The 14th New Town Summer Festival is taking place in the interiors of the Dominican Church of St. Hyacinth in Warsaw from 23 July to 8 August 2021. It is presented by the Nowa Orkiestra Kameralna Foundation and the Warsaw Camerata Orchestra.
The Festival was inaugurated on 23 July by the Polish Violin Duo – Marta Gidaszewska and Robert Łaguniak – who, despite their young age, can boast many awards at prestigious competitions. The concert on 25 July was a solo performance by the absolute master of accordion, Maciej Frąckiewicz, who presented works by Andrzej Krzanowski, a great 20th-century composer of accordion music, among others.
The second weekend of the New Town Summer Festival will feature concerts representing Polish early and 20th-century music. Friday evening (30 July) will be filled with music from the Vasa court, including works by Marcin Mielczewski and Adam Jarzębski, performed by the Per Il Basso ensemble playing on historical instruments. On Sunday afternoon (1 Aug), audiences will hear the songs of the Maklakiewicz family in the interpretation of international artists: Olga Pasiecznik and Krzysztof Szumański, accompanied by Joanna Maklakiewicz at the piano.
During the last week of the Festival, the duo of violinist Karolina Mikołajczyk and accordionist Iwo Jedynecki will perform, among others, Marcin Błażewicz’s Sonata “Night full of Sins” (dedicated to Jedynecki). The Warsaw Camerata Orchestra conducted by Paweł Kos-Nowicki will present the famous Serenade by Mieczysław Karłowicz and works by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and Henryk Czyż inspired by the music of bygone eras.