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Bialystok | 41st International Festival of Orthodox Music ‘Hajnówka 2022’ in Białystok

POLMICFor the 41st time, choirs from around the world will present themselves at the largest and most prestigious festival of Orthodox music in Poland. The International Festival of Orthodox Music ‘Hajnówka’ in Białystok will take place between the 21st and 25th of September, 2022. The Festival is held under the patronage of the Polish Composers' Union.

The festival is the first event in the world presenting Orthodox music from the beginning of Christianity to modern times, with particular emphasis on music created by Polish composers.

During the Festival, church music is performed by choirs regardless of nationality and religion - secular choirs, Orthodox Christians, Catholics, Greek Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, Buddhists, and followers of Judaism. It has been taking place continuously since 1982. The inaugurating concert ‘Ukraine and Poland in Orthodox Church Music’ will be performed by the Częstochowa Philharmonic Choir ‘Collegium Cantorum’ conducted by Janusz Siadlak.

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Szczecin | 5th Music.Design.Form Festival

POLMICEvery year Music.Design.Form Festival is a time full of exhibitions, workshops, discussions, light and sound installations, and above all, unusual, experimental and premiere concerts. This year's 5th edition will take place between the 21st and the 25th of September, 2022 at the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin.

The theme of this year's edition will be ‘Harmony’.

During the inauguration of the Fesival, Jimek, a versatile and intriguing composer of the young generation, and Jacek Hałas, musician, singer and dancer inspired by traditional music, will present their vision of harmony.

Festival website: https://mdf.filharmonia.szczecin.pl/ 

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Warsaw | Meeting with Jerzy Artysz

POLMICOn the 20th of September 2022 at 17.00 Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC invites you to a meeting with Jerzy Artysz as part of the ‘Warsaw Autumn’ International Festival of Contemporary Music, dedicated to the new book Searching. Jerzy Artysz in an interview with Sylwia Wachowska and Aleksander Laskowski, which will be held at the publisher's seat in Warsaw - Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (Fredry 8 street). 

In the book, Professor Artysz recalls the reality of the conflagration of the war, the mother who always saw musician in him, times - not always gray - of the Polish People's Republic: music education, singing competitions and first roles in the Łódź Opera. It describes a mature artist – his parts in performances of the Grand Theater and the Warsaw Chamber Opera, and performance of songs. As the experiences gained in Italy and Spain were of great importance for the artistic development and pedagogical work of Jerzy Artysz, stories from the South could not be missing. The book also includes talks about teaching the next generations of singers. The interview shows an image of an artist and educator who does not rest on his laurels, but constantly looks for new paths and devotes himself to every challenge brought by fate with true passion.

Agata Kwiecińska will lead the meeting in which Dr. Daniel Cichy, the director of the Polish Music Edition and Dr. Mieczysław Kominek, the President of the Polish Composers' Union will also take part.

Polish Music Edition is the event's partner.

Admission free!

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Warsaw | Music Seasons - Autumn 2022

POLMICThe Polish Composers' Union invites you to the next concert of the Warsaw Branch of the Polish Composers' Union in the series ‘Music Seasons – Autumn’, which will take place on the 19th of September, 2022 at 5.00 p.m. in the Large Chamber Hall of the Music School Complex No. 1 in the 21 Rakowiecka Street in Warsaw. Anna Mikołajczyk-Niewiedział (soprano) and Marcin Tadeusz Łukaszewski (piano) will present Polish vocal poetry of the 21st century. Admission free!

We will hear works from the series Four songs to the words of Krzysztof Lipka by Stanisław Moryto, Let the Wind Finally Stop, from the series Five songs to the words of Dorota Gołaszewska and Difficult Questions to the own words of Anna Ignatowicz-Glińska, Shihaikai by Aleksander Kościow to the words by Matsuo Bashō, Venus by Jerzy Bauer to the words of Halina Poświatowska, Wierzba przydrożna and Akacje at night by Magdalena Cynk to the words of Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska, Letters. From dusk till dawn by Miłosz Bembinow to the words by Eryk Habowski, Two songs by Grażyna Paciorek-Draus to her own words.

In addition, two premieres will be performed: Edward Sielicki's Four Erotics to the words by Paulina Cysak (2022) and Songs by Norwid by Paweł Łukaszewski (2021/2022).

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

Warsaw | 4th Kwadrofonik Festival

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On the 17th of September, 2022 the inauguration of the 6th Kwadrofonik Festival will take place at SWPS. This year's edition focuses on the notion of time.

