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Wroclaw | 'Song of the Night'. End of the season of the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic

NFMMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The NFM Wrocław Philharmonic ends its season on the 22nd of June 2022 at 7 p.m. with a programme featuring the last piano concerto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in which the solo part will be performed by the Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires. The last work tonight will be a masterpiece of Polish music of the early 20th century by Karol Szymanowski. The orchestra will be conducted by its Artistic Director Giancarlo Guerrero.

Karol Szymanowski’s Symphony No. 3 'Song of the Night' was written at a time when the composer was vividly fascinated by the culture of Persia. This fascination was reflected both in the lavish, bold and sensual colours of the sound, as well as in his choice of the text. Szymanowski reached for a poem by the thirteenth-century Persian poet and mystic Jalaluddin Rumi, translated by Tadeusz Miciński

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More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/8896 

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Katowice | 100th anniversary of joining part of Upper Silesia to Poland, 'Silesian Poem-Korfanty"

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On the 20th of June, 2022 at 7.00 p.m., on the day when we will celebrate the National Day of Silesian Uprisings for the first time, the Silesian Philharmonic will premiere the Silesian Poem - Korfanty - a word-music piece in five parts based on the texts of Wojciech Korfanty, written by Wacław Golonka, who will also perform on the organ.

Others musicians will be: Grażyna Jursza (flute), Marek Miś (clarinet), Szymon Gaudyn (trumpet), Leszek Salwa (French horn), Grzegorz Kurowski (trombone), Małgorzata Szymecka (drums) and actor Dariusz Niebudek. The concert will be combined with a film screening and the possibility of visiting the exhibition, made available by the Silesian Uprisings Museum in Świętochłowice.

The piece itself was created in 2021 as part of the scholarship of the Marshal of the Silesian Voivodeship. It is based on the texts of Wojciech Korfanty, which deal with the subject of the independence of Silesia and its belonging to Poland.

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the ‘Culture - Interventions. Edition 2022’ prgramme of the National Centre for Culture Poland.

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the ‘Culture - Interventions. Edition 2022’ prgramme of the National Centre for Culture Poland.

After a note of Marta Szybiak

More: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/production/poemat-slaski-korfanty-niebudek-golonka-kwintet-dety-filharmonii-slaskiej/ 

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Warsaw | 18th Quartessence - birthday premieres

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Quartessence - a child of the Royal String Quartet - has reached the age of majority. The Birthday Festival will be held between the 20th and 22nd of June, 2022 at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio. Admission free!

This year, due to the situation in the world, the birthday festival will be neither grand nor festive. A lot of emotions await us thanks to the music performed by the Hosts, as well as a specially invited guest - Zoltan Almashi - one of the most interesting cellists and composers in Ukraine. Together with the Royal String Quartet he will play the famous Franz Schubert String Quintet in C major, one of the artist's last works. The evening will be inaugurated by Black Angels of Georg Crumb - the composer who died this year, called his work ‘a kind of parable about our tormented modern world’ and wrote about it "in tempore belli" (in the time of war). The composition, created in 1970, was a strong voice of opposition to the war in Vietnam and is unfortunately still valid today.

 

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Detailed programme: https://royalstringquartet.pl/ 

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Katowice | Concert on the occasion of 100th anniversary of joining part of Upper Silesia to Poland

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On the 19th of June, 2022 at 6.00 p.m. at the premises of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, a concert on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of joining part of Upper Silesia to Poland will take place. José Maria Florêncio will conduct the orchestra while  pianist Piotr Sałajczyk will perform as soloist.

In June, one hundred years have passed since the entry of the Polish Army into Katowice. After three uprisings and a plebiscite, Poland officially took over the power in the part of Upper Silesia that had been assigned to it. On the 20th of June, 1922, General Stanisław Szeptycki, at the head of his troops, entered the Katowice market square from the side of Szopienice, welcomed by the inhabitants and the authorities. The culmination of this symbolic event was the signing of the Act of Acquisition of Upper Silesia by the government of the Republic of Poland less than a month later, on the 16th of July.

Katowice is celebrating this exceptional anniversary with a series of events that will culminate in a concert of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice.

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More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/koncert-z-okazji-100-lecia-przylaczenia-czesci-gornego-slask 

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Będzin, Tarnowskie Góry | Music by weight

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The Music Society of Silesian Chamber Musicians invites you to a series of concerts 'Music by Weight', which will take place on June 19 - August 18, 2022 in Będzin and Tarnowskie Góry. Plastic caps are the key to all events of this artistic eco-project - they constitute an admission ticket.

