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Katowice | orgaNOWA inauguration vol. 3: Iveta Apkalna

NOSPR 22.1.23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

In the programme of Iveta Apkalna's recital as part of the concerts inaugurating the new organ at NOSPR on the 22nd of January, 2023 at 18.00 we will find canonic works of organ literature. Premiere composition of Zwierciadła mistyczne by Dariusz Przybylski will be performed. This work was commissioned by NOSPR.

The Latvian artist, considered one of the most charismatic organists, will also present the Bach triptych Toccata, Adagio, Fugue in C major BWV 564, the famous Toccata from Charles-Marie Widor's Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Funérailles from the cycle Harmonies poétiques et religieuses by Franz Liszt, Évocation II by Thierry Escaich, Toccata by Aivars Kalējs and a diptych by Lionel Rogg from the cycle Deux visions de l'Apocalypse.

More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/iveta-apkalna 

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Warsaw | The musical show ‘1863 – Towards Freedom' - 160th anniversary of the January Uprising

1863 22.1.23The musical show ‘1863 – Towards Freedom’, which will combine music from the era with animations and historical films, will inaugurate the official nationwide celebration of the 160th anniversary of the January Uprising.

Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the ‘Niepodległa’ Office and the Museum of History invites you to a unique musical show that will bring the audience closer to the most important events and people involved in this longest-lasting national uprising. The concert will be available on TVP Historia on Sunday, the 22nd of January, 2023 at 19.00. The retransmission on TVP1 is scheduled for 22.20.

Press release

More: https://www.tvp.pl/program-tv/1863-ku-wolnosci-koncert-inaugurujacy-obchody-160-rocznicy-powstania-styczniowego/63baa8f0d03410a72d379080 

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Warsaw | Carnival concert of Sinfonia Iuvents: Williams, Beal, Bernstein

POSI 21.1.23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 21st of January, 2023 at 19.00 the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw will host a carnival concert of the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra. The repertoire includes works by John Williams, Jeff Beal and Leonard Bernstein. The soloists will be Michał Barański (bass guitar and double bass), Michał Tokaj (piano), Łukasz Żyta (drums) and musicians from Sinfonia Iuventus conducted by Przemysław Neumann.

2023 marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of the great conductor and composer, Leonard Bernstein. This is a good opportunity to recall his achievements, of which the musical West Side Story is especially loved. A selection of symphonic dances from the musical, always eagerly listened to, will be complemented by a colorful, lively overture to the operetta Candide by the same author.

More: https://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/williams-beal-bernstein-koncert-karnawalowy/ 

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International Classical Music Awards to National Forum of Music for special achievements

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 18th of January, the ICMA jury announced the winners of this year's twenty-six awards. National Forum of Music Witold Lutosławski in Wrocław received the International Classical Music Awards 2023 for special achievements.

The International Classical Music Awards 2023 award ceremony and the gala concert will take place on the 21st of April, 2023 in the Main Hall of the NFM. During the event, the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic will perform directed by maestro Giancarlo Guerrera.

Source: https://www.icma-info.com/winners-2023/ 

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Debut album of the Apeiron Trio for the DUX label

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

DUX1900On the 18th of January, 2023, the first album of Apeiron Trio Polish Piano Trios will be released by DUX record label.

Three of registered works come from the Romantic and Post-Romantic periods whereas the fourth one, from the end of the 20th century, show an astonishing possibility of dialogue with tradition.

 

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Warsaw | Marek Janowski and Sinfonia Varsovia – extraordinary concert

SV 21.1.23

Another, third meeting of Sinfonia Varsovia with Marek Janowski and Ludwig van Beethoven will take place on the 21st of January, 2023 at 19.00 at the Grand Theatre - National Opera. It can be treated as an invitation to the circle of Dante's paradise, where Beethoven, Schubert, Penderecki and, thanks to Schubert's music, also Mozart already reside.

The concert is co-organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance as part of its own programme ‘Conductor-in-residence’, financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

The opening work, Chaconne in memoria del Giovanni Paolo II, can be read as Sinfonia Varsovia's homage to Krzysztof Penderecki, its longtime music and artistic director.

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Opole | Wieniawski Competiion Polish participant

FO 20.1.23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 20th of January, 2023 at 19.00 violinist Wojciech Niedziółka and pianist Michał Francuz will perform works by Henryk Wieniawski, Ludwig van Beethoven and Karol Szymanowski.

The 19-year-old virtuoso is a semi-finalist and the highest-ranked Pole that took part in the 16th Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznań, as well as the finalist of the ‘International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists’ in Weimar. Wojciech Niedziółka works with the Krzysztof Penderecki European Center for Music in Lusławice as a soloist in the ‘Prezentacje’ programme and is a concertmaster of the ‘Penderecki Youth Orchestra’. He is a laureate of the scholarship programme of the National Center for Culture – ‘Young Poland’.

 

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Wrocław | Tristan and Isolde

NFM 20.1.23

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On one hand, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche on the other, the sounds of the music drama that forever changed the history of music, and, moreover, the works of Vytautas Barkauskas and Witold Lutosławski - will fill the diverse repertoire of the concert on the 20th of January, 2023 at 19.00.

Witold Lutosławski's Cello Concerto was written in 1969–1970 for the legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who soon premiered the work with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Downes. The outstanding cellist Nicolas Altstaedt will perform as a soloist this evening. The NFM Wrocław Philharmonic will be conducted by maestro Keri-Lynn Wilson.

More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/9265 

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Laureates of the 30th 'Polityka Passports' announced!

PaszportyPolityki 23During the jubilee 30th ‘Polityka Passports’ gala, which took place on the 17th of January, 2023 at the Grand Theater in Warsaw, 11 artists of Polish culture were awarded in the following categories: film, theatre, literature, visual arts, classical music, popular music and digital culture. 

The award for young artists awarded by ‘Polityka’ is also a summary of 2022 in Polish culture.

In the category of classical music, the award was given to conductor Anna Sułkowska-Migoń, a two-time scholarship holder of the ‘Conductor-in-residence’ programme of the National Institute of Music and Dance. She received this award for ‘huge musicality, sensitivity and extraordinary joy of creating art. For the consistent work that led to international successes last year, especially the victory in the Paris La Maestra competition.

More - on the website: https://www.polityka.pl/tygodnikpolityka/kultura/paszporty 

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