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SuperSam +1: Han Bennink & Tomasz Gwinciński
12 April 2018, Warsaw
30th International Festival Of Krakow Composers
14-22 April 2018, Krakow
1st International Organ Duo Competition
15-21 April 2018, Nowy Sącz
4th Malopolska Academy of Talents
1-8 July 2018, Łącko

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„Kopciuszek” Jules’a Masseneta 28 kwietnia w kinach na żywo z Met

MetSezon 2017/2018 transmisji z The Metropolitan Opera zakończy 28 kwietnia Kopciuszek Jules’a Masseneta. Transmisja opery HD LIVE z Nowego Jorku odbędzie się w Kinie Praha o godz. 18.35.

Ktoś policzył, że istnieje około 700 wersji historii o dziewczynie-sierocie gnębionej przez macochę i złe siostry. Do najpopularniejszych na gruncie europejskim należy oczywiście baśń Charlesa Perraulta z tomu Bajki babci Gąski. Na jej podstawie powstały późniejsze opracowania wątku dla dzieci, a także Kopciuszek baletowy do muzyki Prokofiewa i operowe, m.in. Rossiniego i Julesa Masseneta. To ostatnie dzieło miało swoją prapremierę w 1899 roku w Opéra-Comique w Paryżu. Opera odniosła ogromny sukces, bo była grana ponad 50 razy tylko w pierwszym sezonie prezentacji.

Poetycka opowieść o biednej dziewczynie zyskała w inscenizacji Laurenta Pelly fantazyjną oprawę scenograficzną i została przeniesiona do świata książek dla dzieci. Gwiazdą tego przedstawienia będzie amerykańska mezzosopranistka Joyce DiDonato. Wystąpią również: Alice Coote jako Książę z Bajki, Stephanie Blythe jako zła macocha i Laurent Naouri jako ojciec Kopciuszka. Wróżką będzie Kathleen Kim. Dyryguje Bertrand de Billy.

Zakończenie obecnego sezonu pokazów na żywo nie oznacza rozstania z nowojorską sceną aż do października. Zanim rozpocznie się kolejny sezon (2018/2019), widzów na całym świecie czekają tradycyjnie już letnio-jesienne powtórki najbardziej wartościowych spektakli Met z minionych lat. Dwie letnio-jesienne powtórki Met postanowiła poświęcić pamięci zmarłego niedawno barytona Dmitrija Hvorostovsky’ego. W repertuarze pojawi się Eugeniusz Oniegin Piotra Czajkowskiego (2007) oraz Trubadur Giuseppe Verdiego (2015) z jego udziałem.

Patronat medialny nad cyklem transmisji objęło Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

Dodatkowe informacje – na stronach: http://www.kinopraha.pl oraz http://new.nazywowkinach.pl/met-in-hd 

Elbląg | Muzyczna ofensywa w argentyńskich rytmach

eokPodobno „do tanga trzeba dwojga”. Czy na pewno? Przeczy temu tercet, który 13 maja 2018 roku po raz kolejny zagra z Elbląską Orkiestrą Kameralną w sali koncertowej Zespołu Państwowych Szkół Muzycznych w Elblągu o godz. 18.00.

Tango Attack wraz z Elbląską Orkiestrą Kameralną zabierze melomanów w podróż do Buenos Aires – miasta, które stanowi inspirację dla wielbicieli tanga na całym świecie. Dzięki temu słuchacze poznają wielokulturowy świat argentyńskiej stolicy. Wczują się w atmosferę roztańczonych i wypełnionych kolorowymi muralami portowych uliczek.

W repertuarze nie zabraknie największych przebojów tanga argentyńskiego (Cumparsita, El Choclo, Por una Cabeza). Pojawią się kompozycje Astora Piazzolii, jednej z najważniejszych postaci w historii tego gatunku (np. Muerte del Angel, Otono Porteno, Libertango) oraz utwory autorskie, w tym Lejdistango Hadriana Filipa Tabęckiego.

Przewodnikami po meandrach południowoamerykańskiej muzyki będą wybitni instrumentaliści, łączący tradycję z nowoczesnymi eksperymentami brzmieniowymi. Hadrian Filip Tąbecki (fortepian) to wszechstronnie uzdolniony kompozytor i aranżer. Współpracował m.in. z Michałem Bajorem, a jego utwory znalazły się na płytach Jose Cury, Jacka Bończyka oraz Mieczysława Szcześniaka. Piotr Malicki (gitara) wyspecjalizował się w grze w kameralnych składach; fascynują go argentyńskie rytmy. Z kolei Grzegorza Bożewicza (bandoneon) krytycy cenią jako interpretatora muzyki argentyńskiej, greckiej, irlandzkiej, francuskiej, a także barokowej i współczesnej.

