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Warsaw | Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street

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The summer music scene at 272 Grochowska Street is in full swing! Chamber music concerts take place every Saturday and Sunday throughout July and August 2019 in the Concert Pavilion as part of the "Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street" series.

The repertoire of July Saturday concerts will help the audience to relax. On 20 July we will listen to the impressionist's works performed by violinist Maria Ołdak and harpist Malwina Lipiec-Rozmysłowicz, and on 27 July the Warsaw Accordion Duet with cellist Izabela Buchowska will present the music seasons: spring and summer by Astor Piazzolla, and autumn and winter by Antonio Vivaldi. Sunday concerts will be an opportunity to listen to the works from different parts of the world. Triumphal Brass Quintet and Reedbeat will perform in different configurations on 21 and 28 July. 

Afternoon "Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street" are part of the "Summer with Sinfonia Varsovia" season, which runs from May to September. Thematic chamber concerts, symphonic concerts of Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra, dance parties as welll as morning concerts for families and 'Smykofonie' series directed to the youngest listeners will be held for more than two months.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available atwww.sinfoniavarsovia.org 

Elbląg | Celluloid – Polish Film Music

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Polish film music will fill the programme of the concert entitled "Celluloid – on the musical side of the screen", which will take place on 25 August 2019 at 7:00 pm in the concert hall of the State Music School Complex in Elbląg.

The concert of the Elbląg Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Krzysztof Herdzin will feature excellent guitarists Marek Napiórkowski and Artur Lesicki. It will be a tribute to the origins of cinematography as well as Polish composers of film music. The programme will include compositions by Wojciech Kilar, Tomasz Stańko, Krzysztof Komeda, Andrzej Korzyński, Jerzy Matuszkiewicz as well as a few original works by the soloists.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: www.eok.elblag.eu  

Polanica-Zdrój | 28th International Concerts of Organ and Chamber Music

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Organist Emanuel Bączkowski and accordionist Jakub Barycz will perform on 11 July 2019 at 7.30 pm in the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Polanica-Zdrój as part of the 28th International Concerts of Organ and Chamber Music.

International Concerts of Organ and Chamber Music in Polanica-Zdrój is a festival presenting great works of classical and contemporary music performed by renowned artists from Poland and abroad. In addition to important artistic goals, the concerts play a significant educational role through lectures on the history of music as well as socio-cultural role by cultivating the centuries-old tradition of concertising in the Lower Silesian temples, raising the cultural and tourist attractiveness of the region and promoting Polish musical culture among tourists from abroad.

The programme of this year's edition of the Festival will include works by outstanding organ music composers (J.S. Bach, F. Mendelsohn-Bartholdy, J. Pachelbel, G.F. Handel et al.) as well as organ transcriptions of classical and contemporary instrumental music. The concert on 11 July will feature Marian Sawa's Lauds (Jutrznia) and organ improvisations by Emanuel Bączkowski.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

DOWNLOAD: program Festiwalu

Kraków | IAML Congress 2019

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The Congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) will take place on 14-19 July 2019 at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The aim of the IAML Congress, the largest annual event of this type in the world, is the exchange of experience and presentation of scientific achievements of librarians and archivists as well as musicologists associated in IAML.

The IAML 2019 Congress is of international nature and will gather approximately 350 delegates from 40 countries, including 30 Polish speakers. The participants of the congress are musicologists, source experts, music librarians, archivists, scientific information specialists and musicians. Various musical institutions are represented, including departments and institutes of musicology, music departments of the largest national libraries, libraries of music academies and conservatories, music information centers, orchestral and radio libraries as well as music publishers.

The organizers place special emphasis on the scientific, cultural and educational aspects of the event. In addition to scientific sessions, there will also be workshops devoted to the new digital resources and tools. The Congress will be accompanied by an exhibition devoted to the history of the music collection at the Jagiellonian Library entitled "From theoretical treatises to composing masterpieces – music in the Jagiellonian Library over the centuries". There will also be a trade fair for music exhibitors.

The IAML 2019 Inauguration on 14 July will be accompanied by a concert of the Capella Cracoviensis ensemble. In addition, the programme of the Congress will include three concerts of Polish music, organized in Kraków's churches.

Only registered participants can take part in the congress events.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information available at: https://www.iaml2019.confer.uj.edu.pl/pl_PL/programme 

Zakopane | 42nd Karol Szymanowski Music Days

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42nd Karol Szymanowski Music Days in Zakopane will last from 28 July to 4 August  2019. This year's programme is built around the figures of Grażyna Bacewicz, Mieczysław Wajnberg and Krzysztof Penderecki.

