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Krzysztof Penderecki's "Credo" at St. John's Archcathedral in Warsaw

okPolish Royal Opera invites the audience to attend a performance of Krzysztof Penderecki's Credo at St. John's Archcathedral in Warsaw on November 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.

The concert will be held on the day of the 84th anniversary of the birth of Maestro Krzysztof Penderecki. Credo will be performed by the Orchestra of the Polish Royal Opera, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Warsaw Boys Choir under the direction of Maestro Maximiano Valdés.

See: Facebook event.

3rd International Conference "Interpretations of Musical Works. Towards Semiotics"

k3nd International Conference "Interpretations of Musical Works. Towards Semiotics" will take place on November 21-22, 2017 at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (7 Słowacki Street).

The event is organised by the Faculty of Composition, Theory of Music and Sound Engineering as a part of the conference series „Interpretation Artis Musicae”. Among the participants there are music theorist and musicologists from different European academic centers: Paris, Leipzig, Graz, Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Warsaw, Gdańsk and Bydgoszcz, who will present papers devoted to works of such Polish composers as Hanna Kulenty, Michał Kondracki, Henryk Czyż, Anna Małek, Andrzej Panufnik, Paweł Szymański, Zbigniew Bargielski, Zygmunt Mycielski, Feliks Nowowiejski and Karol Szymanowski. The inaugural talk on sign theory and narrative strategies will be given by Márta Grabócz.

An accompanying concert will be held on November 21 at 7 p.m. at the Concert Hall of the Bydgoszcz Academy of Music, with works written by composers associated with the Academy: Zbigniew BargielskiHanna Kulentyand Bettina Skrzypczak. Admission free.

Download: Conference Programme.

Open your ears. Here and now

ouOn November 17, 2017 Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Contemporary Ensemble from Krakow will begin a new project, which main goal is to present works written by the leading 20th century composers to people who are not involved in music.

The concerts will take place every month and we be performed by musicians who presented their skills at the biggest contemporary music festivals in Poland and abroad, such as „Warsaw Autumn”, Sacrum Profanum and Internationale Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik in Darmstadt.

Each meeting will take 60 minutes and will engage three to five performers who will present works or excerpts of pieces idiomatic for a given artist or style. Among the chosen 20th century composers are George Crumb, Luciano Berio, Helmut Lachenmann, Paweł Mykietyn and Kazimierz Serocki. Organizers will also invite audience to take part in discussions on the presented music.

The closest meeting will be held on November 17 and 21, and Decmber 14 and 15 at Dworek Białoprądnicki Cultural Center, The C. K. Norwid Culture Centre and Olsza Integrative Culture Club.

More information: https://www.spoldzielniamuzyczna.com

3rd "Polish Music Rediscovered" Festival

pmoThe 3rd edition of the "Polish Music Rediscovered" Festival will be held on November 19 and December 9, 2017. The programme will feature stylistically varied Polish compositions.

The festival is organized by the National Centre for Culture as a part of the "History of Polish Music" project. This year's edition is co-organized by Polish Radio. It will cover two concerts, both at The Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio, at 7 p.m. 

On November 17th Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Michał Klauza will perform works of four Polish composers from the turn of 18th and 19th century: Karol Kurpiński, Wojciech Dankowski, Maciej Radziwiłł and Jan Wański senior. The second concert, on December 9th, will be filled with works by Witold Maliszewski (1873-1939). Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Tomasz Bugaj will play along with pianist Piotr Sałajczyk.

More information: http://www.nck.pl

50 young conductors will fight for the Golden Baton in Katowice

kThe 10th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors will begin in Katowice on November 17, 2017.

The Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors is one of Poland's premier conducting competitions, which  was admitted as a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions based in Geneva in 1980. It was founded in 1979 by Karol Stryja, student of Grzegorz Fitelberg, who led all its editions until his death in 1998. The repertoire covers a range of music styles, including Viennese Classicism, Romanticism and 20th-century classical music.

50 young conductors from 21 countries will fight for the Golden Baton in 2017 edition. They will present their talents by conducting 100 musicians form the Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra along with soloists such as Piotr Pławner, Jakub Jakowicz, Tomasz Strahl, Marcin Zdunik and Piotr Sałajczyk. This year’s total prizes pool is 82 000 euro. The competition will last until November 26, 2017.

The programme of the inaugural concert on November 17 at 7 p.m. at the Silesian Philharmonic will include works of Polish composers: Przystępuję do ciebie by Eugeniusz Knapik and Symphony No. 2 Copernican by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki. The concert of laureats of the conpetition will take place on November 27 at the Warsaw Philharmonic.

