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New portal 'Heritage of Polish Music in Open Access’ now available!

POLMICUnique music sources - prints and old prints, music manuscripts and autographs of authors from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th century - are now available online thanks to digitization. The invaluable library resources of a dozen or so institutions from all over Poland can now be researched without leaving home in the new portal ‘The Heritage of Polish Music in Open Access’:https://polish.musicsources.pl/pl 

The project has just ended. It is an extension of the ‘Chopin Heritage in Open Access’ project already finalized by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute. The final result is a portal enabling searching of sources, viewing and downloading them, and performing music analysis.

Over 25,000 documents and over 6,500 digital transcriptions of unique music sources, most of them previously unpublished, have been placed in free access. The clear interface of the website allows you to easily and quickly find interesting materials on the basis of, among others, where they are stored, type of document and subject matter

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
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Cracow | 6th Edition of the Festival 'Cracow Music Salon'

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For the sixth time, the Polish Chamber Musicians’ Association invites you to the Jan Matejko House - a branch of the National Museum in Cracow. Outstanding performers, masterpieces of chamber music, and also premieres of new works will be presented at the Festival! From the 5th to the 29th of September, six concerts and two lectures will take place. The concerts will also be rebroadcast online on the YT SPMK channel. Admission to all events is free.

The idea of ​​the festival is to restore traditions of salons from the 19th century, as well as to present the works of forgotten composers. The programme of the Festival encompasses works by among others Z. Noskowski, Z. Stojowski, K. Szymanowski, S. Kisielewski, G. Bacewicz, Z. Mycielski, J. Łuciuka, J. Nowakowski, P. Kędzierski, H. Kulenty, M. Pawełek, A. Ignatowicz-Glińska. Lectures will be given by Dr. Agnieszka Draus and Dr. Maciej Negrey.


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Warsaw | Jubilee Concert on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Sinfonia Iuventus and the inauguration of the Orchestra's artistic season 2022/2023

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POLMICOn the 3rd of September, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw, there will be a Jubilee Concert on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Sinfonia Iuventus and the inauguration of the Orchestra's artistic season 2022/2023. The honorary patronage over the event was taken by Prof. Piotr Gliński, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. The ensemble conducted by Marek Pijarowski will present works by Beethoven, Schumann and Lutosławski. Tomasz Strahl will perform as the soloist.

The season we are opening with this concert is particularly important for us as we enter our 15th year of activity! Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra was founded on the initiative of Jerzy Semkow, one of Poland’s most eminent conductors, and was established by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage by decree of 1 October 2007. These years confirm how important and necessary this project was and how high our ensemble has achieved during this time, giving the opportunity for the development of very many young musicians, the satisfaction of presenting an interesting and original repertoire, and the enjoyment of concert audiences and listeners to our recordings.

After a note of Piotr Maculewicz

More: https://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/ 

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Słupsk | 56th Polish Piano Festival

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On September 3–8, 2022, the 56th Polish Piano Festival will be held in Słupsk. It is the largest and one of the oldest events for Polish pianists and harpsichordists and a place to present a comprehensive repertoire, including works by Polish composers.

The main idea of the Festival is to present Polish music in the context of world music literature and Polish performers. This year's edition will be attended by, among others Mateusz Krzyżowski, Joanna Marcinkowska, Piotr Sałajczyk and Bogdan Czapiewski. The festival will also be an opportunity for piano debuts and premieres of specifically commissioned works. This year, there will be a premiere of a new piece by Andrzej Karałow Vocalise - a tribute to Witkacy's landscapes, inspired by Witkacy's paintings.


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Toruń | SEROCKI #100: project dedicated to Kazimierz Serocki

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In September 2022, the Toruń Symphony Orchestra would like to celebrate the 100th anniversary of birth of one of the most outstanding contemporary composers, Kazimierz Serocki, born in Toruń.  On this occasion concerts and lectures will take place between the 3rd and the 23rd of September, which are supposed to draw attention to the composer still little known to the general public.

The project was already inaugurated in March this year, presenting the piece Hommage à Serocki by Adam Falenty, composed especially for this occasion. Main celebrations however, will take place in September. 18 events are in the programme, with the participation of such recognized artists as Zygmunt Krauze, Ingolf Wunder and Adam Kośmieja.