These three great Polish composers celebrate their round anniversaries this year. Their works will be performed in a place important for Polish contemporary music – in Zakopane, where the modernity was born. The programme includes special arrangements of Karol Szymanowski's works for various instrumental ensembles, commissioned by the organizers of the festival. The compositions will be presented by winners of the 1st Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition held in Katowice in 2018, as well as laureates of the 1st Wanda Wiłkomirska Violin Competition whose patron was a keen admirer of Karol Szymanowski's music. The novelty of this year's edition are concerts in places important for the music culture of Zakopane, among others, the Tatra Museum, the "Sabała" monument, the Zamoyski City Gallery, and the Church of the Holy Cross.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available at: http://www.szymanowski.zakopane.pl/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=428:28-07-2019-4-08-2019&Itemid=479&lang=pl 

Warsaw | Travelling with Sinfonia Varsovia

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On 13-14 July 2019 at 4.00 pm the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra invites you to the next "Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street".  The audience will listen to Spanish, Brazilian and Argentinian music as well as works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Niccolo Paganini.

The cycle of afternoon chamber music concerts returns to the home of Sinfonia Varsovia. Just like last year, each Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. features performances by well-known artists and rising stars on the classical music scene. There will be 30 concerts arranged by common themes: Not just for Orchestra, Japan, Moniuszko, Relax, Travelling, Improvisation, Old Warsaw. The music will be performed by traditional ensembles and some rare configurations, including a reed trio with saxophone and bass clarinet, a cello octet and a flute quartet. The works performed will feature music of many periods and genres – from the Baroque to opera arias, jazz and contemporary and improvised music.

Woch & Guzik Guitar Duo – laureates of the International Music Competition IBLA Grand Prize 2013 – and a multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer Piotr Kopietz who plays Argentinian bandoneon and rare French accordion, will take part in the concert on 13 July. The artists will present compositions by Marc Pereira, Joaquin Rodrigo, Astor Piazzolla, Manuel de Falla and Tomas Gubitsch. On 14 July, the Polish Flute Quartet – composed of musicians who play all the instruments in this family: from piccolo, through alto to the bass flute – will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Eugène Gigout, Eugène Bozzy, Saveria Mercadante, Niccolo Paganini and Stanisław Moniuszko.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available atwww.sinfoniavarsovia.org 

Warsaw | Relax with Sinfonia Varsovia

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On the first weekend of July 2019 at 4.00 pm the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra invites you to the concerts of the series "Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street". The audience will learn about the music of Maklakiewicz's family as well as the music of French and Belgian composers.

The cycle of afternoon chamber music concerts returns to the home of Sinfonia Varsovia. Just like last year, each Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. features performances by well-known artists and rising stars on the classical music scene. There will be 30 concerts arranged by common themes: Not just for Orchestra, Japan, Moniuszko, Relax, Travelling, Improvisation, Old Warsaw. The music will be performed by traditional ensembles and some rare configurations, including a reed trio with saxophone and bass clarinet, a cello octet and a flute quartet. The works performed will feature music of many periods and genres – from the Baroque to opera arias, jazz and contemporary and improvised music.

The concert on 6 July will feature the Maklakiewicz Ensemble, composed of graduates and pedagogues of the music academies in Poznań and Wrocław. The ensemble will perform works by Jan Adam Maklakiewicz and his brother Franciszek Maklakiewicz as part of the project on the occasion of the 120th birth anniversary of the composer. On 7 July, talented young Polish artists: violinists Karolina Gutowska, Karolina Mikołajczy, Weronika Weiss and pianists Wojciech Pyrć and Weronika Chodakowska will perform works by Grażyna Bacewicz, Maurycy Moszkowski, Eugene Ysaÿe and Camille Saint-Saëns.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information available atwww.sinfoniavarsovia.org 

Lublin | 10th Congress of the Polish Federation of Pueri Cantores

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The Congress of the Polish Federation of Pueri Cantores – a great religious and cultural event –will be held in Lublin on 4-7 July 2019 under the slogan "Ut unum sint".

The Polish Federation of Pueri Cantores is an association of boys ', girls', children's and youth choirs operating within the framework of the Roman Catholic Church in Poland, as well as in music schools and cultural centers. The anniversary Congress will feature international choirs of the Pueri Cantores Federation, among others, from Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, and Hungary. The Congress in Lublin, held in the spirit of the prayer of Jesus Christ "Ut unum sint", will be an opportunity to build unity thorugh the adoration of the Holy Trinity.

For four days, the participants of the congress events will be celebrating the 450th anniversary of the Union of Lublin, and pray for peace throughout the world, using a rich spectrum of religious compositions – from traditional Gregorian chant to the latest music literature. The Congress will feature religious compositions by Stanisław Moniuszko and thus join the celebrations of the Moniuszko Year. The programme includes several musical events. During the "Night of choirs" on 5 July, the concerts will take place in the churches of Lublin, Kazimierz Dolny, Lubartów, Chełm, and Puławy. The next day, there will be a choral picnic and a gala concert in Lublin. About 1000 participants from all over Poland, as well as foreign guests, will premiere the composition Ut unum sint by Henryk Jan Botor.

