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Poland – Warsaw Autumn Music Festival




Poland is a country located in Central Europe. It has a long Baltic Sea coastline. It is bordered by:
• Belarus
• Czech Republic
• Germany
• Lithuania
• Russia
• Slovakia
• Ukraine

Warsaw Autumn is the largest International Polish festival of contemporary music that takes place in Warsaw.

Overview of Warsaw Autumn Music Festival

• It is the only festival of its type in Central and Eastern Europe.
• It was founded in 1956.
• This was found by two composers, Tadeusz Baird and Kazimierz Serocki.
• It was officially established by the Head Board of the Polish Composers’ Union.
• It is an annual event.
• It usually takes place in the second half of September.
• It lasts for 8 days.
• The first festival took place in 10–20 October 1956.
• In 1957 and 1982 there was no festival.
• The festival’s leading aim is to present new music from Poland and around the world.
• The Polish Composers’ Union still plays a large role in the organization of the festival.
• The director of the festival is currently Tadeusz Wielecki.

Concerts
• 10:00-17:00 Austrian cultural forum, gallery
• 19:30 Warsaw philharmonic concert hall
• 22:30 art center
• 17:00 encouragement national gallery of art
• 16:00 polish music publishers
• 16:00 fryderyk chopin university of music

Some of the composers
• Mark Andre
• Georges Aperghis
• Christopher Baculewski
• Wojciech Blecharz
• Stanislaw Bromboszcz
• John Cage
• George Crumb
• Chaya Czernowin
• Beat Furrer
• Buckwheat Alexander
• Jonathan Harvey
• Hirse Rozalie
• Adriana Holszky
• Maciej Jablonski
• Just Janulyte
• Jazylbekova Jamilia
• Pierre Jodlowski
• Mauricio Kagel
• Krzysztof Knittel
• George Kornowicz
• Anna Korsun
• Gyorgy Kurtag
• Maratka Krystof
• Luigi Nono
• Kent Olofsson
• Krzysztof Penderecki
• Matthias Pintscher
• Fausto Romitelli
• Kaija Saariaho
• Pierre Schaeffer
• Leonardo Schiavo
• Arnold Schoenberg
• Salvatore Sciarrino
• Karlheinz Stockhausen
• Oscar Strasnoy
• Witold Szalonek
• Berry Szmytka
• Pawel Szymanski
• Klas Torstensson
• Manos Tsangaris
• Toivo Tulev
• Ken Ueno
• Tadeusz Wielecki
• Krzysztof Wolek
• Joanna Janitor

Some Authors
• Andrzej Bielawski
• Jorgen Dahlqvist
• Adam Dudek
• Przemyslaw Fiugajski
• Michal Gorczynski
• Sadkowska Dagna
• Luke Szalankiewicz

TICKET PRICES

Concert Hall:
• 21.09, h. 19:30 – 40 zl, 50 zl
• 27.09, h. 19:30 – 40 zl, 50 zl
• 29.09, h. 19:30 – 40 zl, 50 zl
Chamber Hall:
• 23.09, h. 22:30 – 30 zl 28.09, h. 19:30 – 30 zl
Concert Studio of Polish Radio
• Witold Lutoslawski 22.09
• godz.19: 30 – 30 zl 15 zl
• Entrance 24.09, h. 19:30 – 30 zl 15 zl
Entrance Fryderyk Chopin University of Music
• 23.09, h. 19:30 – 30 zl
• Entrance – 15 zl Art Center,,
• Cane Factory ” 21.09, h. 22:30 -30 zl

Festival Office
• 27 Old Town Square see map – 10-17 g Daily
• Tel: 831 16 34 v. 34
• Mon – Sat 10-14 and 15-19
• Tel 55 17 130, or 131 – in the Chamber Hall one hour before the concert
• Tel 55 17 132 concerts in places – one hour before concerts Orders for tickets and passes to the Festival Office

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Musical Gardens Festival (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Opera, Music – Classical, Dance – Classical
• Month: July

