A Polish Music Festival Overview

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From January 16 to 22, 2012, Q2 Music presents Muzyka Nowa -- a multifaceted immersion in the sounds of contemporary Polish new music, featuring two 24-hour marathons, live Warsaw Autumn Festival recordings, composer-curated shows, and a Webcast of 'In Memoriam Henryk Mikołaj Górecki,' recorded live at Greenwich Village’s (Le) Poisson Rouge and co-presented by The Polish Cultural Institute New York.

Highlights include: 

In Memoriam Henryk Mikołaj Górecki
Thursday, January 19 at 7 pm and Saturday, January 21 at 1 pm

Recorded at New York City’s (Le) Poisson Rouge on November 8, 2011, this sold-out concert paying tribute to the 1-year anniversary of the iconic composer’s passing, featured compelling performances of String Quartet No. 2 with JACK Quartet and Kleines Requiem für Eine Polka, Op. 66 with Signal ensemble under the direction of Brad Lubman.

An Interview with Mikolaj Górecki
at wqxr.org/poland/ 

A web-exclusive Q&A with Mikolaj Górecki, Texas-based composer and son of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki examining the influence of his father, the state of contemporary Polish music and the importance of Polish culture to his own music. There will also be an on-demand playlist of his favorite music.

Polish Composers: 20th Century Masters to the Next Generation
Weekdays from 12-4 pm, repeats midnight-4 am

Host Nadia Sirota explores the wealth of contemporary Polish classical music, from established 20th century giants such as Penderecki, Szymanowski, Lutoslawski and Gorecki to Poland-based composers whose sound has yet to be widely disseminated in the United States, such as Andrzej Krzanowski, Krzysztof Wołek, and Aleksander Nowak. Also included live concert recordings from Juilliard's 2011 Focus! Festival and Poland-based festivals Warsaw Autumn Festival and UNSOUND.

Warsaw Autumn Festival, FOCUS! 2011 Festival and UNSOUND Festival Spotlights
January 16-22 on Q2 Music

Throughout-the-week audio highlights from Warsaw Autumn Festival’s colorful history, UNSOUND Festival’s focus on advanced music, and the Juilliard FOCUS! 2011 Festival's presentation of "Polish Modern: New Directions in Polish Music Since 1945."

Jakub Ciupinski Hosts
Monday, January 16 and Tuesday, January 17at 7 pm with encore presentations Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 20 at 10 am

Jakub Ciupinski is the Polish-born, New York-based composer who will host two hour-long shows exploring the breadth of contemporary Polish music.

24-hour Contemporary Polish Music Marathons
Wednesday, January 18 and Saturday, January 21

Two 24-hour marathons of contemporary Polish music, including both hosted and unhosted hours of live and studio recordings.

Q2 Music would like to thank:
The Polish Cultural Institute New York
Emily Motherwell
Damon Whittemore