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1st "Brzmienie Fest" Music Festival

Brzmienie FestThe "Brzmienie Fest" Music Festival is the first edition of a new music project of the Kultura Brzmienia Foundation. A series of concerts will take place between 9 October and 13 November 2021 in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship. The leitmotif is music of Polish and foreign composers of the 20th and 21st century in arrangements for various instrumental ensembles performed by outstanding Polish artists.

The festival is going to take place in several beautiful places in the region: Castle on the Water in Wojnowice (9 and 29 October), Kliczków Castle (6 and 13 November), and Poviat Starosty in Trzebnica (5 November). The following artists will perform: Time Quartet, Reed Connection Trio, Repercussion Percussion Group, Ewelina Zawiślak – flute, Anna Warecka-Gryć – mezzo-soprano, Kinga Firej-Kubica – piano, Maksymilian Grzesiak – violin, Iwona Sukienik – piano. The programme will include works by such Polish composers as: Karol Szymanowski, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Wojciech Kilar, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Aleksander Tansman, Antoni Szałowski, Weronika Ratusińska-Zamuszko, Justyna Kowalska-Lasoń, and Aleksander Brych.

Kultura Brzmienia Foundation is a young organisation whose mission is to invite people to the world of culture. The foundation deals mainly with the organisation of concerts and artistic events, combining music with other fields of art. The "Brzmienie Fest" festival is co-financed by the PZU Foundation and the "Lotto" Foundation.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Foundation Website: https://www.facebook.com/fundacjakulturabrzmienia/ 

Jelenia Góra | "Stage for Polish Music": Polish Violin Duo

FDThe Lower Silesian Philharmonic invites the audience on 7 October 2021 at 1.00 p.m. for a chamber concert co-organized with the National Institute of Music and Dance as part of the "Stage for Polish Music" programme. Works by outstanding Polish composers will be presented by the Polish Violin Duo.

Polish Violin Duo is composed of violinists Marta Gidaszewska and Robert Łaguniak. The duo was nominated in the last edition of the "Coryphaeus of Polish Music" award in the "discovery of the year" category for unconventionality as classical duo. The musicians are still students of the Music Academies in Poznań and Łódź, and they have already won over 180 awards at competitions around the world. Their most important achievements include the 1st prize and six special prizes at the Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music in Rzeszów (2019) and the 1st prize at the Arthur Rubinstein International Competition of Chamber Ensembles in Germany (2019).

This Thursday, they will perform Duo Concertante in B flat major for two violins, Op. 16 No. 3 by Joachim Kaczkowski, Caprices from Op. 18 by Henryk Wieniawski, Suites for two violins by Grażyna Bacewicz and Michał Spisak, as well as Sonatina by Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz.

The concert is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport.

Ticket information: https://filharmonia.jgora.pl/ 

Katowice | 9th Festival of Premieres: Barbara Kinga Majewska's Sound Installation

NOSPRBarbara Kinga Majewska's sound installation A Narrow Passage With Steep Walls will be presented for the first time on 10 October 2021 at. 4.00 p.m. in the NOSPR foyer as part of the 9th Festival of Premieres. The installation tells the story of an opera set design element, which becomes a source of sounds.

Barbara Kinga Majewska describes her installation as a sound sculpture with live music: the composer herself will participate in the premiere, as well as the violist Aleksandra Batog and the cellist Danuta Sobik-Ptok.

The starting point for the installation is the theatrical horizon from the staging of the opera Valkyrie by Richard Wagner – 36 meters long and 7 meters wide, hand-painted canvas. During the performances, it was hanging from a batten at the back of the stage, thus closing the performance space. In 1989, after fourteen performances, it ended up in the magazine and remained there for the next 30 years. This year, it will be moved to the foyer of the NOSPR Concert Hall in Katowice. With the use of speakers, it will emit sounds and engage in a dialogue with the musicians.

Admission is free!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information: https://nospr.org.pl/pl 

Olsztyn | Improvisation Workshops for Children "Tell me a story" 2021

OMBThe next edition of the improvisation workshops for children "Tell me a story", organised by the Polish Society for Contemporary Music for several years throughout Poland, is about to start. The first workshop in 2021 will be held on 7-9 October as part of the "Sonikalia" sound festival for children in Olsztyn.

