2015: Musica Antiqua Polonica

A survey of early Polish music with Adam Knight Gilbert and USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia

Sunday, October 18, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC (see AHF on campus map)
3616 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Reception to follow the concert

Friday, October 9, 2015 | 8:00 p.m.
Baroque Sinfonia presents works by Polish, German and Italian masters
USC’s Alfred Newman Recital Hall  (see AHF on campus map)
3616 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Admission to both events is FREE and open to the public
Campus Parking: $12 – enter Gate 3 at Figueroa St. & McCarthy Way

On October 18, the musical treasures of the late Renaissance and Baroque period in Poland were showcased at the 2015 Paderewski Lecture-Recital in celebration of the PMC’s 30th anniversary. Presented by Adam Knight Gilbert and the USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia ensemble, this program featured rarely-heard vocal and instrumental masterpieces by Wojciech Długoraj (1550-1619), Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (1665-1734), Jakub Polak (1545-1605), and Mikołaj Zieleński (1550-1615), among others. Program notes provided are by violinist Stefan Plewniak. This program was selected for the Thornton Center Stage broadcast on KUSC FM.

As a part of this fall festival of early Polish music, Baroque Sinfonia and Adam Gilbert also presented a concert of early music repertoire from Germany, Italy and Poland on October 9.