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28th Festival of Polish Contemporary Music - Musica Polonica Nova

Already this coming Friday the Musica Polonica Nova Festival begins. It is one of the most important events in the country presenting contemporary music. As every year, you will hear classics of the twentieth century and recent compositions written especially for this festival. Outstanding Polish and international interpreters of new music are among the performers
The programme includes many names of composers from PWM’s catalogue, such as Witold Lutosławski, Paweł Mykietyn, Andrzej Krzanowski, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Elżbieta Sikora, Wojciech Ziemowit Zych, Zbigniew Bargielski.
We encourage you to explore the details of the programme:

28th Festival of Polish Contemporary Music - Musica Polonica Nova, Wrocław, 20–28.04.2012
20.04.2012, Friday, 7pm Philharmonic Concert Hall, ul. Piłsudskiego 19
Symphony of Hummingbirds, arche kontra dynamis
Symphony Orchestra of the Wrocław Philharmonic, Jacek Kaspszyk – conductor
Mateusz Ryczek (1986) Infrasymfonia (2010) **    
Krzysztof Penderecki (1933) Symphony I (1973)
Sławomir Kupczak (1979) Hummingbirds for symphony orchestra (2012)**
Witold Lutosławski (1913–1994) Symphony III (1983)

9.00 pm, Pasaż Pokoyhof, ul. św. Antoniego 2/4
Psychedelia in Laterna Magica
Ryszard Latecki – trumpet, harmonium, pseudo-instruments
Bart Pałyga – electric cello, backwards instrument, fifes, vocal
Tadeusz Wielecki – double bass

21.04.2012, Saturday 6pm Pasaż Pokoyhof, ul. św. Antoniego 2/4
Accordion Bellows in an Ecstasy of World Premieres
Maciej Frąckiewicz – accordion, Rafał Łuc – accordion

 Jagoda Szmytka (1982) – Open the box! for accordion and shadow theatre (2011)**
Adam Porębski (1990) – Cut Story (2012)**
Dariusz Przybylski (1984) – Sonata da chiesa (2012)**
*** interval
Andrzej Krzanowski (1951-1990) – Sonata No. 2 (1987) **
Rafał Zalech (1988)– Prelude and Fugue for solo accordion (2012)**
Rafał Janiak (1986) – Sonata awekening – movement - cogitation (2012)**
Cezary Duchnowski (1971) – acc++ca for accordion and computer (2012) **

20:00 Live: the clonious & cid rim
Cid Rim Live-Set (affine records, Vienna), The Clonious Live-Set (affine records, Vienna)

6.00 pm, Philharmonic Concert Hall, ul. Piłsudskiego 19
Extreme Power of ‘Poor’ Music

Iwona Kania – soprano, Aukso Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy, Marek Moś – conductor
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (1933–2010) – Little Music Cycle (1967–1970)
Little Music II for 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 pianos and percussion
Little Music III for 3 violas
Little Music IV - Trombone Concerto Op. 28 for trombone, clarinet, cello and piano

Genesis Cycle (1962–1963)
Genesis I Elementi per archi Op. 19 no.1 for violin, viola and cello
Genesis II Canti instrumentali Op. 19 no.2 for 15 performers
Genesis III Monodramma Op. 19 no.3 for soprano, metal percussion instruments and 6 double basses

23.04.2012, Monday 8pm Pasaż Pokoyhof, ul. św. Antoniego 2/4
Holland’s Poles and Their Energetic Gravities
Hanna Kulenty (1961) – String Quartet No. 3 Tell Me About It (2007) String Quartet No. 4 A Cradle Song (2007)
Andrzej Kwieciński (1984) – Umbrae for string quintet (2004) Mural for string quintet (2010)

24.04.2012, Tuesday 7pm Church of the Holy Cross, pl. Kościelny
Impossible Dances for Organ and Other Instruments

Piotr Rojek – organ, positive organ, Roman Perucki – organ, Dariusz Bąkowski-Kois – positive organ, Michał Moc – accordion, Alina Mleczko – saxophone, Jacek Wota – percussion

Krystian Kiełb (1971 )– Structures III BACH for organ (2004)
Piotr Drożdżewski (1948) – En blanc for solo organ (2012)**
Stanisław Krupowicz (1952) – Stochos for organ (1977)
Michał Moc (1977) – Call for details for organ and accordion (2012)**
Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil (1947) – Reportage 1 – Palm Sunday in Nazareth for organ, percussion and saxophone (2009)
Paweł Szymański (1954) – Four Hevelian Dances for organ and 2 positive organs (2011)

25.04.2012, Wednesday 7pm Oratorium Marianum, pl. Uniwersytecki 1
Two Marimbas Travelling by Italian Trains
Cantores Minores Wratislavienses; Piotr Karpeta – conductor

Paul Preusser – Thou among the wastes of time for mixed choir, prepared piano, percussion and electronics (2009)**

Axoum Duo: Elwira Ślązak – marimba, Gabriel Collet – marimba
Marta Ptaszyńska (1943) – Scintilla for 2 marimbas (1984)
Krzysztof Wołek (1976) – Yamantaka for 2 marimbas and electronics (2011)**
Ryszard Osada (1972) – Waves of feelings for 2 marimbas (2012)**
Jacek Sotomski (1987) MAHOMET for 2 marimbas and computer (2012)**

Cantores Minores Wratislavienses, Piotr Karpeta – conductor
 Rafał Augustyn (1951)– Vagor ergo sum – small cantata to words by Zbigniew Herbert, Hadrian Caesar and Italian National Railways for mixed choir and gongs (2008/2011)

26.04.2012, Thursday 8pm Philharmonic Concert Hall, ul. Piłsudskiego 19
Five World Premieres in a Triangle

Aleksandra Rupocińska – harpsichord, Wrocław Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum, Ernst Kovacic – conductor

Joanna Woźny (1973) – Lost Motion for string orchestra (2012)**
Dariusz Przybylski (1984), Red, Yellow, Red. Hommage a Mark Rothko for string orchestra (2012) **
Adrian Foltyn (1978) – Coincidensity for 17 string instruments and bass clarinet (2011)**
Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil (1947)– ICE-LAND ...Rainbow Bridges over Dettifoss... (Reportage 3) for chamber orchestra (2011)**
Marcin Bortnowski (1972) – And There Was No More Sea for harpsichord and chamber orchestra (2012)**

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