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Zespół Bez Zobowiązań w cyklu „Music +”

Bez Zobowiązań2 grudnia 2015 roku o godz. 19.00 w Młodzieżowym Domu Kultury „Dom Harcerza” w Krakowie (ul. Reymonta 18) odbędzie się kolejny koncert z cyklu „Music +”. Wystąpi zespół Bez Zobowiązań w składzie: Robert Marcinkowski (gitara, śpiew), Grzegorz Śmiałowski (gitara, śpiew), Marco Trimboli (perkusja). Wstęp wolny.

Ścieżki Roberta i Grzegorza zetknęły się w 1995 roku w chatce na Niemcowej w Beskidzie Sądeckim i jak do tej pory nierozerwalnie przeplatają się muzycznie, tworząc nieformalną grupę Bez Zobowiązań. W 2004 roku nagrali płytę Szałosolot z towarzyszeniem innych muzyków, łącznie w siedmioosobowym składzie. W 2014 roku dołączył do nich Marco, który od razu zdobył sympatię publiczności. Zespół ma na swym koncie utwory poezji śpiewanej do tekstów własnych, jak i innych, mniej lub bardziej znanych poetów. Podczas grudniowego koncertu zabrzmią między innymi takie piosenki, jak: Landrowerowa serenada, Uwielbiam przełęcze, Kocham Cię Zimo, Czekaj mnie, Wieczorna chandra, Szałosolot, Niewiele drogi już w nas.

Patronat medialny nad cyklem koncertów „Music +” objęło Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej.
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5th Grażyna Bacewicz International Composition Competition - Prize-winners’ Concert

Międzynarodowy Festiwal Muzyczny im. Grażyny BacewiczOn November 27, 2015 the Łódź Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the soloists (Agata Piotrowska-Bartoszek – oboe, Dagna Sadkowska – violin, Manuel Blanco – trumpet) conducted by Szymon Bywalec will perform Grażyna Bacewicz’s Music for Strings, Trumpets and Percussion and the prize-winning compositions of the 5th Grażyna Bacewicz International Composition Competition.

1st Prize:
Manuel Martinez Burgos (Spain)
Dung-Chen for trumpet solo

2nd Prize:
Farangis Nurulla-Khoja (Tajikistan/Canada)
Daidu for violin solo, 3 percussionists and strings

3rd Prize:
John Weeks (United Kingdom)
 ...intothatgoodnight for oboe d’amore, percussion and string orchestra

Jury:
Zygmunt Krauze (Poland) – Chairman
Mauricio Sotelo (Spain)
Steven Stucky (USA)
Berislav Šipuš (Croatia)

The concert will open the Grażyna Bacewicz International Festival in Łódź, which includes also the conference (November 27-28, 2015) and the 1st Grażyna Bacewicz International Violin Competition (December 9-13, 2015).

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Read more: 5th Grażyna Bacewicz International Composition Competition - Prize-winners’ Concert

4th National Scientific Conference "Neofonia" and Intercollegiate Composition Concert

Neofonia 2015 The Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań will host 4th National Scientific Conference "Neofonia" on November 30 and December 1.

The accompanying event, i.e. the Intercollegiate Composition Concert on November 30 at 7.00 in the Academy’s Aula Nova, will feature chamber works by young Polish composers from Academies in:
Bydgoszcz (Paweł Sławiński, Ryszard Lubieniecki, Stanisław Zdrojewski),
Gdańsk (Piotr Jędrzejczyk, Jakub Nikiel),
Katowice(Tomasz Kozieł)
and Poznań (Paulina Zujewska, Paweł Michałowski, Filip Grześkowiak, Tomasz Citak, Przemysław Jan Kowalski, Karol Klugowski, Mateusz Matysek, Michał Janocha, Aleksandra Słyż, Dominik Puk).

Programme:
conference, concert

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Music and Metaphysics

The Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra will perform at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio in Warsaw Muzyka i metafizykaon November 28 at 7:00 pm, led by Michał Maciaszczyk - a conductor and violinist who resides in Vienna. The concert will feature Anton Webern’s Passacaglia, Op. 1 and Richard Strauss’s A Hero’s Life, Op. 40.

Anton Webern’s orchestral Passacaglia comes from the first opus of Austrian composer. Though composed in 1908, the work still adheres to tonal system. The influence of Arnold Schönberg (Webern’s teacher) can be heard, nevertheless, it contains many original stylistic characteristics.

