Idea 25th International Festival “Nova Music and Architecture”
The main idea of the 25th International Nova Music and Architecture Festival 20.06 - 4.09.2021, Toruń, 2021 is to present classical music in the historic interiors of Toruń. The project consists of 21 events, including: symphonic and chamber concerts, recitals, film screenings and a photo exhibition. The festival will take place in: CKK Jordanki, the Artus Court, the Old Town Hall, the ‘Centrum’ Cinema, the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist, St. James's Church, Filmar Hotel, the courtyard of the Town Hall and the stage in the Old Town Square. The invited guests are musicians of the highest class, as well as musicians of the young generation and students of music academies.
The festival will include a concert featuring one of the best accordionists in Poland, the winner of the second edition of Got Talent – Marcin Wyrostek. With the accompaniment of Toruń Symphony Orchestra conducted by Adam Banaszak he will present works by Astor Piazzolla and his own compositions. In connection with the awarding of non-competition prizes in the 5th International Karol Lipiński Violin Competition held in Toruń in 2019, the festival will feature the third prize winner, Yumiko Yumiba from Japan, who will perform the most famous works of violin accompanied by piano. The violin recital will also be presented by Tami Pohjola from Finland, winner of the 2019 Dinu Lipatti International Violin Competition. To mark the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, works by Frederic Chopin will be performed.
As part of the festival, Toruń Symphony Orchestra will participate in six concerts presenting both popular music (the most famous Polish songs by Niemen, Zaucha, Nalepa and Czerwone Gitary) and classical music (H. M. Górecki, C. Saint-Saëns, C. M. von Weber). The finale of the festival will feature arias from the most famous operas and operettas performed by Lithuanian soloists: Ieva and Vytautas Juozapaitis accompanied by the musicians of Toruń Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dainius Pavilionis. The festival programme will be supplemented with film screenings and a photo exhibition.