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Wrocław | December concert of the International Music Festival 'Brzmienie Fest'

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Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

During the next concert of the International Music Festival 'Brzmienie Fest' on the 9th of December 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Kościół Garnizonowy - Bazylika Mniejsza pw. św. Elżbiety in Wrocław we will hear works by composers like John Cage, Bert Matter or Ad Wammes as well as improvisations on two Advent pieces, performed by two organists – Zuzanna and Maciej Bator from Świdnica (Poland) – for 4 hands and 4 legs.

 

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Wrocław | Summer allure

NFM 9.12.22 prMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Marta Gardolińska, a conductor of the young generation, will lead the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time on the 9th of December 9, 2022 at 19.00. The programme of the concert  will feature works by Grażyna Bacewicz and the masters of German Romanticism: Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms. Mezzo-soprano Agnieszka Rehlis will perform as a soloist.

The concert will begin with the Overture for symphony orchestra, written by one of the greatest Polish composers and an eminent violinist, Grażyna Bacewicz. This work is considered the most representative of the artist's orchestral compositions.

This evening will also include Wagner's Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme WWV 91 ‘Wesendonck Lieder’ - a collection of five songs to texts by Mathilde Wesendonck and Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms.

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More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/9322 

Katowice | NOSPR, Lawrence Foster and Peter Jablonski

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Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

World-famous pianist Peter Jablonski will take part in the concert at the NOSPR premises on the 9th of December, 2022 at 19.30. The NOSPR Orchestra will be conducted by Lawrence Foster. This evening's guest concertmaster will be David Lefèvre.

The artists will perform the Overture to Weber's opera Freischütz, excerpts from Berlioz's dramatic symphony Romeo and Juliet and Grażyna Bacewicz's Piano Concerto. According to Adam Suprynowicz, ‘The composer gives an evasive and brilliant response to the increasingly strong political pressure in Stalinist Poland, which was being rebuilt after the aggression of the German Third Reich. She combines folklore filtered through modernity with virtuosity in a romantic intensity.’

More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/nospr-lawrence-foster-peter-jablonski 

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Vienna | Premiere performance of Piotr Tabakiernik's 'Novae Sonatae Rosarii' in Musikverein

polmicOn the 7th of December 7, 2022 at 7.30 p.m. in the Magna Auditorium of Vienna's Musikverein, the premiere of two of the four parts of Piotr Tabakiernik's (*1986) Novae Sonatae Rosarii (2020/22) will take place. The compositions will be premiered by: Jolanta Sosnowska (violin), Tomasz Piętak (organ), Jan Krigovsky (double bass and baroque violone), Hubert Hoffmann (theorban and lute); Gregorian antiphons will be performed by Wiener Schola Gregoriana.

Novae Sonatae Rosarii (Polish: New Rosary Sonatas) is a cyclical work composed with the violinist Jolanta Sosnowska in mind, consisting of twenty-one pieces-miniatures. The length of individual compositions varies from a few to several minutes. It is the only work, so far, in the history of violin literature that requires performance on nineteen different instruments, as well as the only 21-movement programatic work written for the violin in the last few hundred years.

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Additional information: https://instytutpolski.pl/wien/2022/11/21/novae-sonatae-rosarii-von-piotr-tabakiernik-mit-jolanta-sosnowska/ 

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Wrocław | Eine kleine Serenade

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Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The evening of December 8, 2022, in the chamber hall of the National Forum of Music, will be filled with the sounds of works by Polish artists - Mirosław Gąsieniec and Mateusz Ryczek, who are active today, as well as Karol Rathaus and Tadeusz Szeligowski, whose careers developed most dynamically at the beginning of the last century. The concert will begin with a piece by Irène Wieniawska, the daughter of the great violinist and composer Henryk Wieniawski, who composes under the mysterious pseudonym ‘Poldowski’.

The culmination of the concert will be the premieres of Mirosław Gąsieniec's Dance Suite and Mateusz Ryczek's Songs of Aurelia - works by composers strongly associated with the Wrocław artistic community.

Musicians - LutosAir Quintet, pianist Piotr Sałajczyk and trumpeter Aleksander Kobus - will also reach for the works of Karol Rathaus. Eine kleine Serenade op. 23 for trumpet, French horn, clarinet, bassoon and piano was written 95 years ago: in 1927, when the composer was stationed in Berlin, where various artistic and scientific trends intertwined.

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More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/9215 

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Warsaw | 31st Composers' Portraits

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31st Composers’ Portraits, organized by the Polish Composers' Union, will take place on December 7-8, 2022 at the Warsaw PROM Kultury in Saska Kępa (Brukselska 23 street). The main characters of this year's edition will be Artur Cieślak and Wiesław Cienciała. Admission to the concerts is free!

During this two-day mini-festival, chamber works of two contemporary Polish composers will be presented. The programme is arranged in such a way that the audience will listen to pieces characteristic of the work of Artur Cieślak (December 7) and Wiesław Cienciała (December 8).

 

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Warsaw | Unexpected final of the 6th Kwadrofonik Festival

Kwadrofonik 7.12.22 prMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

This will not be an ordinary concert. During the last project as part of the 6th Kwadrofonik Festival, the artists will move from the concert hall to the rehearsal room of Sinfonia Varsovia (Grochowska 272 street), where on the 7th of December, 2022, between 6.00 pm and 10.00 pm, the audience will be able to relax to the sounds of music. Admission free!

No noise, no bright lights. There will be a few repetitive sounds that will help you relax, but above all, the Polish premiere of Morton Feldman's piece For Philip Guston will take place. The message of this composition is the idea that art can bring understanding. The composition will be performed by: Ewa Liebchen (flutes), Magdalena Kordylasińska-Pękala (percussion instruments) and Emilia Karolina Sitarz (keyboards).

The audience will be able to come and go as they please. The organizers ask you to bring extra shoes and your own blankets.

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Cracow | 'Masters and their pupils': Anna Zawadzka–Gołosz and Józef Rychlik

Mistrzowie 6.12.22 prMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The series of autumn concerts titled ‘Masters and Their Students’ organized by the Cracow Branch of the Polish Composers' Union presents composers-teachers and their pupils.

In 2022, the works of the Masters - Anna Zawadzka-Gołosz and Józef Rychlik - will be played at one concert on the 6th of December at 20.00 at the Academy of Music in Cracow, together with compositions of their students: Kamil Kruk, Monika Szpyrka, Renāte Stivriņ and Michał Papara.

Teachers and students of the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music will perform these especially dedicated to the Masters compositions.

 

Marcel Chyrzyński — artistic director

Detailed programme: https://www.amuz.krakow.pl/wydzialy/wydzial-i-tworczosci-interpretacji-i-edukacji-muzycznej/katedra-kompozycji/aktualnosci22/mistrzowie-i-ich-uczniowie/ 

Gdańsk | Educational concert series of NeoQuartet: December

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

NeoQuartet 6.12.22 prNeoQuartet invites all listeners to educational concerts that will take place in primary schools and high schools in Gdańsk on December 6, 19 and 22, 2022. The Quartet will present a 45-minute concert ‘Royal instrumental composition, or the crazy history of a string quartet’: music for a string quartet from the era of classicism to the present day.

The ensemble will perform a number of pieces written for an acoustic string quartet, finished with a presentation of modern technological possibilities using electric instruments, synthesizers and loopers. Works by Polish composers: S. Moniuszko, K. Szymanowski, K. Penderecki and H. M. Górecki will be presented.

Additional information: https://www.facebook.com/neoquartet/ 

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