December 2013

Polish Music Newsletter Vol. 19, no. 12 PMC News Support the PMC Throughout 2014! Dear Friends of Polish Music, As 2013 draws to a close, we reflect on the many remarkable programs presented by the Polish Music Center at USC, a one-of-a-kind resource outside of Poland. From the international conference “Polish Music After 1945” and Leszek Możdżer’s…Continue Reading December 2013

November 2013

Polish Music Newsletter Vol. 19, no. 10 PMC News Paderewski 2013 Youth Competition Winners The 2013 Paderewski Youth Piano Competition auditions were held at Cass Winery on Saturday, October 26. Fourteen young pianists from three Central Coast Counties (Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Monterey) competed for cash prizes, the opportunity to perform at the Winners’ Concert…Continue Reading November 2013

October 2013

Polish Music Newsletter Vol. 19, no. 10 PMC News Upcoming Polish Music Events in L.A. On November 2, all fans of Polish music are invited to a private “Meet The Maestro” gathering with composer, conductor and virtuoso, Krzesimir Dębski and his wife, vocalist Anna Jurksztowicz. This sparkling evening will feature conversation with artists, an interlude performance of…Continue Reading October 2013

2013: Krzesimir Dębski

Sunday, October 20, 2013 | 7:00 p.m. Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC, Los Angeles (See AHF on campus map) 3616 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA Reception to follow the concert Admission:  FREE | USC Parking: $10 [Enter USC Gate #3 at McCarthy Way & Figueroa St for Parking Structure X] Celebrating the 60th birthday of one of…Continue Reading 2013: Krzesimir Dębski

September 2013

Polish Music Newsletter Vol. 19, no. 9 PMC News 2013 Paderewski Lecture-Recital Preview I have worked in nearly all the fields of the music world. Rock men greet me as a rock musician, jazzmen—as a jazzman, still others—as a film composer. But I am personally convinced that classical music is my proper domain. I dedicate about 80…Continue Reading September 2013

August 2013

Polish Music Newsletter Vol. 19, no. 8 PMC News Paderewski’s Home Resonates With Music: 2013 Paderewski Cultural Exchange in review by Marek Zebrowski The third biennial installment of the Cultural Exchange Program between the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles, California and the Province of Tarnów, Poland was held during the last 10 days of June 2013 in Paderewski’s…Continue Reading August 2013

July 2013

Polish Music Newsletter Vol. 19, no. 7 Lutosławski Year  Composer Competition Results The results of the 2013 Composition Competition for Witold Lutosławski’s 100th Birthday have been announced. Members of the Competition Jury—Luca Francesconi, Kazimierz Kord,Magnus Lindberg, Steven Stucky, Paweł Szymański, and Tadeusz Wielecki—chose the winning compositions from amongst the 160 works from 37 countries that were submitted…Continue Reading July 2013

June 2013

Polish Music Newsletter Vol. 19, no. 6 PMC News Recent Donations to the PMC Recently PMC Director Marek Zebrowski visited with longtime PMC supporter, Anne Appleton-Strakacz. The daughter of Sylwin Strakacz, Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s personal secretary, she was Paderewski’s goddaughter and has served as steward for much of the remaining personal memorabilia belonging to the Paderewski family…Continue Reading June 2013

May 2013

Polish Music Newsletter Vol. 19, no. 5 PMC News March & April Donations to the PMC After several months of working with fellow composers in Los Angeles, Tomasz Jakub Opałka left the PMC with several important resources related to contemporary music upon his departure. First, he donated a recording of his Symphonic Concert Works, adding to the…Continue Reading May 2013

April 2013

Polish Music Newsletter Vol. 19, no. 4 PMC News Support Summer Music In Kąśna Dolna Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s wish to establish a music program for his beloved Central Coast in California continues apace with the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles Youth Exchange Program taking place again this summer. Two students—winners of the Paderewski Youth Piano Competition held…Continue Reading April 2013