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Lusławice | 9th Emanacje Festival

EmanacjeThe 9th Emanacje Festival will be held on 4 July – 29 August 2021 at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice. The three strands of this year's edition, with works performed by the outstanding artists invited to participate in the Festival, will create extraordinary contexts and interesting repertoire compilations.

The Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio under the baton of Agnieszka Duczmal and the Aukso Orchestra conducted by Marek Moś will inaugurate the Festival. The main events of this year's edition will be performed by leading Polish string orchestras, among others, the New Music Orchestra, Primuz Chamber Orchestra and Penderecki Youth Orchestra. We will hear Krzysztof Penderecki's compositions alongside works by Grażyna Bacewicz, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Wojciech Kilar, Eugeniusz Knapik, Andrzej Krzanowski, Aleksander Lasoń, Wojciech Lemański, Piotr Moss, and Karol Szymanowski.

The second axis of the festival consists of piano recitals of young, outstanding Polish pianists – participants of the qualifying rounds of the 18th International Chopin Piano Competition. The list of performers includes Adam Kałduński, Zuzanna Pietrzak, Piotr Aleksewicz, Andrzej Wierciński, Jakub Kuszlik, Aleksandra Świgut and Marcin Wieczorek. The festival programme will be complemented by interesting accompanying events of a slightly "lighter" nature: jazz concerts as part of the Seifert Jazz Days, a recital by Adam Makowicz, and a concert by participants of Adam Sztaba's workshops.

The Festival is also a good occasion to visit a permanent multimedia exhibition "Krzysztof Penderecki – the heritage of Polish music of the 20th and 21st centuries" and take a walk in the famous Penderecki's Arboretum.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Information about ticketshttps://www.penderecki-center.pl/ 

Tarnowskie Góry | Concert I. "Music in dialogue"

CWMKThe Elżbieta Chojnacka Centre for Contemporary Harpsichord Music invites you to a new concert series, which will be inaugurated on 11 July 2021 at 6.00 p.m. at the Palace in Rybna with a concert "Music in dialogue".

The concerts will feature works that take up the musical dialogue on several levels: instrumental (in terms of timbre, technical and expressive possibilities), between periods and musical styles, between tradition and modernity. The author of the artistic project is Dr. Aleksandra Gajecka-Antosiewicz

The programme of the first concert will include premieres of works by Marcin Tadeusz Łukaszewski, Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska and Bronisław Kazimierz Przybylski. We will also hear compositions by Marcel Chyrzyński, Aleksander Tansman, Aleksander Lasoń, Henryk Mikołaj-Górecki, Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil, Kazimierz Serocki and Bohuslav Martin. The repertoire will be presented by: Łukasz Długosz – flute, Agata Kielar-Długosz – flute, Beata Warykiewicz-Siwy – violin, Aleksandra Gajecka-Antosiewicz – harpsichord.

The public task is co-financed by the Tarnowskie Góry Commune, the Palace in Rybna and the Gorczycki.pl Association.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Detailed information: https://www.aleksandragajecka-antosiewicz.com/

Lusławice | 9th Emanacje Festival: Kroke & Adam Kałduński

EmanacjeThe Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice invites you to the concerts of the ongoing "Emanacje" Music Festival on 10 and 11 July 2021 at 7.00 p.m. Adam Kałduński will start a series of Chopin recitals and the Kroke ensemble will present the most popular works from their repertoire.

EmanacjeWeekly meetings with Fryderyk Chopin's music will be an opportunity to hear promising artists almost on the eve of their participation in the famous and prestigious Chopin Piano Competition scheduled for autumn this year. Adam Kałduński will perform as the first in the series. The laureate of national and international competitions is the winner of the 2nd International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Beijing (2019) and the 2nd prize ex aequo at the 50th Polish National Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2020), thus qualifying for the 18th International Chopin Piano Competition. Currently, he is studying with Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz.

Kroke (in Yiddish: Krakow) was formed in 1992 by three friends: Tomasz Kukurba, Jerzy Bawoł and Tomasz Lato. As graduates of the Academy of Music in Krakow, but also as open-minded artists, they did not shy away from experimenting with jazz and contemporary music. The ensemble, initially associated mainly with klezmer music, currently oscillates around various genres. The artists draw inspiration from ethnic music from all over the world, but always enrich their works with their own improvisations, which we will hear on 11 July.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Information about tickets: www.emanacje.pl 

Philharmonic in Kozłówka – "Time i Love"

KozlowkaThe Henryk Wieniawski Philharmonic in Lublin invites you to a series of chamber concerts dedicated to the memory of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński: Philharmonic in Kozłówka - "Time is love". The concerts will be held until 28 August  2021 in the chapel of the Zmoyski Museum in Kozłówka every Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

The event, organized in tribute to the Primate of the Millennium in the year of his beatification, is to commemorate this important figure related to the historical Zmoyski Museum in Kozłówka. Father Stefan Wyszyński stayed in Kozłówka from 1 August 1940 to 1 September 1941. He was performing pastoral ministry and doing research, writing and teaching. His lectures for the sisters and discussions with other guests who were hiding at the Zamoyski's property were called the "Kozłówka academy".

