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Zamość | 84th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II: ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’

SymfoniaPiesni 1.9.23On the 84th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II on the 1st of September, 2023 at 19.45 in the Zamość Rotunda there will be a concert of the Karol Namysłowski Symphony Orchestra in Zamość conducted by Tadeusz Wicherek. Together with the soprano Ewa Tracz, they will perform the Third Symphony – ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’ Op. 36 by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki.

Symphony No. 3 was written in 1976, commissioned by the Südwestfunk radio station in Baden Baden. The premiere took place in Royan as part of the 14th International Festival of Contemporary Art. The recording of the work in the interpretation of Dawn Upshaw and the London Sinfonietta conducted by David Zinman in 1991 achieved over a million sales and won a gold record, which caused great interest in the Polish composer around the world.

The concert on the 1st of September will be dedicated to all the inhabitants of Zamość and the surrounding area who were murdered and deported to concentration camps during World War II.

Free entrance.

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Bielsko-Biała, Szczyrk, Ustroń, Żywiec, Cieszyn | 4th Festival Beskid Classics

BeskidClassics 23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Celebrating the 300th anniversary of granting Biała city rights, the organisers invite you to concerts in Bielsko-Biała between the 31st of August and the 16th of September. The baroque Ensemble Giardino di Delizie from Rome at the Sułkowski Castle, the Czech Philharmonic Quartet at Villa Sixta, and the Baltic Neopolis Orchestra with present the world premiere of the new work by Mikołaj Górecki and the most famous works by Mozart, Shostakovich and Respighi.

The workby Mikołaj Górecki was commissioned by the Temida Arts & Business Foundation and co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the ‘Composers' Commissions’ programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

The concerts will also include music by such Polish artists as Adam Jarzębski, Fryderyk Chopin, Wojciech Kilar, Karol Szymanowski and Mieczysław Karłowicz.

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Warsaw | Renewable Music: Workshops for composers

RenMus 31.8.23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

As part of the project ‘Renewable Music. V4 Composers for Sustainability’, connecting composers, performers and artistic institutions from the Visegrad Group (V4) countries, at the beginning of September 2023 workshops with experts in the field of music and ecology will take place in Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest.

The series of workshops will begin in Warsaw, where composers will have the opportunity to visit the Castle Gardens on August 31 - September 2, take part in a discussion with Krzysztof Marciniak - a musicologist and acoustic ecologist, and Joanna Tabaka, an ecological educator, and work on original ideas with members of the Hasztag Ensemble, specializing in the performance of contemporary music.

Project website: https://renmus.eu/ 

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Radziejowice | 20th Ensemble Festival

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The jubilee 20th Ensemble Festival will take place on August 27 - September 3, 2023 at the House of Creative Work - Palace in Radziejowice. The programme will include music and theater workshops as well as concerts and acting shows, during which the results of cooperation between award-winning and emerging artists will be presented. Admission to this year's edition of the Ensemble Festival is free!

Most of the concerts will feature Polish music, e.g. works by Grażyna Bacewicz, Zygmunt Krauze, Józef Nowakowski, Jan Duszyński, Marcin Markowicz, Mikołaj Majkusiak, Marcin Masecki, as well as songs of pre-war Warsaw arranged by Marcin Masecki and Marcin Markowicz.

On the 2nd of September, there will be an acting show by Cezary Kosiński's group entitled Iwan Vyrypajew – "The Delhi Dance" (arr. Cezary Kosiński).

Co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund. The task was co-financed from the budget of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship.

Detailed programme: https://ensemblefestival.org/program/ 

Tłokowo | III Klangor – Chamber music concerts in Jeziorany Festival

Klangor 23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On August 25-27, 2023, the Municipal Cultural Center in Jeziorany invites you to the 3rd festival ‘Klangor - Jeziorańskie Koncerty Kameralne’. The third edition is a meeting with three genres of vocal art: from folk, traditional singing, through classical, to stage vocals in the space of the church of St. Roch in Tłokowo / Kramarzewo.