The main idea of ​​the project is to popularize the music of our time and the art of improvisation among the youngest. During the workshops, children aged 3-5 and 6-8 learn the basics of improvisation, discover a variety of instruments, play with beautifully illustrated books (including the "Ulica Czereśniowa" series by Dwie Siostry publishing house) and thus gently enter the world of contemporary music.

The classes are conducted by outstanding artists: harpist Agata Galik, double bass player Małgorzata Kołcz, composer and pianist Jarosław Siwiński, and actor and director of plays for children Grzegorz Ociepka.

This year, the workshops will be held in the framework of two projects in Krajenka, Zakrzewo, Jastrowie, Bielawa and Warsaw.

Co-financed by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport from the Culture Promotion Fund. Sponsored by the PZU Foundation.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Detailed information: https://sonikalia.pl/program/opowiedz-mi-bajke/ 

Premiere of the album "Andrzej Koszewski – Choral Works", or his orchestra of human voices

DUXThe album "Andrzej Koszewski  Choral Works" will be available for sale from 7 October 2021. The fourth album in the "Anthology of Polish works a cappella" series, realised since 2018 by the Collegium Cantorum Choir of the Częstochowa Philharmonic conducted by Janusz Siadlak, was released by DUX Recording Producers in cooperation with the Institute of Art Developement.

Andrzej Koszewski's music stands out from contemporary Polish choral music, which is why the presence of his works in the anthology initiated by Janusz Siadlak is a natural, and even necessary, step. Especially on the eve of the 100th birth anniversary of the composer, whose output is dominated by music for a cappella choir.

The album includes a cross-section of Andrzej Koszewski's work – 60 minutes of exceptional music, including both sacred and secular works. The Częstochowa Philharmonic Choir under the baton of Janusz Siadlak presents: Fa-Re-Mi-Do-Si Music (1960), the poetic Great Poland Triptych (1963), delightful miniatures Games (1968), Tre pezzi (1986), Angelus Domini (1981) – dedicated to John Paul II, and Trittico da messa (1992).

A concert promoting the album will be held on 18 November at 7.00 p.m. at the Częstochowa Philharmonic.

The album is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport as part of the "Musical Trace" programme carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance. The partners are the ZAiKS Authors' Association, the Regional Cultural Centre in Częstochowa and the Częstochowa Philharmonic.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Additional informationhttp://www.dux.pl/

Poznań | Z2P Stage #3: "Spatiality"

Z2PThe concert of spatial music by three Poznań composers from the Z2P Stage series will take place on 7 October 2021 at 6.00 p.m. at the Future Labs Supercomputing and Networking Centre in Poznań. The works will be presented in a specially adapted room equipped with a set of over 30 speakers.

The theme of the third edition of Z2P Stage will be spatiality in experimental electronic music. It involves the use of a multi-channel sound system to spatialize sound compositions. Works presented during the event will be a summary of artistic residencies in the ambisonic sound studio of the Art & Science laboratory. The residency participants developed their artistic projects over several weeks using a 24-speaker sound system. The concert programme will include: Michał Janocha's Tactile thresholds II, Anna Obara's OVERRESONATED_finalversion(15), Wiktoria Różycka's Journey of The Guilty Souls, Soil Troth's Utricularia, and Lidia Zielińska's Pustynnienie.

Z2P Stage is a series of concerts and performances at the Art & Science laboratory of the PSNC Future Labs. The idea of Z2P Stage is to present, next to regular concerts, events including the new technology as an equal instrument. Z2P Stage is also a space for mediation through technology, science and art, which results in sound, soundart or performance experiments.

Due to the unusual conditions of this event the number of places is limited! To get on the list, write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

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Wrocław | Rediscovered Weinberg

NFMMieczysław Weinberg is one of the most intriguing composers of the last century. Although he was born and raised in Warsaw, he spent his adult life in the Soviet Union, where he earned fame and recognition. Only recently has his fascinating music come to prominence in Poland. At the concert on 7 October 2021 at 7.00 p.m. at the National Forum for Music, the renowned singers Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk and Anna Bernacka accompanied by pianist Monika Kruk will perform selected songs by the composer.

