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"Don't be afraid to improvise" – online concert with Jarosław Siwiński and Grzegorz Ociepka

Art DecoOnline broadcast of the fifth concert summarizing the online workshops for young musicians "Don't be afraid to improvise!", organised by the Art Deco Group Music Agency, will be held on 10 October 2020 at 11.30 and 13.30 p.m. This time, we will hear the results of classes conducted by composer and pianist Jarosław Siwiński and actor and director of plays for children Grzegorz Ociepka.

The workshops are free of charge and are intended for children learning to sing or play any instruments at music schools or institutions that conduct music classes. During the workshops, children learn about contemporary music and methods of improvisation and they take part in exercises and games that will help them absorb the knowledge more easily. In this project, it is very important to make music together and collaborate in a group, so children participate in classes with their instruments and actively improvise under the guidance of the teachers.

During the upcoming concert, which will be broadcast live from the Warsaw Quality Studio in cooperation with Rec Audio, everyone will meet live for the first time and make music together.

Co-financed by the National Centre for Culture as part of the "Culture on the Web" programme.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

The concert will be available online atwww.artdecogroup.eu and www.facebook.com/adgagencja 

Online Conference Young Arts. Music & Education 3.0

NCK"Young Arts. Music & Education 3.0 ”– a conference devoted to remote music teaching will be held on 7 October 2020. The event will be attended by representatives of the most important cultural institutions in Poland and experts experienced in online teaching. The conference will also inaugurate the Young Arts Kids – a new educational platform that connects students and music teachers all over Poland.

The entire event will be held live in the form of thematic webinars. The conference is addressed to the directors of primary and secondary music schools and to string instrument teachers. The event will open with a discussion panel entitled "Moral Changes in the World of Music. Challenges and Opportunities for Online Learning in Culture”, featuring representatives of the most important cultural institutions in Poland. The programme will include lectures on techniques of online music teaching, methods of shaping the correct posture, psychological challenges posed by remote contact with students, practical skills of speaking on camera and the use of appropriate technologies. The lectures will be given by, among others, violinist Agata Szymczewska, musicians' trainer Jadwiga Śmieszchalska, psychologist Jarosław Mirkiewicz, and journalist Jarosław Kuźniar.

The Young Arts Kids educational platform for students and music instrument teachers will be presented during the conference. The mission of the project is to facilitate access to music education for all who want to develop their skills under the supervision of outstanding teachers and to support continuous education in the period of pandemic restrictions.

The Young Arts Kids project was co-financed by the National Centre for Culture in the "Culture on the Web" programme.

Participation in the event is free of charge. Registration for participants is available at www.yakids.pl

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Krakow | Krakow Accordion Festival 2020

KFA

The 5th edition of the Krakow Accordion Festival will run from 4 to 11 October 2020. The concerts and accompanying events will take place in Krakow, the Galician Town and the Ethnographic Park in Nowy Sącz. Each day of the festival will present a different face of the accordion.

The 5th Krakow Accordion Festival is an international celebration of accordion music in all its manifestations. In addition to concerts by performers and composers of different generations in various musical genres, the festival includes many accompanying events with the accordion "in the lead role", such as: workshops, lectures, exhibition, Film Competition, Film Day with the Competition Gala and a silent film concert.

The festival also helps to get to know Krakow, each event takes place in a different venue. Traditionally, the programme includes a wide range of works by Polish composers. This year's edition will feature compositions by Krzysztof Olczak, Stanisław Moryto, Jacek Rabiński, Maciej Zimka, Paweł Hendrich, Edward Bogusławski, Edward Sielicki, Paweł Malinowski, Tadeusz Wielecki, Dariusz Przybylski, Paweł Janas and Mikołaj Majkusiak. The Festival will also premiere works by Błażej Wincenty Kozłowski and Bożena Boba-Dyga as well as Monika Szpyrka's Unhelpful Thinking Styles for viola, accordion, audio-playback and light projection, which was created as part of the "Composing Commissions" programme carried out by the Institute of Music and Dance.

Co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the "Music" programme implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More details on the festival's website and facebook page:
http://www.krakowskifestiwalakordeonowy.pl/
https://www.facebook.com/krakowskifestiwalakordeonowy 

Czechowice-Dziedzice | 25th "Alkagran” Autumn Music Festival

AlkagranThe 25th "Alkagran" Autumn Music Festival will be held in Czechowice-Dziedzice between 29 September and 2 October 2020.