The scheduled series of concerts will feature musicians from the Lublin Philharmonic as well as invited guests. On 3 July, Elwira Śliwkiewicz-Cisak together with a young composer, 11-year-old Miłosz Bachonko, will perform accordion compositions by, among others, Andrzej Krzanowski, Jerzy Mądrawski and Miłosz Bochonko himself. On 24 July, we will hear Fryderyk Chopin's Waltzes performed by Tomasz Krawczyk. On 31 July, Szeligowski Saxophone Quartet will present pieces for saxophone quartet – from the Renaissance to the present day. The programme of the last concert on 28 August will include, among others, Henryk Wieniawski's Polonaise de Concert in D major, Op. 4.

Detailed programme: https://filharmonialubelska.pl/ 

Warsaw | 21st Music Gardens Festival

Ogrody MuzyczneThe 21st Music Gardens Festival will be held on 2–30 July 2021 in Warsaw, in the concert pavilion in the courtyard of the Royal Castle decorated with flowers. This year's festival motto is "Grande amore, or Everything about love".

The 2021 edition will be the first one without its creator, Ryszard Kubiak (1938–2020). An evening in memory of this outstanding figure of Polish culture will take place on 26 July. In these difficult times, the organisers want to show the audience that despite all the obstacles that have stood in the way of cultural development in recent times, we can still interact with art together.

As every year, the Festival programme is comprised of rebroadcasts of the best opera and ballet productions: from the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Theatre, Royal Opera House, Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, Teatro San Carlo, Grand Theater – National Opera in Warsaw as well as the Bregenz Festival and Mozartwoche in Salzburg. We will watch recorded concerts by the greatest opera singers (L. Pavarotti, J. Kaufmann) and documentaries about people and ensemble that have changed the musical world. The programme also includes concerts that will be presented on the big screen (Hauser in Zagreb, Hollywood in Vienna, Concert in Paris, David Garett Unlimited, Love Duets: Sonya Yoncheva & Vittorio Grigolo or Midsummer Gala from the Grafenegg Festival in Lower Austria).

The Musical Gardens Festival will also offer live concerts. The opening concert "In the rays of love" will be performed by accordionist Bartosz Głowacki and his band. The closing concert will feature the premieres of Aleksander Dębicz and the Cracow Golden Quintet. The highlight of the evening will be George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue arranged for piano and classical wind quintet. The programme will be complemented by: Wojciech Kilar's Wind Quintet, a new composition by Aleksander Dębicz for piano and quintet, and improvisation on film love themes.

The festival is financed under the "Music" programme carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Full programme: www.ogrodymuzyczne.pl 

Suwałki | 2nd WigroSfera

WigrosferaThe Wigrosfera Festival is a sound response to the natural human need to commune with nature and culture. This is an extraordinary event, one of a kind, combining high culture with the beauty and tourist values ​​of the Suwałki Region. The second edition of the festival will take place on 2 and 3 July 2021 in the Wigry National Park and in Suwałki.

The events will be available to the audience both on site and online, thanks to high-quality video live streaming. The main stage will be located on the PTTK beach in Stary Folwark overlooking one of the most beautiful Polish lakes – Wigry. In the city of Suwałki, concerts will take place on the picturesque boulevards at Czarna Hańcza.

The festival aims at presenting the most creative Polish artists who combine the classical music tradition with its latest achievements, including technological ones. The two days of the festival will feature five concerts. One of the most famous Polish string quartets will perform together with an outstanding jazz trumpeter; we will hear an excellent violin and cello duo using the latest technological achievements, an experimental drummer with electronics and video, and a psychedelic neo-rock group. The invited artists are: NeoQuartet, Emil Miszk, Roshko Brothers, Krzysztof Arszyn Topolski and the Ludojad band. The programme will include Endorphins by Marzena Majcher, two early works by Andrzej Wajda with live music performed by artists associated with this year's edition of the festival, and the latest music that combines jazz, improvisation and electronics.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Detailed information: www.wigorsfera.com 

Katowice | Closing of the 76th season of the Silesian Philharmonic: Tauron Eko Koncert

FSThe last Tauron Eko Concert in the 76th artistic season of the Henryk Mikołaj Górecki Silesian Philharmonic will take place on 2 July 2021 at 7.00 p.m. The Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra will perform under the baton of Yaroslav Shemet together with a wonderful soloist – pianist Anna Górecka.

