The Young Arts Festival combines musical styles and rediscovers the crossover sounds of classical and jazz music. During this year’s edition in Krosno, events held from July 21-23 will focus on classical music in a modern approach, and works by Polish artists of the 21st century will be presented. There will even be a world premiere of Andrzej Karałów‘s newest composition.

Ralph Kaminski will perform at the opening of the festival. On the second day of the festival, lovers of jazz and instrumental sounds will have the opportunity to meet the Grammy Award winning ensemble, The Yellowjackets, which features a member of the USC Thornton School of Music faculty.

In the final concert, the Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Adam Wesołowski‘s Dance of the Heavenly Spheres, which was written for Nicolaus Copernicus’ 550th birthday anniversary. The program will also feature the premiere of Denudation–a concerto for piano and orchestra by Andrzej Karałów. The soloist will be Piotr Sałajczyk. The concert was created as part of the ‘Composers’ Commissions’ programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance, and will be conducted by José Maria Florência.