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Arte dei Suonatori Masterclasses
12–18 lutego 2018, Radziejowice


The Met: Live in HD | Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte"

mWolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Die Zauberflöte will be transmitted live from the Metropolitan Opera on October 14, 2017 at the Praha Cinema in Warsaw.

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece, Die Zauberflöte. Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewekas the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovoas the fairy tale prince Tamino, Markus Werbaas the bird-catching Papageno, Christian Van Hornas Sprecher, and René Papeas Sarastro. The holiday presentation of The Magic Flute, an abridged staging sung in English for families, was the first Live in HD performance to be transmitted. This is the first time the full-length German opera will be seen in the series.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

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

Master interpretations. From Vivaldi to Widłak – a chamber concert

rOn October 14, 2017 the scene of the Palace in Radziejowice will belong to renowned artists. Trio composed of: Łukasz Długosz (flute), Agata Kielar-Długosz (flutes) and Andrzej Jungiewicz (piano), will premiere works of Rafał Augustyn and Wojciech Widłak.

The concert will be co-organized by the Piąta Esencja Foundation. The premiere of Matrimonium by Rafał Augustyn and Widnokręgi by Wojciech Widłak will take place as part of the programme of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage 'Collections - Composing Commissions', operated by the Institute of Music and Dance. During the concert we will also hear works of Antonio Vivaldi, Franz Doppler, Feruccio Busoni and Jules Demersseman. 

Additional information: http://palacradziejowice.pl

46th Musicological Conference of the Polish Composers' Union "Music and the City"

mm46th Musicological Conference of the Polish Composers' Union "Music and the City" wil be held between October 12-14, 2017 at the Academy of Music in Łódź.

The title of the conference – Music and the city – indicates the relationship between creativity and musical life, and the institutions and functional elements of the city. This relationship will be analyzed from different perspectives and in different contexts, thanks to the participation of ethnologists, historians, musicologists and sociologists.

The opening of the conference, during which the Hieronim Feicht Awards will be handed out, is scheduled for October 12 at 11:00 am. On the same day at 5:00 pm there will be a meeting with a poet and folk singer Zuzanna Bujok from Wisła, entitled Between the village and the city and led by Arleta Nawrocka-Wysocka.

The three-day programme of sessions, held in the building of the Regional Center for Culture, Education and Documentation of the Academy of Music (4 May 1 Avenue), will be completed by two concerts. blokhaus D is the latest part of the cyclic project of the Łódź-based artist Artur Zagajewski (October 12, at 7:30 p.m.). It is a kind of spatial sound installation composed for a specific room. The previous parts of the cycle were presented at the Krakow Cricoteka and the Academy of Music in Wroclaw. Their common features are the unusual exotic instrumentation and the fact that they are performed both by professional musicians and amateurs. The concert In 80 minutes around the world (October 13, at 12.00 p.m.) will include a variety of vocal and instrumental works by Włodzimierz Korcz and Jan Ptaszyna-Wróblewski performed by the Łódź Music Academy professors and students.

Detailed programme: http://www.amuz.lodz.pl

DOWNLOAD: Program Konferencji.

Jubilee Concerts - Sławomir Czarnecki's "Jasna Gora Mass"

czThe concerts on the ocaccion of the 50th anniversary of prof. Sławomir Czarnecki's artistic work will be held on Octobner 8, 2017 at 4 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Warsaw and on October 12, 217 at 6 p.m. at the Jasna Gora Basilica in Częstochowa.

Sławomir Czarnecki studied composition with Piotr Perkowski and Romuald Twardowski in the State Higher School of Music in Warsaw (master’s degree in 1974), then in 1980-81 with Olivier Messiaen in Paris (thanks to a French government scholarship). Since 1974, he has taught theory in Józef Elsner State Secondary Music School in Warsaw. He has received numerous awards and honourable mentions in competitions for composers.

During the jubilee concerts Czarnecki's Jasna Gora Mass will be performed by the Jasna Gora Pueri Claromontani Boys' and Men's Choir, Chamber Choir of the Music Institute of the Jan Długosz Academy in Częstochowa, and Symphonic Orchestra of the Complex of State Music Schools no. 1 under the baton of Radosław Labahua. Sopranist Gabriela Gołaszewska and baritone Michał Przygoński will perform as soloists.

