II Festival de Música Polonesa

The Institute of Arts (IA) and the Center of Integration, Documentation and Cultural Diffusion (CIDDIC) of São Paulo State University in Campinas, Brazil (UNICAMP) will present the II Festival of Polish Music from April 3-6 at the Casa do Lado and Teatro Castro Mendes. The program of this year’s Festival consists of performances of works by eminent Polish composers, such as Chopin, Opałka, Tansman, Mykietyn, Moss, Penderecki, Majerski, Róžycki, Nowowiejski, and Ryterband. Performers from Poland and Brazil include: cellists Jan Kalinowski, Lars Hoefs, Ana Clara Alves, Bruno Belluco, Ana Luiza Coelho Soffiati, Giovanna Colussi; pianists Marek Szlezer, Mauricy Martin, Alexandre Zamith, Angela Seiler, Leticia Nunes, Leticia Fais, Laura Umbelino, Gloria Raimondi Marianne Dahmen Nunes; flutist Rafaela Marins; and the Unicamp Cello Ensemble and Unicamp Symphony Orchestra (OSU).

The festival began with a lecture discussing Chopin’s influence on Villa-Lobos, given by the director of the festival and UNICAMP professor, cellist Lars Hoefs (right)—a USC alum and a longtime collaborator on dozens of PMC projects in the U.S., Poland, France, Italy, and Ukraine. Professor Raphael Delekta from the Academy of Music in Kraków also gave a lecture on traditional Polish works (April 5) as well as a lecture on the Academy itself, preceding the festival (March 29), and the Cracow Duo of cellist Jan Kalinowski and pianist Marek Szlezer—also from the Academy of Music in Kraków—gave a lecture-recital on composer Feliks Nowowiejski (April 5). Other features of the Festival include back-to-back piano and cello extravaganzas entitled “The Piano of Chopin” and “Just Cello” (April 4).

Two symphonic concerts were also presented during the Festival—on April 5 at Teatro Castro Mendez and on April 6 at Casa do Lago—featuring the Symphony Orchestra of UNICAMP with soloists Jan Kalinowski and Marek Szlezer, presenting works by Einert, Chopin, Stolpe and Opałka. Maestro Raphael Delekta will lead from the podium.

Monday, April 3, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Festival of Polish Music: “Chopin’s Influence in Villa-Lobos” Lecture & Polish Chamber Music Concert

Institute of Arts Auditorium
Rua Elis Regina, 50, Cidade Universitária “Zeferino Vaz” (Barão Geraldo)
13083854 Campinas, Brazil
Info: ciddic.unicamp.br

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 7 p.m.
Festival of Polish Music: The Piano of Chopin

Institute of Arts Auditorium
Rua Elis Regina, 50, Cidade Universitária “Zeferino Vaz” (Barão Geraldo)
13083854 Campinas, Brazil
Info: ciddic.unicamp.br

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 8 p.m.
Festival of Polish Music: Just Cello

Institute of Arts Auditorium
Rua Elis Regina, 50, Cidade Universitária “Zeferino Vaz” (Barão Geraldo)
13083854 Campinas, Brazil
Info: ciddic.unicamp.br

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 10 a.m.
Festival of Polish Music: Feliks Nowowiejski Lecture-Recital with Cracow Duo

Institute of Arts Auditorium
Rua Elis Regina, 50, Cidade Universitária “Zeferino Vaz” (Barão Geraldo)
13083854 Campinas, Brazil
Info: ciddic.unicamp.br

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 12 p.m.
Festival of Polish Music: “Traditional Polish Music and its Interpretation in the Works of Polish Composers” Lecture by Raphael Delekta

Institute of Arts Auditorium
Rua Elis Regina, 50, Cidade Universitária “Zeferino Vaz” (Barão Geraldo)
13083854 Campinas, Brazil
Info: ciddic.unicamp.br

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 8 p.m.
Festival of Polish Music: Symphonic Closing Concert

Teatro Castro Mendes
Rua Conselheiro Gomide, 62 – Vila Industrial,
Campinas – SP, 13035-320, Brazil
Info: ciddic.unicamp.br

Thursday, April 6, 2017 |1 p.m.
Festival of Polish Music: Symphonic Closing Concert

Casa do Lago
Av. Érico Veríssimo, 1011 – Cidade Universitária
Campinas – SP, 13083-851, Brazil
Info: ciddic.unicamp.br

[Source: press release, unicamp.brciddic.unicamp.br]