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Chamber music in Subcarpathian manor houses

Podkarpackie“Subcarphatian Chamber Recitals” is a series of chamber concerts and workshops that will be held between 7 and 26 September 2020 in valuable cultural heritage sites. The idea behind the project is to popularize chamber music, broaden the knowledge of Polish music, support young artists, as well as promote the sights of Subcarpathia – Hupki Manor in Niwiska and Błotnicki Manor in Dzikowiec.

The proposed programme, performed by brilliant artists of the Association of Polish Chamber Musicians, refers to the tradition of manor houses of Polish nobility. The works of outstanding composers, created and performed at the landowners' residences, remind us the beautiful tradition of salon concerts. These are the origins that the project refers to. The assumption is that the repertoire should be ambitious and attractive at the same time, engaging for a multigenerational audience, and presented by the best performers.

Polish music plays an important role in the programme of the event. During the concerts we will hear works by Fryderyk Chopin, Stanisław Moniuszko, Władysław Żeleński, Mieczysław Karłowicz, Karol Szymanowski and Maciej Zimka.

Before the concert of the Zarębski Piano Duo band (19 September in the Błotnicki Manor), which will present popular piano duets for children, there will be an instrument building workshop. The instruments will then be used during the concert to create a musical illustration. The final piano recital "Seeing Music" will be combined with a lecture on synesthesia and a presentation of the author's method of music visualization. The host and performer, Marta Mołodyńska-Wheeler, is a synesthetic herself. She defended her doctoral thesis on this phenomenon at the Academy of Music in Kraków. She was also a star of the Polsat TV programme "Beautiful Brain".

The project is co-financed by the National Centre for Culture as part of the "Culture – Interventions 2020" programme. Admission to all concerts is free.

Detailed programme: https://www.facebook.com/stowarzyszeniekameralistow/