The "Alkagran" festival has been held in Czechowice-Dziedzice since 1991 and is associated with the person of Andrzej Krzanowski, the author of Alkagran or a Place on the Right Bank of the Vistula for accordion quintet. The magic word contained in the title of the composition has already become a musical symbol of Czechowice. The main event of this year's Festival will be the 11th Andrzej Krzanowski Accordion Competition, which repertoire is based on contemporary accordion literature. The Competition Jury will consist of respected teachers and artists: Klaudiusz Baran, Marcin Bortnowski, Bogdan Dowlasz, Geir Draugsvoll, Grażyna Krzanowska (honorary member), Raimondas Sviackievicius and Janusz Pater (secretary). The competition will be streamed on YouTube.

Festival concerts will feature music of the 20th and 21st centuries, including works by Andrzej Krzanowski, Marcin Bortnowski, Bogdan Dowlasz or Jagna Krzanowska performed by such outstanding artists as Joanna Freszel, the New Music Orchestra under the direction of Szymon Bywalc and accordionists: Adam Maksymienka, Aleksander Stachowski and Marcin Waszczyk – the winners of the award for the best performance of Andrzej Krzanowski's work at the 10th Accordion Competition. The Festival will also include an evening of "Anniversary Reflections" with a screening of Jan Sosiński's Interrupted Journey, a documentary about Andrzej Krzanowski, and a seminar on Alkagran.

The unveiling of a commemorative plaque dedicated to Andrzej Krzanowski will take place on 1 October.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme of the festival is available at: https://alkagran.pl/ 

County Review of Polish Music

Czas sztuki

The "Czas Sztuki" Foundation invites you to a series of concerts "County Review of Polish Music". Three different concerts composed of the most beautiful pieces of Polish classical music will be held between 27 September and 8 November 2020.

The first concert will take place on 27 September in the Holy Trinity Church in Latowicz, after the church service at 1 p.m. The Time Quartet will perform chamber works by Stanisław Moniuszko, Fryderyk Chopin, Grażyna Bacewicz and Ignacy Jan Paderewski.

The second concert will be held on the same day at the Municipal Cultural Centre in Mrozy at 5.00 p.m. Violinist Maksymilian Grzesiak and pianist Aleksandra Dallali will present virtuoso works by Henryk Wieniawski, Karol Szymanowski, Fryderyk Chopin and Ignacy Jan Paderewski.

During the last concert on 8 November at 12.00 p.m. in the Church of St. Adalbert the Bishop and Martyr in Jeruzal, soprano Katarzyna Wiwer and organist Zuzanna Bator will perform songs by Stanisław Moniuszko and Fryderyk Chopin.

Co-financed from the budget of the Mińsk County. Free admission!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/fundacjaczassztuki/ 

3rd "Masovian Musical Meetings without Barriers" in Mińsk Mazowiecki and Cegłów

MMSBThe "Czas Sztuki" Foundation invites you on 26 and 27 September 2020 to the next events of this year's "Mazovian Musical Meetings without Barriers" in Mińsk Mazowiecki and Cegłów.

MMSBKatarzyna Wiwer (soprano), Joanna Solecka (harpsichord) and Tomasz Ślusarczyk (baroque trumpet) will perform beautiful baroque compositions by Georg Friedrich Handel and Alessandro Scarlatti on 26 September at 7.00 p.m. at the Municipal Cultural Centre in Mińsk Mazowiecki.

The concert entitled "Great Polish Composers" will be held on 27 September at 7.00 p.m. at the 'Kulturoteka" Commune Public Library in Cegłów. The Time Quartet will present the most famous works of Polish composers: Stanisław Moniuszko, Fryderyk Chopin, Grażyna Bacewicz, Ignacy Jan Paderewski as well as Polish folk songs arranged for string quartet

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

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/fundacjaczassztuki/ 

Warsaw | Adam Tański's Organ Recitals

Organofonie

"Organofonie warszawskie" is a series of three organ recitals by Adam Tański, which will be performed on the instruments of the Kamiński family of organ builders between 27 September and 18 October 2020 in the churches of Warsaw.

The project was financed by the City of Warsaw as part of the "Mobile in Culture" programme supporting the activities of Warsaw artists. The concerts are intended to draw attention to the heritage of the Warsaw organ building company and the post-war instruments of Warsaw itself, to which the Kamiński's workshop made a significant contribution. The concerts will take place in the Saints Apostles Peter and Paul Church, the Most Pure Heart of Mary Church and the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

The programme will include works by German and French composers of the 19th and 20th centuries, Adam Tański himself, as well as extremely rarely performed organ literature by Polish composers of the 20th century: Grażyna Bacewicz, Jerzy Bauer, and Bernard Pietrzak.

Admission to all concerts is free!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Detailed programme is available athttps://www.adamtanski.com/concerts 

Warsaw | 11th International Organ Concert Series 2020

Międzynarodowy Cykl Koncertów OrganowychThe 11th International Organ Concert Series in the Evangelical Reformed Parish in Warsaw will last until 20 December 2020. Traditionally, the concerts will be held on the fourth Sunday of each month at 7.00 p.m.

