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Act on the Rights of a Professional Artist - call of the creative environments

POLMICAs part of the ‘Professional Artist’ campaign, the Association of Polish Artists Musicians promotes the signing of support for the Act on the Rights of a Professional Artist. It is an act co-created and accepted by a wide community of artists (artists, actors, directors, dancers, musicians, etc.). On the 5th of May, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage directed the draft of the act to inter-ministerial and public consultations.

The purpose of the Act on the Rights of a Professional Artist is to improve the living conditions of artists in Poland, incl. by making it easier for them to use social and health insurance. The draft of the act was created as a result of many years of efforts by organizations representing cultural creators from all fields, which were a consequence of the debate initiated in 2017 by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the National Conference of Culture (OKK).

The costs of the proposed solutions will not be borne by the taxpayer, as they will be financed from the revenues from the reprographic fee and the fee on blank media (the so-called compensation for fair culture) paid by manufacturers and importers of electronic equipment.

Sing the support of the act: https://artystazawodowy.pl/poprzyj-ustawe 

Katowice | Season inauguration of the Silesian Chamber Orchestra

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

POLMICThe season inauguration of the Silesian Chamber Orchestra on the 23rd of September, 2022 at 7.00 pm at the Silesian Philharmonic will be dominated by music of the Bach family - Wilhelm Friedemann, Johann Christian and Carl Philipp Emanuel. In addition to the Bach symphonies, we will also hear works of the 20th and 21st centuries and - obligatorily - the work of the patron of the Silesian Philharmonic - Henryk Mikołaj Górecki.

The orchestra will be conducted by Maciej Tomasiewicz, and the soloists will be Marek Nosal and Jakub Moroziński. The event will also be a prelude to the upcoming opening of the 8th International Jan Edmund Jurkowski Festival and Guitar Competition ‘Silesian Guitar Autumn’.

More on the website: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/production/inauguracja-nosal-morozinski-tomasiewicz-slaska-orkiestra-kameralna/?=2 

Warsaw | 'In the maze of imagination. Zbigniew Bargielski - creator and work' - promotion of the book of Violetta Przech and meeting with the composer

POLMICOn the 23rd of September, 2022 at 17.00 the Polish Music Information Center POLMIC invites you to the promotion of Violetta Przech's book In the maze of imagination. Zbigniew Bargielski - creator and work, which will be held as part of the 65th ‘Warsaw Autumn’ at the Warsaw premises of the PWM Edition (Fredry 8 street). After the meeting, it will be possible to buy the book at a discount price, signed by the Composer and the Author!

The publication was released this year by the Musica Iagellonica publishing house. As Prof. Irena Poniatowska wrote in her review of the book: ‘This book is extremely important in musical literature, due to the topic itself and an in-depth analysis of the issues raised. It is devoted to the life, personality and works of Zbigniew Bargielski, whose creative profile has received neither many nor wider studies’.

The meeting with the author of the book and Zbigniew Bargielski will be conducted by Sławomira Żerańska-Kominek..

The event's partner is Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne.

Admission free!

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Festival programme: https://warszawska-jesien.art.pl/2022/program/program 

Tarnowskie Góry | 1st Festiwal of Elżbieta Chojnacka

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

polmicBetween the 23rd and 25th of September, the 1st Festival of Elżbieta Chojnacka, dedicated to the outstanding Polish harpsichordist will take place in the Palace in Rybna. Admission to all events is free.

Participation in the festival is an invitation to enter the multi-colored and multi-stylistic sound world of the modern harpsichord accompanied by such instruments as soprano saxophone, accordion, cello and percussion. The festival events will include three concerts featuring works by Z. Krauze, T. Sikorski, A. Krzanowski, T. Kamieniak, T. Baird, M. Sawa, W. Glądys, S. Chojnowska, P. Grzelak, P. Stypułkowski, D. Strządała, Ł. Kurpas and I. Božičević.

There will be premieres of works by Leszek Kołodziejski and Roman Hyla.

All the concerts will be performed on a unique harpsichord built in 1982 for Elżbieta Chojnacka, an instrument inherited by A. Gajecka-Antosiewicz - the originator and artistic director of the Festival.

Read more: Tarnowskie Góry | 1st Festiwal of Elżbieta Chojnacka

Człuchów, Kartuzy, Kościerzyna | 'With classics through Poland': Aleksander Dębicz and Łukasz Kuropaczewski

POLMICThanks to the Polish Music Management, the audience of the Pomeranian Voivodeship will be able to admire the artistry of famous virtuosos - Aleksander Dębicz and Łukasz Kuropaczewski, who will perform in Człuchów, Kartuzy and Kościerzyna on September 22-24, 2022 as part of the series ‘With classics through Poland’.