The honorary patron of the event is the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available at: http://lublin2019.puericantores.pl/kongres/ 

Laureates of the 5th International "Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta" Composition Competition

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We know the results of the 5th International "Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta" Composition Competition under the honorary patronage of Professor Krzysztof Penderecki.

The jury of the 5th International "Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta" Composition Competition composed of: Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa, Eugeniusz Knapik, Marcel Chyrzyński, and Jurek Dyba has reached its verdict. The first prize was awarded to Mr. Tomasz Citak (Poland) for the piece Jubilee Sinfonietta: Akira. The jury has also decided to award an honorable mention to Mr. Youngkwang Yang (South Korea) for the piece Jubilee Sinfonietta: Per Aspera ad Astra.

The composition of the first prize laureate, Mr. Tomasz Citak, will receive its premiere on 2 July during the 5th Sinfonietta Festival’s concert For Our Freedom and Yours (The Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art in The Cloth Hall ‒ MNK branch, 7.00 pm).

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information athttp://sinfonietta.pl/ 

Warsaw | Musical Summer with Sinfonia Varsovia

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In the last days of June 2019 at 4pm, the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra invites you to the concerts as part of the "Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street" series. Wwe will listen to the music of the Land of Cherry Blossom and works from the repertoire of the Sounds of Air trio.

The cycle of afternoon chamber music concerts returns to the home of Sinfonia Varsovia. Just like last year, each Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. features performances by well-known artists and rising stars on the classical music scene. There will be 30 concerts arranged by common themes: Not just for Orchestra, Japan, Moniuszko, Relax, Travelling, Improvisation, Old Warsaw. The music will be performed by traditional ensembles and some rare configurations, including a reed trio with saxophone and bass clarinet, a cello octet and a flute quartet. The works performed will feature music of many periods and genres – from the Baroque to opera arias, jazz and contemporary and improvised music.

The concert "Japan" on 29 June will feature Japanese musicians who will present not only works by Japanese composers, but also compositions by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Johann Pachelbel, Goerges Bizet, Hermann Necke, Vittoria Montign, Francesco Sartori, Henryk Wieniawski and Fryderyk Chopin. The following day the Sounds of Air trio composed of: Alicja Wołyńczyk (saxophone), Jarosław Gałuszka (accordion) and Agnieszka Kopacka (piano) will present works by Stanisław Moniuszko, Julia Schreitl, Graham Fitkin as well as Arcustico by Anna Maria Huszcza, inspired by the music of Moniuszko's Halka.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information atwww.sinfoniavarsovia.org 

Chorzów | "Moniuszko from the heart"

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Another concert of the "Moniuszko from the Heart" series will take place on 23 June 2019 at 12am in the Chorzów Museum (25 Powstańców St.).

The concert dedicated to the composer whose 200th birth anniversary is celebrated this year is organised by the Institution for the Promotion and Dissemination of Music "Silesia" in cooperation with the Museum in Chorzów. The programme will include the famous arias and duet Już ogień płonie from The Haunted Manor as well as less frequently performed songs of Stanisław Moniuszko and Jewa's dumka from the opera Jawnuta premiered in Vilnius in 1852.

Moniuszko's music will be performed by Karolina Borodziuk, this year's graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of dr hab. prof. AM Agata Kobierska and laureate, among others, of the 1st prize and two special prizes at the International Rudolf Petraka Vocal Competition in Żylin (Slovakia 2018) and the 3rd place in the 5th Intercollegiate Chamber Competition for Instrumental and Vocal Duets (Łódź 2018).

The other vocalist will be Karolina Wieczorek, a graduate of the academies of music in Katowice and Kraków, currently cooperating with the Krakow Opera. The artist is a laureate of the International Imrich Godin Vocal Competition – Iuventus Canti Vrable. She also won the Audience Award at the International Festival "Bel Canto" in Nałęczów and honorable mention at the Iwona Borowicka "Golden Voices of Mazovia" competition.

Tickets for PLN 5 are available at the Museum's box office.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available at: https://www.silesia.art.pl/strona-glowna/koncerty/429_moniuszko-od-serca-karolina-wieczorek-i-karolina-borodziuk-w-chorzowie 

7th International Copernicus Choir Festival and Competition „Per Musicam ad Astra”

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7th International Copernicus Choir Festival and Competition "Per Musicam ad Astra" will be held on 29 June – 3 July 2019 in Toruń and Chełmża. The event is organized by the "Astrolabium" Choral Music Enthusiasts Society in Toruń and co-organized by the German agency Meeting Music and the Tumska 14 Association in Chełmża.