Organ music is inseparably connected with the interior of the church. The Warsaw reformed church fortunately survived the years of wars and now serves the Warsaw congregation not only during Sunday services, but also during cultural events. The historic organ installed in 1900 by the Schlag und Söhne company based in Świdnik is one of the oldest preserved and most valuable instruments of this kind in today's Warsaw. Thanks to the efforts of the Parish, the organ was thoroughly restored in the years 2004-2008 and now we can enjoy its beautiful and noble sound. The artistic director of the project is the organist Michał Markuszewski, PhD Habil., lecturer of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.

This year's concert series will feature musicians from seven European countries: Romania, the Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Slovakia and Poland. The programme of their recitals will include works by representatives of various composition schools, among them outstanding Polish composers, such as Bolesław Szabelski.

The 11th International Organ Concert Series is co-financed by the Capital City of Warsaw. Admission to all concerts is free! Hand disinfection and the use of protective masks is mandatory.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme is available at: https://reformowani.org.pl/koncerty-organowe-all/2020 

Premiere of the album "Legends" by Galician Quartet

Kwartet Galicyjski

The concert premiering the second album of the Galician Quartet entitled Legends will be held online on 30 September 2020 at 7.00 p.m. The premiere was recorded in the picturesque Music Manor in Lipnica Wielka.

The Galician Quartet from Nowy Sącz performs contemporary music, collaborating with the viola player and composer Ewa Borcz. Concerts presenting the material from their debut album Folkomania were received with great enthusiasm in many cities all over Poland. The album was ranked 8th in the "Wirtualne Gęśle" ["Virtual Gusle"] poll organized by the Radio Folk Culture Centre. In 2019, the ensemble won the 5th Real Musicians Tournament, receiving a special award from the ZAiKS Authors' Association.

The second album of the Galician Quartet is a unique journey through the farthest corners of the Low Beskids, this time clothed in the magic of stories about characters, ghosts and places rooted in local folk culture. The album includes works by Ewa Borcz: String Quartet No. 1 "On Lesser Poland Themes", the composition Light, referring to the world's first street oil lamp constructed by Ignacy Łukasiewicz in the city of Gorlice, and two miniatures – The Beginning and The Last.

The premiere of the album will take place on the quartet's YouTube channel and its social media.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

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"Don't be afraid to improvise" – online concerts of Trillingen Duo and young musicians

Art Deco Group

Online broadcasts of concerts summarizing the online workshops for young musicians "Don't be afraid to improvise!" with Trillingen Duo will be held on 26 September 2020 at 10.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.

Free online workshops "Don't be afraid to improvise!" are intended for children learning to play any instruments at music schools or institutions that conduct music classes.The workshops are conducted by artists of various specializations, who use the language of contemporary music and employ various unconventional techniques of producing sound. In this project, it is very important to make music together and collaborate in a group, so children participate in classes with their instruments and actively improvise under the guidance of the teachers.

This time, we will hear the results of the workshops led by multi-instrumentalist Iwona Jędruch and double bass player Małgorzata Kołcz, who make up the Trillingen Duo ensemble, specialising in experimental music perfomance. During the upcoming concerts, everyone will meet live for the first time and present the results of this cooperation. The concerts will be broadcast from the Quality Studio in Warsaw in cooperation with Rec Audio.

Co-financed by the National Centre for Culture as part of the "Culture on the Web" programme.

Watch online broadcasts on the websites: http://www.artdecogroup.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/adgagencja 

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Kwidzyn | Kwidzyn September Concerts 2020

Kwidzynskie koncerty

Kwidzyn September Concerts dedicated to contemporary music will be held live and online on 26, 28 and 30 September 2020 as part of the Kwidzyn International Music Festival.

The initiator of the festival is Iwona Glinka, a flautist from Kwidzyn, who collaborates with various European music academies. One of the aspects of her activity is the promotion of classical music among the residents of Kwidzyn city and county. The main idea of ​​the Kwidzyn International Music Festival is the presentation of the most interesting interpretations of music from different periods, as well as portaying artistic phenomena inspired by music. The festival has been awarded the EFFE Label 2019-2020 quality stamp by the European Festivals Association.

Three September concerts will premiere 25 works by composers from 9 countries. The festival will be inaugurated by a concert of the finalists of the "Kwidzyn Classical Award 2020" Composers' Competition. From over 33 works, the jury consisting of: Michail Travlos (Poland / Greece), Aaron Alter (USA), Louis Sauter (France) and Christos Anastassiou (Greece) selected 12 finalists, including 4 from Poland (Andrzej Mozgała, Szymon Borys, Wojciech Chałupka and Paul Kopetz).

