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Białogard, Złocieniec, Połczyn-Zdrój | 'With Classics through Poland': Janusz Olejniczak and Tomasz Strahl

NIMiTOn the 10th of June, 2022 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Culture and European Meetings in Białogard, 11th of June at 6.00 p.m. at the Złocieniec Cultural Center and 12th of June at 3.30 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Połczyn-Zdrój concerts as part of the series ‘With classics through Poland’ will take place.

Janusz Olejniczak and Tomasz Strahl will perform will perform works by Fryderyk Chopin, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, as well as Franz Schubert, Georg Friedrich Handel, Edward Elgar and Manuel de Falla.

The concert series ‘With classics through Poland’ is financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sports and organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance. Admission to the concerts is free!

Details: https://nimit.pl/ 

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Wieliczka | 7th National Accordion Competition Motion Music Festival

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The 7th National Accordion Competition Motion Music Festival will be held on June 9-11 2022 at the Music School Complex in Wieliczka. The application deadline is 16th of May. The competition is organized by the Oskar Kolberg 1st degree Music School in Czasław and the Music School Complex in Wieliczka.

The competition aims to popularize the accordion as an instrument and to cultivate Polish tradition by referring to Polish folklore. It is addressed to students of 1st degree music schools (all classes) and students of 2nd degree music schools (classes from I to IV).

The parallel motto of the Competition is the work of Motion Trio, which is presented as part of the ‘Motion Music Festival’. The theme of the seventh edition of the Competition will be the music of Polish composers for accordion and music composed or arranged for accordion (accordion ensembles) by Motion Trio.

After a note of Beata Miętka

Detailed information: http://www.smczaslaw.pl/PagesTree/pagesTreeMenu/view/item/1300/idCat/2/id/95.html and https://www.smuzwieliczka.edu.pl/content/regulamin-3 

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Warsaw | Final concert of the 63rd Tadeusz Baird Competition for Young Composers

POLMICThe final concert of the 63rd Tadeusz Baird Competition for Young Composers will take place on the 10th of June 2022 at 6.00 p.m. at the Warsaw office of the Polish Music Edition (Aleksander Fredro 8 street). Admission free!

The subject of this year’s competition is a song (or song cycle) for voice and a string quartet to Polish poetry or to texts by William Shakespeare (in the original or in Polish translation). The Competition Jury will be chaired by Agata Zubel.

On the 10th of June the following compositions by selected finalists will be performed:

Hidden monologues for mezzo-soprano and string quartet (Andromeda emblem)
16087 for soprano and string quartet (Geralimos emblem)
Augmented. Diminished for baritone and string quartet (emblem of Heterolepsis)
Sing for mezzo-soprano and string quartet (emblem Palimpsest5991)

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Wrocław | Nokturn and Tarantella

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On the 9th of June 2022 at 7.00 p.m. works by Polish, British and Czech composers will be performed at the National Forum of Music by the pianist Sophie Pacini and the Szymanowski Quartet.

Nocturne and Tarantella op. 28 by Karol Szymanowski is a work belonging to a lighter thread in the composer's oeuvre, originally intended for violin and piano. It is a pastiche of virtuoso pieces that were popular in the 19th century, stylized as gypsy and Italian music. Szymanowski created a work that combines opposites. On the one hand, there is a reference to popular pieces, not always of the highest caliber, on the other hand, these references do not stop the composer using a modern sonic language. As a result, an effective (and sometimes even showy!) work was created, full of humour and inventiveness.

Programme of the concert comprises also of String Quartet No. 3 op. 94 by Benjamin Britten and Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 81 by Antonín Dvořák.


Press release

More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/8895 

Łomża | 'Polish Music Scene': Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk, Anna Bernacka and Monika Kruk

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On the 9th of June, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk, Anna Bernacka and Monika Kruk 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 project focuses mainly on the works of the Polish composer Mieczysław Weinberg, which have not been performed nor recorded so far. Its aim is to popularize composer’s chamber lyrics to the texts of Polish poets on the 25th anniversary of the composer's death.

The programme will also include Piotr Perkowski's Uty japońskie and Zbigniew Popielski's song cycle To sleep.