Koncert objęty programem „Filharmonia/ostrożnie, wciąga!!!”. Koordynatorem programu jest Instytut Muzyki i Tańca.

Patronat medialny nad koncertem objęło Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

Informacja o biletach – na stronie: www.eok.elblag.eu

Warsaw | Polish Chamber Music of the 20th century

UMFC

The next chamber concert in the cycle "Wednesday on Okolnik Street" will take place on May 9, 2018 at 7.00 p.m. at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

The concert will be performed by outstanding artists: violinist Janusz Wawrowski, cellist Jakub Dubik and pianist Grzegorz Skrobiński. In their interpretation, we will hear rarely performed works by Andrzej Panufnik (Piano Trio) and Mieczysław Wajnberg (Sonatina for violin and piano), as well as works by two composers of the "Young Poland" group: Ludomir Różycki (Rhapsody for Piano Trio, Op. 33) and Karol Szymanowski (Dance from the ballet Harnasie, Op. 55 in transcription for violin and piano by the composer and Paweł Kochański).

The concert will also premiere the 3rd Sonatina by Norbert Palej – Polish composer currently living in Canada, lecturer at the University of Toronto, artistic director of the Festival of Contemporary Music in Toronto.

Tickets available from the 26th of April at the Chopin University Press (Mon.–Fri., 12.00 p.m.–7.00 p.m.) and through the website: www.umfc.bilety24.pl.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

"Mazovia in the Crown" for the Independent

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This year's fifteenth season of the "Mazovia in the Crown" series, organized by the Mazovian Institute of Culture and partners from Mazovia, will be associated with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the independence of Poland. The inauguration of the cycle will take place on May 3, 2018 at 6.00 p.m. in the Sokołów Podlaski Co-cathedral.

During the inauguration of the cycle, outstanding artists will perform: the Sinfonia Viva orchestra under the direction of Tomasz Radziwonowicz, who is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his artistic career this year, and the pianist Karol Radziwonowicz. The musicians will perform works by Karol Szymanowski, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Fryderyk Chopin, Witold Lutosławski and Wojciech Kilar. The same programme will be presented during the next concert on May 6 at 7.00 p.m. in the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Węgrów.

Patriotic accents have been present at the festival "Mazovia in the Crown" since the beginning of its existence. The first edition of the project commemorated the 475th anniversary of incorporation of the Masovian Duchy into the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland. They won't be missed in the jubilee year of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence. Eleven concerts will present Polish music, largely written by composers from 1918-2018. The final concert "Rejoice, Mother, Poland!" will be held on November 11. Admission to all the concerts is free.

Detailed information at: www.mazowszewkoronie.pl 

 

14th International Choir Festival "Mundus Cantat Sopot"

mc14th International Choir Festival "Mundus Cantat Sopot" will be held between May 16-20, 2018. As part of the festival, in addition to the competition events taking place in Sopot, a series of "Gdansk Accompanying Concerts" will start on April 21, 2018.

"Mundus Cantat" means dozens of festival events, hundreds of participants from all over the world, a kilometer long Parade of Choirs along popular Heroes of Monte Cassino street, vocal workshops and various happenings. Join us in combining learning with pleasure! You will establish international friendships, spend memorable moments in a popular sea health resort all together while improving your vocal technique under the wings of worldwide known, prominent professionals.

We guarantee unforgettable musical experiences during numerous accompanying concerts on historical stages of Trójmiasto metropolitan area and memorable moments shared with your new international family of music lovers. Challenge yourself against choirs from all corners of the world and win the Grand Prix/Stauette of Sopot Seagull race. On May 19, 2018, the world will find out who will score the title of "Mundus Cantat Sopot" 2018 Grand Prix laureatte.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Detailed programme available at: http://munduscantat.pl/ 

Warsaw | Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra Concert

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Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra and Bomsori Kim will perform Krzysztof Penderecki's Violin Concerto No. 2 and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's Symphony No. 3 during the concert on 28 April 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw.

Two pieces from the programme of the April concert are complemented with interesting subtitles revealing certain intentions of their creators. Such subtitles are often added by later editors, not always in accordance with the authors’ will, but in these cases, they come from the authors themselves.

Felix Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony is his artistic response to the immense sensations he absorbed during a long summer trip through Scotland in 1829. The ideas born at that time took a very long time to mature, because it was over a dozen years later that he finished the work, in the pages of which we can find an auditory reminiscence of his visit to the ruined chapel of the Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, echoes of lively folk melodies in a cheerful scherzo, or the touching (alleged) “prayer of Queen Mary Stuart” in the quotation from Mendelssohn’s own version of Ave Maria.

