20th Festival of Polish Music

Friday, July 26, 2024, 7:00 PM

  • Friday, July 26, 2024, 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 28, 2024, 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 13, 2024, 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 14, 2024, 6:00 PM
  • Friday, July 19, 2024, 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 20, 2024, 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 21, 2024, 6:00 PM
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From the very beginning, the Festival of Polish Music has been showing us that there are many things to discover among those we seemingly know so well. The anniversary edition will be launched by Agnieszka Budzińska-Bennett and her ensemble Peregrina with (the first in a good few centuries!) performance of medieval hymns, sequences and cantiones composed in Silesia. The final concert is shaping up to be just as exciting, with the world premiere of Roman Statkowski's opera Philaenis, arranged by Krzysztof Słowiński, who will also lead the orchestra. What else? The joint celebration of the 20 years of the Polish Music Festival and 30 years of Sinfonietta Cracovia with the ensemble, tenor Wojciech Parch and horn player Ben Goldscheider. Pianist Marek Bracha will showcase the Jewish Mazurkas composed by Maria Szymanowska, Mieczysław Wajnberg and Władysław Szpilman. The Motion Trio will play Alla polacca on three accordions (Chopin, Górecki, Bacewicz, Kaczmarek). A violin and piano recital by Júlia Pusker and Grzegorz Skrobiński will combine Hungarian and Polish music (as part of a collaboration with the Cziffra Festival), and a performance by Georgi Vasilev, winner of the 3rd International Polish Music Competition, will offer a panorama of piano music, from Chopin to Serocki. Let's listen and discover!

13 July 2024 (Saturday), 7pm
Basilica of the Holiest Heart of Jesus (Jesuit Basilica)
INAUGURATION CONCERT
SILESIA. Music from Silesian sources form the 14th and 15th centuries

NATIVITAS
Als die sonne/Dies est letitie – cantio Środa Śląska Hymnary (monody)/ „Partesy żagańskie” manuscript (polyphony)
Eia felix virgula – cantio „Partesy żagańskie” manuscript
Liber generationis Środa Śląska Hymnary
Tamquam sponsus – antiphon
ŚW. BARBARA
Eia sponsa Salomonis – antiphon (instrumental), “Partesy żagańskie” manuscript
Rex in cena – antiphon, “Partesy żagańskie” manuscript
All. Ave virgo, sacra Barbara Wrocław Cathedral Gradual
Gratulemur concinantes – cantio “Partesy żagańskie” manuscript
ŚW. JADWIGA
All. O felix Hedvigis – Henryków Gradual
Letentur ecclesia – sequence, Brzeg Gradual
Fulget dies – sequence, Brzeg Gradual
O decus Trebniciae – antiphon, “Partesy żagańskie” manuscript
MARIA
Ave Dei genitrix – cantio “Partesy żagańskie” manuscript
Veni mater deica – sequence, Żagań Gradual
Deitatis fragrans – cantio Środa Śląska Hymnary
O florens rosa – antiphon, Środa Śląska Hymnary (monody)/ “Partesy żagańskie” manuscript (polyphony)
Rosarum rosa – cantio Środa Śląska Hymnary

ensemble Peregrina (Basel)
Agnieszka Budzińska-Bennett – vocal, Gothic harp, artistic direction
Lorenza Donadini – vocal
Hanna Järveläinen – vocal
Grace Newcombe – vocal, Gothic harp
Elizabeth Rumsey – vielle

14 July 2024 (Sunday), 6pm
Tempel Synagogue
JEWISH MAZURKAS

Maria Szymanowska Mazurkas for piano (selection)
Józef Wieniawski Mazurka in G minor, Op. 8
Aleksander Tansman 3 Mazurkas from Book I
Edward Wolff Mazurkas, Op. 12 (selection)
Tomasz Kassern Mazurka
Mieczysław Wajnberg Two mazurkas
Władysław Szpilman Mazurka
Fryderyk Chopin Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4

