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Premiere of the album 'Vespere, Nox et Aurora' with music of Marek Raczyński

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 16th of September, 2022, there will be an international and digital premiere of the album Vespere, Nox et Aurora (RecArt 0047) with music by Marek Raczyński performed by the Minimus Vocal Ensemble conducted by Sławomira Raczyńska.


Additional information - on the publisher's website: https://www.recart.pl/pl 

Video clip promoting the album - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObQzulI8H4Y 

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Lusławice | 4th Bacewicz International Summer Music Academy in Lusławice!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

POLMICBISMA Bacewicz International Summer Music Academy is an international piano masterclass, the fourth edition of which will be held at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Music Center in Lusławice. 63 talented pianists from all over the world applied to participate in the event. The courses will be conducted by teachers from prestigious music universities: Dmitri Alexeev, Grigory Gruzman, Giuseppe Guarrera and Julia Kociuban. On September 13-15, 2022 at 19.30 there will be concerts of the participants, and the event will be inaugurated by the winners of the previous edition on September 9 at 20.00. Admission free.

36 selected pianists from Poland, Switzerland, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Lithuania, China, Japan and Korea will work at the workshop with professors from the Royal College of Music in London, the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin and the G. and K. Bacewicz in Łódź.

Kasparas Mikuzis and Claudio Berra will perform during the inauguration. At the Final Gala concluding the courses four best young pianists participating in the project will present themselves and one of them will be awarded the International Award of Grażyna Bacewicz 2022.

Event's website: www.bisma.pl 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bismaacademy 

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Toruń | 2nd Young Music Festival

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

POLMICThe Pomeranian Music Society in Toruń, will hold the second edition of the Young Music Festival and promote Polish contemporary creativity, focusing on the presentation of young creators and artists related to the region. During the concerts on 11–18 September 2022, first of all new, classical, electroacoustic and jazz music will be performed and premiered as a co-operation with performers and composers from other music centers in Poland.

Admission to the concerts is free!

After the note of Magdalena Cynk

Programme: http://www.ptm.info.pl/ 

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Zakopane | 14th International Festival 'Music on the Heights'

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

POLMICOn September 10–17, 2022, the 14th International Festival ‘Music on the Heights’ will take place in Zakopane. Many great musical experiences await the audience throughout the week. The repertoire will maintain a perfect balance between the music of bygone eras and the art of our times.

We will recall the works of genius artists associated with Zakopane - Mieczysław Karłowicz, Karol Szymanowski and Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, but also string trios by Schubert, Wajnberg, Maciejewski and Krzysztof Penderecki, the artist who was a festival guest in 2018.

There will also be popular works by baroque masters or accents related to the Year of Polish Romanticism. Among the festival performers there will be a number of new names, headed by the charismatic soprano Katarzyna Hołysz, who will present, among others, songs by Polish and Russian composers inspired by Adam Mickiewicz's Ballades and Romance. Well-known musicians will also perform at the Festival: violinist Piotr Pławner, cellist Rafał Kwiatkowski, violist Katarzyna Budnik, Cracow Clarinet Quartet, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki String Quartet or the Whoop Group, saxophone quartet, which evokes great enthusiasm of the audience.

Co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the culture promotion fund as part of the ‘Music programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

After a note of Magdalena Polańska

Festival website: https://muzykanaszczytach.com/ 

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Cracow | Music images of Cracow legends

Patronat medialny nad projektem objęło Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

POLMICPorta Musicae Artistic Association invites you to a special evening at the Wawel Royal Castle. On September 11th, at 7 p.m. in the Senators' Hall, we will go on a journey through the world of legends.

The musical interpretation of Cracow legends will be presented by the Cracow Golden Quintet, and the stories will be presented in words by Piotr Krasnowolski. During the concert, we will hear the extraordinary Wojciech Kilar's Quintet for wind instruments, composed by him at the age of only 20, as well as the premiere performance of arrangements of Cracow legends, composed by Aleksander Dębicz commissioned by the Cracow Golden Quintet. These are extremely interesting and colorful compositions in which individual characters are represented by specific instruments that create a fairy-tale sound that perfectly illustrates the events contained in the legends.

