The Warsaw Music Encounters have been organised since 1986 by the Warsaw Branch of the Polish Composers' Union. It is the only festival focused on the work of composers active in Warsaw. Its characteristic feature is the presentation of unknown works of early music. A combination of historical and contemporary music sometimes creates surprising contexts, inspiring composers to write new works based on the languages of different eras. The festival provides an alternative to the "mainstream" repertoire presented daily in philharmonics and radio stations, and may also serve as an important supplement to it.
The programme of 2021 edition will include, among others, Polish multipercussion works performed by Hob-beats Percussion Group, compositions by Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa sang by La Tempesta ensemble with the accompaniment of Leszek Lorent, mini-opera for children Opera dizziness, piano recital by Kuba Sokołowski with guest appearance of Szábolcs Esztényi, organ recital by Michał Markuszewski, as well as a concert by Sikora Piano Duo and the Łomża Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jan Miłosz Zarzycki.
Co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage as part of the "Music" programme carried out by the Institute of Music and Dance.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Up-to-date information on concert admission will be posted on the Festival website: www.wsm.art.pl