21st Gdańsk Carillon Festival

Carillony Gdańsk

21 concerts will take place between 29 June to 31 August 2019 as part of the 21st Gdańsk Carillon Festival. The programme includes 10 concerts in the St. Catherine Church, 10 concerts in the Main Town Hall and a special concert on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Gdansk Water and Wastewater Infrastructure, featuring milonga workshops.

Every weekend, Gdańsk residents and tourists will have an opportunity to take part in these free summer concerts that are unique in the scale of  Poland: Gdańsk, as the only city in the country, has active carillons. Two of them are in the towers of the St. Catherine Church (50 bells) and the Main Town Hall (37 bells), and the third one called "Gdańsk" is a mobile carillon and consists of 48 bells.

The inauguration will take place at the Hevelius Square and it will feature the Epitaph by Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz dedicated to the late Paweł Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdańsk. "Through the Epitaph, we want to commemorate a great friend of carillon music, thanks to which the ancient tradition of our city was restored after the Second World War. The president of Gdańsk has privately funded 2 of 135 bells on which we perform" – says Monika Kaźmierczak, director of the Festival. The inauguration concert will also premiere new compositions: Liquid matter by Beniamin Baczewski and Echos of Gdansk by Jakub Nikiel. Each Friday concert will end with The Hevelius Fountatin Stories by Kamil Cieślik combined with a fountain show.

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