Młoda Polska Orchestra – 10th Concert Tour

The Young Polish Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Adam Klocek, gave concerts in Puławy, Łódź, Wrocław, Warsaw and Katowice between November 18 and 23, 2016. During its 10th concert tour, the Orchestra presented Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (featuring Israeli trumpeter Yigal Meltzer), Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds in E-flat major, K. 297b by Wolfgang…Continue Reading Młoda Polska Orchestra – 10th Concert Tour

European Student Symphony Orchestra on Tour

On November 19-21, the European Student Symphony Orchestra gave three concerts in Poland as part of their autumn tour. The project, organized by the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław as an event of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016, was addressed to young musicians from selected European universities. It created an opportunity to integrate the artistic…Continue Reading European Student Symphony Orchestra on Tour

Alina Trance Fusion at Lutoslawski Studio

On November 5, Alina Trance Fusion held a concert at the Lutoslawski Studio as part of the “In Good Companionship” concert series. Alina Trance Fusion is a duo comprised of the unique combination of saxophonist Alina Mleczko and Gambian kora player Buba Badjie Kuyateh. Alina Trance Fusion was accompanied onstage by Wojciech Gumiński (double bass), Kuba Pogorzelski (African drums), and Albert Karch (percussion). Agnieszka Wilczyńska, jazz vocalist,…Continue Reading Alina Trance Fusion at Lutoslawski Studio

R. Panufnik on Chandos

Vivaldi/Panufnik: A Violin For All Seasons Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto, Op. 8 No. 1, RV 269 ‘The Four Seasons, Spring’; Concerto, Op. 8 No. 2, RV 315 ‘The Four Seasons, Summer’; Concerto, Op. 8 No. 3, RV 293 ‘The Four Seasons, Autumn’; Concerto, Op. 8 No. 4, RV 297 ‘The Four Seasons, Winter’; Roxanna Panufnik: Four World Seasons (2007-11) BBC Symphony Orchestra,…Continue Reading R. Panufnik on Chandos

Sarbak Performs Szymański

Dissociative Counterpoint Disorder Paweł Szymański: Dissociative Counterpoint Disorder, Through the Looking Glass… III, Les Poiriers en Pologne ou une Suite De Pieces Sentimentales de Clavecin faite par Mr Szymański, Partita III Małgorzata Sarbak – harpsichord, The Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Zsolt Nagy – cond. DUX 1332 Malgorzata Sarbak, the versatile harpsichord player to whom Paweł Szymański dedicated the eponymous composition…Continue Reading Sarbak Performs Szymański

New from Warner Music Poland

EMERGE Tomasz J. Opałka (b. 1983): Collisions of the Matter, Emerge, DNA, Quadra Sinfonia Iuventus, Krzysztof Słowiński – cond.; Polish Radio Orchestra, Łukasz Borowicz – cond.;  Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Wojciech Michniewski – cond. Warner Classics (Dec 12, 2016); Available on empik.com On December 12, Warner Classics will release Tomasz J. Opałka’s first monographic CD at the headquarters of…Continue Reading New from Warner Music Poland

New NIFC Recording Reviewed in Gramophone

Goerner plays Nowakowski & Krogulski Józef Krogulski – Piano Octet in D minor, Op. 6; Józef Nowakowski – Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 17 Nelson Goerner (pf), Lena Neudauer (vn), Katarzyna Budnik-Gałązka (va), Marcin Zdunik (vc), Sławomir Rozlach (db), Jan Krzeszowiec (fl), Radosław Soroka (cl), Erzhan Kulibaev (vn) NIFCCD 105 (also available on Amazon.com) Presented on…Continue Reading New NIFC Recording Reviewed in Gramophone

AŻ Festival

The 4th edition of the AŻ Festival takes place from November 19 – December 3, 2016 at the Academy of Music in Łódź. Along with prominent musicians from Poland and abroad, such as Adam Makowicz, Andrea Tofanelli and Stefan Plewniak, audiences will have a chance to listen to young local artists who study at the Academy of…Continue Reading AŻ Festival

2016 Gorczycki Festival

The eleventh edition of the Gorczycki Festival will include seventeen concerts in eleven cities, featuring excellent artists from Poland and abroad. The festival starts on November 18, 2016 and will serve a big dose of Polish music as well as masterpieces by Mozart to celebrate his 260th birthday. The festival will start in Chorzów and will last…Continue Reading 2016 Gorczycki Festival

Silesian Qtet International Chamber Music Festival

The 24th edition of the International Chamber Music Festival “Silesian Quartet and Guests” will be held between November 20 and December 3 at the Chamber Hall of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. The theme of this year’s program is the elements (fire, air, earth, water, and dancing) and will…Continue Reading Silesian Qtet International Chamber Music Festival