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Wrocław | 7th International Conference "Musical Analysis. Historia-theoria-praxis"

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

AnalizaDziela 23On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the of the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, the Chair of the Music Theory and History of Silesian Music Culture is organizing from 5 to 6 December 2023 the 7th International Conference "Musical Analysis. Historia-theoria-praxis". The conference will be accompanied by two concerts. The programme of the first will include songs by Witold Maliszewski, while the second will feature works for percussion by contemporary Wrocław-based composers.

The initiative to create an international forum for the exchange of ideas and views on various types of discourse about music was born at the Academy of Music in Wrocław in 2008. Subsequent conferences were held in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2021, and were attended by scholars from Europe and both Americas. This year's edition will host researchers from Austria, France, Spain, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Romania, Serbia and the United Kingdom.

The aim of the conference is to present the analysis of a musical work from historical, theoretical and practical perspectives. The range of issues addressed at this year's meeting is broad. Different research approaches will be presented, including semiotic, hermeneutic, axiological and intertextual ones; the authors will use different concepts and methods of analysing and interpreting a musical work in the search for sense and meaning in music.

Attention will be given to the wide application of analysis, including in the study of the relationship between music and the word, in the exploration of issues of genre, style and compositional technique, as well as those of expression and narrative in music.

The question of performance and reception of music will also be raised.

Project co-funded by the state budget, granted by the Minister of Education and Science under the “Excellent Science II” programme (Polska).

Anna Granat-Janki

Conference programme: https://amuz.wroc.pl/vii-miedzynarodowa-konferencja-analiza-dziela-muzycznego-historia-theoria-praxis-9583/?date=2023-12-05 

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Cieszyn | 8th Józef Świder International Music Festival

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As part of the 8th Józef Świder International Music Festival, on December 6-10, 2023, there will be: 17 competition presentations by choirs from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia and Malta; meeting with Krzesimir Dębski and Rafał Rozmus; National Scientific and Artistic Conference "Performance challenges of contemporary choral music", University Conducting Forum, concert "Serial of sounds, i.e. sounds from serials" performed by the special guest of the Silesian Chamber Choir Festival Ad libitum and festival concerts in Cieszyn, Cracow, Ustroń, Zebrzydowice, Gorzyce and Łaziska Górne.

Admission to all festival events is free.

Detailed programme: https://us.edu.pl/instytut/ismuz/2023/11/23/viii-miedzynarodowy-festiwal-muzyki-im-profesora-jozefa-swidra/ 

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Warsaw | Dominobajki in PROM of Culture

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The Polish Society for Contemporary Music invites children aged 6-12 from Warsaw kindergartens and schools to "Dominobajki" concerts with music by Jaroslaw Siwiński on the 7th of December at 10:00 and 12:00 at the Saska Kępa PROM of Culture in Brukselska 23 street. The concerts are free, but prior registration is required.

Children and artists will arrange fairy tales like musical dominoes and have great fun while doing so.

Registration form: https://forms.gle/6UZBmMxsUiAFPeeFA   

Details: www.facebook.com/ptmw1923 

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Warsaw | Genre Roulette: final concert of the first season of Hashtag Lab

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The Hashtag Ensemble's first year of repertoire activities on its own stage at the Hashtag Lab Social Cultural Institution will culminate in a concert titled "Genre Roulette" on the 7th of December, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. It is also the conclusion of Matthew Shlomowitz's composer residency with the Hashtag Ensemble, so the ensemble will premiere a new arrangement of his composition Glücklich, Glücklich, Freude, Freude that evening, together with soloist Mark Knoop, a recognized British pianist. The concert is part of cooperation with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

Since its inception, Hashtag Lab has been an open stage, offering artistic interpretations of various genres at the highest level, presenting programmes without repertoire compromises - "Genre Roulette."

