January Anniversaries

Born This Month 1 January 1872 – Tadeusz JARECKI, conductor (d. 1955) 1 January 1911 – Roman TOTENBERG, violinist and pedagogue 1 January 1927 – Juliusz LUCIUK, composer, musicologist 2 January 1894 – Artur RODZIŃSKI, conductor, music director (d. 1958) 2 January 1907 – Henryk GADOMSKI, composer and conductor (d. 1941, Auschwitz) 3 January 1885…Continue Reading January Anniversaries

Shakespeare at the Bowers Museum

On December 10, 2016, the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana announced the opening of their exclusive exhibition—“As She Liked It: The Shakespearean Roles of Madame Modjeska.” The exhibition pays homage to William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death by exploring the incredible life of one of his greatest interpreters, the legendary Polish actress Madame Helena…Continue Reading Shakespeare at the Bowers Museum

Consonans Concert

In Polish Catholic tradition, the Christmas spirit is continued throughout the month of January. Following those customs, the CONSONANS ensemble will present a holiday concert at the Chopin Theater in Chicago on January 14. The program will consist of both Polish and American carols and Christmas songs, performed by vocalist Barbara Panecka alongside Consonans ensemble members (Piano…Continue Reading Consonans Concert

Szcześniak/Auguścik Concert in Chicago

On January 21, Mietek Szcześniak will present an evening of light and sunny Brazilian music featured in his newest album entitled “Nierówni” [Unequal/Uneven] at the Holy Trinity Church in Chicago. Alongside special guest and vocalist Grazyna Auguscik (right), the concert will be performed by a specially arranged string quartet (violin – Mark Agnor and David Belden, viola – Loretta Gillespie, cello – Jill…Continue Reading Szcześniak/Auguścik Concert in Chicago

2016 in Review

Anniversaries The Witold Lutosławski Festival “Chain XIII” (January 31 – February 13, 2016) was held in Warsaw, featuring five symphonic and chamber music programs and celebrating the important anniversaries of two great Polish maestros: Jan Krenz (90 years) and Jerzy Maksymiuk (80 years). On February 6, the world premiere of Lutosławski’s Interludesfor oboe and bassoon, which the composer worked on throughout the…Continue Reading 2016 in Review

80th Anniversary PMA Concert

The Polish Museum of America (PMA) presents a special evening commemorating the historic 80th anniversary of its opening on January 22. Founded in 1935, the PMA is in the heart of Chicago’s historic Polonia, in the national headquarters building of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America. Designed by John Flizikowski, this 1913 structure was listed…Continue Reading 80th Anniversary PMA Concert

Album Premiere in Gdańsk – Laboratorium Pieśni

Laboratorium Pieśni is a group of female singers from Poland. Using traditional, polyphonic singing they perform songs from all over the world, especially Ukraine, the Balkans, Poland, Belarus, Georgia, Scandinavia, as well as many other places. The newest album performed and arranged by Laboratorium Pieśni is entitled “Rosna.”  This magical journey though forests, fields, villages, seas…Continue Reading Album Premiere in Gdańsk – Laboratorium Pieśni

Friendship Concert with Trio Artus in LA

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on January 25 the Whizin Center and the Sigi Ziering Institute together with the Consulates of Poland, Germany and Israel present “A Friendship Concert with Trio Artus” in Los Angeles. Trio Artus is comprised of Esti Rofe – flute, Krzysztof Kaczka – flute and Perry Schack – guitar, and they will…Continue Reading Friendship Concert with Trio Artus in LA

Polish Baltic Philaharmonic Carnival Series

Between January 7 and February 25, the Polish Baltic Philharmonic will present a cycle of special Carnival concerts every Saturday evening in Gdańsk. During one of these magical evenings (Jan 28), composer and violinist Krzesimir Dębski will perform along with his friends of the Zagan Acoustic ensemble (Andrzej Wojciechowski – clarinet, Paweł Zagańczyk – accordion, Joachim Łuczak – violin and Jarosław…Continue Reading Polish Baltic Philaharmonic Carnival Series

Karłowicz Album Promotion

A special symphonic concert dedicated to Mieczysław Karłowicz will be held on January 10 at the Philharmonic in Szczecin. The concert will promote the Szczecin Philharmonic’s recent album release “Karłowicz. Filharmonia. Szczecin,” featuring Karłowicz’s Violin Concerto, Op. 8 and A Sad Story, Op. 13, recorded by Szczecin-born violinist Bartłomiej Nizioł and Łukasz Borowicz. Furthermore, the event will conclude the series of artistic events paying…Continue Reading Karłowicz Album Promotion