Daily transmissionwww.fitelbergcompetition.com/pl 

5th AUKSO Young Philharmonic

aThe 5th edition of the workshops “AUKSO Young Philharmonic” will take place between December 10 and 15, 2017.

The project is organized by the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy and Gorczycki.pl Society, and co-finaned by the Institute of Music and Dance as part of the programme „Music and Dance – Interventions 2017”.

The organisers invite young musicians form all over the world (aged 16 to 30) who play at such instruments as violin, viola, cello and contrabass to perform with the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy under the direction of Marek Moś and leading violinist Jakub Jakowicz. The organisers will cover all the costs: accomodation, full board, transfers, orchestral and soloist workshops. The artistc program includes such pieces as Suite in G major for string orchestra by I. J. Paderewski, Concerto for violin and string orchestra by A. Panufnik and Serenade E major, Op. 22 for string orchestra by A. Dvořák.

An application for the workshops has to be submitted by November 24, 2017 via the registration form available at www.gorczycki.pl. A short (2-4 minutes) professional audio recording of any baroque or classical work has to be enclosed and sent via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (WeTransfer is accepctable). A list of chosen candidates will be announced by November 26, 2017.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Detailed information: www.gorczycki.pl

12th International Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki Festival

fggg12th edition of the Festival – twelve cities and twenty concerts with the participation of the celebrities of the Polish and world music scene. This year's International Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki Festival starts on November 17 in Bytom and will last till December 3, 2017.

The programme includes a large dose of Polish music, as well as world Baroque classics. 12th edition celebrates the anniversaties of Gorczycki (350th birthday anniversary), Telemann (250th death anniversary), Haydn (285th birthday anniversary) and Nowowiejski (140th birthday anniversary).

The festival features outstanding artists, such as Piotr Anderszewski, Joseph Tawadros, Valeriy Sokolov, Franz Raml, Szymon Nehring, Yeyoung Sohn, Łukasz Długosz, Andrzej Lampert, Kasia Moś, Davide Fior, Katarzyna Myćka, Diego Godoy-Gutiérrez, Jiří Miroslav Procházka, and ensembles: Hassler Consort, Morphing Chamber Orchestra Vienna, Wiener Kammersymphonie, Extempore, Cracow Royal Singers, Octava Ensemble, Mozarteum, Baroque Collegium 1685, Capella Cracoviensis, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia, AUKSO Chamber Orchestra and Camerata Silesia.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Detailed programme atwww.gorczycki.pl

Silesian Tribune of Composers 2017

stkThe Silesian Tribune of Composers 2017 will be held in Katowice between October 30 and November 13.

Silesian Tribune of Composers is a festival with 44-years tradition based in Katowice. It's main goal is to present works by Silesian composers and introduce audience to 20th and 21st century music repertoire. This year's edition includes three events that will take place on consecutive Mondays and will be devoted to different subjects: choir and organ music, Silesian accordion works, and electronic music and dance.

The concerts' programme will feature works by such composers as M. Schäfer, P. Szczotka, M. Strządała, R. Czura, W. Szymański, A. Chmielewska, A. Słotwiński, Ł. Urbaniak, A. Krzanowski, G. Jurczyk, P. Scheller, E. Bogusławski, E. Warzecha, J. Mamczarski, S. Bromboszcz, A. Bilińska, M. Grucki and J.-B. Sosa. The festival will also offer composing workshops and lectures.

Admission free.

Detailed programme at: Facebook Page

„Royal” Symphonies by Joseph Haydn

siThe Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus concert entitled „Royal” Symphonies by Joseph Haydn will take place on October 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Great Assembly Hall of the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Martyna Pastuszka will perform as a conductor and concertmaster.

The programme will include Joseph Haydn's Symphony in C major „Maria Theresia”, Hob. I/48, Symphony in B-flat major „La Reine”, Hob. I/85, Symphony in D major „L’Imperiale”, Hob. I/53, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Divertimento in D major, KV 136.

These carefully selected „monarch” symphonies by Haydn (complemented by a charming, youthful divertimento by his friend Mozart) will be performed in a place that suits them most – the beautiful Rococo Great Assembly Hall of the Royal Castle in Warsaw. The concert will be directed – in accordance with the 18th-century tradition, from behind the concertmaster’s stand – by Martyna Pastuszka, an artist of many talents, who gets invitations to appear as a soloist and a concertmaster from leading European ensembles that specialise, in particular, in the music of Baroque and Classicism (Le Parlement de Musique, Capella Cracoviensis, Collegium Marianum, NeoBarock, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Arte dei Suonatori). Since 2012 she has very successfully directed the {oh!} Historical Orchestra.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information: www.sinfoniaiuventus.pl