The prelude to the Festival were ITAKA shows by Sławomir Wojciechowski and Przemysław Klonowski. On the 17th of September at 4:00 p.m. at SWPS there will be a premiere of a reportage directed by Dorota Migas-Mazur, which is a record of the work on the performance, but also an independent artistic form. The documentary featuring Wojciechowski's music features legendary Polish actresses: Emilia Krakowska, Maja Komorowska and Barbara Krafftówna. The premiere will be accompanied by a debate with the participation of scientists associated with SWPS.

On the same day, the installation of Joanna Rajkowska SORRY, combined with the performance of the monumental composition For Christian Wolff by Morton Feldman, will also take place.

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Zielona Góra | Inauguration of the 67th artistic season in Zielona Góra Philharmonic

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polmicThe 67th artistic season at the Zielona Góra Philharmonic will be inaugurated by a symphonic concert, which will take place on the 17th of September, 2022 in the MCM Hall. Soloists will be: Hubert Zapiór (baritone) and violinist Tareq Matar. The FZ Orchestra will be conducted by Rafał Kłoczko. We will hear, among others, Polish music, including the masterpiece of the patron of the institution, as well as Sonnets to words by Adam Wesołowski, composed especially for this occasion.

The inaugural concert of the 67th artistic season will begin with the overture to the opera Maria by Roman Statkowski, a composer considered to be the most important artist before Szymanowski. As in the previous one, also this year, the programme of the concert could not miss Tadeusz Baird’s 4 Love Sonnets to words by Shakespeare, in whose output vocal poetry occupied a special place. On the 17th of September, they will be interpreted by a Polish singer of the young generation, Hubert Zapiór, who will have his debut on the Zielona Góra stage.

Press release

More: http://filharmoniazg.pl/events/inauguracja-sezonu-artystycznego-2022-2023/ 

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Stargard | 2d "Soni Spatium" Marek Jasiński International Festival

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POLMICThe second edition of the International Festival named after prof. Marek Jasiński "Soni Spatium" in Stargard will run from 16 to 18 September 2022. Mater Omnium Sapientia is the title of the work by Marek Jasiński and the motto of this year edition.

This year, the following ensembles will perform: Lund University Choir (Szwecja), Joachim Mencel Quintet, Jan Szyrocki Academic Choir of the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin under the direction of Szymon Wyrzykowski, Stargard Camerata Orchestra, Luna Plena Vocal Group from Zabrze, Children’s Choir of the Professor Marek Jasiński General Primary Music School. The concerts will take place at the Collegiate Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Queen of the World in Stargard and the Witold Lutosławski State Primary and Secondary Music School in Stargard. The programme will also include premiere of work Speravit anima mea in Domino by Marek Nowakowski (Chicago).

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Katowice | Inauguration of 78th artistic season of Choir and Symphony Orchestra o the Silesian Philharmonic

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The 78th artistic season of the Silesian Philharmonic will be inaugurated by a concert of the Choir and Symphony Orchestra conducted by Yaroslav Shemet - a conductor who will perform for the first time not only as head of the Orchestra, but also as artistic director of the Silesian Philharmonic. On the 16th of September, 2022 at 7.00 p.m. we will hear works by Richard Strauss, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and Wojciech Kilar. 

The concert will open with a composition that is known to everyone, regardless of music knowledge: Also sprach Zarathustra of Richard Strauss. 

The second item on the programme will be Henryk Mikołaj Górecki's Kyrie, one of his last works, part of the mass to have been commissioned by John Paul II. 

In the final of the evening we will hear the monumental Exodus by Wojciech Kilar - in the year of his 90th birthday, which was celebrated in July. 

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Bydgoszcz | 60th Bydgoszcz Music Festival

POLMIC60th Bydgoszcz Music Festival will be held on September 16 - October 7, 2022 under the slogan ‘Contrasts - New Hope’. 

The theme of the jubilee Festival refers to the present times, which will certainly leave a permanent mark in the history of mankind. On the other hand, the contrasted programme of the event will undoubtedly ensure the interest of various audiences, and the title hope will pour optimism into the hearts of music lovers. 

Recognized conductors, soloists, choirs and chamber ensembles presenting diverse repertoire will perform at 10 concerts. During the inauguration, we will hear Krzysztof Penderecki's Seven Gates of Jerusalem. In the following days, a concert will be held to mark the 40th  anniversary of the Polish Chamber Philharmonic in Sopot. British vocal ensemble The King's Singers, Capella Bydgostiensis, Kasia Cerekwicka, Małgorzata Ostrowska, Agnieszka Twardowska and Anna Grzelak will take part in the Festival. Arvo Pärt's works will be performed by the Estonian Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir in Tallinn, and Ewa Bem's greatest hits will be presented in a symphonic project. The 60th edition of the Festival will be crowned with the works of Wojciech Kilar.

Programme: https://filharmonia.bydgoszcz.pl/60-bydgoski-festiwal-muzyczny-kontrasty-nowa-nadzieja/
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