Marek Bracha – piano

19 July 2024 (Friday), 7pm
Radio Kraków
30/20 JUBILEE CONCERT
30 years of Sinfonietta Cracovia and 20 years of the Festival of Polish Music

Krystyna Moszumańska Nazar (1924-2008) Musica per archi
Witold Lutosławski Paroles Tissées
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Marcel Chyrzyński Ukiyo-e No. 6 [world premiere]
Benjamin Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op. 31

Wojciech Parchem – tenor
Ben Goldscheider – horn
Sinfonietta Cracovia
Katarzyna Tomala-Jedynak – conductor

Co-organiser of the concert: Sinfonietta Cracovia

20 July 2024 (Saturday), 7pm
Nowa Huta Cultural Centre
ALLA POLACCA

Janusz Wojtarowicz Accordion Fanfare (world premiere)
Fryderyk Chopin Chopin Rhapsody:

  • Prelude in E minor, Op. 28 No. 9
  • Nocturne in C sharp minor No. 20, Op. posth
  • Prelude in C minor, Op. 28 No. 20

Fryderyk Chopin Walc in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2
Fryderyk Chopin Mazurka in C major, Op. 24 No. 2
Fryderyk Chopin Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4
Fryderyk Chopin Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2
Witold Lutosławski Dance Preludes
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki Harpsichord Concerto, Op. 40, part II Vivace
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek Ave Maria
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek Gonitwa Tulipanów
Jerzy Maksymiuk Gdy marzenia płoną (work dedicated to Motion Trio)
Janusz Wojtarowicz Silence
Motion Trio DJ Chicken
Grażyna Bacewicz Oberek No. 1
Wojciech Kilar Orawa

MOTION TRIO: Janusz Wojtarowicz | Paweł Baranek | Marcin Gałażyn

21 July 2024 (Sunday), 6pm
Hall of the Collegium Novum of the Jagiellonian University
HOMMAGE Á CZIFFRA – NEW GENERATION

Karol Szymanowski Myths, Op. 30
Karol Szymanowski 3 Paganini Capriccios, Op. 40
Henryk Wieniawski Scherzo tarantella, Op. 16
Bela Bartók Rhapsody No. 1
Zoltán Kodály Adagio
Bela Bartók Romanian Dances
Ferenc Vecsey Valse Triste
Jenő Hubay Carmen Fantasy

Júlia Pusker – violin
Grzegorz Skrobiński – piano

26 July 2024 (Friday), 7pm
Hall of the Collegium Novum of the Jagiellonian University
FESTUM IUVENTUTIS – FESTIVAL OF THE YOUNG

Fryderyk Chopin

  • Polonaises, Op. 40
  • Mazurkas, Op. 50
  • Nocturne in A flat major, Op. 32 No. 2 Lento
  • Barcarole in F sharp major, Op. 60 Allegretto

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Leopold Godowski Studium 18a for left hand based on Chopin’s Etude, Op. 10 No. 9
Karol Kurpiński Polonaise in G major No. 1 from 3 Polonaises
Karol Mikuli Mazurka in B minor, Op. 11
Alexandre Tansman III Sonatine
Kazimierz Serocki Prelude Suite

Georgi Vasilev – piano, winne of the 3rd International Polish Music Competition

28 July 2024 (Sunday), 6pm
Karol Szymanowski Philharmoni Hall in Kraków

ROMAN STATKOWSKI PHILAENIS
opera in two acts with prologue
[world premiere of the opera in the instrumentation of Krzysztof Słowiński]

Philaenis: Izabela Matuła – soprano
Menander: Krzysztof Szumański – baritone
Hermias: Hubert Walawski – tenor
Myrtis: Ilona Krzywicka – soprano
Dromon/Kleophas: Daniel Domarecki – tenor
Theodas: Jakub Szmidt – bass
Klotho: Mariana Poltorak – mezzo-soprano
Lachesis: Ksenia Łuka – mezzo-soprano
Atropos: Gabriela Korzystka – alto
Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Dominika Peszko
– repetiteur
Piotr Piwko – choirmaster
Krzysztof Słowiński – conductor

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