Krzysztof Penderecki, an outstanding Polish composer, greatly supported the nationwide project “Music of Our Times,” seeing it as a source of opportunities for young artists and performers. The aim of the project was to introduce Polish music of the 21st century to the art education system. Works commissioned from composers under the age of 30 were repeatedly performed by pupils and students together with their teachers. In addition, CD recordings and sheet music were released by DUX Records and PWM Edition respectively. The project was held under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage, and Sport.
The last concert of this year’s edition took place in the Blue Hall of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, featuring works by composers associated with Polish music academies: Alina Dzięcioł, Magdalena Gorwa (Academy of Music in Wrocław), Mikołaj Sarad (Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz), Andrzej Jakuszew (Academy of Music in Poznań / Chopin University of Music in Warsaw), Ewa Borcz, Krzysztof Kicior, Aleksandra Kolbusz (Chopin University of Music in Warsaw).