On the occasion of the jubilee of Andrzej Panufnik’s 100th birth­day anniversary, the Fryderyk Chopin Music University’s Chair of Music Theory is organizing the International Conference in Art and Science entitled ‘Andrzej Panufnik and his vision of music’ on September 24–26, 2014, in conjunction with the Institute of Musicology at Warsaw University and the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP). The program of the jubilee will also include con­certs of Andrzej Panufnik’s music, dis­cus­sion pan­els with out­stand­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives of arts and sci­ence, as well as a multi-media exhibition.

The program of the conference features an impressive list of eminent Polish music scholars from Poland and abroad, as well as representatives of the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP) and members of the Panufnik family. Over the course of 4 days, the conference sessions will be interspersed with the following concerts:

Wednesday, September 24 | 7:30 p.m.
Chamber Concert I: “Andrzej Panufnik and his contemporaries”
Fryderyk Chopin Music University – Concert Hall
Free Admission


  • Roxanna Panufnik: Mine Eye (text: Shakespeare) and Sweet Love Remember’d (text: Shakespeare)
  • Andrzej Panufnik: Love song (text: P. Sydney)
  • Andrzej and Roxanna Panufnik: Modlitwa do Matki Boskiej Skępskiej
  • Monika Kędziora: E.D. – Monodram (text: E. Dickinson)
  • Alicja Gronau: Zwei selbstverfasste Lieder – “Das Bedauern [Żal]” and “Das Schmerz [Ból]”
  • Paweł Szymański: Drei Lieder nach Trakl – “Ein Traum [Sen]”, “Vorübergehenden [Przechodzą cej]” and “Im Herbst [Jesienią]”
  • Performers: Lilianna Zalesińska – mezzosoprano, and Piotr Szymanowicz – piano

Thursday, September 25 | 7:30 p.m.
Chamber Concert II: “Andrzej Panufnik and his contemporaries”
Kościół św. Krzyża, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 3, Warsaw
Free Admission


  • Andrzej Panufnik: Song to the Virgin Mary
  • Roxanna Panufnik: Douai Missa Brevis and Saint Pancras Magnificat & Nunc dimittis
  • Roman Padlewski: Dwa motety
  • Witold Lutosławski: Lord Tennyson Song
  • Henryk Mikołaj Górecki: Totus tuus
  • Andrzej Koszewski: Zdrowaś Królewno wyborna
  • Paweł Łukaszewski: O vos omnes
  • Miłosz Bembinow: Beatus Servus
  • Andrzej Borzym jr: Agnus Dei
  • Performers: proMODERN vocal sextet: Łucja Szablewska – soprano, Ewa Puchalska – mezzosoprano, Elżbieta Wróblewska – mezzosoprano, Andrzej Marusiak – tenor, Artur Janda – bass baritone, Piotr Pieron – bass

Friday, September 26 | 5:00 p.m. | Kościół św. Krzyża, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 3
Concert of Andrzej Panufnik’s Piano Music
Fryderyk Chopin Music University – Concert Hall
Free Admission


  • Andrzej Panufnik: Twelve Miniature Studies (Krąg kwintowy), Reflections, and Pentasonata
  • Performer: Clare Hammond – piano

Saturday, September 27 | 4:00 p.m.
Warsaw Autumn Affiliate Concert
Fryderyk Chopin Music University – Concert Hall
Free Admission


  • Alicja Gronau: Pentarchia per orchestra d’archi
  • Max Stern: Bedouin impressions for string orchestra
  • Silvia Colasanti: Di Tumulti e D’Ombre. Studio per Faust
  • Maria Pokrzywińska: Passacaglia for string orchestra
  • Marcin Błażewicz: Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra
  • Performers: Warsaw Chamber Orchestra, Stanisław Winiarczyk – conductor, Agata Igras-Sawicka – flute

[Source: chopin.edu.pl]

‘Who Was Panufnik?’

Writing for Culture.pl, the website of Poland’s Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Filip Lech begins his recent article entitled “(A)symmetries of the 20th Century. Who Was Panufnik?” thus:

A composer, conductor, and an emigrant. A husband and father, an artist constantly inspired by the tantric tradition. A man who admired the power emanating from trees. Twentieth century history is reflected in the life of Andrzej Panufnik. What can we say about the composer, 100 years after his birth?

What follows is an extensive biography of Andrzej Panufnik that delves into many corners of Panufnik’s personal and creative history. To read the entire article, visit culture.pl

[Source: culture.pl]