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With Polish music in neighbouring countries on the 100th anniversary of Independence

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"With Polish music in neighbouring countries on the 100th anniversary of Independence" is the title of the project which Polish Composers' Union and Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC pursue in 2018 as part of the "Cultural Bridges" programme.

The project includes the organization of three concerts of Polish music with partners from neighboring countries: Belarus, Slovakia and Hungary. The core of the repertoire of the concerts, which main goal is to promote Polish music in the context of the 100th anniversary of regaining Independence, are the works of Ignacy Jan Paderewski – one of the "fathers" of independence, Karol Szymanowski – who gave the reborn Polish music European fame, and Zygmunt Krauze – contemporary composer who refers to the idea of ​​Władysław Strzemiński's Unism. In addition, works by Mieczysław Karłowicz, Krzysztof Penderecki, Hanna Kulenty, Wojciech Kilar, Justyna Kowalska-Lasoń and Maciej Bałenkowski will be performed abroad. The programme will also include works by local composers referring to Poland and selected by foreign partners.

The performance of all concerts will be entrusted to local musicians and bands, including Classic-Avantgarde Ensemble under the direction of Vladimir Bajdov, the Slovak Chamber Orchestra of Bogdan Warchal under the direction of Ewald Danel and the Solti String Orchestra conducted by Mátyás Antál. This will create an opportunity to familiarize foreign performers with Polish music, which has a chance to remain permanently in their repertoire. Each concert will be preceded by a lecture prepared by a local expert, supported by the necessary source information provided by the organizers.

Venues and dates of the concerts: Belarusian State Philharmonic, Minsk (18/03/2018), Slovak Radio Building, Bratislava (27/09/2018), Óbudai Társaskör, Budapest (05/11/2018).

The project is financed from the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage under the Multi-annual Program INDEPENDENT 2017-2021, as part of the subsidy program of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute "Cultural Bridges".

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