Pianists of worldwide renown, including outstanding younger musicians, play at the foot of the Chopin Monument.
While some of the pieces draw on ancient forms and techniques, their themes – ranging from the legacy of colonialism to economic exploitation of workers – feel fresh and contemporary.
Anybody visiting Gdańsk between July 28 and August 19 will have the chance to sample the delights of St. Dominic’s Fair.
The leitmotiv of this year’s 12th Summer in the Synagogue Under the White Stork will be the personal stories of Jewish artists. The festival involves music meetings with Jewish artists from all over Europe. The festival starts on Sunday in Wrocław (southwestern Poland).
The photographs, divided into two distinct historical periods, first trace various dwindling communities trying to survive in a post-1968 Polish Communist reality.
The festival at Warsaw’s National Opera House, which will last to the end of August, includes 50 concerts that will see 91 soloists and 18 ensembles perform 240 pieces, including several commissioned specially for the festival.