultural centers. The anniversary Congress will feature international choirs of the Pueri Cantores Federation, among others, from Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, and Hungary. The Congress in Lublin, held in the spirit of the prayer of Jesus Christ "Ut unum sint", will be an opportunity to build unity thorugh the adoration of the Holy Trinity.

For four days, the participants of the congress events will be celebrating the 450th anniversary of the Union of Lublin, and pray for peace throughout the world, using a rich spectrum of religious compositions – from traditional Gregorian chant to the latest music literature. The Congress will feature religious compositions by Stanisław Moniuszko and thus join the celebrations of the Moniuszko Year. The programme includes several musical events. During the "Night of choirs" on 5 July, the concerts will take place in the churches of Lublin, Kazimierz Dolny, Lubartów, Chełm, and Puławy. The next day, there will be a choral picnic and a gala concert in Lublin. About 1000 participants from all over Poland, as well as foreign guests, will premiere the composition Ut unum sint by Henryk Jan Botor.

The honorary patron of the event is the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available at: http://lublin2019.puericantores.pl/kongres/ 

47th Eugeniusz Brańka Summer Organ and Chamber Concerts in Władysławowo

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The 47th edition of the Eugeniusz Brańka Summer Organ and Chamber Concerts in Władysławowo will be held on4  July – 22 August 2019. Traditionally, admission to all concerts is free.

A holiday series of classical music concerts, inaugurated in 1973 by the composer, conductor and organist from Częstochowa – Eugeniusz Brańka – became a permanent summer event in Władysławowo. The organizer of the festival is the Center of Culture, Promotion and Sport in Władysławowo with the cooperation of the parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Władysławowo and the Eugeniusz Brańka Association.

This year's edition will feature excellent performers from Poland and abroad, and its repertoire will be dominated by Polish music. The festival in Wladysławowo continues the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Independence, launched a year ago. In addition, 2019 marks the celebrations of the 200th birth anniversary of Stanisław Moniuszko. Also, the Festival will commemorate its initiator and long-term Artistic Director, Professor Eugeniusz Branka, on the 10th death anniversary. The series will also feature improvised music performed by, among others, violinist Krzesimir Dębski and trumpeter Robert Majewski. Polish music from the Baroque to the 20th century will fill the programme of the inauguration concert on 4 July.

Media patronage: Polish Music Informatoin Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/koncerty.organowe/ 

Katowice | Kilar's classical and film music

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A concert of Wojciech Kilar's music will take place on 5 July 2019 at 7.00 pm at the Henryk Mikołaj Górecki Silesian Philharmonic.

17 July marks the 87th birth anniversary of Wojciech Kilar who passed away nearly six years ago. On this occasion, the Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and Choir under the direction of Marek Wroniszewski – the best Polish conductor in the latest Grzegorz Fitelberg International Conducting Competition – will perform Kilar's classical and film music. The programme will include such pieces as Grey Mist for baritone and orchestra, performed by Tomasz Rak,Krzesany, Orawa, as well as suites from the movies Dracula directed by Francis Ford Coppola and Pan Tadeusz by Andrzej Wajda.

More information at: https://www.filharmonia-slaska.eu