25.07.-2.08.2015

38th Karol Szymanowski Music DaysPlakat XXXVIII
under the honorary patronage of
Starost of the Tatra County – Piotr Bąk
and
Mayor of the City Zakopane – Leszek Dorula

 

The annual Karol Szymanowski Music Days Festival was held from July 25-August 2 in the resort town of Zakopane, Poland. The theme of this year’s edition was based on the composer’s wistful words from a 1933 interview: “I often miss Ukraine, its sun, its far horizon, I loved the climate’s beneficial effect, its luxuriance and sweetness. I floated above beautiful Ukraine to settle down in the Tatra Mountains.” Apart from the Evenings with the Music of Karol Szymanowski festival held in Katowice, which is also organized by the Szymanowski Music Society in Zakopane, it is the only annual festival in the world devoted to the works of Karol Szymanowski (1885-1937), who is considered to be the father of Polish modern music.

The program of this year’s 38th edition of the Festival included chamber and orchestral concerts as well as performances by Polish and Ukrainian folk bands. Featured musicians came from Poland, Canada, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Sat 25 July 2015, 6 pm Hotel Stamary
Prologue:
„Karol Szymanowski's ceremonial entry into Zakopane” - open carriage ride
with highland music / presentation of some fragments of films about Karol Szymanowski

Sun 26 July 2015, 7 pm Teatr im. Witkacego
Inaugural Concert
Karol Szymanowski – Harnasie op.55 (version for two pianos)
Trebunie-Tutki Family – folk music group
Joanna Domańska – piano
Andrzej Tatarski – piano

Mon 27 July 2015, 7 pm Willa Atma
The 100th Anniversary of Myths by Karol Szymanowski
Violin Quartet Navis
Adam Manijak – piano

Tue 28 July 2015, 4 pm TCKiS Jutrzenka
Concert of the highlander and classical music
Kuba Szpilka: About creation and the power of Zakopane inspirations
Children’s Highlander folk group "Zornica"
Weronika Pucka – violin
Anna Muzyk – violin

Tue 28 July 2015, 7 pm Związek Podhalan
meeting with Aleksander Polaczok
Director of the Szymanowski Museum in Kirowograd (Ukraine)

Wed 29 July 2015, 7 pm Willa Koliba
Chamber concert
Piotr Mazik: Beautiful Karol. The way of living as the work of art
Łukasz Długosz – flute
Agnieszka Kaczmarek – harp

Thu 30 July 201, 7 pm Teatr im. Witkacego
Choir concert
Kuba Szpilka: Szymanowski in the shadow. About sickness, sex, poverty.
“ Młyneczek” Folk music group (Ukraine)

Fri 31 July 2015, 7 pm Orski Gallery
Piano recital
Mikołaj Warszyński (Canada)

Sat 1 Aug 2015, 7 pm Willa Oksza
Chamber concert
Sedlaček String Quartet (Czech)

Sun 2 Aug 2015, 8 pm Kościół Św. Krzyża
Final Concert
Sinfonietta Cracovia
Massimiliano Caldi (Italy) – conductor
Soloists:
Roman Widaszek – clarinet / Tadeusz Tomaszewski – horn / Joanna Domańska – piano

Addresses:

Hotel Stamary, 19 Kościuszki Street
Teatr Witkacego, 15 Chramcówki Street
Willa Atma, 19 Kasprusie Street
TCKiS Jutrzenka, 3 Grunwaldzka Street
Związek Podhalan, 4 Kościuszki Street
Willa Koliba, 4 Kościeliska Street
Galeria Orskiego, 4 Broniewskiego Street
Willa Oksza, 25 Zamoyskiego Street
Kościół Św. Krzyża, 30 Chałubińskiego Street