The 34th Warsaw Music Encounters were cancelled in May 2020 due to the pandemic, however, we know the new date and formula of the festival. Thanks to the collaboration with the PROM Kultury Saska Kępa and the Służew Culture Centre, four chamber concerts will take place on 5, 7, 8 and 9 August at 7.00 p.m. with live broadcast on the Internet.
In the year of coronavarius, Bastarda Trio will present its project Ars moriendi – a musical passage through the ritual of death and funeral in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Members of the Hashtag Ensemble will perform a premiere Polish-German programme, including new compositions by Wojciech Błażejczyk, Jacek Domagała, Thomas Gerwin, Aleksandra Kaca, Gisbert Naether, Dariusz Przybylski, Jarosław Siwiński and Lothar Voigtländer.
Karolina Mikołajczyk & Iwo Jedynecki will present Polish works for violin and accordion, including premieres of new pieces and compositions dedicated to this excellent duo (Marcin Błażewicz, Andrzej Karałow, Wojciech Kostrzewa, Jacek Sienkiewicz and Ignacy Zalewski). We will also hear very interesting transcriptions of works by Mieczysław Weinberg and Krzysztof Penderecki.
The title of the last concert – "Ars vitae" – should be a good omen for the future. Let the inspiring meeting of Krzesimir Dębski (violin, synthesizer) and Tadeusz Sudnik (electronics) be a symbol of overcoming the first (and hopefully last) pandemic of the 21st century.
All events will be broadcast live on the Internet (www.wsm.art.pl) and will be available to watch on YouTube afterwards. The organisers also invite the audience to participate in the concerts (limited number of seats, no reservations, free tickets), which will take place at the PROM Kultury Saska Kępa (23 Brukselska Street) and Służew Culture Centre (15 J.S. Bacha Street).
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.