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Opole | End of the 67th artistic season


The last concert of the 67th artistic season of the Opole Philharmonic will take place on 14 June 2019 at 7pm. The programme will include music of Stanisław Moniuszko, Emil Młynarski and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

The Symphonic Orchestra of the Opole Philharmonic will perform under the direction of Przemysław Neumann. The evening will start with Stanisław Moniuszko's Fairy Tale Fantastic Overture of 1848, written while the composer was living in Vilnius. Then we will listen to Emil Młynarski's Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Major Op. 16, which was premiere in 1920 by a legendary violinist Paweł Kochański. During the June concert the soloist will be Jakub Jakowicz. The 67th artistic season of the Opole Philharmonic will be closed by Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 in E minor.

More information athttps://filharmonia.opole.pl/wydarzenia/strefa-gwiazd-7/ 

Zielona Góra | 50th anniversary of artistic work of Czesław Grabowski


The concert on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of artistic work of the Director of the Zielona Góra Philharmonic – Czesław Grabowski – will take place on 14 June 2019 at 7pm.

The anniversary concert, which will take place as part of the Festival of the Lubuskie Province, symbolically refers to the activities of a distinguished Polish conductor, composer and teacher, a professor of the conducting class at the Academy of Art in Szczecin.

The programme will feature Ludwig van Beethoven's Triple Concerto in C major for violin, cello and piano performed by three eminent Polish soloists, with whom the Maestro has been collaborating for many years: Edward Zienkowski, Tomasz Strahl and Beata Bilińska. Beethoven's music is also a symbolic choice as it referrs to the idea of ​​unity, which for a number of years was a spiritus movens of the International Festival of Music Days on the Oder.

During the concert, Czesław Grabowski will also perform his own compositions, presenting his individual, personal attitude towards the aesthetics of contemporary music. We will listen to Intrada chamber orchestra performed by the musicians of the Symphony Orchestra of the Zielona Góra Philharmonic.

Information on tickets athttp://filharmoniazg.pl/events/50-lat-pracy-artystycznej-czeslawa-grabowskiego/ 

Szczecin | End of the season at the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic

Filharmonia Szczecin

The last concert of the artistic season 2018/2019 at the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin will take place on 14 June 2019 at 7:00pm featuring works by Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner and Mieczysław Karłowicz.

The last Polish Romantic – if we look both at his work and life – was Mieczysław Karłowicz. The 32-year-old composer, who died tragically in an avalanche in the Tatra Mountains, left a relatively small number of works. One of his early pieces is Bianca da Molena Op. 6 – music for the drama White dove by Józef Nowiński. A special place in Karłowicz's oeuvre is occupied by six symphonic poems. The first piece in this genre, Returning Waves Op. 9, was written after the death of his father and sister. According to Karłowicz, the composition is to reflect the changing moods of a man depressed by his fate.

Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss, another representative of the late Romantic period, have a similar tone. Works of Richard Wagner are the quintessence of German Romanticism in music. The reformer of opera and the creator of musical drama in his stage works eagerly reached for German mythology and medieval legends. In the final of the concert, the Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Rune Bergmann will perform the Overture to the Wagner's opera The Mastersingers of Nuremburg.

More information athttps://filharmonia.szczecin.pl/pl 

„Stabat Mater” Piotra Gryski – premiera zagraniczna

Piotr Gryska19 czerwca 2019 roku o godz. 19:00 w Kościele St. Marienkirche w Ueckermünde odbędzie się zagraniczna premiera ukończonego w lutym tego roku dzieła dra Piotra Gryski Stabat Mater.

Stabat Mater skomponowane jest na chór dziecięcy, sopran, alt, organy oraz zespół instrumentalny. Utwór zaprezentują Chór Dziecięcy Zachodniopomorskiego Uniwersytetu Technologicznego DON DIRI DON, Chór Parafii Ueckermünde-Liepgarten i Zespół instrumentalny „Musica” pod dyrekcją prof. dr hab. Dariusza Dyczewskiego, rektora Akademii Sztuki w Szczecinie. W roli solistów wystąpią: dr hab. Sylwia Burnicka-Kalischewska, prof. nadzw. AS (sopran), Aleksandra Wojtachnia (mezzosopran) i Anke Schulz (organy).

Poza Stabat Mater zespół instrumentalny „Musica” wykona fragmenty utworu J.S. Bacha Der Kunst der Fuge. Słowo wiążące wygłosi emerytowana burmistrz Miasta Ueckermünde Heidi Michaelis.

Organizatorem koncertu, który wsparło Miasto Ueckermünde, jest Musikverein „BEL CANTO Ueckermünde” e. V. oraz Kirchengemeinde Ueckermünde-Liepgarten.

Rzeszów | The Sound of Dance: "Polka" at the Rzeszów Philharmonic


A presentation of the Polish Dance Theater entitled "Polka" will take place on 10 June 2019 at 7pm in the Podkarpacka Philharmonic in Rzeszów. The performance is co-organized by the Institute of Music and Dance as part of the Stage for Dance 2019 programme.