The concerts will take place on the 22nd of September at 18.00 at the Municipal Cultural Center in Człuchów, on the 23rd of September at 19.00 at the Kartuzy Cultural Center and on the 24th of September at 7.00 p.m. in the L. Szopiński Hall in Kościerzyna. The artists will present music from the Adela album: works by Isaac Albéniz, Johann Sebastian Bach, Rodrigo Amaranth, Maurice Ravel, Domenico Scarlatti, Joaquín Rodrig arranged by Aleksander Dębicz and compositions by Dębicz himself.

The series of concerts ‘With classics through Poland’ is financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport, executed by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Invitations information: https://nimit.pl/wydarzenia/ 

Bialystok | 41st International Festival of Orthodox Music ‘Hajnówka 2022’ in Białystok

POLMICFor the 41st time, choirs from around the world will present themselves at the largest and most prestigious festival of Orthodox music in Poland. The International Festival of Orthodox Music ‘Hajnówka’ in Białystok will take place between the 21st and 25th of September, 2022. The Festival is held under the patronage of the Polish Composers' Union.

The festival is the first event in the world presenting Orthodox music from the beginning of Christianity to modern times, with particular emphasis on music created by Polish composers.

During the Festival, church music is performed by choirs regardless of nationality and religion - secular choirs, Orthodox Christians, Catholics, Greek Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, Buddhists, and followers of Judaism. It has been taking place continuously since 1982. The inaugurating concert ‘Ukraine and Poland in Orthodox Church Music’ will be performed by the Częstochowa Philharmonic Choir ‘Collegium Cantorum’ conducted by Janusz Siadlak.

Read more: Bialystok | 41st International Festival of Orthodox Music ‘Hajnówka 2022’ in Białystok

Szczecin | 5th Music.Design.Form Festival

POLMICEvery year Music.Design.Form Festival is a time full of exhibitions, workshops, discussions, light and sound installations, and above all, unusual, experimental and premiere concerts. This year's 5th edition will take place between the 21st and the 25th of September, 2022 at the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin.

The theme of this year's edition will be ‘Harmony’.

During the inauguration of the Fesival, Jimek, a versatile and intriguing composer of the young generation, and Jacek Hałas, musician, singer and dancer inspired by traditional music, will present their vision of harmony.

Festival website: https://mdf.filharmonia.szczecin.pl/ 

Read more: Szczecin | 5th Music.Design.Form Festival

Warsaw | Meeting with Jerzy Artysz

POLMICOn the 20th of September 2022 at 17.00 Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC invites you to a meeting with Jerzy Artysz as part of the ‘Warsaw Autumn’ International Festival of Contemporary Music, dedicated to the new book Searching. Jerzy Artysz in an interview with Sylwia Wachowska and Aleksander Laskowski, which will be held at the publisher's seat in Warsaw - Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (Fredry 8 street). 

In the book, Professor Artysz recalls the reality of the conflagration of the war, the mother who always saw musician in him, times - not always gray - of the Polish People's Republic: music education, singing competitions and first roles in the Łódź Opera. It describes a mature artist – his parts in performances of the Grand Theater and the Warsaw Chamber Opera, and performance of songs. As the experiences gained in Italy and Spain were of great importance for the artistic development and pedagogical work of Jerzy Artysz, stories from the South could not be missing. The book also includes talks about teaching the next generations of singers. The interview shows an image of an artist and educator who does not rest on his laurels, but constantly looks for new paths and devotes himself to every challenge brought by fate with true passion.

Agata Kwiecińska will lead the meeting in which Dr. Daniel Cichy, the director of the Polish Music Edition and Dr. Mieczysław Kominek, the President of the Polish Composers' Union will also take part.

Polish Music Edition is the event's partner.

Admission free!

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Warsaw | Music Seasons - Autumn 2022

POLMICThe Polish Composers' Union invites you to the next concert of the Warsaw Branch of the Polish Composers' Union in the series ‘Music Seasons – Autumn’, which will take place on the 19th of September, 2022 at 5.00 p.m. in the Large Chamber Hall of the Music School Complex No. 1 in the 21 Rakowiecka Street in Warsaw. Anna Mikołajczyk-Niewiedział (soprano) and Marcin Tadeusz Łukaszewski (piano) will present Polish vocal poetry of the 21st century. Admission free!

We will hear works from the series Four songs to the words of Krzysztof Lipka by Stanisław Moryto, Let the Wind Finally Stop, from the series Five songs to the words of Dorota Gołaszewska and Difficult Questions to the own words of Anna Ignatowicz-Glińska, Shihaikai by Aleksander Kościow to the words by Matsuo Bashō, Venus by Jerzy Bauer to the words of Halina Poświatowska, Wierzba przydrożna and Akacje at night by Magdalena Cynk to the words of Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska, Letters. From dusk till dawn by Miłosz Bembinow to the words by Eryk Habowski, Two songs by Grażyna Paciorek-Draus to her own words.

In addition, two premieres will be performed: Edward Sielicki's Four Erotics to the words by Paulina Cysak (2022) and Songs by Norwid by Paweł Łukaszewski (2021/2022).

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.