The first edition of the TRZY – CZTE – RY! [Three-Four-Go!] Festival is being held in Warsaw from May 17-June 9, under the subtitle of “Contexts, Contrasts and Confrontations.” This theme will be explored in a series of ten concerts at the Polish Radio’s Lutosławski Studio, spotlighting the most recent trends in contemporary music.
“Contrasts or confrontations are not really how we communicate with other—it is the context that allows us to constructively and creatively approach the problems,” according to pianist Maciej Grzybowski, the Festival’s Artistic Director. “The arts that are created in proximity with each other can be totally alienated from each other and works that are separated by decades or centuries can sometimes engage each other in a fascinating dialogue,” added Director Grzybowski.
The Festival will present works by Chopin, Lutosławski, Panufnik, Baird, Serocki, Szymański and Mykietyn as well as compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Ravel, Bartok, and Ligety. A total of over one hundred and fifty artists will participate, including such ensembles as the Szymanowski Piano Trio, Meccore Quartet, Sinfonia Varsovia, and Camerata Silesia, among many others. Organized by the Cultura Animi Foundation, this Festival is also supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Program and performer details can be found on the Festival website: www.trzy-czte-ry.pl