Warsaw Music Encounters (May 7-13, 2016) is an annual festival of early and new music founded and directed by composer Władysław Słowiński since 1986. In accordance with the program formula contained in the Festival’s subheading—”Early Music – New Music”—the Festival presents important early and new music compositions andpromotes the most recent works by contemporary composers, written for the large part specially for this Festival, which also contributes to its unique character. The Festival is organised by the Warsaw Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP) and co-organised by Polish Radio Programme 2 with significant financial support from the Capital City of Warsaw, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and ZAiKS. Below is a listing of the world premieres that will take place during this year’s Festival.
May 7, 2016, 7:00 pm, Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio:
Krzysztof Baculewski – Volte-Face for orchestra (2016)* *
Zbigniew Bagiński – Pentaeidos for orchestra (2016)**
Daniel Wnukowski – piano; Polska Orkiestra Sinfonia Iuventus; Krzysztof Słowiński – conductor
May 12, 2016, 7:00 pm, Royal Castle Concert Hall: Composers from Warsaw – musical postcard with history:
Iwona Kisiel – Kiedy umrę kochanie… for mezzo-soprano and piano to words by Halina Poświatowska (2016)** and Pamięci mocfor mezzo-soprano and piano to words by Krystyna Królikowska-Waś (2016)**
Lilianna Zalesińska – mezzo-soprano; Piotr Szymanowicz – piano
** The creation of these works was subsidized by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage’s ‘Collections – Composing Commissions’ program, which is operated by IMiT.
May 7-13, 2016
Warsaw Music Encounters w/ premieres by Baculewski, Bagiński & Kisiel
Various venues around Warsaw