Welcome to Mikolow’s Music Days

Stanisław Piechula
Mayor of Mikołów

Ladies and Gentlemen

It is with unconcealed pleasure that I am honored to invite you to take part in a series of concerts during the jubilee of the 30th Music Days in Mikołów. Such an exquisite jubilee of this great festival,  falls on an extremely difficult time. For the past two years we have been struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, and for weeks now with a terrible war caused by the Russian aggression on Ukraine. Nevertheless, I do believe we should not be overcome by the despondency and pessimism. On the contrary! We should take from what can build strength, hope and optimism. Music undoubtedly has such power. Therefore, once again I encourage you to participate in the concerts.

These will be organized in the city center and in all our villages, as well as in the church on Reta. A light music performed by a brass band will be performed at Sośna Góra in Mokre. It is worth mentioning that this year’s jubilee Music Days in Mikołów festival has been enriched with a new component – recitation of excerpts from Adam Mickiewicz’s “Ballads and Romances”. This year we are celebrating the 800th anniversary of Mikołów and the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mickiewicz’s work. The poems will be recited in the villages of Paniowy, Śmiłowice, Borowa Wieś and Bujaków by actors of the young generation. It will allow for an intergenerational celebration of an anniversary important for Polish culture. Let us be together in these days.