The ninth edition of the “Rise of Eastern Culture. European Stadium of Culture” [Wschód Kultury] festival will be held on 25-27 June 2021 in Rzeszów. Poland. For the first time in its history, the festival will present classical and contemporary music, focusing, on honoring the recently deceased composer Krzysztof Penderecki, on the region of Rzeszów and on the abstract association of contemporary music with the works of Stanisław Lem, whose 100th birthday is celebrated this year.

The “Art Celebration: Classic Edition” concert will take place at the Institute of Music at the University of Rzeszów on 27 June. It will feature the composer and arranger Anna Maria Huszcza, the violinist and composer Dawid Lubowicz (of the Atom String Quartet) and the visual artist Jakub Hader, who are all associated with Rzeszów. The “Art Celebration” concert will be held in a hybrid formula一both with the audience and in the form of live streaming.

For the first half of the concert, the Atom String Quartet will perform a showcase of Polish music with a repertoire of original interpretations of works by Polish composers, including Krzysztof Penderecki and Zbigniew Seifert.

The second part of the concert will feature the outstanding Polish classical saxophonist Paweł Gusnar and his unique saxophone orchestra一the Warsaw Saxophone Orchestra一and the Nemesis Quartet, also comprised of saxophonists. Both ensembles are made up of outstanding young musicians, who will perform a specially prepared program including compositions by Anna Maria Huszcza for saxophone and electronics. The music will be accompanied by dedicated visuals and graphics by Jakub Hader.


Sunday, June 27, 2021 | 7:00 pm CET

Art Celebration: Classic Edition – Atom String Quartet & Paweł Gusnar Celebrate Penderecki & Lem
Institute of Music of the University of Rzeszów
Admission is FREE
Online broadcast via European Stadium of Culture Facebook page and Rzeszów Stage YouTube Channel

[Sources: POLMIC Facebook Page,]