7th Festival of Premieres Polish Modern Music

From March 24-26, Katowice will once again become the capital of New Music during the Festival of Premieres Polish Modern Music. This year’s seventh edition of the festival will present premiere performances of nearly 30 works by Polish composers of various generations, from young novices to Polish leaders of the art of composition.

Organized by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR), the festival will host some of the foremost Polish ensembles, such as AUKSOCamerata SilesiaSilesian String Quartet, and the New Music Orchestra, as well as soloists: Daniel Costello, Barbara Kinga MajewskaAlina MleczkoPiotr OrzechowskiGeneviève Strosser, and Hannah Weisbach.

A biennial festival of Polish modern music, the Festival of Premieres has been organized in Katowice since 2005. Its originator was Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa, Director General of the NOSPR. The event owes its unique character primarily to the main idea of the program – only works which have never been performed or which so far have not had their Polish premiere can be presented during the festival concerts.

During the seven concerts of this year’s edition of the festival, the audience will hear the works of the following eminent Polish composers: Marcin Bortnowski (String Quartet no. 3), Ryszard Gabryś (Salomé-Satz for soprano and string quartet), Jarosław Mamczarski(QUARTETT Fis), Lidia Zielinska (Threesome C for amplified string quartet, tape and live electronics), Krzysztof Wołek (Spin for symphony orchestra and live electronics), Dariusz Przybylski (Fontana di amore per nessuno. Omaggio a Pasolini  saxophone, boy soprano and symphony orchestra), Rafał Augustyn (Krótka rozprawa), Zbigniew Bargielski (Domino  for flute, violin and cello), Aleksander Nowak  (Infraludium  for flute, violin and cello), Krzysztof Meyer  (Trio, Op. 129 for flute, violin and cello), Piotr Moss  (Trauermusik  for chamber ensemble), Grzegorz Duchnowski  (USHUAIA for voices and orchestra), Sonia Brauhoff  (Mój Bóg jest głodny for choir and percussion), Justyna Kowalska-Lasoń  (Istnieje przestrzeń for mixed choir soloists), Jacek Domagala  (Normandia), Hanna Kulenty- Majoor(Viola Concerto No. 1), Prasqual (MASHRABIYYA for English horn / oboe, French horn, 93 orchestral musicians in 6 groups and the electronic music), Piotr Radko (Medytacja wielkanocna for string orchestra), Krzesimir Dębski  (Musicophilia II), Zygmunt Krauze  (Rondo for Rhodes piano and small string orchestra), Slawomir Kupczak (Pełnia for Rhodes piano, string orchestra and electronics), Marcin Stanczyk (A due  for Rhodes piano, string orchestra and electronics), Slawomir Czarnecki  (Divertimento).

Friday, March 24, 2017 | 5:00 p.m. 
7TH FESTIVAL OF PREMIERES POLISH MODERN MUSIC / Karolina Brachman / Silesian Quartet
*premiere of works by Marcin Bortnowski, Ryszard Gabryś, Jarosław Mamczarski, Lidia Zielinska
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Hall
plac Wojciecha Kilara 1, 40-202 Katowice
Tickets & Info: nospr.org.pl

Friday, March 24, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. 
7TH FESTIVAL OF PREMIERES POLISH MODERN MUSIC / NOSPR / José Maria Florêncio
*premiere of works by Krzysztof Wołek, Dariusz Przybylski
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Concert Hall
plac Wojciecha Kilara 1, 40-202 Katowice
Tickets & Info: nospr.org.pl

Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. 
7TH FESTIVAL OF PREMIERES POLISH MODERN MUSIC / Projekt 3 x Krzeszowiec
*premiere of works by Rafal Augustyn, Zbigniew Bargielski, Aleksander Nowak, Krzysztof Meyer
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Hall
plac Wojciecha Kilara 1, 40-202 Katowice
Tickets & Info: nospr.org.pl

Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 5:00 p.m. 
7TH FESTIVAL OF PREMIERES POLISH MODERN MUSIC / Camerata Silesia / New Music Orchestra
*premiere of works by Piotr Moss, Gregory Duchnowski, Sonia Brauhoff, Justyna Kowalska-Lasoń
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Hall
plac Wojciecha Kilara 1, 40-202 Katowice
Tickets & Info: nospr.org.pl

Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. 
7TH FESTIVAL OF PREMIERES POLISH MODERN MUSIC / NOSPR / Alexander Humala
*premiere of works by Jacek Domagala, Hanna Kulenty- Majoor, Prasqual 
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Concert Hall
plac Wojciecha Kilara 1, 40-202 Katowice
Tickets & Info: nospr.org.pl

Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. 
7TH FESTIVAL OF PREMIERES POLISH MODERN MUSIC / NOSPR / Szymon Bywalec
*premiere of works by Piotr Radko, Krzesimir Dębski
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Concert Hall
plac Wojciecha Kilara 1, 40-202 Katowice
Tickets & Info: nospr.org.pl

Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. 
7TH FESTIVAL OF PREMIERES POLISH MODERN MUSIC / AUKSO / Marek Moś
*premiere of works by Zygmunt Krauze , Slawomir Kupczak, Marcin Stanczyk, Sławomir Czarnecki 
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Concert Hall
plac Wojciecha Kilara 1, 40-202 Katowice
Tickets & Info: nospr.org.pl

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