2014 Paderewski Festival Preview

The Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles continues to grow from strength to strength. Each year there are more events presenting various facets of Polish culture and celebrating Ignacy Jan Paderewski, an extraordinary pianist, composer, politician, and humanitarian. The highlight of this year’s Festival will be South Korean pianist Zheeyoung Moon, the featured performer at this…Continue Reading 2014 Paderewski Festival Preview

Recent Donations to the PMC

Dąbrowski Paderewski Program Gift To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the recovery of Polish national freedom, on June 4 2014 the Grand Theatre National Opera in Warsaw held a gala concert whose hero was the spirit and work of Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Under the baton of Maestro Jerzy Maksymiuk, the National Philharmonic presented the monumental…Continue Reading Recent Donations to the PMC

Kolberg Concert at ‘Kolory Polski’

The 15th “Colors of Poland” Travelling Festival of the Łódź Philharmonic is held in a variety of locations in Poland throughout the summer months. It began in mid-June and will continue through the end of August 2014.  On Sunday, July 13, the Lautari Ensemble will present a program featuring music from Volume 67 of Oskar…Continue Reading Kolberg Concert at ‘Kolory Polski’

In The Footsteps Of Kolberg & Chopin

On June 28, the “Krokowski Summer of Music 2014” was inaugurated with the concert entitled “In the Footsteps of Kolberg and Chopin” at the Regional Museum in Krokowa, Poland. Founded in 1999 by the “European Meetings” Foundation that serves the Zamek Krokowa properties, the Regional Museum in Krokowa is the only Polish-German museum in Poland,…Continue Reading In The Footsteps Of Kolberg & Chopin

Kolberg CD Of Songs

Oskar Kolberg: Songs for voice with piano Oskar Kolberg (1814-1890): Pod twym okienkiem; Do dziewczyny; Młodo zaswatana; Talizman; Zakochana; Przyczyna; Jaskółka; Wyjazd; Kochanka do gwiazdy; Dumny kochanek; Krakowiak; Śpiew poety; Westchnienie za rodzinną chatką; Ułan polski; On zginął; Piszczałeczko jedyna; Wiosna; Gdy na górach świta dzionek; Co mi tam; Kukułeczko moja siwa; Rojenia wiosenne Iwona…Continue Reading Kolberg CD Of Songs

Poland’s New Minister Of Culture

On Tuesday, June 18, President Bronisław Komorowski installed Małgorzata Omilanowska as Poland’s new Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Omilanowska replaces outgoing Minister Bogdan Zdrojewski, who has served in the post since November of 2007 but was recently elected to a seat in the European Parliament. According to the external service of Polish Radio: Former…Continue Reading Poland’s New Minister Of Culture

World Premieres at the Instalakcje Festival

From June 14-15, Warsaw’s Nowy Teatr hosted the 3rd ‘Instalakcje’ Festival of musical installations, curated by composers Wojciech Blecharz and Paweł Mykietyn. The theme of this year’s Festival is the body and its metaphor in music. Held on June 14 at 8:00, the inaugural concert of the 2014 Festival was comprised entirely of World Premieres,…Continue Reading World Premieres at the Instalakcje Festival

Kołodziejczyk World Premiere In Brzeziny

The World Premiere of Nikola Kołodziejczyk’s Concerto brzeziński for trumpet, two typewriters, sewing machine, brass quartet, trombone, vocals, and jazz trio will take place on July 6 during the ‘Kolory Polski’ Festival. The composition was commissioned by the Łódź Philharmonic Orchestra, who are the organizers of the Festival, and the town of Brzeziny, where the…Continue Reading Kołodziejczyk World Premiere In Brzeziny

Przybylski World Premiere In Berlin

On June 20, the Deutsche Oper Berlin gave the World Premiere of two chamber operas by young Polish composer Dariusz Przybylski: Fall (2013) and Musical Land (2013). The June 20th program, which also featured new chamber operas by Birke J. Bertelsmeier, was called LoveAffairs and was given repeat performances on June 21 and 24-27. These…Continue Reading Przybylski World Premiere In Berlin

Weinberg & Posmysz At Lincoln Center

The Passenger—Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s uncompromising 1968 opera about the Holocaust, set to a libretto by Alexander Medvedev and based on the book The Passenger by Polish writer and concentration camp survivor Zofia Posmysz—will have its New York premiere July 10, 12, and 13, in a co-production with Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory. The Houston…Continue Reading Weinberg & Posmysz At Lincoln Center