Enter Music Festival

The Enter Music Festival (June 17-18, 2014) promotes individual research in music and presents a panorama of musical energy oscillating around jazz stylistics and sounding good in the open air. For this Festival, Artistic Director Leszek Możdżer invites artists he has already met on the world’s music scene or those he would like to hear live…Continue Reading Enter Music Festival

‘Kolory Polski’ Festival

From June 15 to August 30, 2014, the 15th edition of the “Kolory Polski” [Polish Colors] Festival will be held, featuring works from across different genres and epochs. Hosted by the Łódź Philharmonic, the Festival presents concerts of jazz, classical, baroque, film, musical, folk, Jewish, electronic, Balkan and góral music, to mention a few, in…Continue Reading ‘Kolory Polski’ Festival

Karol Szymanowski Music Days

The 37th edition of the annual Karol Szymanowski Music Days Festival will be held from July 9-19 in various venues around the beautiful town of Zakopane, Poland, where from 1922-1926, Szymanowski spent significant time immersed in Highlander music. Much of the music he composed during this time and thereafter was influenced by this local folk…Continue Reading Karol Szymanowski Music Days

Ogrody Muzyczne Festival

The Musical Gardens [Ogrody Muzyczne] Festival is held annually in the courtyard of the Royal Castle in Warsaw. This year’s Festival began on June 27 and will continue until July 19. Its current 14th edition honors Italy and her cultural heritage and recognizes Italy’s presidency of the European Union during the second half of this…Continue Reading Ogrody Muzyczne Festival

Marian Sawa Celebrations

The Marcin Józef Żebrowski Music School in Częstochowa organized the third biennial celebrations of Marian Sawa’s music, presenting concerts, workshops, master classes and concerts, including world premieres of Sawa’s music. This year’s festivities took place June 30—July 4 and were co-sponsored by the local Center for Arts Education and Marian Sawa Society. Marian Sawa (1937-2005)…Continue Reading Marian Sawa Celebrations

Organ Music In Oliwa

The 57th Organ Festival in Oliwa began on July 1 and will continue throughout the summer until August 26. Concerts are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at the historical Gothic Cathedral of Oliwa, which has one of the most magnificent organs in northern Poland. A number of well-established and young-and-rising organ virtuosos from across the…Continue Reading Organ Music In Oliwa

Music And Architecture In Toruń

Another music festival featuring historical venues with interesting programming in a city where Copernicus was born is running from June 24 until August 30 this year in Toruń. Called “Europe &Toruń. Music & Architecture,” this will be the 18th edition of the Festival that presents a wide spectrum of music from the Baroque to contemporary…Continue Reading Music And Architecture In Toruń

New CD Of Mykietyn & Lutosławski

Lutosławski/ Mykietyn : String Quartets Paweł Mykietyn: String Quartet (2006) and Witold Lutosławski: String Quartet (1964) Lutosławski Quartet: Jakub Jakowicz- violin I, Marcin Markowicz- violin II, Artur Rozmysłowicz- viola, Maciej Młodawski- cello DUX 735 The members of the Lutosławski Quartet began their collaborations in 2007. Notorious for performing contemporary music, they focus on the popularization of…Continue Reading New CD Of Mykietyn & Lutosławski

CD Reviews Of Polish Music

The June 2014 issue of Muzyka 21 features on its cover such teasers as “Jacek Urbaniak—the Renaissance hits of Cyprian Bazylik from Sieradz,” and “Ewa Podleś—Still Topping the Charts.” Further into the magazine, Łukasz Kaczmarek nominates Maria Szymanowska (1789-1831) – Complete Piano Works on Acte Prealable by Sławomir Dobrzański, pianist and a group of assisting…Continue Reading CD Reviews Of Polish Music

Nowak & RPO – World Premiere Recording

Kletzki / Szymanowski / Lutosławski: Music for Violin and Orchestra Paul Kletzki: Violin Concerto (World Premiere Recording); Karol Szymanowski: Violin Concerto no 2; Witold Lutosławski: Partita Robert Davidovici, violin; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Grzegorz Nowak, cond. RPO The latest recording by Maestro Grzegorz Nowak and the Royal Philharmonic was declared “CD of the week” by The Guardian….Continue Reading Nowak & RPO – World Premiere Recording