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12th Southern Greater Poland Music Festival

Festiwal Południowej Wielkopolski

12th Music Festival of Southern Wielkopolska, organized by the Kalisz Philharmonic, will last until 21July 2019. The concerts will take place in Kalisz, Kalinowa, Śmiełów and Ostrów Wielkopolski.

To celebrate the 200th birth anniversary of Stanisław Moniuszko, the musicians will recall well-known and less frequently performed works by the father of the Polish national opera. On 20 July in Kalisz, students and graduates of the Vocal Studies at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music Branch in Białystok will perform selected songs from the Songbook for Home Use series. On 29 July in Kalinowa, Ensemble Frédéric and Adam Klocek will present Mazur from Halka and Polonaise from The Countess opera. The programme will also feature two rarely played string quartets composed by Moniuszko in Berlin.

On 30 June, flutists Agata Kielar-Długosz and Łukasz Długosz accompanied by the Witold Lutosławski Płock Symphony Orchestra will premiere Concerto for two flutes and orchestra "Urbex Concerto" by Wojciech Ziemowit Zych. The work was commissioned by the Institute of Music and Dance as part of the "Collections: Composing Commissions" programme. The festival will also feature Divertimento by Krzysztof Penderecki, combining contemporary music language with eighteenth-century aesthetics. A solo cello part will be performed by Maria Lezczyńska.

Admission to all concerts is free!

Full programme available at: www.filharmoniakaliska.pl