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Washington | „Music from the Heart: A Tribute to Ignacy Jan Paderewski”

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The gala concert 'Music from the Heart: A Tribute to Ignacy Jan Paderewski' will take place on the 16th of October 2022 at 19.00 in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Under the direction of Kenneth Slowik, the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra will perform five iconic works by Polish and American composers. Originally planned as a celebration of the foundation of the Second Republic of Poland at the end of World War I, the concert is organized in cooperation with the Andrzej Markowski Foundation.

The programme will begin with the energetic 1948 Concerto for String Orchestra by Grażyna Bacewicz, Poland’s best-known female composer, followed by Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, which gained instant fame when Arturo Toscanini led the NBC orchestra in its broadcast premiere. Next up, Mikołaj Gorecki’s hauntingly beautiful Concerto-Notturno will feature the young American violinist Lily Honigberg, concluding the first half of the concert. After the intermission, another young American pianist, Avery Gagliano (the only American semi-finalist of the 18th International Chopin Piano Competition in 2021), will play Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s Romanza. The concert will end with a Suite from Aaron Copland’s, Appalachian Spring.

More information: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/scms-muzyka-z-serca 

Premiere of Agata Zubel's work in Donaueschingen

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On the 14th of October, 2022, during the Donaueschinger Musiktage - one of the most important festivals of contemporary music in the world - Agata Zubel's piece Out of Time for a hologram soloist and orchestra will be premiered.

In the piece inspired by Marcel Proust, the composer goes beyond the standard notion of a musical work. It will be presented by Agata Zubel's hologram together with SWR Symphonieorchester and SWR Experimentalstudio, which will be hosted by Pascal Rophé.

The concert will be broadcast live on SWR2 on the 14th of October at 20.05.

More: https://www.swr.de/swrclassic/donaueschinger-musiktage/veranstaltung-14-10-2022-20-uhr-3-konzert-100.html 

Success of the Polish participants of the 3rd International Composition Competition 'Future Symphony' in Vilnius

polmicDuring the final concert of the 3rd International Composition Competition for Symphony Orchestra on the 9th of September, 2022 in Vilnius, second prizes were awarded ex aequo to composers from Katowice: Przemysław Scheller and Roman Czura.  

Two orchestral compositions by Polish composers were performed at the Lithuanian Philharmonic in Vilnius: Beyond the Threshold by Przemysław Scheller and Black is Black by Roman Czura. For Czura, it was a return to the Lithuanian stage after the 3rd prize won in the Competition in 2020. This time, the organizers extended the formula, offering participants to model a symphony orchestra by a possibility of including instruments such as a saxophone, accordion or an electric guitar in the ensemble. There was also an opportunity to write a piece with a narrator - the only such score, Was auch geschieht by Jasper de Bock, won. 

The international jury consisted of: Mārtiņš Viļums, Yannis Kyroakides, Justė Janulytė, Modestas Pitrėnas, Gediminas Gelgotas, Ayal Adler. 

Congratulations to all Laureates! 

More about the competitioin: https://www.futuresymphony.lt/ 

Premiere of Agata Zubel's work in Donaueschingen

POLMIC

On the 14th of October, 2022, during the Donaueschinger Musiktage - one of the most important festivals of contemporary music in the world - Agata Zubel's piece Out of Time for a hologram soloist and orchestra will be premiered.

In the piece inspired by Marcel Proust, the composer goes beyond the standard notion of a musical work. It will be presented by Agata Zubel's hologram together with SWR Symphonieorchester and SWR Experimentalstudio, which will be hosted by Pascal Rophé.

The concert will be broadcast live on SWR2 on the 14th of October at 20.05.

More: https://www.swr.de/swrclassic/donaueschinger-musiktage/veranstaltung-14-10-2022-20-uhr-3-konzert-100.html 

Success of the Polish participants of the 3rd International Composition Competition 'Future Symphony' in Vilnius

polmicDuring the final concert of the 3rd International Composition Competition for Symphony Orchestra on the 9th of September, 2022 in Vilnius, second prizes were awarded ex aequo to composers from Katowice: Przemysław Scheller and Roman Czura.  

Two orchestral compositions by Polish composers were performed at the Lithuanian Philharmonic in Vilnius: Beyond the Threshold by Przemysław Scheller and Black is Black by Roman Czura. For Czura, it was a return to the Lithuanian stage after the 3rd prize won in the Competition in 2020. This time, the organizers extended the formula, offering participants to model a symphony orchestra by a possibility of including instruments such as a saxophone, accordion or an electric guitar in the ensemble. There was also an opportunity to write a piece with a narrator - the only such score, Was auch geschieht by Jasper de Bock, won. 

The international jury consisted of: Mārtiņš Viļums, Yannis Kyroakides, Justė Janulytė, Modestas Pitrėnas, Gediminas Gelgotas, Ayal Adler. 

Congratulations to all Laureates! 

More about the competitioin: https://www.futuresymphony.lt/