Improvisation encounter – Szabolcs Esztényi invites

uSzabolcs Esztényi invites for the Improvisation encounter – a concert given by the Unit of Rhythmics and Piano Improvisation of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw on the October 9th, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Performers: Szabolcs Esztényi, Mária Apagyi, Tomasz Januchta, Wojciech Kaleta, Iwona Mironiuk, Kuba Sokołowski, Julia Tołwińska, Agnieszka Widlarz  piano; Marta Bogusławska  vocal, piano; Hanna Śleszyńska  vocal; Hubert Zemler  percussion.

Programme: piano improvisation and pieces by Szabolcs Esztényi

Coordinator: dr hab. Magdalena Stępień, prof. FCUM

Free admission cards available at the Chopin University Press (Okólnik 2 Street, Monday to Friday,12 a.m. – 7 p.m.).

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

The Met: Live in HD 2017-18 ǀ Bellini's "Norma" on October 7


The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts, will begin its 12th season on October 7, 2017 with a new production of Bellini’s Norma. It will be transmitted live at the Praha Cinema in Warsaw at 6.35 p.m.

The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovskyin the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago – making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character. Joyce DiDonatoco-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Callejaas Pollione and Matthew Roseas Oroveso. Carlo Rizziconducts and Sir David McVicar directs the new production.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

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

Songs & Fantasmagories. Ludomir Michał Rogowski

rA world premiere of the Dux record Songs & Fantasmagories. Ludomir Michał Rogowski will take place on the October 8, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Ludomir Michał Rogowski's compositions will be performed by Izabela Kopeć.

The CD contains 18 Polish, French and Croatian songs for mezzo-soprano, violin and piano, as well as Fantasmagories in five movements for voice and orchestra. It was recorded by the Orchestra of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera under the baton of Łukasz Borowicz along with Izabela Kopeć (mezzo-soprano), Ewa Pelwecka (piano) and Michał Lisiewicz (violin). It is the first monographic album of vocal-instrumental pieces written by the composer. It took Izabela Kopeć four years to collect the repertory and find the right way of interpreting Rogowski's music.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Additional information: https://www.zamek-krolewski.pl

XXVII International Festival of Young Laureats of Music Competitions

flThe 27th International Festival of Young Laureats of Music Competitions will take place in Katowice between October 8-25, 2017.

The Festival is organized by the Institution of Music Promotion and Popularizarion "Silesia" since 1991 and itr features performences by the laureats of important Polish and international competitions for instrumentalists, cameralists and vocalists. This year's programme will include works by such composers as Grażyna Bacewicz, Tadeusz Baird, Marcel Chyrzyński, Mieczysław Karłowicz, Feliks Nowowiejski, Karol Szymanowski and Józef Świder

Admission free (reservation required).

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Detailed programmehttp://www.silesia.art.pl

Nagrody im. Cypriana Kamila Norwida 2017 rozdane

nPo raz szesnasty Samorząd Województwa Mazowieckiego przyznał Nagrody im. Cypriana Kamila Norwida. Statuetki wręczono 25 września podczas uroczystej gali na Zamku Królewskim w Warszawie. Gościem honorowym był Jacek Bocheński – prozaik, eseista, publicysta i tłumacz, zdobywca tegorocznej nagrody „Dzieło życia” za całokształt twórczości.

Nagrody im. Cypriana Kamila Norwida przyznawane są corocznie za wybitne dzieła bądź kreacje artystom tworzącym lub mieszkającym na Mazowszu. Celem i ideą nagrody jest przede wszystkim ukazywanie i promocja wybitnych dzieł i artystów mazowieckich – z pochodzenia lub wyboru – przyczyniających się do wzrostu rangi regionu na mapie kulturalnej Polski i Europy.

W kategorii Muzyka nagrodę zdobył w tym roku kompozytor Paweł Mykietyn za operę Czarodziejska Góra („Warszawska Jesień” 2016). Uczeń prof. Włodzimierza Kotońskiego, absolwent Akademii Muzycznej w Warszawie. Komponował m.in. dla Polskiego Radia, Teatru Wielkiego – Opery Narodowej, festiwalu „Warszawska Jesień”, artystów takich jak Jerzy Artysz czy Elżbieta Chojnacka. Autor muzyki do spektakli teatralnych (Krzysztofa Warlikowskiego, Piotra Cieślaka, Grzegorza Jarzyny) oraz filmów (m.in. Ono, 33 sceny z życia i W imię… Małgorzaty Szumowskiej, Tatarak i Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei Andrzeja Wajdy czy Essential Killing Jerzego Skolimowskiego).

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