Sztuka Ulicy – Street Art Festival (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Performing Art, Art, Dance – Various Styles
• Month: June

Warsaw International Book Fair (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Book, Literature, Writing
• Month: May

Warsaw International Film Festival (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Film, Film – Documentary, Film – Short
• Month: October

Warsaw International Poster Biennale (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Art
• Month: June

Warsaw Jazz Jamboree (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Music – Jazz
• Month: November

Watch Docs – Human Rights in Film (Warsaw, Poland)
• Festival Types: Film – Documentary, Human Rights, Film
• Month: December

Best time to visit / climate

• The climate is mostly temperate throughout the country.
• The climate is oceanic in the north and west.
• It becomes gradually warmer and continental towards the south and east.
• Summers are generally warm.
• It is with average temperatures between 18 °C (64 °F) and 30 °C (86.0 °F).
• Winters are rather cold.
• There are with average temperatures around 3 °C (37.4 °F) in the northwest and 6 °C (21 °F) in the northeast.
• Precipitation falls throughout the year.
• The warmest region in Poland is Lower Silesian that is located in south-western Poland.

Location on Google Maps

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How to get to Poland?

1. By plane
• Most of Europe’s major airlines fly to and from Poland.
• Poland’s national carriers are LOT Polish Airlines.
• There are also a number of low cost airlines that fly to Poland. These include:
– WizzAir
– EasyJet
– Germanwings
– Norwegian
– Ryanair
There are also direct flights from United States and Canada. LOT operates direct flights from:
– Toronto
– New York
– Chicago
– Non-direct flights from other cities
International airlines fly mainly to Warsaw (WAW). Other major airports in Poland are:
– Krakow
– Katowice
– Gdask
– Pozna
– Wrocaw
– Szczecin
– Rzeszow
– Bydgoszcz
A new terminal has been opened at the Warsaw Chopin airport which will significantly increase the airport’s capacity.

2. By Train
Direct connections with:
• Berlin
• Amsterdam, via Koeln, Hannover
• Kiev via Lviv
• Vienna
• Prague
• Moscow

3. By Car
You can enter Poland by one of many roads linking Poland with the neighboring countries.

4. By Bus
There are many international bus lines that connect major Polish cities.
• Voyager
• Eurolines
• Ecolines
• PolskiBus.com
• Simple Express

5. By Boat
• From Sweden
– Ystad by Unity Line
– Karlskrona by Stena Line
– Nynashamn
– Visby
– Ystad by Polferries

• From Denmark
– Copenhagen
– Bornholm

• From Finland
– Helsinki by Finnlines

• From Germany
– Rostock by Finnlines

6. By Yacht
There are more and more ports along Polish coast. Bigger marinas are located in:
– Szczecin
– Eba
– Hel
– Gdynia
– Gdask

7. By plane
– Polish national carrier LOT has daily connections.
– These are between the biggest cities with a hub in Warsaw.

8. By train
– In Poland, the national railway carriers are PKP InterCity and Przewozy Regionalne.
– There are few local carriers that belong to voivod ships or major cities.
– Train tickets are quite economical.
There are new InterCity routes such as:
• Warsaw – Katowice
• Warsaw – Krakow
• Warsaw – Pozna
• Pozna – Szczecin
Train types
• E-IC (ExpressInterCity) / EC (EuroCity) / Ex (Express)
• TLK (Twoje Linie Kolejowe)
• RE (RegioEkspress)
• IR (InterRegio)
• REGIO / Osobowy
• Podmiejski
• Narrow gauge

Some Travel Books on Poland

Poland Lonely Planet Poland Poland: A Unique Country & Its People

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at tripadvisor.in
Hotels at staypoland.com
Hotels at travelpoland.com

Blogs / Sites about Poland

Blogs at wikipedia.org
Blogs at warszawska-jesien.art.pl
Blogs at warsaw-online.eu
Blogs at um.warszawa.pl

Images and photos of Poland

Images at google.com
Images at wikipedia.org
Images at warsaw-online.eu
Images at ddg.art.pl

Videos of Poland




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