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20th AUKSO Summer Philharmonic

AUKSO

Orchestral and chamber concerts, workshops, meetings and other events accompanying the 20th anniversary edition of the AUKSO Summer Philharmonic will take place in the Suwałki region between 16 and 22 August 2019.

Among the invited artists there will be cellist Andrzej Bauer, winner of the German Record Critics' Award, opera singer Tomasz Konieczny and chamber musicians from the Alternative Ensemble. The artists will be accompanied by the musicians of the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy conducted by Marek Moś. The festival programme will mark an important anniversary for the world of culture and art – bicentenary of the birth of Stanisław Moniuszko, the father of Polish national opera. Next to classical compositions by Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart or Piotr Czajkowski, the repertoire will include contemporary works by Tadeusz Baird and Krzesimir Dębski.

The festival will be inaugurated on 16 August with a concert dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. During the final concert on 22 August, soloist Kasia Moś accompanied by the musicians of the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy under the direction of Marek Moś will present new compositions announcing her next album, as well as songs from the album "Inspination", works by Krzesimier Dębski and ...  Stanisław Moniuszko.

Andrzej Bauer will lead the workshops and masterclasses for young cellists from Emil Młynarski State School of Music in Suwałki. There will be also meetings with Krzesimir Dębski, Marek Moś and Andrzej Strumiłło.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://soksuwalki.eu/xx-letnia-filharmonia-aukso-wigry-2019/ 

Warsaw | August with Sinfonia Varsovia

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The upcoming concerts from the series "Summer with Sinfonia Varsovia" in the "Improviation" category will be held at 272 Grochowska Street on 4, 11, 18 and 25 August 2019. 

The August concerts in the Sinfonia Varsovia Concert Hall will feature Ars Nova early music instrumental ensemble, Cornu Copiae baroque orchestra and Atom String Quartet as well as soloists: soprano Katarzyna Bienias and pianist and harpsichordist Stanisław Łopuszyński. Additionally, Joanna Lichorowicz and Sławomir Greś will present early dances. The concerts repertoire will feature, among others, medieval and baroque music, Sephardic songs, as well as jazz arrangements of Krzysztof Penderecki's music.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information atwww.sinfoniavarsovia.org 

2nd cycle of "Mazovian Musical Meetings Without Barriers"

Czas Sztuki

The second cycle of concerts "Mazovian Musical Meetings Without Barriers" organized by the "Czas Sztuki" Foundation will be held betweeen on 4 August and 8 September 2019.

The inauguration concerts will take place at 10 p.m. in the gazebo in front of the church of St. Adalbert Bishop and Martyr in Jeruzal and at 6 p.m. in the City Park in Kałuszyn. The Time Quartet will perform works by great composers like Antonio Vivaldi, Johannes Brahms, Mikołaj Rimski-Korsakow, Aleksander Borodin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss as well as the arrangaments of popular songs by such artists as ABBA, Metallica, Michael Jackson and others.

In case of bad weather condition, the concert in Jeruzal will take place at 12 p.m. in the Church and the programme will cover the most beautiful classical and liturgical works, and the concert at 6 p.m. will take place at the Cultural Center in Kałaszyn.

This year's "Mazovian Musical Meetings Without Barriers" is a series of five concerts of classical and jazz music, which take place in very small towns in the Mińsk, Szydłowiecki and Siedlce districts, where residents are deprived of cultural offer and access to cultural goods. The concerts will take place in churches and cultural centers, which are the only places in this area that gather the majority of the local community. The repertoire  of each concert is adapted to the mentality and needs of the target group. The programme will cover works by composers from various eras, including works by Polish composers: Fryderyk Chopin, Stanisław Moniuszko, Henryk Wieniawski, Karol Szymanowski, Grażyna Bacewicz and Maciej Batora.

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund. Admission to the concerts is free.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/Mazowieckie-Muzyczne-Spotkania-bez-Barier-2242077129152441/ 

Kraków | Concerts on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Creative Scholarships of the City of Kraków

Art Forum

The concerts on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Creative Scholarships of the City of Kraków will be held on every Sunday, from 11 August to 1 September 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Saint Catherine of Alexandria church in Kraków 

Outstanding musicians from Kraków: Piotr Krzaczkowski, Mateusz Dudek, Duo Ardente, LLLeggiero Woodwind Trio and Cracow Duo will present compositions by prominent Kraków composers, including laureates of the Creative Scholarship of the City of Kraków: Michał Papara, Piotr Peszat, Wojciech Widłak, Marcel Chyrzyński and Maciej Jabłoński. The repertoire will also include classical music from various eras as well as Polish contemporary compositions by Zbigniew Bargielski and Wiesław Cienciała.

The event is organized by the Art Forum Foundation as part of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Creative Scholarship of the City of Kraków and is co-financed by the City of Kraków. Admission free!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/fundacjaartforum  i https://fundacjaartforum.pl/ 

Katowice | 12th National Promotional Festival "August of Talents"

Silesia

13th National Promotional Festival "August of Talents", organized by the Institution for the Promotion and Dissemination of Music "Silesia" will be held in Katowice on 20-31 August 2019.