During the concert on the 3rd of September, the world premiere of the piece Pianophonie by Serocki will take place, the original interpretation of which will be presented by electronic music producer Szymon Weiss. Ingolf Wunder, winner of the 2nd prize at the 16th Chopin Piano Competition, will perform Serocki's Romantic Concerto for the first time in his career, and on the 23rd of September we will hear the premiere performance of Sercoki’s music to the film Potop.

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.

Detailed programme: www.tos.art.pl 

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Cracow | 20th Sacrum Profanum Festival: 'Endangered species'

POLMICEngaged and full of bold experiments - this will be the 20th Sacrum Profanum contemporary music festival. Between the 2nd and 11th of September, 2022, together with artists from Poland and abroad, the public will take part in such unusual events as an eco-opera or a concert for twelve electric guitars and will also hear rare instruments, and maybe even experience musical hallucinations. All this in the interesting spaces of Cracow.

The festival will feature pieces from Poland, the USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, Japan, Lithuania, Latvia and Romania. Compositions by Piotr Peszat, Martyna Bast, Marta Forsberg, Mike Majkowski, Wojciech Błażejczyk, Hubert Zemler, Zbigniew Karkowski, Stefan Węgłowski and Michał Jacaszek will be premiered.

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

Festival website: https://sacrumprofanum.com/ 

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Warsaw | 19th Singer's Warsaw Festival of Jewish Culture

POLMICConcerts, performances, shows. Both large and small meetings with Jewish culture, art and tradition as interpreted by artists from all over the world, with the Israeli star Yasmin Levy in the final. The 19th edition of the Singer's Warsaw Festival of Jewish Culture will take place on August 27 - September 4, 2022. The festival events will also take place from the 12th of August in many places associated with the life and work of Icchok Bashevis Singer. Before the Nobel Prize winner and the festival's patron reached Warsaw and later moved to New York, Biłgoraj, Leoncin and Radzymin were on his way.

Although Singer's Warsaw is a festival devoted to culture, its organizers are not indifferent to the events around them and this year they decided to invite artists from Ukraine, as well as artists who support our neighbors in their projects. This year, in line with the festival's tradition, music and theater will dominate. The regular points of the programme will also include meetings around literature, music and history, film screenings, as well as lectures, workshops, exhibitions and city walks.

Detailed programme: http://shalom.org.pl/program-2022/
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NOSPR: Tournée in Japan

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The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra is a living legend: one of the best symphony orchestras in Poland and a brand recognized in the world. By giving concerts in the most distant corners of the globe, the NOSPR has been carrying out the mission of the ambassador of Polish culture for many years. In September 2022, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra sets off on a tour of Japan. It will be a return after a 20-year break, and also the sixth visit to the ‘country of the cherry blossom’ in the long history of the orchestra.

During the tour, the orchestra will be accompanied by two exceptional personalities: the US conducting icon Marin Alsop and the rising star of Japanese piano, Hayato Sumino.

Scheduled from September 7 to 19, the tour includes 11 concerts at the most important cultural centers in Japan, including Tokyo at the famous Suntory Hall.

Press release

More: www.nospr.org.pl 

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Warsaw | 15th Summer Festiwal of the New Town

POLMICNowa Orkiestra Kameralna Foundation invites you to the jubilee 15th Summer Festival of the Warsaw New Town, which will be held at the st. Jack Dominican Church in the Freta 10 street between the 25th of August and the 3rd of September, 2022. At this year's edition of the festival artists such as Janusz Olejniczak, Tomasz Strahl, Katarzyna Duda, Paweł Kowalski, Warsaw Camerata under the direction of Paweł Kos-Nowicki and Popko & Thieu-Quang Duo will perform.

On the 26th of August at 7.00 p.m., a clarinet-piano duo will perform. In the interpretation of pianist Paweł Popko and clarinetist Piotr Thieu-Quang we will hear works by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Fryderyk Chopin, Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński, Tadeusz Baird, Antoni Szałowski and Witold Lutosławski.

Admission to the concerts is free!

Festival website: https://www.facebook.com/LetniFestiwalNowegoMiasta/ 

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