The "Forum.Lutosławski" festival – an event organized as part of the "Regional Initiative of Excellence" project led by the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz – will take place on 26 November and 1 December 2019. The Forum will consist of meetings, discussions, workshops and concerts introducing the work of Witold Lutosławski – one of the greatest Polish composers of the 20th century.
The "Forum.Lutosławski" will include a three-day conference Musical works of the past and present, featuring lectures on compositions created in the 20th and 21st century. There will also be master classes with the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music professors, Jadwiga Rappe and Andrzej Bauer, devoted to the issues of performing the 20th-century repertoire, with particular emphasis on the work of the Forum's patron. A seminar on composition, with the participation of Dobrinka Tabakova, Joe Cutler, Ewa Pobłocka and Dariusz Przybylski, will take place on 28 and 29 November at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. The seminar will end with a discussion panel dedicated to the patron of the Forum. On 30 November, Katarzyna Naliwajek-Mazurek will lead a discussion devoted to direct relations between artists and the composer and his work, with the participation of Zbigniew Bargielski, Wojciech Michniewski and Andrzej Bauer.
The concerts on 26 and 27 November will feature works by Zbigniew Bargielski, Łukasz Godyla, Michał Dobrzyński, Marcin Gumiela, Bettina Skrzypczak, Hanna Kulenty and Franciszek Woźniak. The final concert will take place on 1 December at the Pomeranian Philharmonic Concert Hall. The Academic Choir and Symphony Orchestra of the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz under the baton of Michał Dworzyński will perform the Coronation Mass in C major, KV 317 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Concerto for cello and orchestra by Witold Lutosławski, with the solo part performed by Andrzej Bauer.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Full programme available at: http://www.amuz.bydgoszcz.pl/