On the other hand, the subtitle of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Violin Concerto No. 2, composed in 1996 for the wonderful Anne-Sophie Mutter, was explained by the composer himself (in a conversation with Jakub Haufa, 2007), in a very interesting statement giving a (quite rare) insight into the creative process: “The Violin Concerto No. 2, “Metamorphoses” was created in two stages. And since the Concerto was subject to change, the title “Metamorphoses” seemed appropriate and correct to me. I wasn’t convinced about my initial idea, it seemed that this wasn’t what I wanted to write. The […] important motifs appear constantly, but in an ongoing process of metamorphosis, so they are treated differently every time: in a different instrumentation, in a different character, but these main motifs appear in the Concerto from beginning to end. […] While Anne-Sophie Mutter was playing, I noticed that there are not many lyrical moments in this Concerto. This was not her suggestion, but after this meeting I thought that it was necessary to expand the Concerto with various lyrical themes, so that it would not be just such a virtuoso work. Then I added the finishing touches and these so-called secondary motifs appeared in there.”

This very interesting work, shimmering with virtuosity, but also enchanting with the lyricism of the new, “changed” motifs, will be performed in Warsaw by the brilliant South Korean violinist Bomsori Kim, who combines dazzling technique with great musicality and depth of interpretation. She is the winner of many prestigious competitions, and the Polish audience remembers her especially from 2016, when she took second place at the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań. The concert will be led by Łukasz Borowicz.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Information about tickets at: www.sinfoniaiuventus.pl 

Katowice | Polish music too little known: Karol Lipiński's trios

NOSPR

The next concert of the series "Polish music too little known" will be held on April 28, 2018 at 7.30 p.m. in the Katowice headquarters of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. It will be a great opportunity to get acquainted with the lesser-known works of Karol Lipiński.

During the April concert we will hear Trio in A major, Op. 12 and Trio in G minor, Op. 8 for 2 violins and cello by Karol Lipiński. The programme will be presented by graduates of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music: violinists Voytek Proniewicz and Adam Roszkowski, and cellist and composer Jan Roszkowski.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Information about tickets at the NOSPR website.

Lodz | Symphony concert to celebrate Bulgarian Presidency in the European Union

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A symphonic concert on April 27, 2018 at the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic will be an opportunity not only to listen to works that rarely appear in philharmonic repertoires (including one Lodz pre-premiere), but also to celebrate the Bulgarian Presidency in the European Union.

Ahead of us is the Lodz pre-premiere of Maurycy Moszkowski's Piano Concerto in B minor, discovered a few years ago. This German-Polish-Jewish pianist (born in 1854 in Wrocław) composed several hundred virtuoso pieces for the piano. They were appreciated and played by well-known soloists, including Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Apart from Moszkowski's Etude, the most frequently performed is the Piano Concerto in E major, as it was believed, the only one. It turned out, however, that there is another concerto written earlier. Along with the Lodz Philharmonics, it will be presented by Bulgarian artists – pianist Ludmil Angelov, an excellent interpreter of works by Fryderyk Chopin, and conductor Vladimir Kiradjiev. 

During this concert, organized to celebrate the Bulgarian Presidency in the EU, the Bulgarian Suite by Pancho Vladigerova, related to the well-known Pasternak family, will also be performed The program of the concert will be completed by Polish melodies by Mieczysław Wajnberg, a Warsaw-born composer of Jewish origin, from 1939 residing in the USSR.

Pre-concert meeting at 6.15 p.m. will be lead by Piotr Matwiejczuk.

Information about tickets at: http://filharmonia.lodz.pl 

Katowice | Independent 2018. What's in my soul? – Polish Music

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A concert from the cycle "Independent 2018. What's in my soul? – Polish Music" will take place on April 25, 2018 at the Polish Radio Katowice Concert Studio (29 Ligonia St.).

In the second concert of the series "Independent 2018. What's in my soul? Polish music", organized in Katowice by the Institution for the Promotion and Dissemination of Music "Silesia", we will hear string quartets of Polish composers in the interpretation of Messages Quartet. Members of the ensemble, which is nowadays perceived as one of the best Polish string quartets, are graduates of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and the Academy of Music in Krakow. During the April concert they will present: String Quartet No. 3 "On Polish folk themes" (1945) by Szymon Laks, String quartet No. 1 (c. 1839) by Stanisław Moniuszko and String quartet No. 2 "Messages" (1980) by Andrzej Panufnik, which title referrs to the name of the ensemble.

Free tickets are available at the IPiUM Silesia office (Katowice, Sejmu Śląskiego 2, ground floor, room 20).

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Additional information at: http://www.silesia.art.pl