The Sinfonietta Pomerania Foundation held the 6th “New Waves” Contemporary Music Festival online on 3-9 December 2020.
This year’s sixth “New Waves” festival was designed to meet today’s times – difficult for all of us, especially for artists. The festival concerts were recorded by the invited musicians, taking all precautionary measures, in halls filled with virtual audiences. The results of their work can be viewed on the Internet.
The significantly reduced program of the festival included a concert of works by students of composition classes at the Gdańsk Academy of Music, a performance of NeoQuartet, Sinfonietta Pomerania Orchestra and two excellent duos: Łukasz Frant & Joanna Galon-Frant cello-piano duo and Gabriela Szendzielorz-Jungiewicz & Andrzej Jungiewicz piano duo. In addition to the works by 20th-century composers, virtual audiences listened to new Polish music, including premieres of compositions by Kamil Kosecki, Anton Koshelev, Olga Rayeva, Piotr Jędrzejczyk, Monika Kędziora, Andrzej Henryk Bączyk, Magdalena Garbecka, Krzysztof Tomasz Jurczak, Piotr Kasiłowski, Magdalena Kurdziel, Szymon Kusior, Jakub Pawlak and Andrzej Dziadek – president of the Gdańsk Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union and president of the Sinfonietta Pomerania Foundation. It was the premieres that influenced the organizers decision for the 6th “New Waves” festival taking place on the scheduled date, helping new pieces to appear in public space at the right time, without quarantining in composers’ drawers.
All concerts will be available online at: https://2020.nowefale.pl/