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Zielona Góra | 6th Corno Brass Music Festival

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polmicVI CORNO – Brass Music Festival will take place between the 15th and 20th of August 2022, as always in Zielona Góra. There are six different concerts planned, in which the main role will be played by orchestral brass – French horn,
trumpet, trombone and tuba. We will also hear the Zielona Góra Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Radek Baborak and a jazz band led by American trumpet player Brandon Ridenour and Nikola Kołodziejczyk.

CORNO - Brass Music Festival is a unique event during which there are chamber and symphonic concerts, international instrumental workshops, individual and group lessons, classes on healthy body posture, lectures, an exhibition of instruments – all in several locations in Zielona Góra. It is a unique and the only festival of this type in Poland, currently the largest both in the country and in this part of Europe.

During the inaugurating concert, the work by Kołodziejczyk Turning Table will be performed. The commission of the work by the Festival was co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, as part of the ‘Composers’ Commissions’ programme, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.. 

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Cracow | 47th Festiwal 'Music in Old Cracow'

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The 47th Festival ‘Music in Old Cracow’ will take place between the 15th and 31st of August 15-31, 2022. Artists cooperating with the twin festival ‘Music in Old Lviv’ will also take part in this year's edition of the Cracow project.

Silesian Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Stabrawa, Virtuosi of Lviv, Collegium Zieleński, Triplum Male Vocal Quartet, Royal Rorantists, Čiurlonis String Quartet and other recognized artist will take part in the Festival. The artists will perform in the historic interiors and courtyards of Cracow.

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Warsaw | 18th Festival 'Chopin and his Europe'

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From the 14th to the 31st of August, 2022 an international ‘Chopin and his Europe’ Festival will take place in Warsaw. The programme includes over 30 concerts.

Piano recitals will be performed by, among others, Bruce Liu, the winner of the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in 2021. We will hear orchestras and chamber musicians in 16 concerts, there will also be vocal music. A treat for opera lovers will be a concert performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Un giorno di regno, ossia il finto Stanislao. The European Union Youth Orchestra, conducted by Gianandre Noseda, will present A Sorrowful Tale, Op. 13 by Mieczysław Karłowicz. Sinfonia Varsovia, conducted by Andriy Yurkevych, will perform symphonic works by Zygmunt Noskowski and Witold Maliszewski. Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 18 by Mieczysław Weinberg will be presented during the chamber concert on the 27th of August.

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Ticket and programme information: https://festiwal.nifc.pl/pl/2022/kalendarium 

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Warsaw | 65th International Festival of Contemporary Music ‘Warsaw Autumn’: 'Connections'

POLMIC‘Connections’ - this is the motto of the jubilee, 65th edition of the ‘Warsaw Autumn’. Connections build - against the engineering of social divisions.

Thanks to artists from all over the world between the 16th and the 24th of September, 2022, 36 music events and 26 premieres will take place, we will hear 18 works commissioned by the Festival and other Polish and foreign institutions. Works by 65 composers and composers, including 28 Polish or those with links to Poland will be presented.

Ticket sales for the festival starts on the 5th of September!

Detailed programme: https://warszawska-jesien.art.pl/2022/program
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Żarnowiec | Missa pro pace

POLMICOn the 15th of August, 2022, the ‘Missa pro pace’ concert will take place in the Church of the Annunciation in Żarnowiec at 8:00 p.m. The event is a dialogue between early and contemporary music: 15th-century Cistercian graduals performed by the choir and organ, and improvisations by composer Adam Diesner. Admission to the event is free.

Adam Diesner's arrangements will be presented by the Luzin Choir and the instrumental ensemble conducted by Tomasz Fopke and soloists.

The project was co-financed as part of the ‘Music' programme, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance, and from the resources of the Krokowa Commune.

Details: www.fundacjasedlaka.pl 

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Poznań | Premiere of 'Mourning Songs' with choreography by Monika Błaszczak

POLMICOn the 13th of August, 2022, the premiere of Mourning Songs with choreography by Monika Błaszczak and music of Karol Nepelski will take place - a dance theater performance at the Poznań Gate amphitheater on the Cybina River as part of the ‘Choreographic Commissions’ programme, carried out by NIMiT. The premiere will accompany the OFF Opera social arts festival.

In her latest site-specific work, Monika Błaszczak maintains a dialogue with the natural heritage of the Cybina River surrounding the historic center of Poznań. The choreographer uses the original Solilokwium movement practice - combining somatology, hauntology and the search for the experience of mourning in the body. He creates his reflection on the passing of time on the basis of individual, collective and intergenerational memory, as well as the memory of the body, places, forests, land, plants, water and landscape.

The musical tissue of the performance are traditional mourning songs performed by the Poznań-based Pogłosy choir under the direction of Joanna Sykulska - winner of the Polish Radio New Tradition Folk Music Festival. The composer Karol Nepelski and the playwright Patrycja Kowanska use the historical source material, looking for themes related to nature, the passing of time and folk rituals.

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Zielona Góra | Concerts on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of Zielona Góra and the 700th anniversary of granting city rights

POLMICIn August 2022 on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of Zielona Góra and the 700th anniversary of granting city rights, concerts organized by the city will take place.

On the 13th of August at 7:00 p.m. at the Museum of the Lubuskie Region, Reed Connection Trio will perform a premiere of Czesław Grabowski's Cantabile e Scherzando. It will also present works by Aleksander Tansman, Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven.

On the 20th of August at 5:00 p.m. a concert ‘800 instruments for the 800th anniversary of the city of Zielona Góra’ will take place. Anyone can apply to join an unusual orchestra: the aim of the project is to create the largest city orchestra in Poland and to perform Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah on all existing instruments.

Admission to the concerts is free!

Dabrowa Górnicza | 2nd Michał Spisak International Festival

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POLMICThe second edition of the Michał Spisak International Festival in Dąbrowa Górnicza will last until the 23rd of September, 2022. In the Festival programme: open-air, chamber and symphonic concerts, online premiere of the NOSPR concert, thematic exhibition prepared in cooperation with the Polish Composers' Union, a performance inspired by the life of the composer from Dąbrowa, a city game and a music and literary evening!

The programme includes works by great friends of Michał Spisak: Wojciech Kilar, Grażyna Bacewicz, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Witold Lutosławski and many others.

From the 9th of September, the exhibition ‘Michał Spisak and friends at the Warsaw Autumn Festivals’ will be presented in the main hall of the Zagłębie Palace of Culture - organized in cooperation with the Polish Composers' Union.

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Gryfin, Pyrzyce, Baniewice | 'With Classics through Poland': Atom String Quartet

POLMICOne of the most original Polish chamber ensembles - Atom String Quartet - will perform on the 11th of August, 2022 at the Gryfino Community Centre at 6:00 p.m., on the 12th of August at the Pyrzyce Community Centre at 6:00 and on the 13th of August at 7:00 p.m. in Winnica Turnau in Baniewice. The concerts will take place as part of the project ‘With classics through Poland’.

In the interpretation of the world-famous ensemble, we will hear Polish music - romantic and contemporary: Souvenir de Posen by Henryk Wieniawski and Miniature No.3 for clarinet and piano by Krzysztof Penderecki in the arrangement Dawid Lubowicz, two pieces arranged by Mateusz Smoczyński (Mazurka in C major, Op. 24 No. 2 by Fryderyk Chopin and the Aria from the Three Pieces in Old Style), the piece Paź Królowej of Krzysztof Lenczowski and Souvenir de Wilno by Michał Zaborski and Pod Jaworem by Mieczysław Karłowicz arranged by the ensemble's viola player.

More info: https://nimit.pl/ 
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