More: http://www.filharmonia.lomza.pl/wydarzenia/najblizsze-koncerty/item/786-scena-muzyki-polskiej-7.html 

Warsaw | 12th Festival Sinfonia Varsovia to its City

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Sinfonia Varsovia invites you to its summer festival Sinfonia Varsovia to its City. The 22nd edition comprises of 11 orchestral, chamber and family concerts including electronic, experimental and jazz music. Orchestra musicians as well as invited guests from Poland and abroad will perform at the Festival. The festival will be held on June 7–28, 2022 at the orchestra's premises in Warsaw's Kamionek district. Music and movement workshops ‘My body - my place - my music’ will accompany the concerts.

Aleksandar Marković - since September this year the orchestra's first guest conductor - will lead the Orchestra at the inaugurating and closing concert. On the 14th of June Jerzy Maksymiuk, the founder and long-time chief conductor of the predecessor of Sinfonia Varsovia, the Polish Chamber Orchestra, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, will conduct the Orchestra. Concert for string orchestras by Grażyna Bacewicz and Sinfonietta for two string orchestras by Kazimierz Serocki will be performed on the 14th of June whereas the premiere of Mikołaj Majkusiak's Brass Concerto commissioned for Sinfonia Varsovia on the 28th of June.


More information: www.sinfoniavarsovia.org 

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Polish Laureates of the 68th International Composers' Tribune of the International Music Council

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During the 68th International Composers' Tribune organized by the International Music Council in Italy between the 31st of May and 3rd of June 2022, two main prizes were awarded to: Monika Szpyrka for Parts among Parts (2021) for accordion and orchestra (in the 'Young composers' category) and Kristine Tjøgersen Norwegian composer for Between Trees (2021) for orchestra and electronics (in the main category).

The composition by Aleksandra Gryka emptyloop was among the 13 compositions recommended by the jury to be broadcast by global radio stations and for concert presentations. The work, commissioned by the 'Warsaw Autumn', was performed during the Festival in 2021 by the Jack Quartet.

Monika Szpyrka's piece Parts Among Parts, also commissioned by the Festival, was premiered last year by Klaudiusz Baran and the EWCM orchestra conducted by Rudiger Bohn.

Thanks to the cooperation of IMC with Radio Television Portugal - Radio Antena 2 Monika Szpyrka received a commission for a chamber piece, which will be premiered and recorded in Portugal.

Congratulations!

More: http://rostrumplus.net/2022/06/03/68th-international-rostrum-of-composers-selection-announced 

Warsaw | Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra and the winner of the Young Musician of the Year 2022 Competition

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On the 4th of June 2022 at 7.00 p.m. the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra conducted by Marek Wroniszewski and Emilia Głombica will perform. The winner of the Young Musician of the Year 2022 Competition, violinist Milena Pioruńska, who will represent Poland at the 20th Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians in Montpellier, France, will perform the Antonín Dvořák Violin Concerto, Op. 53.

Milena Pioruńska is a student of the Mieczysław Karłowicz Secondary Music School in Poznań and is already proud of her rich artistic achievements - as a soloist she has performed in over 150 concerts, also with orchestras.

The concert programme also includes Melody in A minor by Myrosław Skoryk and Symphony No. 4 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

After a note of Piotr Maculewicz

 

More: https://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/ 

 

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Katowice | ECHO Rising Stars: Johan Dalene and Nicola Eimer

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Violinist Johan Dalene and pianist Nicola Eimer will perform on the 4th of June 2022 at 19.30 as part of the ‘ECHO Rising Stars’ series at the NOSPR premises. We will hear pieces by Grażyna Bacewicz, Christian Sinding, Jean Sibelius, Arnold Schönberg, Maurice Ravel and Companion (seasons) Tebogo Monnakgotla for solo violin (commissioned by Konserthuset Stockholm and the European Concert Hall Organization).

‘Rising Stars’ is a series of chamber and symphonic concerts as well as solo recitals performed by young artists. It is a joint undertaking of institutions associated in the European Concert Hall Organization.

 

Ticket information: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/echo-rising-stars-johan-dalene-nicola-eimer 

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