It will inaugurate the ‘Folk Requiem’ Festival - a meeting between the singer Adam Strug and the Kwadrofonik ensemble. On the 26th of August, the duo Dwóch Głos, co-created by the cellist and composer Michał Pepol together with the pianist Bartek Wąsik, will introduce Szymanowski's music to the youngest audience in an accessible way: a selection of Kurpie Songs, Swan and excerpts from the ballet Harnasie in arrangements by the duo will be presented. On the same day, in the evening, we will hear another duo: pianist Karina Komendera and vocalist Maciej Pawlak will introduce the audience to the lesser-known, ambitious face of the musical.

Detailed information: www.mokjeziorany.pl/aktualnosci/klangor2023 

Tickets available at https://ekobilet.pl/miejski-osrodek-kultury-w-jezioranach-8252 

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Bydgoszcz | Koherencje Festival

Koherencje 23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

What do music and philosophy have in common? Let's get to know the experts' answers and find your own during three days of various events of the Koherencje Festival! The festival, which will take place on August 24-26, 2023 at the Chamber Theater in Bydgoszcz, the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music and in Melostrefa, is the first in Poland and one of the few in Europe series of events devoted to music, philosophy and their interconnections.

The Festival programme consists of three lecture-concerts, combining an inspiring philosophical lecture with a concert: classical and contemporary music will be performed.

Additional information: https://www.facebook.com/Fundacja.Koherencje/ 

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Warsaw | 16th Summer Festival of the New Town 2023

LetniFestiwalNM 23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre pOLMIC

Every year Polish music lovers gather at the Summer Festival of the New Town which takes place in the welcoming interiors of St. Jack church in Warsaw in the last days of August.

Included in the programme will be: chamber, solo, vocal, early and orchestral music. This year’s festival is taking place from the 24th of August to the 2nd of September and features 6 concerts, which will be held over 2 weeks on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.

We will hear: Grażyna Bacewicz Quartet, Royal String Quartet’s interpretation of Paweł Szymański’s compositions, Piotr Maszyński’s songs performed by mezzosoprano Lilianna Zalesińska accompanied by Jolanta Pszczółkowska-Pawlik on the piano, young talented saxophonists from NEMESIS quartet. Early music lovers will enjoy the performance of early music ensemble from Cracow Musica Graziosa that will perform a programme entirely consisting of polonaises. We will be able to listen to little-known compositions of Andrzej Nikodemowicz performed by Dominika Falger, the Wiener Symphoniker member and pianist Gajusz Kęska who will perform Henryk Wieniawski’s compositions. The finale of this year’s edition of the Festival will be presented by Warsaw Camerata with Paweł Kos-Nowicki and Marcin Zdunik.

Admission to all concerts is free. Project is co-founded by the Capital City of Warsaw

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

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Wrocław | International Lutosławski Youth Orchestra in the National Forum of Music

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

NFM 24.8.23

The International Lutosławski Youth Orchestra is the only youth orchestra in Poland with an international character, which makes it unique. The team from Szczecin is connected with the National Forum of Music by its patron - Witold Lutosławski, whose 110th birth anniversary we are celebrating this year. Therefore, the programme of the Wrocław performance on the 24th of August, 2023 could not miss his music. Probably the most famous piece from the composer's oeuvre will be performed - Concerto for Orchestra.

The concert will be opened by a work of Krzysztof Penderecki, Szczecin Fanfare, which in 2014 sounded during the opening of the new building of the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic. The modern building also became the headquarters of ILYO. The fanfare was prepared by Penderecki especially for this occasion. Between the works of two Polish masters, the artists will present the music of Maurice Ravel and Richard Strauss.

Press release

More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/10309 

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Łódź | GD->ŁDZ: Electrø-acøustic cøncert

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

GD LDZ 22.8.23GD->ŁDZ. Electrø-acøustic cøncert is a new project created by two young composers from Gdańsk Jakub Pawlak and Szymon Wieczorek which will be presented at the Ignorantka Club in Łódź (Legionów 22) on the 22nd of August, 2023 at 20.00.

It is an artistic concept based on three stages of destruction of individual.

Tickets available here: https://goingapp.pl/wydarzenie/gd-ldz-koncertelektroakustyczny/sierpien-2023) and here: (https://empikbilety.pl/wydarzenie/gd-ldzkoncert-elektroakustyczny/sierpien-2023)

Additional information: https://www.facebook.com/events/997036631440040/ 

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