Ticket information: https://hashtaglab.pl/event/genre-roulette/ 

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Wrocław | Premiere performances of works by Hanna Kulenty, Don Davis and Marcin Markowicz at NFM

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On the 7th of December 2023 at 7 p.m. the Lutosławski Quartet will premiere three quartets at the NFM!

The first of them will be the presentation of the youthful String Quartet No. 1 "A song for string quartet" by Hanna Kulenty, which this world-famous composer decided to make available to performers forty years after it was written. The second one is the 3rd String Quartet "Screaming Into The Void", composed by Don Davis especially for the Wrocław ensemble, and in the finale we will hear the world premiere of the 6th String Quartet by Marcin Markowicz, second violinist of the Lutosławski Quartet.

Ticket information: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/10237 

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Katowice | Quartet of mourning songs

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Two great artists from the Polish school of composition wrote chamber music with passion. The 3rd String Quartets by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and Krzysztof Penderecki, who would celebrate their 90th birthday in 2023, will be presented at NOSPR on the 7th of December at 19.30 by Beata Orzutek (violin), Aleksander Daszkiewicz (violin), Martyna Dziechciarz (viola) and Natalia Kurzac-Kotula (cello).

Vladimir Khlebnikov's quatrain ending with the words "When people die - they sing songs" became the motto of Górecki's Third Quartet "...songs sing", directing attention to ultimate matters. After the premiere of the work, Bohdan Pociej in "Tygodnik Powszechny" called it a "Quartet of mourning songs".

More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/gorecki-and-penderecki 

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Warsaw | Scientific conference "Alberto Ginastera. 40th death anniversary"

Ginastera 5 12 23On the 5th of December, 2023, the New Music Center and the Laboratory of Anthropology of Musical Culture of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (head: Dr. Leszek Lorent) are organizing a conference, exhibition and concert at the University dedicated to the work of Albert Ginastera on the 40th anniversary of his death.

During the concert at 8 p.m., Ginastera's monumental work Cantata para America magica for percussion orchestra, 2 pianos, celesta and dramatic soprano solo (Diana Gemborys) to the words of pre-Columbian texts in Nahuatl will be performed in the concert hall of the FCUM.

World premiere of Krzysztof Kicior's work ... so to speak for drums and live electronics will also take place.

All events are held under the patronage of the Embassy of Argentina in Warsaw.

Details: https://chopin.edu.pl/szczegoly-wydarzenia/950_konferencja-naukowa-alberto-ginastera-40-rocznica-smierci 

Barbara Zakrzewska passed away...

Zakrzewska Barbara

On the 30th of November, in Poznań, at the age of 77, Dr. Barbara Zakrzewska passed away. She was a composer, music librarian, musicologist, doctor of humanities in the field of history (she obtained her doctoral degree after defending a thesis written under the supervision of Prof. Z. Grot), scholarship holder of foreign studies and research programmes, long-time Polish activist in the USA, author of 65 compositions, over 80 publications, including eight books, privately the eldest daughter of the late Prof. Zbigniew Zakrzewski (an outstanding economist and author of books about Poznań).

Funeral of the late Dr. Barbara Zakrzewska will take place on the 11th of December at 11.50 at the Junikowo Cemetery in Poznań. Holy Mass will be held on the same day, at 2.00 p.m. in the church of Jan Kanty at Grunwald in Poznań.

May she rest in peace.

Łódź | 3rd Grażyna Bacewicz International Violin Competition

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

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The Academy of Music in Łódź invites you to the 3rd Grażyna Bacewicz International Violin Competition.

At the inauguration on the 3rd of December, there will be a symphonic concert  at the Academy Concert Hall (ul. Żubardzka 2a). Two-stage auditions will be held on December 4-9 in the Academy's Chamber Hall. The results of the competition will be announced on the 9th of December during the winners' concert. Admission to the auditions and the final concert with the award ceremony is free.

Rules and regulations available on the website https://www.amuz.lodz.pl/index.php/pl/wydarzenia/iii-miedzynarodowy-konkurs-skrzypcowy-im-grazyny-bacewicz 

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