Polka is a play directed by Igor Gorzkowski, choreographed by Iwona Pasińska, with music by Zbigniew Kozub and set design by Andrzej Grabowski, which premiere took place as part of the Year of the Gods 2018 programme of the Polish Dance Theater. Its staging concept is based on playing with different meanings of the Polish word "Polka". The authors look at various shades of femininity and different life experiences of women – love, work, friendship, dreaminess, non-fulfillment and dreams.

More information at: http://www.filharmonia.rzeszow.pl/ 

Kraków | Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Cyprien Katsaris


Cyprien Katsaris, a French pianist of Cypriot origin, will perform on 7 June 2019 at 7:30pm at the Kraków Philharmonic.

Cyprien Katsaris cooperates with the most famous orchestras in the world as a soloist, he also actively works as a chamber musician. He is the founder of the Katsaris Piano Quintet, acclaimed by both the press and the audiences of the Americas, Europe and Japan. He conducted master classes in New York, Toronto, Salzburg, Mexico, Hong Kong, The Hague and Shanghai. In the years 1977-2007 he was the artistic director of the International Festival in Echternach (Luxembourg). In 1990, the artist sat on the jury of the 12th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. He has received many awards and distinctions, including the UNESCO Artist for Peace (1997). He is a member of the Artists for Peace Association. In 2012, he performed at the Chopin and his Europe Festival in Warsaw. During the concert in Krakow, he will present Piano Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach and Wanderer-Fantasie, Op. 15 D.760 by Franz Schubert (arrangement by F. Liszt).

The concert will be opened by Witold Lutosławski's Symphonic Variations of 1938, written a year after Lutosławski received a diploma of the Warsaw Conservatory. The piece was premiered by the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw under the direction of Grzegorz Fitelberg. Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss will close the evening. The Kraków Philharmonic Orchesta will perform under Charles Olivieri-Munroe.

The concert is held under the patronage of the PWM Edition as part of the TUTTI.pl project promoting the performances of Polish music.

More information at: http://filharmonia.krakow.pl/ 

Katowice | Shakespeare in Love


The concert of the Polish Radio Choir on 13 June 2019 at the NOSPR Chamber Hall in Katowice will be a continuation of the series of musical meetings devoted to the marriage of words and music.

After the concert devoted to Italian Renaissance poetry and the work of Rainer Maria Rilke, the choir will reach for compositions inspired by the achievements of the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare, whose works have stimulated the imagination of composers for over 400 years. Over the centuries, the stylistics and musical language of the artists has changed, but the fascination with poetry has remained unchanged.

This musical diversity will be reflected in the concert's repertoire. The Polish Radio Choir will present three music cycles: by English artist of the early twentieth century Ralph Vaughan Williams, by contemporary composer of Finnish descent Jaakko Mäntyjärvi and a solo cycle by Roger Quilter (Adam Radnicki – bass, Karolina Krupa – piano). The programme of the concert will also include music of Polish artists: Agata Zubel, Maciej Małecki and Paweł Łukaszewski.

The evening devoted to William Shakespeare will be complemented by the recitals of his poetry performed by Radosław Krzyżowski. The Polish Radio Choir will be led by its artistic director, Maria Piotrowska-Bogalecka.

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund under the "Music" programme, implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance.

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Bydgoszcz | Concert for six pianos


A "Concert for 6 pianos" will take place on 12 June 2019 at 7pm at Ignacy Jan Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz.

The Capella Bydgostiensis Chamber Orchestra will perform next to a piano sextet composed of: Adam Kośmieja, Mariusz Klimsiak, Radosław Kurek, Michał Szymanowski, Paweł Wakarecy and Bartłomiej Wezner. The musicians will present Divertimento F-Dur KV 138 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concerto for four pianos in A Minor BWV 1065 by Johann Sebastian Bach, Three Pieces in Old Style by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and Six Pianos by Steve Reich.

More information at: http://www.filharmonia.bydgoszcz.pl/ 

Warsaw | Premiere of "Variations on Global Crowd" by Karol Nepelski


A premiere of Karol Nepelski's Variations on Global Crowd with quadraphonic electronics, commissioned by the Biennale Warsaw and performed by Gośka Isphording, will take place on 11 June 2019 in TR Warszawa. The programme will also include works by Peter Ablinger, Ángel Faraldo, Ailís Ní Ríain and Jukka Tiensuu.

The new piece of music for amplified harpsichord and sampler composed by Karol Nepelski is a quest for the mood that accompanies mass assemblies in cities all over the world, in which, nevertheless, solidarity or residents’ discontent has led to socio-political changes. The electronic layer of the sampler uses short excerpts of recordings (samples) available on social media, such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter: sounds of the crowd, public concerts, the audio sphere of city meetings and protest moveaments, as well as speeches of leaders, politicians and authority figures. It is a quasi-opera, with the sampler in the role of the human voice (voices of individuals and entire groups of people), and the harpsichord as the accompanying orchestra.

The world premiere of the piece will be entrusted to the internationally-renowned harpsichordist, an outstanding interpreter of contemporary music – Gośka Isphording.

More information athttp://trwarszawa.pl/spektakle/wariacje-na-globalny-tlum/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/354769908355143/