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Stargard | 1st "Soni Spatium" Marek Jasiński International Festival

Marek JasińskiThe first edition of the International Festival named after prof. Marek Jasiński "Soni Spatium" in Stargard will run from 10 to 12 September 2021. "Space of Sound" is the English translation of the Festival’s name, which fully reflects the composer’s desire to fill churches, cathedrals and concert halls with music.

The location of the Festival is not accidental. Stargard is the hometown of Marek Jasiński, where his love for music was formed and where he grew up surrounded by his loving family. Driven by their concern to preserve the work of Professor Marek Jasiński, which is a source of great and unquestionable values: beauty, goodness, truth and deep faith, the organisers feel obliged to promote the oeuvre of this outstanding composer. The cyclical nature of the event is intended to guarantee the permanence of the message and ensure that the music of Marek Jasiński will find its permanent place in the repertoires of performers at home and abroad, and will educate and inspire young composers and performers.

The concerts will take place at the Collegiate Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Queen of the World in Stargard and the Witold Lutosławski State Primary and Secondary Music School in Stargard. The programme will also include pieces by Szymon Godziemb-Trytek, Józef Świder and Wojciech Błażejczyk. Polish music will be performed by the Choir of the International Choral Academy In Terra Pax conducted by Monika Bažikowa, Jola Szczepaniak & Jazz Quartet, Professor Marek Jasiński Children’s Choir of the General Primary Music School in Szczecin, Jan Szyrocki Academic Choir of the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, and Stargard Camerata Orchestra under the direction of Szymon Wyrzykowski; the famous mezzo-soprano, Małgorzata Pańko-Edery, will perform as a soloist.

The Festival will also feature an exhibition in the Bolesław Chrobry Park in Stargard presenting the profile of Marek Jasiński, as well as a meeting with the Professor's students.

The Honorary Patron of the Festival is the Polish Composers' Union. Co-financed under the "Music" programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information about the composer at: www.marekjasinski.org.pl