The concert will take the audience to different corners of the world. We will hear the echoes of America, energetic Hungarian dances, and – thanks to Strauss' Don Juan – we will find ourselves in sunny Spain. Before this happens, however, we will discover the beauty of the Historic Silver Mine in Tarnowskie Góry.

The concert will open with Adam Wesołowski's Silver concerto, combining piano solo, string orchestra and multimedia with sounds and images of the Historic Silver Mine in Tarnowskie Góry. The work is full of symbols, such as the reference to the element of silver (Ag) by using the notes A and G and chords in A major and G major. In the melody line, we will also hear sounds describing this element: Ag (symbol), 47 (atomic number), 11 (group), 5 (period), d (block). Then we will hear Mikołaj Piotr Górecki's Capriccio for piano and orchestra, inspired by the works of the composer's father, Patron of the Silesian Philharmonic – Henryk Mikołaj Górecki. The composition was premiered in 1998 by none other than Anna Górecka and the Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, conducted that day by Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More informationhttps://filharmonia-slaska.eu/

Kraków | 7th Sinfonietta Festival at the National Museum

SCOn 1 July 2021, Sinfonietta Cracovia will inaugurate the 7th Sinfonietta Festival with an interdisciplinary concert "Musical antibodies – music and immunology", which will be graced by a multimedia lecture by distinguished guests associated with the Medical University of Vienna: Prof. Maria Sibilia and Prof. Manfred Hecking, co-authors of the very popular Viennese series of "science concerts" Sounds and Science.

Together with the excellent guests of the Festival, the audience will have the opportunity to go on a musical journey through immunology and learn the medical history of some of the greatest composers. The concert programme will also include the most outstanding compositions inspired by mathematics and other sciences, including works by Aleksander Borodin, Anton Webern, Witold Lutosławski and Krzysztof Penderecki.

"Chamber clubbing" in the branches and gardens of the National Museum in Kraków is a proposal that combines the form of a traditional concert with the spirit of clubbing: five concerts by outstanding Polish chamber ensembles held simultaneously in various locations will end with the open-air finale with the participation of Massimo Mercelli – an outstanding Italian flutist, who will perform the Polish premiere of Michael Nyman's Two pieces dedicated to him.

During the final concert of the Sinfonietta Festival in Sukiennice, entitled "Density. The Physical Phenomenon of Sound" Massimo Mercelli will perform the famous piece Density 21.5 for solo flute by Edgar Varèse – composed for the concert premiere of his platinum flute. In addition, Sinfonietta Cracovia will premiere the winning piece of the 7th International Composition Competition "Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta" for string orchestra and theremin obbligato.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Information about tickets: http://sinfonietta.pl 

Krakow | Inauguration of the "Sacrum Profanum: Canon" series – premiere of a piece by Piotr Tabakiernik

Sacrum ProfanumNavigatio Desiderium, a concert heralding the new "Sacrum Profanum: Canon" series, will take place on 30 June 2021 at ICE Krakow. The Theatre Hall will host a performance of Lemelki, a new composition by Piotr Tabakiernik commissioned by the Polish Radio Choir to mark the Year of Stanisław Lem, and a piece by Italian composer Francesco Filidei, which will be performed by instrumentalists of the New Music Orchestra.

Piotr Tabakiernik's new composition for actor, choir, violin, viola, cello, double bass and percussion, based on Stanisław Lem's writings, goes far beyond the musical framework, being in fact a paratheatrical performative piece. As explained by the composer himself: "Despite its funny-sounding name and a good dose of humor written into the score, it touches on issues fundamental to our existence. Lem’s desire to know is constantly present, both in the youthful poem that begins the piece, and in the personal conversations of the mature artist with Stanisław Beres, on the basis of which the final part was written. At the same time, as if between the lines, there appears a desire that goes one step further: to see. One can guess that the more conscious we are of the fact that our life is passing by and we are approaching an inevitable end, the more burning this desire becomes, even when – like Lem – we declare ourselves believers only in what is tangible and verifiable. The tension between ignorance and knowledge, between the darkness of faith and the light of eyes, and finally, between Lem’s and my own, gave rise to Lemelki".

Co-financed under the "Music" programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance .

More informationhttp://sacrumprofanum.com/aktualnosci/sacrum-profanum-kanon