Richard Strauss achieved fame as a brilliant composer, particularly of tone poems, a genre he brought to perfection. Such works as Death and Transfiguration, Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Don Quixote are masterpieces of orchestral music. One of his great tone poems, though performed somewhat less often than those above, is A Hero’s Life, Op. 40, composed in 1898. The work metaphorically recounts the key moments in the life of the titular hero. The orchestral poem portrays the hero, his adversaries, his companions, the battle and, at the end, the hero’s parting with the world.

Tickets available at: www.eBilet.pl, sklep.polskieradio.pl, and an hour prior to the concert.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Dariusz Swoszowski – Oratorium Peregrinus

Oratorium PeregrinusPrawykonanie oratorium Peregrinus na 3 soprany solo, narratora, chór, organy i orkiestrę autorstwa Dariusza Swoszowskiego do słów Ryszarda Ostrowskiego odbędzie się 28 listopada 2015 roku o godz. 16:00 w kościele pw. św. Andrzeja Apostoła w Porąbce Uszewskiej (woj. małopolskie). Dzień później koncert zostanie powtórzony w kościele pw. św. Idziego Opata w Zakliczynie.

Kompozycję wykona ponad 200 muzyków, w tym uczniowie i nauczyciele Szkoły Muzycznej I Stopnia w Domosławicach oraz Jurkowski Chór Kameralny, który przygotuje Aleksandra Bośković-Różak oraz Łucja Nowak. W roli solistek wystąpią śpiewaczki operowe: Magda Niedbała, Ewelina Szybilska oraz Anna Wilk. Przy organach zasiądzie Iwona Karwacka, natomiast w roli narratora wystąpi Jacek Wojnicki. Całością pokieruje dyrygent Waldemar Groń.

Dariusz Swoszowski, kompozytor i pedagog młodego pokolenia urodzony w Tarnowie, opisuje dzieło następującymi słowami: Wędrówka tytułowego pielgrzyma jest metaforą życia człowieka zamykającego się w powtarzalnym cyklu życia, a każda jego obserwacja (prospectus) skupia się na pięknie lokalnej przyrody, regionalnej tradycji, problemach człowieka. Jego codzienna walka z przeciwnościami losu jest przedstawiona w pieśniach (carmina) poprzez spotkania z personifikacjami żywiołów: Powietrza (Aer), Wody (Aqua), Ognia (Ignis) i Ziemi (Terra). Aksjologiczne i eschatologiczne niepokoje zawiera przemyślenie (cogitatio), a ich rozwiązanie i akt złożenia ufności w Bogu – kończący każdą z części psalm.

Organizatorzy: Szkoła Muzyczna I Stopnia w Domosławicach i Stowarzyszenie Entuzjaści Uśmiechu SPON.
Koncerty współfinansowane przez: Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Małopolskiego oraz Urząd Starostwa Brzeskiego.

Patronat medialny nad koncertami objęło Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej.
Read more: Dariusz Swoszowski – Oratorium Peregrinus

AŻ Festival in Łódź: personalities, orchestras and premieres

AŻ Festiwal Łódź 2015Between 14th and 28th of November the Academy of Music in Łódź organizes the 3rd edition of AŻ Festival, the name of which indicates also its venue - concert hall of the Academy at Żubardzka Street.

The event line-up includes 7 concerts featuring various repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary, jazz and film music (including works written by Łódź composers – Artur Zagajewski, Olga Hans, and Tomasz Szczepanik) performed by the Academy’s ensembles (Symphony Orchestra, Baroque Orchestra, PRIMUZ String Orchestra, and Big Band) and renowned soloists (Kevin Kenner, Agata Szymczewska, Adam Makowicz, and others).

Tickets (5-30 PLN) available in the Academy’s box office:
Tuesday til Friday 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm and an hour before each concert.

More information:
www.amuz.lodz.pl

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

3rd Symposium "Maria Szymanowska and her times" in Paris

alt 3rd International Symposium "Maria Szymanowska and her times" entitled Talents of Women: myths and reality will take place from 25 to 27 November 2015 at the Paris Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences (74, rue Lauriston, Paris 16e) under the honorary patronage of Andrzej Byrt - Polish Ambassador in France.

