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Agata Zubel's Concerts in Seattle

SCP brings fascinating composers, virtuoso performers and musicologists to Seattle to join in the festival. Soprano Agata Zubel returns to perform works by Georges Aperghis (Greece), Luís Tinoco (Portugal) and Luciano Berio (Italy) following exciting collaborations with SCP in Seattle, at San Francisco’s Other Minds festival and at the Warsaw Autumn festival. Zubel’s participation is in part supported by the Polish Cultural Foundation, NY.

Seattle Chamber Players (SCP) is pleased to present Icebreaker VI: New Music from the Mediterranean. Over two days, the ensemble – Paul Taub, David Sabee, Laura DeLuca and Mikhail Shmidt – will play works by composers from 13 countries of the Mediterranean region, with many of the composers present for the performances. Joining them are local musicians and special international soloists from Poland, Israel and Algeria.

Agata Zubel, soprano
Salim Dada, guitar
Yitzhak Yedid, piano
Seattle Chamber Players and guests
Saturday, February 25, 2012, at 8pm
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
Benet Casablancas (Spain): Six Glosses on texts by Cees Nooteboom
Sanja Drakulic (Croatia): Kolo sreće (“Wheel of Fortune”) for cello solo
Uroš Rojko (Slovenia): Stone Wind for flute and clarinet
Georges Aperghis (Greece): La nuit en tête
Yann Robin (France): Chaostika
Luciano Berio (Italy): Folk Songs

Sunday, February 26, 2012, at 7pm
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
Yitzhak Yedid (Israel): Passions and Prayers: Sextet in Homage to Jerusalem, movement two
Nabil Benabdeljalil (Morocco): Prière des anges
Luis Tinoco (Portugal): Trois Poèmes de l’Orient
Mohammed Fairouz (Egypt/Lebanon): Incantation and Dabkeh (world premiere)
Salim Dada (Algeria): Fine dell’inizio
Aleksander Peci (Albania): Sonic Roots
Fazil Say (Turkey): Divorce

CONCERT TICKETS $25 general/$15 students and seniors
Box Office at Benaroya Hall: 206.215.4747
MEET THE COMPOSERS (free admission)
Soundbridge Music Discovery Center, Benaroya Hall
Saturday, February 25, 2012, at 3pm
Sunday, February 26, 2012, at 1pm

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“All is darkness, all is quiet. What will happen here tonight?” FOREFATHERS’ EVE comes out on a gramophone record on 17th March

FOREFATHERS’ EVE by High Definition Quartet, a mesmerising fusion of jazz, ambient, and electronics, will also be available on a gramophone record as of 17th March. The album features a galaxy of experimental music stars and will be released in the REVISIONS series under the ANAKLASIS label, as the second vinyl in that label’s catalogue. Apart from the Quartet, this release brings together such world-famous giants of ambient as William Basinski, Krzysztof Knittel, Robert Rich, Christian Fennesz, and Igor Boxx of Skalpel Duo.

Polish Music Library: PWM Edition sums up the project with an attractive animation

The Polish Music Library is the youngest member of the top flight of Polish libraries, exceptional in terms of its collection and unrivalled for accessibility. It is maintained by PWM Edition, the biggest Polish publisher of sheet music and books about music, which thanks to its international prestige effectively promotes the output of Polish composers around the world. PWM sums up this project, which has been realised since 2017, with an attractive animation presenting the process through which its resources have been digitised.

POLISH HEROINES OF MUSIC – a new album in the SOUNDS series

Does music call for gender equality? It can surely defend itself. Nonetheless, the artistic advantages of excellent present-day women-composers and their eminent predecessors are worthy of being noticed and highlighted. Women have their separate and distinctive voice in Polish music. In recognition of the need to acknowledge that voice, on 29th January ANAKLASIS will release the CD POLISH HEROINES OF MUSIC, comprising orchestral works by Elżbieta Sikora, Hanna Kulenty, Grażyna Bacewicz, and Agata Zubel.

Tangos from the library of oblivion – a new disc in the series REVISIONS from ANAKLASIS

A panorama of compositional output combining Polish and Yiddish inter-war hits with sorrowful, despairing tangos from the Ghetto. The disc Bajgelman. Get to Tango represents a twenty-first-century take on the output of the outstanding musician Dawid Bajgelman, from Łódź. These arrangements and reworkings of selected works by one of the greatest composers of Jewish theatre music were produced by the outstanding musician and composer Jarosław Bester. The album comes out on 11 December.

A year in Polish music in sixteen albums – ANAKLASIS celebrates its first birthday

The ANAKLASIS record label, created by PWM just one year ago (on 22 November 2019), already boasts sixteen albums, and it shows no signs of slowing down, with further releases announced. 

‘Music from Chopin’s Land’ – an international project of PWM Edition

PWM Edition has launched a campaign and an international educational project, which brings the works by Polish composers closer to the audiences worldwide. ‘Music from Chopin’s Land’ encompasses more than just pieces by Chopin – it also means Paderewski, Szymanowska, Moniuszko, Kilar, Kurpiński and many other composers.

The premiere of Aleksander Nowak’s opera 'Drach' named Event of the Year! The laureates of the Coryphaeus of Polish Music awards 2020 have been announced

On 7 November 2020, during a gala broadcast on TVP Kultura, the laureates of the 10th edition of the Coryphaeus of Polish Music awards were announced. The award for Event of the Year went to the premiere of Aleksander Nowak’s opera Drach. Dramma per musica, given at the AUKSODRONE festival. Aleksander Nowak’s work, to a libretto by Szczepan Twardoch based on his heralded novel, was rewarded for ‘emphasising local dimensions in universal processes, for the strength of its musical and cultural message’. 

Krzysztof Herdzin’s 'Impressions on Paderewski' – a new release on ANAKLASIS

Paderewski was a great composer. Herdzin is a great improviser. The fusion of the worlds of these two musical giants has given rise to a new phenomenon, which we share with you today. On the 160th anniversary of the birth of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, it is time to prick up our ears to the most beautiful impressions on his music.

Winners of the Warsaw Wind Ensemble Competition Contest 2020 announced!

On 30 September, the call for applications for the International Composition Contest for Wind Orchestra Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020 was closed. From almost 50 applications, the jury selected seven laureates and distinguished five compositions.

New album and concert for the celebrant – “Songs & Sonnets” from Anaklasis for Romuald Twardowski

In the year of the exceptional jubilee, the composer's 90 birthday, a unique album is published in the ANAKLASIS catalogue, devoted to the chamber vocal and instrumental works of Twardowski. They are performed by the world-famous bass-baritone, Tomasz Konieczny, and an outstanding pianist, Lech Napierała.