‘Warszawska Jesień': the best of contemporary music

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‘Warszawska Jesień': the best of contemporary music

This festival was long the only festival of its type in Eastern Europe, and it remains a major international music event.

Since 1956, Warszawska Jesień, literally ‘Warsaw Autumn', the international festival of contemporary music, has been held in the Polish capital each year. The symphonic and chamber music shows and other events that include experimental music allow the public to hear both the newer and older works of the composers of our time.
Organized by the Association of Polish Composers, the festival is held in various venues in Warsaw: the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Witold Lutoslawski Polish Radio Concert Studio at the University of Music, and at Zacheta, the Centre of Contemporary Art. The guest of honour at the 59th edition will be Salvatore Sciarrino, who will present two operas and many instrumental works, including one that will close the event: Shadow of Sound. Around Sciarrino, the public will be happy to listen to many artists and groups—GrauSchumacher Piano Duo, Spoldzielnia Muzyczna, Scenatet—and talented composers such as Mark Andre, Marcin Bortnowski, Ondrej Adámek, Brigitta Muntendorf, and Zofia Dowgiallo.

Warszawska Jesień
(throughout the city)

From 16 to 24 September 2016


Free admission for some concerts.
Between 15 and 60 PLN for others.

All week starting at 6:00 p.m.