The Music Gardens Festival has been taking place in Warsaw since 2001. Every year, the Festival programme is comprised of rebroadcasts of the best opera and ballet productions (from, among other houses, the Metropolitan Opera and the Bolshoi Theatre, as well as the Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg and Bregenz Festivals), live concerts – both symphonic and chamber music – as well as music films and film recordings of concerts. Also a special educational and artistic program for children is organized as part of the festival: the Children’s Music Gardens.
This year's programme will include 16 film screenings and 5 live concerts. The festival will be inaugurated by Spark Classic Band, which combines music of Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart and other classical composers with the sounds of the present day, generated by over 40 recorders. The proMODERN vocal sextet will present its project "shakespired", which consists of new works by Polish composers written especially for the ensemble to Shakespearean sonnets on the 400th anniversary of the poet's death. We will hear works by Krzesimir Dębski, Krzysztof Herdzin, Paweł Łukaszewski, Stanisław Moryto, Tomasz Opałka, Maciej Zieliński and Miłosz Bembinow. The festival will also feature countertenor Matthias Rexroth, one of the main teachers of the Opera Academy at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, young accordion virtuoso Bartosz Głowacki accompanied by Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and Russian-Australian guitarist Andrey Lebedev, as well as mezzo-soprano Wanda Franek and countertenor Michał Sławecki, who will perform the last festival concert entitled "Opera Minima".
Full programme is available at: https://www.ogrodymuzyczne.pl/