Weinberg’s output is vast: it encompasses 153 compositions with opus numbers, as well as many functional works composed for film, circus or radio. Among numerous symphonies, instrumental concertos and operas is a special place for the songs written simply for voice and piano. These constituted Weinberg’s personal, almost intimate space: a statement and an expression of deeply concealed feelings.

The programme of the concert in Wrocław includes five song cycles. One of them – Three Songs, Op. 22 – consists of arrangements of texts by Adam Mickiewicz. However, the poet that was particularly valued and liked by Weinberg was Julian Tuwim. The concert artists will perform four cycles composed to the works of this poet, from various stages of the composer’s life. These will be: Old Letters, Op. 77, Memory, Op. 62, The Gypsy Bible, Op. 57 and Acacias, Op. 4.

The concert dedicated to Weinberg’s songs will be a moving meeting with the works of an outstanding – and unjustly forgotten – composer.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More informationhttps://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl 

Poznań | 50th "Poznań Music Spring" International Festival of Contemporary Music – Autumn Edition

ZKPThe autumn edition of the 50th anniversary "Poznań Music Spring" International Festival of Contemporary Music will run from 2 to 5 October 2021, presenting the rich and diverse work of contemporary composers. The organiser of the festival is the Polish Composers' Union.

Due to the pandemic, this year's festival has been divided into two parts. The first part was a symphonic concert of the Tadeusz Szeligowski Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in Poznań conducted by Łukasz Borowicz, which opened the Festival on 12 March.

The autumn edition will feature seven concerts. Among thirty-four presented works, there will be ten premieres. We will hear works by Witold Lutosławski, Arvo Pärt, Toshio Hosokawa, Mikołaj Górecki, Lidia Zielińska, Alicja Gronau-Osińska, Janusz Stalmierski, Barbara Kaszuba, Monika Kędziora, Katarzyna Taborowska, Agnieszka Zdrojek-Suchodolska, Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska, and others. The performers will include: Mari Fukumoto, Gośka Isphording, Jakub Drygas, Yaroslav Shemet, Jan Bałaban, Lech Bałaban, Agnieszka Bałaban, Krzysztof Sowiński, Donat Zamiara, Damian Sobkowiak, Grażyna Czerwińska, Lepos Duo, Sepia Ensemble and Moniuszko String Quartet. A special concert will present the works of composers associated with the Łódź Academy of Music – Artur Zagajewski, Olga Hans, Marcin Stańczyk, Sławomir Kaczorowski, Tadeusz Szczepanik, Krzysztof Grzeszczak – performed by chamber musicians from Łódź.

Admission to the concerts is free!

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

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Programme detailswww.wiosnamuzyczna.pl 

Poznań | 5th Poznań Chamber Music Concerts

ZKPThe Foundation of the Academy of Music in Poznań together with the Poznań Branch of the Polish Composers' Union and the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music invite on 6-7 October 2021 to the 5th Poznań Chamber Music Concerts devoted to the works of famous composers associated with Poznań as part of popularizing the cultural traditions of this city.

NIMiT The concerts organised under the slogan "Composers Are Among Us" will present the latest works by contemporary Polish composers performed by renowned artists. The evening on 6 October will feature the first performance of Wojciech Ziemowit Zych's piece for 2 flutes and piano, which was created as part of the "Composing Commissions" programme carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Thanks to the financial support of the PZU Foundation, the flutists Łukasz Długosz and Agata Kielar-Długosz and pianist Andrzej Jungiewicz were invited to perform the anniversary concert. This year's edition of Poznań Chamber Music Concerts will also feature outstanding musicians from Poznań: Katarzyna Stroińska-Sierant (piano), Jarosław Sierant (violin), Jarosław Wachowiak (saxophone), Zbigniew Wrombel (double bass), Sławomir Tokłowicz (drums) and the contemporary music ensemble Sepia Ensemble.

On 6 October, Łukasz Długosz and Agata Kielar-Długosz will conduct workshops for flautists and composers.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/poznanskiekoncerty