Warsaw Autumn Festival

Warsaw Autumn Festival

September
Officially called the International Festival of Contemporary Music, the Warsaw Autumn Festival's offerings in its early years were more conservative than the name would seem to indicate. Today more experimental music and world premieres are performed along with classical standbys of the 20th century.
Established in 1956 by a group of Polish composers who wanted to bring other East European as well as West European countries together, the festival has presented the work of Luciano Berio, Michael Tippett, Krzysztof Pendericki, Witold Lutoslawski, and other 20th-century composers.
The concerts, which continue for about 10 days in September, are held in the National Philharmonic building, the Royal Castle, and other venues around the city. Orchestras that have performed in these locations include the Scottish National Orchestra of Glasgow, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Chamber Orchestra, and the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir of Warsaw.
CONTACTS:
Warsaw Autumn Festival
Rynek Starego Miasta 27
Warsaw, 00-272 Poland
48-22-831-060; fax: 48-22-831-0607
www.warszawska-jesien.art.pl
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 154
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 298
MusFestEurBrit-1980, p. 130
MusFestWrld-1963, p. 254
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