The festival will be broadcast on the Facebook profile and on the organiser's Facebook profile.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Częstochowa | Music in Temples

FCzThe Institute of Art Development and the Bronisław Huberman Częstochowa Philharmonic cordially invite you to the concert "Music in Temples" – a unique, mystical journey through time, accompanied by the soothing sounds of choral music. This year's historical concert will take place on 30 September 2020 at 7 p.m. in the beautiful and unique interior of the Archcathedral Basilica of Of the Holy Family in Częstochowa.

During the event, Dr Juliusz Sętowski will tell the audience about the history of the Częstochowa Cathedral and its surroundings. Collegium Cantorum Częstochowa Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Janusz Siadlak, will perform pearls of contemporary Polish a cappella music for the audience. The churche will be illuminated by spatial lighting, which will draw attention to the details of the architecture of the neo-Gothic interior and introduce the audience into a contemplative mood.

The programme of the concert will include works by Edward Pałłasz, Romuald Twardowski, Henryk Mikołaj and Wojciech Widłak.

Free tickets can be collected at the Philharmonic Box Office from 21 September 2020. Due to the pandemic, the number of places is limited.

Helena Siadlak

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Additional informationhttps://www.filharmonia.com.pl/ 

5th edition of "Super Sam +1"

SSThe 5th edition of the "SuperSam + 1 series" of master performances will begin on 17 September 2020 at 8 p.m. at the SPATiF club in Warsaw.

"Super" in the title means that the programme will be based on renowned artists – masters. "Sam" (in Polish means "alone", "by himself/herself") refers to the solo performances as well as the creative loneliness. "+ 1" in the title means that each evening will be crowned with a duo performance. In most cases, the artists will meet on stage for the first time. The 2020 edition of “Supersam + 1” will present respected Polish and foreign artists whose work is original, experimental and innovative.

This year's series of concerts will be inaugurated by Magda Mayas and Jędrzej Łagodziński. Magda Mayas is a pianist, composer and performer based in Berlin. Over the past 20 years she has developed a music vocabulary usining amplified and prepared piano as well as objects that become extensions of the instrument itself. Mayas explores textural and linear sound collages. Saxophonist and composer Jędrzej Łagodziński is a graduated of the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. He combines the wildness and rawness of improvisational exploration with melody and harmony. In 2016 he co-founded an independent label Love & Beauty Music. As an actor and musician he co-creates an avant-garde multidisciplinary project called Troubadours 21.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: http://supersam.mozg.pl/ 

Katowice | 30th International Festival of Young Laureates of Music Competitions

Festiwal Młodych

The 30th International Festival of Young Laureates of Music Competitions will be held on 4-25 October 2020. Due to the pandemic, the jubilee edition of the festival will take place only in Katowice and some concerts without the audience will be recorded and made available on the organizer's profiles on social media; live online coverage is also planned.

The inaugural concert will be held on 4 October in the concert hall of the City of Gardens. The Archetti Chamber Orchestra of the City of Jaworzna conducted by Maciej Tomasiewicz will premiere Przemysław Scheller's Concerto for harp and string orchestra. The piece was created as part of the "Composing Commissions" programme carried out by the Institute of Music and Dance.

The next concerts will be held in the chamber hall of the City of Gardens, in the Municipal Community Centre "Koszutka" and in the chamber hall of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Concerts without the audience will be recorded in the Polish Radio Concert Studio, featuring Trio Legend, Polish Soloists String Orchestra, Marta Gawlas and Daria Kubik. The final concert of The Whoop Group saxophone quartet will take place on 25 October in the concert hall of the City of Gardens. The programme under the title "Crimes" will include original arrangements of classical music hits and contemporary compositions.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Additional information at: http://miasto-ogrodow.eu/ 

Final concerts of the workshops "Don't be afraid to improvise!"!

Art DecoTwo concerts summarizing the work of composers and improvisers Krzesimir Dębski and Jarosław Siwiński with young musicians who participated in the workshops "Don't be afraid to improvise!" will be broadcast live from the Warsaw Quality Studio on 19 September 2020 at 2.30 and 4.30 p.m.

These are one of the few pandemic online classes for children who learn to play or sing in music schools and other art institutions in the current conditions. Thanks to the interactive form of the workshops, young musicians from all over Poland had a chance to work under the guidance of excellent artists and learn, among others, selected techniques and ways to develop improvisation skills.

Krzesimir Dębski and Jarosław Siwiński also conducted workshops for blind and visually impaired young musicians, which was certainly a great challenge both for teachers and learners. During the upcoming concerts, everyone will meet live for the first time and present the results of this cooperation.

Co-financed by the National Centre for Culture as part of the "Culture on the Web" programme.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Live broadcast will be available at: http://artdecogroup.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/adgagencja