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Warsaw | ‘Tell me a fairy tale’ - Ursynów improvisation workshop for children in June

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POLMIC‘Tell me a fairy tale’ - Ursynów improvisation workshop for children will be held on the 4th of June 2022 at 11.00 a.m. The organizer is the Polish Society for Contemporary Music, and its host is the Place of Local Activity (14 Kłobucka Street, Warsaw). Musical guests of the workshop will be: saxophonist and composer Bartosz Smorągiewicz, composer and pianist Jarosław Siwiński and double bass player Małgorzata Kołcz.

During the classes, children aged 3-8 together with their guardians, will learn, play and improvise. The classes will help children discover the world of contemporary music and instruments and make them sensitive to various aspects of music and the sound environment in an innovative, attractive form, under the guidance of professional artists and performers. Workshop lasts about 90 minutes with a short break.

Participation in the workshops is free, however the number of places is limited. Please register participants in advance.

This can be done in two ways:

via the form: https://forms.gle/jjFsBveK58cdbSmw7
by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 790 395 228. Details: www.facebook.com/ptmw1923

Cracow | 70th Anniversary of Cracow Philharmonic Boys' Choir

polmicOn the 4th of June, 2022 at 6.00 p.m. 70th anniversary of the Cracow Philharmonic Boys' Choir will be celebrated. The jubilee concert with the participation of the current choir and the ensemble of former, now adult singers will be conducted by the long-time choirmaster and ensemble leader - Lidia Matynian. The programme of the concert comprises of songs by Paweł Moszumański to words by Joanna Kulmowa and Paweł Kamza, Psalms for children and adults by Wojciech Widłak and a new composition by Henryk Jan Bator - Moon Walks, written especially for this occasion and presented to the public for the first time.

 The ensemble will be accompanied by the Amadrums Trio, Airis String Quartet, organist Michał Białko and pianists Agnieszka Ignaszewska-Magiera and Paweł Moszumański. The concert will be hosted by Maurycy Popiel. A jubilee choir consisting of adult choristers, will also appear on stage and will present unforgettable vocal possibilities in the works of Stanisław Moniuszko, Artur Andrus and Jerzy Wasowski.

After a note of Małgorzata Koch

More: www.filharmonia.krakow.pl 

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Wroclaw | 13 Leo Festival 'Our neighbours and us'

polmicMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

The 13th Leo Festival will be held on June 2–5, 2022 at the National Forum of Music in Wrocław. The theme of this year's Festival – ‘Our neighbors and us’ - was chosen long before the outbreak of the absurd and brutal war in Ukraine. However, recent events make us ask a new question: what does neighborhood mean in our world?

The organizers invited the female representation of the Lviv National Symphony Orchestra, which will present the music of Ukrainian composers, to participate in the first concert of the Leo Festival,devoted to Ukrainian musicians and the music of this nation. Together with the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra the artists will perform Serenade for double string orchestra Op. 10 by Gottfried von Einem.

 

Detailed programme: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/festiwale/leo-festiwal 

Opole | 'Star Zone': History lesson

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 3rd of June, 2022 at 7.00 p.m., the Opole Philharmonic conducted by Przemysław Neumann will present works by Niccolò Paganini, Ludomir Różycki and Mieczysław Karłowicz. The solo part will be performed by Mariusz Patyra - the first Pole to win the prestigious Niccolò Paganini competition in Genoa in 2001.

The first part of the concert will feature Paganini’s virtuoso Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6. In the second part of the evening we will hear two compositions for a symphony orchestra. As part of the ‘Star Zone’ series, we will hear the symphonic poem Bolesław the Bold, Op. 8 by Ludomir Różycki and Lithuanian Rhapsody Op. 11 Mieczysław Karłowicz.

Press release

Ticket information: www.filharmonia.opole.pl 

Poznań | Premiere of the children's chamber opera 'Bleee' by Jerzy Fryderyk Wojciechowski

NIMiTOn the 3rd of June, 2022 the Grand Theater in Poznań will host the premiere of the children's chamber opera Bleee, Op. 9 by Jerzy Fryderyk Wojciechowski to the libretto by Malina Prześluga.