Participants:
Valérie Cossy (Lausanne), Jérôme Dorival (Lyon), Helen Geyer (Weimar), Irène Minder-Jeanneret (Bern), Françoise Pitt-Rivers (Paris), Irena Poniatowska (Warsaw), Maria Stolarzewicz (Weimar), Maja Trochimczyk (Los Angeles), Jean-Marc Warszawski (Paris)

Moderator:
Elisabeth Zapolska-Chapelle (Paris)

Guest artists:
Ekaterina Glazovskaya, Marcia Hadjimarkos, Claudia Dafne Sevilla Carrion, Petra Somlai, Françoise Tillard, Edoardo Torbianelli, Bart van Oort, Elisabeth Zapolska, Iwo Zaluski

The Symposium is organized by the Maria Szymanowska Society and the Paris Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

More information:
www.maria-szymanowska.eu

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Henryk Hubertus Jabłoński’s 100th Birth Anniversary

altBetween 21st and 27th of November the Academy of Music in Gdańsk organizes a cycle of events devoted to its lecturer and Gdańsk-based composer Henryk Hubertus Jabłoński (b. 3rd November 1915, d. 11th October 1989).

The programme includes concerts with Jabłoński’s music performed by the students and employees of the Academy of Music and the exhibition prepared by the Academy’s Library.

Admission free.

See:
programme

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Read more: Henryk Hubertus Jabłoński’s 100th Birth Anniversary

Contemporary Music Festival “New Waves”

alt"Sinfonietta Pomerania" Foundation is the organizer of the 1st edition of the Contemporary Music Festival “New Waves” which will take place between 14th and 22nd of November 2015 in Gdańsk.

The name of the event corresponds to the marine character of the city, as well as the new trends in contemporary music which will be presented during the Festival.
The programme, including works by Polish and foreign composers (Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wojciech Kilar, Krzysztof Meyer, Hans Werner Henze, Wolfgang Rihm, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Krzysztof Olczak, Marek Czerniewicz, Zenon Kowalowski, Beniamin Baczewski, Tadeusz Dixa, Krzysztof Grzeszczak, Andrzej Dziadek, Piotr Moss, Grzegorz Jurczyk, Magdalena Cynk, and others), will be performed by Sinfonietta Pomerania Orchestra, Chamber Choir "441 Hz", NeoQuartet, Chamber Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, and soloists.

Venues: Nadbałtyckie Culture Centre, Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music, Fryderyk Chopin Polish Baltic Philharmonic, St. Nicholas Basilica in Gdańsk.

Admission free. 

Read more: Festival programme 

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Concert of the “Music +” cycle

altAnother concert of the “Music +” cycle will be held on November 18, 2015 at .7.00 pm in the Youth Culture Centre in Krakow (“House of the Scouts”, 18 Reymonta Street).

Soprano Łucja Czarnecka and pianist Piotr Grodecki will perform songs by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Fryderyk Chopin, and Mieczysław Karłowicz.
 

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Read more: Concert of the “Music +” cycle

Kwartesencja – 11th edition of the Festival

11, KwartesencjaMuseum of Modern Art in Warsaw will host 11th edition of the Kwartesencja Festival (November 11-12, 2015) organized by Royal String Quartet. The programme includes works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Gregorio Allegri, Dmitri Shostakovich, Arvo Pärt, Alvin Lucier, and premiere performence of Marcin Stańczyk’s composition Powidoki

By organising their own festival the members of the ensemble want to share their passion for chamber music with the audience. The idea of the festival was born out of desire to create in Warsaw a unique artistic event that has never happened before. Its main goal is to bring chamber music closer to the audience and create an opportunity for people of different circles to exchange their impressions, to discuss, and to spend a nice evening with good music.

Admission free.

More information:
www.kwartesencja.com

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

11th “Mózg Festival” - International Festival of Contemporary Music and Visual Arts

Mózg Festival 2015

International Festival of Contemporary Music and Visual Arts „Mózg Festival” is an encounter of artists who work and create in all areas of contemporary music as well as performance art and multimedia installations where music plays an important part. Artists who participate in the festival come from all around the world. This reflects the multicultural principle of Mózg Festival and enables the audience to experience and understand different aspects of various cultures.

The festival presents the newest performance techniques and interdisciplinary combinations that relate to and honour tradition. This year the festival will last 13 days, will gather over 50 artists from 9 different countries and will take place in 2 cities: Bydgoszcz and Warsaw.

