Final Gala

The Final Gala of the Contest will take place on
28 November 2020
at the Ursynów District Cultural Centre in Warsaw

During the Gala Concert would be held:

  • Awards ceremony for the winners of the Contest
  • Premiere of works composed by the Contest Laureates (winners of the first three places in both competition categories)

The winning compositions during the Concert will be performed by the
Warsaw University of Life Sciences Representative Orchestra
conducted by Chris David Westover (USA)
(winner of the Warsaw Wind Ensemble Conducting Competition 2019)

and
Concert Wind Orchestra
of the Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Armed Forces

conducted by Marcin Ślązak

The day of the Concert will also include lectures by composers and music theorists on specialized literature for wind orchestra.

All events will be open to the public and will be transmitted online on the Contest website and in the social media.

Warsaw University of Life Sciences Representative Orchestra

performer of the Gala Concert – compositions from the category I

Warsaw University of Life Sciences Representative Orchestra is an academic wind orchestra. It was founded in 2007 on the initiative of the students of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. The orchestra consists of about 45 musicians. The core of the orchestra are students and graduates of WULS. A large group of the orchestra members consists of students from other Warsaw universities, as well as other musicians who sympathise with the ensemble. The rich sound of woodwind and brass instruments is complemented by electric and bass guitars, a drum section and a keyboard instrument.

The role of the Orchestra is to add splendour to the ceremonies taking place at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, as well as to represent the University outside. The orchestra can be heard during various cultural events and stage concerts in Warsaw and beyond. It has played, among others, in the Roma Theatre and the Polski Theatre during the gala of Fryderyk’s Music Awards in 2017. The orchestra also takes part in national and international music festivals. In 2016 and 2018 it participated in the International Youth Band Festival in Sindos, Greece. In 2013 and 2018 Orchestra won the Grand Prix at the Mazovian Wind Orchestra Festival held in Warsaw. The band willingly participates in interesting music projects and creates original artistic programmes.

Website of the Orchestra
Facebook page of the Orchestra

WULS Representative Orchestra

Concert Wind Orchestra of the Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Army Forces

performer of the Gala Concert – compositions from the category II

The Concert Orchestra of the Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Army Forces has been showing the richness of Polish national culture for several decades. It is popularized in the military and civil circles – at Poland and abroad.

The Orchestra is a part of the Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Army Forces, whose main activity is to develop artistic programmes and organise concerts, including stage, open-air, chamber, symphonic, solo and choral concerts. The Ensemble cooperates with recognized artists of Polish stages – singers, dancers and actors. The Ensemble develops promotional and publishing activities and disseminates artistic work directed to multi-generational audiences.

The Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Army refers to the great national-patriotic tradition, which has developed in the spirit of Christianity. The repertoire of sacred music includes works on religious themes, from Bogurodzica to masses and church songs. Artists in uniforms also perform at various national celebrations. Alongside old war and military songs, in the Ensemble repertoire are original and pop music songs.

Website of the Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Army Forces

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