A pre-premiere meeting with the producers of the show will be held on the 3rd of June at 6.15 pm at the Grand Theater.
The performance is co-organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance as part of its own programme "Conductor-resident".

Press release

Additional information: https://opera.poznan.pl/pl/bleee-2 

Łódź | Premiere performance of the Organ Concerto No. 2 by Elżbieta Sikora in Łódź Philharmonic

POLMICOn the 3rd of June 3 2022 at 7.00 p.m. at the Łódź Philharmonic, the premiere performance of Elżbieta Sikora's latest piece - Organ Concerto No. 2 will take place. The work will be performed by the Japanese organist Mari Fukumoto. The composition was commissioned by the Łódź Philharmonic.

Elżbieta Sikora is one of the most important Polish composers of her generation. She has been living in France since 1981, but is still artistically associated with Poland. She also cooperates with the Polish Music Edition.

Works by Georg Friedrich Handel and Johannes Brahms will also be performed at theconcert by the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra  conducted by Paweł Przytocki.

More: https://pwm.com.pl/pl/aktualnosci/szczegoly/3460168,prawykonanie-ii-koncertu-organowego-elzbiety-sikory-w-filharmonii-lodzkiej.html 

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Katowice | 'Young Philharmonic': International Children's Day

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On the 1st of June 2022, on the occasion of the International Children's Day, the Silesian Philharmonic will host special concerts from the ‘Young Philharmonic' series led by Regina Gowarzewska.

Children, youth and their guardians will be able to take part in the concerts, during which the Silesian Chamber Orchestra will present a programme specially prepared for them. The Carnival of Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns and Zoo Suite by Piotr Moss conducted by Piotr Wacławik will be performed. The pianists Agnieszka Kopińska and Piotr Kopiński will be the concert soloists.

 

Ticket information: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/production/10914/ 

Warsaw | 'Polish Music Scene': Adam Kośmieja

POLMICAt the National Philharmonic in Warsaw On the 31st of May 2022 at 7.00 pm at the Warsaw Philharmonic pianist Adam Kośmieja will perform. The concert is part of the ‘Polish Music Scene programme, co-organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance and Philharmonics throughout Poland.

Rarely performed pieces of Polish composers of the 20th century will be presented at the event: Aleksander Tansman, Tomasz Sikorski and Kazimierz Serocki, including - on the eve of the International Children's Day – Serocki’s miniatures for children Krasnoludki. The 100-year anniversary of the birth of Kazimierz Serocki will be celebrated this year, which is why the concert repertoire could not lack the most serious and difficult work by the composer for solo piano - Sonata from 1955. His sonoristic A piacere will also be performed.  

More: https://nimit.pl/wydarzenia/adam-kosmieja-scena-muzyki-polskiej-3/ 

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Mińsk Mazowiecki | Concert on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the City of Mińsk Mazowiecki

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Concert on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the City of Mińsk Mazowiecki will take place on the 29th of May 2022 at 6 pm on the premises of Zespół Szkół nr 1 im. Kazimierza Wielkiego in Mińsk Mazowiecki.

The city of Mińsk Mazowiecki invites you to the open-air event of the year, the oratorio and symphonic concert with the participation of the world famous mezzosoprano Małgorzata Walewska. The concert is the final event of the 600th anniversary of granting municipal rights to the city of Mińsk Mazowiecki.

The programme of the concert includes three works by Grzegorz Duchnowski, commissioned by the Museum of the Mińsk Land and will be performed by Sinfonia Varsovia conducted by Anna Duczmal-Mróz and Choirs of the Warsaw University of Technology and Tibi Domine.

The soloists will be Małgorzata Walewska, Anna Mikołajczyk (sopranos), Aneta Łukaszewicz (mezzosoprano), Tomasz Raff and Patryk Rymanowski (basses).

The project is co-financed by the Self-government of the Mazovian Voivodeship.

Admission to the event is free!

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