Seven concerts in the Concert Studio of Katowice Radio, the Archdiocesan Museum, the Silesian Library and the Franciscans Basilica will feature young virtuosos, chamber ensembles and orchestras.

The inauguration concert will give the opportunity to listen to 18-year-old violin virtuoso Michał Orlik, saxophonist Łukasz Dyczko – winner of the Eurovision for Young Musicians 2016, and flutist Marta Chlebicka – winner of the title "Young Musician of the Year 2018 ". The "Etno Ślōnsk" concert will mark the 100th anniversary of the Silesian Uprisings, with the Etnos Ensemble performing not only the arrangements of their favorite works, but also improvising on the themes of insurgent songs and Silesian folk melodies. The final concert in the Franciscnans Basilica will feature the 36-member Academic Orchestra of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice under the direction of Wojciech Wantulok.

The programme of the festival includes works of such well-known Polish artists as Fryderyk Chopin, Henryk Wieniawski, Karol Lipiński, Stanisław Moniuszko, Franciszek Mirecki, Karol Szymanowski, Witold Lutosławski, Roman Statkowski, Jan Skrzydlewski, Grażyna Bacewicz and Marcel Chyrzyński.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available at: https://www.silesia.art.pl/sierpien-talentow 

Warszawa | Sinfonia Varsovia at Grochowska Street – An Evening Farniente

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Aleksander Tansman's music inspired by the Baroque and Astor Piazzolla's passionate tango – this is how you can briefly describe the repertoire of the upocoming concert from the cycle "Sinfonia Varsovia at Grochowska Street" on 30 August 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The musicians of the orchestra together with the virtuoso of the guitar Krzysztof Meisinger will bring to the listeners the blissful atmosphere of dolce far niente.

The concert will start with the works of Aleksander Tansman, who made a great career both in France and in the United States, earning the name of a Hollywood composer (in 1945 his music was nominated for an Oscar). The afternoon at Grochowska will start with Variations on the theme of Frescobaldi with neo-baroque sounds and clear inspirations of the Italian composer whose name appears in the title. Then we will listen to Musique de cour for guitar and chamber orchestra – a collection of dances inspired by court music, specifically by musical themes written by French lute player and guitarist Robert de Visée. The soloist and conductor of the concert – Krzysztof Meisinger – will show his virtuosity in this piece.

After the intermission the soloist and orchestra will present works by Astor Piazzolla – not only the most famous ones, such as Libertango and Milonga del Angel, but also the nostalgic Soledad and Concierto para Quinteto. Krzysztof Meisinger has repeatedly proven his great skills in peforming music of this Argentinian composer, with ASTOR album recorded in 2015 with Sinfonia Varsovia being one example. It is thanks to the composer that a separate form of tango nuevo has developed, combining elements of classical music and jazz. The characteristic sound of Piazzolla's works is the best showcase of this type of music – intimate, contrasting, full of passion. This will also be the atmosphere of the Friday concert at Sinfonia Varsovia.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information atwww.sinfoniavarsovia.org 

Lublin | Moniuszko and romantic miniature

Fonie Lublina

The Association of Polish Musicians invites for a concert entitled "Moniuszko and romantic miniature", which will take place on 27 July 2019 at 6:00 p.m. the Crown Tribunal in Lublin as part of the "Fonie Lublina" concert series.

The programme will feature Moniuszko's vocal miniatures arranged for double bass and piano as well as works of romantic and neo-romantic composers: Manuel de Falla, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Reinhold Glière and Giovanni Bottesini. The concert will be performed by the artists from Silesia: Mazanek Duo, composed of Łukasz Mazanek (double bass) and Michał Mazanek (piano). The event will be hosted by Karol Furtak.

The project is implemented thanks to the support of the City of Lublin. Krzysztof Żuk, the President of the City of Lublin, and Przemysław Czarnek, the Governor of Lublin, took the honorary patronage over the event. Admission to the concert is free.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

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

Międzynarodowe koncerty

Organist Roman Perucki and violinist Maria Perucka will perform on 22 August 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 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. On 22 August Roman Perucki, professor at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk and the first organist of the Oliwa Cathedral, and Maria Perucka, lecturer at the 2nd degree Music School in Gdynia, will perform works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Sigfried Karg-Elert and Daniel Magnus Gronau. The programme will also include compositions by Polish artists: 3 Songs by Janusz Bielecki, French-style Suite "Les Petits Plaisirs" for violin and organ, and Prelude and Fugue BACH: March by Zbigniew Kruczek.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

DOWNLOAD: Festival Programme

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

Międzynarodowe koncerty

Organist Johannes Skudlik (Germany) and cellist Bartłomiej Pacan (Poland) will perform on 1 August 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 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. On 1 August Johannes Skudlik, the artistic director of the organ festival in Palermo, and Bartłomiej Pacana, laureate of many cello competition, will present works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Vincent Dubois, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Léon Boëllmann.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

DOWNLOAD: Festival Programme

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 

Kraków | IAML Congress 2019

IAML

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 

Elbląg | Celluloid – Polish Film Music

EOK

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  

Zakopane | 42nd Karol Szymanowski Music Days

Dni Szymanowskiego

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 

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

Międzynarodowe koncerty

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: Festival Programme

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