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Warsaw | 11th Little Warsaw Autumn

Mała WJIn 2021, Little Warsaw Autumn becomes a teenager. Eleven is an age when the child is fully immersed in humanity.  This year’s Warsaw Autumn on 17-26 September will look closely at the issues of childhood, but it will primarily – as always – invite you to play with sounds, experiment, and experience music from a purely aesthetic point of view.

In 2021, Little Warsaw Autumn will focus variously on what it stems for: the premises of the Festival’s main thread. Addressing the motif of immersing the listener in art, we shall invite our youngest audiences – but also the somewhat more aged – to a fuller sensual reception of art: listeningwatching, i.e. the simultaneous perception of music and image.

The protagonists of Little Warsaw Autumn shall include Polish composers Wojciech Błażejczyk, Krzysztof Knittel, Elżbieta Sikora, Lidia Zielińska, Tadeusz Wielecki, Agata Zubel, and Wojciech Ziemowit Zych. Our young audiences will also familiarise themselves with the works of international composers such as Salvatore Sciarrino.

In terms of instruments, Little Warsaw Autumn this year is dominated by the voice, piano, flute, and percussion. Performers include notably Dorota Miśkiewicz, Joanna Freszel, the Kwadrofonik ensemble, Adam Kośmieja, and musicians of the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra: Andrzej Krzyżanowski and Karol Krasiński. Selected events and concerts will be chaired by favourite animators Anna Szawiel and Malina Sarnowska, the latter with the support of actors and animators Aneta Jucejko-Pałęcka and Wojciech Pałęcki. The 11th Little Warsaw Autumn will feature 11 premieres of works by Polish composers, including eight first performances and two first Polish performances.

All Little Warsaw Autumn events will take place live at concert halls with audience participation, and will additionally be recorded and made available on the Festival’s website.

Anna Kierkosz
Curator of Little Warsaw Autumn

The full Festival programme is available at: https://warszawska-jesien.art.pl/2021/mala-wj