4th WarszeMuzik

During the fourth edition of the WarszeMuzik Festival, held from 1-29 August 2020, chamber music will return to Warsaw Ghetto’s remaining buildings—a tenement house at 20 Chłodna Street (the Clock House), the house of Mieczysław Weinberg at 66 Żelazna Street, and an old tenement house at 41 Chłodna Street. In 2020, the Festival’s repertoire will expand…Continue Reading 4th WarszeMuzik

Dedications to the Sopot Trio

On 3 August 2020, the concert “Dedications to the Sopot Trio” will be held in St. Andrew Bobola Church in Sopot premiering works by Gdańsk-related composers Zbigniew Pniewski and Kamil Cieślik. The Sopot Trio consists of graduates from the Academy of Music in Gdańsk who remain associated with their home university and music institutions of…Continue Reading Dedications to the Sopot Trio

Premieres by Polish composers at “Karol from Atma. Music Unites”

The upcoming concert on 30 July 2020 at 6:00 p.m. will be held at the Karol Szymanowski Museum in the villa “Atma” in Zakopane, organized as part of the “Karol from Atma. Music Unites” series, premiering the latest works of Polish composers. Admission to the concert is free. The program will include works by Léo…Continue Reading Premieres by Polish composers at “Karol from Atma. Music Unites”

E4TT summer listening series #2: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Contemporary chamber group Ensemble for These Times (E4TT) proudly announces the second program in “Ensemble for These (Summer) Times,” E4TT’s summertime listening series. These free biweekly, topical online concerts of relevant new music from the group’s performance archives are paired with an interview with a creative artist who has collaborated with E4TT. Program #2 of…Continue Reading E4TT summer listening series #2: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Classics Across Poland

A cycle of classical music concerts across Poland—Z klasyką przez Polskę—resumed on July 17 after an extended break caused by the pandemic. This project of Polski Impresariat Muzyczny [Polish Music Agency] is carried out by Poland’s Music and Dance Institute (IMIT) thanks to the support and under the leadership of Prof. Piotr Gliński, Minister of…Continue Reading Classics Across Poland

Paderewski in Full Color

Polish Music Publishers [PWM] just came out with a delightful coloring book for children entitled Ignacy Jan i jego plan [Ignacy Jan and how it’s done]. The approach is to awaken the interest of all kinds of young readers (not only those studying piano, for example) in Paderewski’s many talents, accomplishments, and lifelong adventures. Thus,…Continue Reading Paderewski in Full Color

IMIT 2020/2021 Research Awards

Poland’s Institute of Music and Dance [IMIT] selected 15 projects for financial support awards under its “Białe plamy—muzyka i taniec” [Blind spots—music and dance] program. During a July 14 videoconference meeting, the jury of experts selected by the Musicology Institute at Poznań Music Academy reviewed 35 submissions and chose the following finalists: Miłosz Aleksandrowicz for…Continue Reading IMIT 2020/2021 Research Awards

Premiere of ‘Friction’ By Zubel

A thought doesn’t cause friction. A sound doesn’t cause friction Time doesn’t cause friction. Speed causes friction. Stopping causes friction… Coexistence causes friction! Three related instruments carry on joint thoughts and sounds. Had they kept to their typical functions, they would have created an ideal texture. Just because they can. However… Friction. During the last…Continue Reading Premiere of ‘Friction’ By Zubel

30 Years of the Paderewski Centre in Kąśna Dolna

The celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Paderewski Centre in Kąśna Dolna on 24-26 July 2020 will feature special events to sum up the achievements of the institution. On 28 February 1990, the Provincial National Council in Tarnów passed a resolution on the creation of an institution for the promotion of musical culture under…Continue Reading 30 Years of the Paderewski Centre in Kąśna Dolna

20th Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City Festival

The 20th edition of the Franciszek Wybrańczyk ‘Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City Festival’ will be held between 2 August and 3 September 2020. The Festival will feature 23 concerts and events over the course of a month. Four days a week, the Concert Pavilion at 272 Grochowska Street will host music of many styles and…Continue Reading 20th Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City Festival