Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City Festival
Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City Festival
Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City Festival
Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City Festival

Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City Festival

The Franciszek Wybrańczyk Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City Festival is the Orchestra’s musical gift to the people of Warsaw. The Festival was initiated in 2001 by Franciszek Wybrańczyk, the long-time director of Sinfonia Varsovia.  His Orchestra was homeless for a long time, with the musicians performing abroad much more than in their hometown. That is how the idea of the Festival came about – Sinfonia Varsovia would go on a special tour across the city, performing for Warsaw audiences. Since Sinfonia Varsovia moved to its new headquarters at 272 Grochowska Street, it has hosted many Festival events, thus enriching the musical life of the South Praga district.

Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City features chamber and symphonic music concerts with performances by renowned guest conductors and soloists. Beyond the largest concert halls in Warsaw, the Festival brings concerts to non-mainstream venues such as community centers, churches, and museums, as well as to open-air locations such as amphitheaters and a purpose-built stage at Parade Square. All this aims to provide greater access to and foster engagement with music.

In 2020, the Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with an entire artistic season taking place at Sinfonia Varsovia’s headquarters.  A series of symphonic and chamber concerts, including a new series of contemporary music concerts, will be held from July through September at 272 Grochowska Street. A varied program offers something for every taste and provides a great opportunity to spend a pleasant holiday afternoon listening to music.

Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City Festival

For the second year in a row, the Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City Festival will take place in the shadow of the pandemic. With 21 concerts grouped into the following series: orchestral (Thursdays), family (Saturdays), and chamber (Sundays), this year’s edition will revolve around geographical diversity and musical dialogue with various folk traditions and styles from past centuries. The Experimental Tuesdays series will explore how contemporary composers respond to the challenges we are facing today.

As Tadeusz Baird, a composer from the nearby Saska Kępa neighborhood, whose 40th anniversary of death falls on the day of the Festival finale, said: “We’ve been shaped by the past and the present and that’s the reason behind our interest in history and art from the past centuries. Artists need to learn about what preceded us: literature, theatre, visual arts, and architecture, as these things not only form our artistic worldview, but also affect our ability to experience and understand beauty, expand our imagination, make us wiser and more aware of ourselves and our actions.

We believe that in addition to some much-needed rest and relaxation, the diverse program of this year’s edition will provide a space for reflection and give the audience a sense of community. This will be possible thanks to the Sinfonia Varsovia’s Concert Pavilion, green areas at 272 Grochowska Street, and the Sinfonia Varsovia in scale exhibit, which is on view through 1 October.

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Thursday

Klaudiusz Baran, Jakub Haufa, Sinfonia Varsovia

19:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
Orchestral concertsFestival
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Saturday

Family Mornings with Little Basil: Warsaw through a dragon’s eyes

11:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
FestivalFor kids
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Sunday

Lala Czaplicka, Sinfonia Varsovia Wind Quintet, Michał Kazimierski, Karol Krasiński

16:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
Chamber concertFestival
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Tuesday

Experimental Tuesday: Synaesthesis

20:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
Chamber concertFestival
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Thursday

Maria Sławek, Sinfonia Varsovia, Anna Duczmal-Mróz

19:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
Orchestral concertsFestival
07
Saturday

Family Mornings with Little Basil: What’s the weather like today?

11:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
FestivalFor kids
08
Sunday

Karolina Gutowska, Magdalena Krzyżanowska, Anna Loska, Krystyna Wiśniewska, Piotr Kopczyński

16:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
Chamber concertFestival
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Tuesday

Experimental Tuesday: Ensemble Kompopolex

20:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
Chamber concertFestival
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Thursday

Olga Rusin, Sinfonia Varsovia, Grzegorz Wierus

19:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
Orchestral concertsFestival
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Saturday

Family Mornings with Little Basil: Concert on the wings

11:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
FestivalFor kids
15
Sunday

Anna Maria Staśkiewicz, Radosław Soroka, Marcel Markowski, Bartosz Bednarczyk

16:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
Chamber concertFestival
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Tuesday

Experimental Tuesday: Hashtag Ensemble

20:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
Chamber concertFestival
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Thursday

Sinfonia Varsovia – group of wind instruments , Michał Klauza

19:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
Orchestral concertsFestival
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Saturday

Family Mornings with Little Basil: Warsaw through a dragon’s eyes

11:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
FestivalFor kids
22
Sunday

Zuzanna Elster, Andrzej Krzyżanowski, Adam Siebers, Mateusz Doniec, Marcel Markowski

16:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
Chamber concertFestival
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Tuesday

Experimental Tuesday: Flow Unit 3

20:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
Chamber concertFestival
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Thursday

Jerzy Maksymiuk, Sinfonia Varsovia

19:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
Orchestral concertsFestival
28
Saturday

Family Mornings with Little Basil: What’s the weather like today?

11:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
FestivalFor kids
29
Sunday

Hanna Turonek, Tymoteusz Hartman, Tomasz Szymański, Piotr Kostrzewa

16:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
Chamber concertFestival
31
Tuesday

Experimental Tuesday: Sinfonia Varsovia Camerata

20:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
Chamber concertFestival
02
Thursday

Szymon Nehring, Sinfonia Varsovia, Aleksandar  Marković

19:00 / Sinfonia Varsovia, 272 Grochowska Str. Warsaw
Orchestral concertsFestival