The 8th Wojciech Kilar Contemporary Music Festival, aimed at promoting the music of the 20th and 21st centuries in the Lubuskie region, will be held on 15-29 Ocotober 2021. The programme will include large orchestral projects, chamber music concerts, dance performances, an instrumental theater performance, a film show, an exhibition of Bartek Barczyk's photos as well as concerts and workshops for children, organised by the Gorzów Philharmonic.
The festival will present the combination of outstanding works of music of the last two centuries, great artists and projects combining various trends and musical directions at one time and place. This year's edition will be dedicated in a special way to its patron – Wojciech Kilar. The programme of one of the concerts, conducted by Adam Sztaba, will include the premiere of his composition dedicated to Kilar.
We will also hear music by Zygmunt Krauze, Krzysztof Knittel, Jarosław Siwiński, Paweł Szymański, Zbigniew Kozub and Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska. The invitation to the final gala of the Festival was accepted by Jerzy Maksymiuk – a composer and one of the most outstanding Polish conductors. The Gorzów Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a selection of his compositions under the baton of the Maestro. The final gala will also feature the premiere of Maksymiuk's Riff for three accordions.
Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport from the Culture Promotion Fund, as part of the "Music" programme carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance.
Full programme is available at: https://www.filharmoniagorzowska.pl/pl/calendar/list/2021-10-00