Warsaw:
Friday 23.10 - Wednesday 28.10 - Thursday 29.10 - Friday 30.10 - Saturday 31.10 - Thursday 12.11 - Friday 13.11 - Saturday 14.11

Bydgoszcz:
Saturday 24.10 - Thursday 05.11 - Friday 06.11 - Saturday 07.11

More information / source: www.festiwal.mozg.pl

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Coryphaeus of Polish Music 2015 – the Award Winners will be announced on November 11, 2015

Koryfeusz Muzyki Polskiej 2015The names of the winners will be announced at a special gala held on November 11, 2015 in the Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio. The awards are granted in 3 categories: Personality of the Year, Event of the Year and Honorary Award.

Nominees for the “Personality of the Year” category: saxophonist Paweł Gusnar; jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Nikola Kołodziejczyk; composers Paweł Mykietyn and Marcin Stańczyk; conductor Anna Szostak-Myrczek. The winner of the Honorary Award will be presented during the award-giving ceremony. Nominations for the Event of the Year:
• Concert and album Requiem ludowe (Folk Requiem) performed by Adam Strug and Kwadrofonik, recorded by Polish Radio Programme 2
• Opening of the new concert venue of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice
• G.F. Händel’s Agrippina – performance staged in the Stanislavian Theatre of the Royal Łazienki in Warsaw, organized by the ”Dramma per musica” Association
• Productions of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera Iolanta by Tchaikovsky and Bluebeard's Castle by Bartók, directed by Mariusz Treliński, staged in the Matropolitan Opera in New York
• Viktoria Nowak winning the Eurovision Young Dancers 2015 Competition

The winners receive commemorative statuettes designed by Prof. Adam Myjak, while the financial rewards are funded by ZAiKS Authors’ Association (Polish Society of Authors and Composers) and by STOART Union of Performing Artists.

The gala concert titled Polish Parade will be performed by: Viktora Nowak (winner of the Eurovision Young Dancers 2015), Włodek Pawlik (winner of Grammy 2014), Dorota Miśkiewicz with ensemble (Tomasz Kałwak - piano, Artur Lesicki - guitar, Michał Kapczuk - double bass, Robert Luty - percussion), and Polish Radio Orchestra conducted by Michał Klauza. The programme includes compositions by Henryk Wars, Władysław Szpilman, Jerzy Wasowski, Włodzimierz Nahorny and Włodek Pawlik.

Read more: Coryphaeus of Polish Music 2015 – the Award Winners will be announced on November 11, 2015

Szymanowski & Debussy

Meccore String Quartet - Szymanowski & Debussy

 
Concert promoting
a new CD of
Meccore String Quartet

The National Museum in Warsaw
3 Jerozolimskie Street
Main Hall

25th October
6:15 p.m.

Programme:

Claude Debussy:
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Karol Szymanowski:
String Quartet No. 1 in C major, Op. 37
Edward Grieg:

String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27

Organisers:  The National Museum in Warsaw, Warner Music Poland

 

Admission free

More infromation: www.mnw.art.pl

Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC is the media partor of the event.

First Album of Contemporary Music for Young Performers

altThe final concert of the “First Album of Contemporary Music for Young Performers” cycle will take place on November 7, 2015 at 5.00 pm in the Concert Hall of the Karol Szymanowski Music School in Wrocław (25 Piłsudskiego Street).

“First Album of Contemporary Music for Young Performers” is a cycle of compositions for young performers, meant to be presented during one concert. Composers of newly-written works include: Krzesimir Dębski, Jacek Grudzień, Krystian Kiełb, Jerzy Kornowicz, Sławomir Kupczak, Dariusz Przybylski, Agata Pyzel-Tondera, Adam Porębski, Jacek Rogala, Jarosław Siwiński, Maciej Staszewski, Tadeusz Wielecki, Lidia Zielińska, Maciej Żółtowski.

The concert's live broadcast will be available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P2GTsBcvUw or www.youtu.be/-P2GTsBcvUw

The project is organized by the Karol Szymanowski Music School in Wrocław and Polish Society for Contemporary Music, and co-funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as a part of the "Collections" programme (Composition Commissions), operated by the Institute of Music and Dance.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Read more: First Album of Contemporary Music for Young Performers