A mini-podcast will be available on the website https://anchor.fm/cracow-golden-quintet from the 4th of September: episodes of a word-music drama about Cracow's legends, which will be a kind of prelude to the concert


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Warsaw | Philharmonic and Ave Choir on 200th Birthday of Feliński

POLMIC2022 is the 200th birthday of an exceptional man – St. Zygmunt Szczęsny Feliński, Archbishop of Warsaw and founder of the Sisters of the Family of Mary for the care of orphans who have been running houses in Białołęka for almost 100 years, where 200 Jewish children were rescued during the war. On this occasion, on the 11th of September, 2022 at 19.15 in the Warsaw Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Klasyków 21 street, performance of a piece He was said to have lost by Jerzy Cembrzyński, written especially for this occasion will take place.

Warsaw Philharmonic, Polish Royal Opera and the Ave Choir will take part in the event conducted by Barbara Hijewska. The piece He was said to have lost for choir, soloists and orchestra consists of 11 musical images from the life of St. Zygmunt, which lead you through the most important events in his biography. Words based on the thoughts of St. Zygmunt were arranged by Bartłomiej Włodkowski. Jerzy Cembrzyński, a Grammy winner, composed suggestive and emotional music. The audience will find themselves in the heat of the fight near Trzebawa in 1848, they will witness Słowacki's death, they will hear Feliński's dramatic conversation with Fr. Mikoszewski, they will finally go to exile. Finally, they will enter the Warsaw cathedral with Cardinal Wyszyński

Admission free.

Booking of the seats: https://fundacjaave.pl/pl/mowiono-o-nim-ze-przegrak-koncert-11-ix-2022-g-19-15-rezerwacja-miejsc 

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Warsaw | Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra: premiere of the 'Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra by Tomasz Kamieniak

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Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

POLMICOn the 10th of September, 2022 at 19.00 at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra conducted by Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk will perform the premiere of the Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra by Tomasz Kamieniak. We will also hear works by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Gioachino Rossini and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Krzysztof Jakowicz, Piotr Baron and Anna Krzysztofik-Buczyńska will be the concert soloists.

Tomasz Kamieniak is a composer of over two hundred piano, harpsichord, chamber and choral pieces as well as music to seven films. His new, three-part Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra (2021) was inspired by the art of Anna Krzysztofik-Buczyńska and is an interesting and creative discourse with tradition.

Admission to the concert is free!

Financed from the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

More details: www.sinfoniaiuventus.pl


After a note of Piotr Maculewicz

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Gdańsk | Multichannel Post Quartet: 4 world premieres in the post-industrial space of Gdańsk

Patronat medialny nad projektem objęło Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

POLMICThe "Multichannel Post Quartet" project is a multimedia event taking place in the post industrial space in the former Gdańsk Shipyard and in the building of the WL4 Mleczny Piotr Art Gallery, which will take place on September 10, 2022 in Gdańsk. During the two-hour audiovisual performance, four world premieres of works related to the genre of music and contemporary art will be presented, specially commissioned for the event by the NeoQuartet.

Recognized Polish and foreign composers were invited to the project - Paweł Szymański, Agnieszka Stulgińska, Gerard Pape (France), Michał Markiewicz and the visual artist Piotr Wyrzykowski. All works will be performed by a Tri-City string quartet specializing in the performance of contemporary music - NeoQuartet.

The idea of ​​the project is, on the one hand, an attempt to break the stereotype of the traditional approach to a cultural event, to enter the public space with art and to involve the audience in the creative process; on the other hand, it is a form of tribute to the artists whose compositions will be part of the event.

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17th International Festiwal of G. G. Gorczycki

POLMICPatronat medialny nad Festiwalem sprawuje Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

Eight concerts with the participation of celebrities of the Polish music scene will take place between the 10th of September and the 2nd of October, 2022. This year's edition of the Festival, entitled ‘Innovations’, concentrates on the greatest innovations in the history of music that took place in two eras: baroque and contemporary music. The innovations of both are decisive for the further course of music history.

During this year's edition of the Festival six works by Polish composers: Paweł Łukaszewski, Leszek Kołodziejski, Ignacy Zalewski, Adam Wesołowski and Michał Malec will be premiered.

This year, the following ensembles will perform: Capella Cracoviensis, Silesian Philharmonic - Silesian Chamber Orchestra, Katowice City Singers Ensemble ‘Camerata Silesia’ and soloists and conductors: Marek Toporowski, Łukasz Długosz, Agata Kielar-Długosz, Jan Tomasz Adamus, Anna Szostak, Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski, Aleksandra Gajecka-Antosiewicz, Leszek Kołodziejski, Ewa Uryga, Bartłomiej Duś.


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