This year's edition will feature ensembles from the Philippines, Indonesia, Lithuania, Latvia, Malaysia, Poland, South Africa, Taiwan and the USA. The programme of the 7th edition of "Per Musicam ad Astra" will include competition auditions and festival concerts with the participation of the contending choirs top out with a competition for the Nicolaus Copernicus Grand Prix in the amount of 5,000 EUR. Two of the the festival events, the aim of which is to present the broad spectrum of choral music, support the work of young composers and promote Polish culture, deserve special attention.

On 1 July in the Main Hall of the Artus Court, the proMODERN ensemble will present the proMODERN shakespired programme featuring music of Polish composers inspired by the works of Shakespeare. The concert is organized in cooperation with the Marshal's Office of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship as part of the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the Local Government. A special concert entitled Swinging chimes – the spinner in distress will feature jazz arrangements of nineteenth-century music, including Stanisław Moniuszko's compositions, made by Jarek Kostka.

For all concerts and auditions the entrance is free. Only for the inauguration concert and 2 special concerts there will be free tickets available to collect at the box office of the Artus Court on weekdays between 12-18pm and, subject to availability, before the concert.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/PerMusicamAdAstra/ and http://pmaa.pl 

Warsaw | Summer with Sinfonia Varsovia

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On 22 and 23 June 2019 at 4pm the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra invites you to the concerts as part of the "Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street" series. This time we will listen to the music of the Land of Cherry Blossom and songs from the repertoire of the 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition.

The cycle of afternoon chamber music concerts returns to the home of Sinfonia Varsovia. Just like last year, each Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. features performances by well-known artists and rising stars on the classical music scene. There will be 30 concerts arranged by common themes: Not just for Orchestra, Japan, Moniuszko, Relax, Travelling, Improvisation, Old Warsaw. The music will be performed by traditional ensembles and some rare configurations, including a reed trio with saxophone and bass clarinet, a cello octet and a flute quartet. The works performed will feature music of many periods and genres – from the Baroque to opera arias, jazz and contemporary and improvised music.

The soloist of the concert "Japan" on 22 June will be a great flutist Yuri Matsuzaki, who will perform original Japanese music on various flutes (transverse, shakuhachi, ryūteki). The next day we will listen to the participants of the 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition in the programme composed of works by Stanisław Moniuszko, Karol Szymanowski and Mieczysław Karłowicz.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information available atwww.sinfoniavarsovia.org 

Polish Music in Warmia and Żuławy

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The 6th edition of the "Polish Music in Warmia and Żuławy" Festival will take place on 5-7 July 2019. The Elbląg Chamber Orchestra will give concert of Polish music in the Gothic churches of the region.

The festival will contribute to the celebration of the 200th birth anniversary of Stanisław Moniuszko, the father of Polish opera. As one of the Polish critics stated, "Moniuszko's work is a much colorful musical network, full of contrasts and paradoxes". This "network" covers not only the noble landscapes of the Haunted Manor, but also streets of medieval India from the opera Paria. The programme of the Festival will also include music of the outstanding violinist and composer Grażyna Bacewicz.

The Elbląg Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Marek Moś will perform with the invited soloists: Tomasz Mądzielewski, Maciej Magnuski, Mateusz Mosia, Mateusz Kołakowski, and Katarzyna Moś – Polish representative during the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest.

The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund under the "Moniuszko 2019 – Promesa" programme, implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance. The concert is held under the patronage of the PWM Edition as part of the TUTTI.pl project promoting the performances of Polish music.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available at:http://www.eok.elblag.eu/pl/news/vi-festiwal-muzyka-polska-na-warmii-i-zulawach

Kraków | Summer with Sinfonietta Cracovia

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The Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Krakow Sinfonietta Cracovia and Lady Sinfonietka are going to the Wanda's Green Ravine City Park on the Krzesławickie Hills on 22 June 2019 at 12am.

The concert cycle "Sinfonietka" is organized by the Sinfonietta Cracovia Orchestra for the youngest music lovers. In 2016, the event received an award for the most developmental initiative for children – the Golden Sunflower Statuette.

The next concert will take place as part of the Krakow Picnic, organized by the Krakow Festival Office, Krakow PL and the Management Board of Green Areas in Krakow. There will be plenty of games, competitions and lots of good music, not only for the youngest. The programme of the concert will include a presentation of the works by Antonio Vivaldi, Krzysztof Penderecki, Stanisław Moniuszko – the patron of 2019, and joint music making. The concert will be hosted by Danuta Augustyn. Sinfonietta Cracovia will perform under the baton of Jurek Dybał.

Admission free!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: http://sinfonietta.pl/