The concerts will take place at the Mieroszewski Palace in Będzin and the Palace in Rybna. Upon the admission to the concert the ‘tickets’ (caps) will be collected and handed over to the city's ‘heart-baskets’. The concert repertoire was planned in such a way that whole families could participate in the event: the programme includes Polish contemporary music (among other works by Wojciech Kilar, Henryk Kuźniak, Dariusz Zboch), a music fairy tale, masterpieces of classical music, tango, Neapolitan songs and music from such films as Mission, Cinema Paradiso, Promised Land, Vabank.


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10th Lower Silesian Music Festival : 'Romantic soul'

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From the 18th of June to the 11th of November, 2022, the 10th Lower Silesian Music Festival will take place. The theme of the jubilee edition is ‘Romantic soul’ and the programme refers to the celebration of the Year of Polish Romanticism. The event will be inaugurated by an extraordinary recital of Lidia Grychtołówna at the Spa Theater in Duszniki-Zdrój.

The main idea of ​​the Lower Silesian Music Festival is to present the most outstanding works of music culture, both Polish and international, in the interiors of theaters, palaces, castles and churches in Lower Silesia. The programme of this year's Festival includes works by Polish and foreign composers from the Romantic period and references to them in contemporary music. Musicians such as Magdalena Cornelius-Kulig (artistic director of the Festival), accordionist and composer Maciej Zimka, Dariusz Wójcik (director of the Open Theater in Gdańsk), pianist Marek Szlezer, soprano Małgorzata Rodek, organists Luigi Vincenzo, Stefano Manfredini, Stefano Pellini, flutists Alma di Gaetano, Janos Balint, clarinetist Giordano Muolo, as well as the Krakow Philharmonic Choir and the Aighetta Quartett will take part in the event.

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the ‘Music’ programme, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Detailed progremme: https://www.facebook.com/DolnoslaskiFestiwalMuzyczny 

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Cracow, Łomża | 'Polish Music Scene': Jakub Jakowicz and Łukasz Chrzęszczyk

POLMICViolinist Jakub Jakowicz and pianist Łukasz Chrzęszczyk will perform as part of the ‘Polish Music Scene’ programme co-organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance and Philharmonics throughout Poland. The concerts will take place on the 19th of June, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Cracow and on the 22nd of June at 6.30 p.m. at the Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża.

The concert programme includes works by four composers representing the first two generations of Polish composers born in the 20th century: the older ones Artur Malawski (1904-1957) and Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), and two peers - Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (1933-2010) and Krzysztof Penderecki (1933–2020). They are all linked by over two decades of sharing a common reality, which is full of extremely significant events and leaves an indisputable mark on the way we perceive the world.

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Warsaw | Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra: Moss, Mozart, Skoryk and Bacewicz

POSIMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 18th of June 2022 at 7.00 p.m. in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra conducted by Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, the pricelist Concerto malinconico by Piotr Moss for tenor saxophone and orchestra will be performed. The director of the Orchestra, Piotr Baron will be the soloist at the concert. Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Overture for orchestra by Grażyna Bacewicz and Melody by Myrosław Skoryk will also be presented.

Concerto malinconico for tenor saxophone and orchestra was written by Piotr Moss especially for Piotr Baron and the author himself wrote about the inspiration in this way:

Katowice | Silesian Chamber Orchestra - end of the artistic season

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On the 17th of June, 2022 at 19.00 the Silesian Chamber Orchestra will end the artistic season - the 41st in the history of this ensemble of the Silesian Philharmonic. The concert, conducted by Maciej Tomasiewicz, will feature works by Wojciech Kilar, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Béla Bartók and Kazimierz Serocki. The pianist Piotr Sałajczyk will perform at the event.

The concert for piano and string orchestra by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki was commissioned by the Polish Radio. The work was written for Elżbieta Chojnacka, thus it can be performed both on harpsichord and piano.

Sinfonietta for two string orchestras by Kazimierz Serocki, Wojciech Kilar's Piano Concerto No. 2, written in 2011 and Music for Strings Percussion and Celesta of Béla Bartók will also be performed during the concert.

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More: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/production/zakonczenie-sezonu-slaskiej-orkiestry-kameralnej-salajczyk-tomasiewicz/ 

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