2014 Paderewski Lecture-Recital

The University of Southern California in Los Angeles will host two concerts in early October, celebrating the centenary of Sir Andrzej Panufnik. On October 5 in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall, the Polish Music Center will present its annual Paderewski Lecture-Recital, featuring the composer’s widow, Lady Camilla Panufnik, delivering the lecture, “Andrzej Panufnik—the Man behind…Continue Reading 2014 Paderewski Lecture-Recital

2014 Paderewski Festival In Paso Robles: Music, Dance and Wine!

The annual Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles will be held November 5-9, 2014, and once again it promises to be a veritable feast of concerts, wine-tasting, fine food, and truly spectacular Fall Feast in this charming Central Coast town. In addition to the regular musical programs presented in several different venues, a few extra attractions…Continue Reading 2014 Paderewski Festival In Paso Robles: Music, Dance and Wine!

2014 IAMIC Conference

This year’s International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC) Annual Meeting, General Assembly, Conference and Concert—collectively referred to as IAMIC 2014—will be held from October 3-8 in and around the south-western Polish city of Wrocław. During the same time period, Wrocław will be the site of the 2014 World Music Days, a festival of the…Continue Reading 2014 IAMIC Conference

Marcin Stańczyk Premiere

A world premiere of Aftersounds, a 2014 Marcin Stańczyk composition for two percussionists and electronics, was given on September 12 at Centre Pompidou in Paris. The work was composed during Stańczyk’s one-year long residency at IRCAM in Paris and it explores the relationships between optical phenomena and music. The performers at the appropriately-named Espace de…Continue Reading Marcin Stańczyk Premiere

Nospr Hall Premieres With A Spectacular Lineup

On October 1 the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) inaugurated its new season in a brand new building, designed by Konior Architects with the acoustic design of the concert hall provided by the Japan-based Nagata Acoustic Company. The leadership of the Orchestra and the administrators of the City of Katowice have organized a spectacular…Continue Reading Nospr Hall Premieres With A Spectacular Lineup

ISCM World Music Days

From October 3-12, the ISCM Polish Section together with the Municipality of Wrocław, the Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra and the Wrocław Opera presents the ISCM World Music Days in Wrocław. World Music Days is celebration of contemporary music and twenty-first century music hosted by a different city each year. Brought to life by the International Society…Continue Reading ISCM World Music Days

Blechacz In Texas

Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz will make his Houston, TX debut with a piano recital on Friday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m. The program for the evening will include J.S. Bach’s Italian concerto, BWV 971; Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata in c minor, Op. 13 Pathetique; and three works by Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in E…Continue Reading Blechacz In Texas

Musica Vincit Omnia

On October 25-27, the Andrzej Markowski Foundation, Smithsonian Institution, Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP), ZAiKS Authors’ Association, and Polish Radio Channel 2 present Triptych MUSICA VINCIT OMNIA: Generations XVIII “Polish-American” series of concerts and conference. The series is organized in honor of the 90th anniversary of Andrzej Markowski’s birth and the 70th anniversary of the Polish…Continue Reading Musica Vincit Omnia

Polish Jazz in CA and OR

The Andrzej Jagodziński Trio featuring Chicago-based singer Grażyna Auguścik will give a West Coast tour during October, bringing their unique flavor of Polish jazz to San Diego, Los Angeles, Irvine and Portland. Masters of the jazz genre in their own right, when these incredible musicians join forces, the audience is in for incredible show. Friday,…Continue Reading Polish Jazz in CA and OR

Polish Jazz In Michigan

On October 21, the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES) presents Polish jazz vocalist Grażyna Auguscik with Chicago-based bassist and composer Matt Ulery for an evening of music at the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Auguscik and Ulery present a double bill tour promoting two new albums:  Ulery’s new release…Continue Reading Polish Jazz In Michigan