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

Kwadrofonik Festival 2016

The 2nd edition of the Kwadrofonik Festival will take place on December 2-3, 2016 in Warsaw. A series of concerts sited in the exciting new space of Nowy Teatr will feature diverse works inspired by and composed for film. Members of the Kwadrofonik Ensemble—Emilia Sitarz, Magdalena Kordylasińska-Pękala, Miłosz Pękala and Bartek Wąsik—are numbered among those artists who boldly…Continue Reading Kwadrofonik Festival 2016

Etonne-Moi Award for Penderecki

On November 22, at the “Diaghliev P.S.” International Festival of Arts in St. Petersburg, Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki received the ETONNE-MOI Award. In addition to Penderecki, the award also went to Boris Eifman. On that day of the festival, the White Dance Theatre performed three spectacles directed by Izadora Weiss: Fedra to the music of Gustav Mahler, Death and the…Continue Reading Etonne-Moi Award for Penderecki

Upcoming Sadej Performances

…nothing short of enthralling. Hers is a stunningly rich, beautiful voice, with a deep, perfectly centered vibrato and pitch allied to profound expressiveness. (James Altena, Fanfare Magazine) Polish-Canadian Mezzo-soprano Katarzyna Sądej was born in Wrocław, Poland and recently relocated to San Diego, CA. She has sung internationally in concert, opera, chamber music, oratorio and recital. Sądej has performed…Continue Reading Upcoming Sadej Performances

“Supersam Plus 1” Concert

Held since September 2016, the “SUPERSAM PLUS 1”cycle is a series of concerts combining solo and duo performances by musicians of varying genres with performance art and multimedia presentations. The remaining events will be presented on consecutive Thursdays during the months of November and December in Warsaw. Featured in the program will be numerous collaborations…Continue Reading “Supersam Plus 1” Concert

Let’s Play Karlowicz!

“Let’s Play Karłowicz” is a project initiated by PWM Edition in celebration of Mieczysław Karłowicz’s 140th birthday anniversary on December 11. The program includes a series of fourteen concerts featuring Karłowicz’s music, which will be performed throughout December all around Poland. Various orchestras—such as the Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Opole Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra—have been invited to…Continue Reading Let’s Play Karlowicz!

Siwiński to Direct Warsaw Music Encounters

Composer and pianist Jarosław Siwińskihas been named the new director of the Warsaw Music Encounters Festival. Władysław Słowiński, who founded of the festival and served as the previous director, has agreed to continue his involvement as the honorary director of the event. Warsaw Music Encounters is an annual festival organized by the Warsaw department of the Polish Composers’…Continue Reading Siwiński to Direct Warsaw Music Encounters

69th Musica Moderna

The 69th session of Musica Moderna, organized by the Grażyna and Kiejstut Academy of Music in Łódź, will be held between December 3 and 8, 2016. The program consists of a series of concerts given by Kwartludium, Wojciech Błażejczyk and several young musicians and Łódź-based students of the Academy of Music, featuring compositions by Grażyna Bacewicz, Tadeusz Wielecki, Sławomir Kaczorowski, Artur Zagajewski, Krzysztof Grzeszczak, Eugène…Continue Reading 69th Musica Moderna

Sinfonia Varsovia Performs Tansman and Klecki

Under the baton of Maestro Jerzy Maksymiuk, Sinfonia Varsovia will present several reconstructed works of Polish music during the Second World War and the interwar period on December 2, at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.  The concert program will commence with Aleksander Tansman’s Symphony No. 5, a piece dedicated to his friend and composer, Paweł Klecki. Together…Continue Reading Sinfonia Varsovia Performs Tansman and Klecki

Soundwork at TR Warsawa

Funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the musical spectacle SOUNDWORK by Wojciech Blecharz (above) will be performed on December 3 and 4 at the TR Warsawa. Originally premiered on October 14, the idea of SOUNDWORK is centralized upon sound traveling through the prism of chosen aspects of 20th and 21st century music. Contemporary music is often dismissed as difficult,…Continue Reading Soundwork at TR Warsawa