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Katowice | ‘Carols, pastorals and more...’

Koledy 8.1.23 prMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

‘Carols, pastorals and more...’ is the second edition of the charity carol concert, which will take place on the 8th of January, 2023 in the church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Katowice.

Young talented musicians and composers from Katowice will play for the House of Guardian Angels, which helps children and youth from poor districts of Silesia and Zagłębie.

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Warsaw | Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus and Rafał Jackiewicz

POSI 7.1.23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 7th of January, 2023, the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra invites you to a symphonic concert dedicated to the music of Rafał Jackiewicz. The concert with the artist as a soloist will take place at 19.00 in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw.

Saxophonist and conductor Rafał Jackiewicz, a graduate of the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, winner of many national and international competitions, consistently develops his composing interests, devoting most attention to the instrument, which he masters best.

In the programme of the monographic concert, apart from a cycle of five pieces for saxophone, jazz trio and orchestra, there will also be a purely orchestral Poem. The solo parts will be performed by Piotr Dziadkowiec (piano), Maciej Kitajewski (bass guitar) and Adam Golicki (drums). Wojciech Semerau-Siemianowski will conduct the concert.

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New website: mycielski.polmic.pl

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We are happy to announce that the new website launched by the Polish Composers' Union is available at mycielski.polmic.pl .

It is devoted to Zgmunt Mycielski, the composer and writer, and was prepared in both Polish and English. Members of the working team were: Beata Bolesławska-Lewandowska, Barbara Mielcarek-Krzyżanowska, Marek Zagańczyk, Iwona Lindstedt, Izabela Zymer, Filip Wróblewski, Jakub Tomczak, Anna Kijak as well as the Rytm Digital studio.

The project was co-financed by the Minister of Education and Science as part of the “Social Responsibility of Science” programme in 2021 and 2022. Project title: Zygmunt Mycielski – composer, writer, thinker, witness to the epoch. Subsidy: 100000,00 zł. The whole budget: 125000,00. 

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Partners of the project are: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne – PWM Edition,Zygmunt Mycielski Society in Wiśniowa, Zygmunt Mycielski State Music School in Strzyżów. 

The editors and the organiser express their gratitude to all the parties - both institutions and private persons - who supported the project.

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7th Krzysztof Penderecki Composition Competition

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Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The artistic director of the Sopot Classic International Music Festival, Wojciech Rajski, and the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Sopot invite young artists to take part in the 7th Krzysztof Penderecki Composition Competition. The deadline for applications is the 26th of April, 2023.

The Sopot Classic International Music Festival has been supporting and stimulating the work of young composers since its foundation. Any young composer with Polish citizenship, born not earlier than the 26th of April, 1988, can take part in the competition. Each participant may submit a maximum of three works composed for a string orchestra with one solo instrument.

During the Final Gala, which will take place during the 13th Sopot Classic International Music Festival, selected works from among the awarded or honored compositions will be performed.

Rules and regulations available on the website: http://sopotclassic.pl/konkurs-kompozytorski/ 

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Merry Christmas!

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Międzynarodowy projekt edukacyjny NeoQuartetu - zgłoszenia do końca roku!

POLMICNeoQuartet rusza z największym projektem edukacyjnym w historii NeoQuartetu i Stowarzyszenia NeoArte "Neo Edu Arte: Oslo – Gdańsk – Rejkiawik 2023-2024" i zaprasza kompozytorów z Islandii, Norwegii i Polski do składania propozycji udziału w projekcie. Partnerami projektu są: Ny Musikk Composer Group (Norwegia), Tónskáldafélag Íslands The Society of Icelandic Composers (Islandia) oraz Koło Młodych Związku Kompozytorów Polskich.

Termin składania aplikacji mija 31 grudnia 2022, o godzinie 23.59 (CET).

Program edukacyjny to szansa na pracę z takimi kompozytorami, jak Trond Reinholdtsen (NO), Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir (IS), Martyna Kosecka (PL), Idin Samimi Mofakham (IR), Paweł Hendrich (PL). To również szansa na nowe spojrzenie na rozwój swojej kariery dzięki warsztatom z Anną Proszowską-Salą. To także okazja do napisania nowego kwartetu smyczkowego dla NeoQuartet, jego premiery w Reykjaviku i wydania go na płycie CD dla wytwórni Requiem Records.

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Zielona Góra | 'In the rythm of Tango' - New Year's Eve Concert

FZ 22Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The Zielona Góra Philharmonic invites you on January 31, 2022 at 18.00 on a journey full of passion and passion, told by the most beautiful tangos in the world. A woman (singer Kaja Mianowana) and tango masters (Ganga Tango band) will meet in sensual tango that night. The soloist of the concert will be invited to the milonga by a world-class dancer, Gieorgij Puchalski.

The Zielona Góra Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Agnieszka Środowska. Artists will perform, among others: works by Piazzolla, Szpilman, Petersburski, Gardel and Gade.

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More: http://filharmoniazg.pl/events/w-rytmie-tanga-koncert-sylwestrowy/

Gdańsk | Concert of Christmas Carols at the end of the Year of Maria Konopnicka

KoncertKoled 30.12.22 prMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The Open Theater in Gdańsk invites you to a festive concert of Christmas carols at the end of the Year of Maria Konopnicka, which will take place on the 30th of December, 2022 at 18.00 at the Artus Court. Polish pastorals and Christmas carols will be presented by well-known Tri-City artists: Dariusz S. Wójcik (bass, director of the Otwarty Theatre), Bogna Forkiewicz (soprano), Jacek Szymański (tenor), Rafał Lewandowski and Franciszek Lewandowski (piano).

Since 2019, in co-organization with the Museum of Gdańsk - in the Artus Court in Gdańsk - the Otwarty Theater has been organizing carol concerts, during which the works of outstanding figures to whom the Parliament of the Republic of Poland devoted a given year are presented.

The programme of this year's event includs Polish pastorals and Christmas carols, e.g. Jan Maklakiewicz and songs by Polish composers at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Zygmunt Noskowski, Feliks Nowowiejski, Stanisław Niewiadomski, who in their rich and beautiful works drew on the poetry of Maria Konopnicka.

Co-financed by the city of Gdańsk. Patronage: Stefczyk Foundation.

 

'elChopin – Preludia' – 24 Preludes Op. 28 of F. Chopin in electronic remakes

el Chopin 22 prMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 30th of December, 2022, Bartłomiej Zajkowski's music project ‘elChopin – Preludes’ will be finalized as part of the Creative Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage 2022, presenting 24 Preludes, Op. 28 by Fryderyk Chopin in a new electronic version on the elchopin.pl website.

‘elChopin – Preludes’ is a project that is the first attempt in Poland to transpose 24 piano Preludes op. 28 by Fryderyk Chopin into the aesthetics of electronic sounds. The creator of all arrangements is Bartłomiej Zajkowski - pianist, composer and music producer.

The aim of the project is to bring Fryderyk Chopin's works closer to younger generations, for whom electronic music is often the only music they know, in a form that will be interesting, intriguing and modern, and at the same time valuable.

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