Godziemba-Trytek Premiere

On April 2, the premiere of Crux, Christi salva nos by Szymon Godziemba-Trytek will take a place at the Polish Radio’s Lutosławski Concert Studio in Warsaw. The piece will be performed by countertenor Jan Jakub Monowid  and baritone Piotr Kwinta, with the accompaniment of an unusual ensemble comprised 6 French horns (Tomasz Bińkowski, Paul Piętka Monika Całus, Krzysztof Danielak, Joanna Wydmuch,…Continue Reading Godziemba-Trytek Premiere

Premieres at “Poznan Music Spring”

The 46th edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Music “Poznań Music Spring” was held between March 27 and April 4, 2017. The Festival is organized by the Poznań branch of the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP). The opening concert of 2017 edition, held at the Aula Nova of the Academy of Music in Poznań, was…Continue Reading Premieres at “Poznan Music Spring”

Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil Premiere at NFM

The premiere of Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil’s latest work will take place on April 7 at the National Forum of Music. The concerto Assisi for cello, children’s choir and orchestra will be performed by the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic under the baton of Marek Moś, with the NFM Boys’ Choir, Con Brio Choir of the Grażyna Bacewicz School of Music in Wrocław, cellist Andrzej Bauer and electroacoustician Cezary Duchnowski. As a…Continue Reading Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil Premiere at NFM

Recent Donations April 2017

On behalf of the Witold Lutosławski Society (Towarzystwo im. Witolda Lutosławskiego) in Warsaw, Sz. Pani Elżbieta Markowska donated the two-volume edition of Okupacyjne losy muzyków—Warszawa 1939-1945. This publication contains rarely seen material on major Polish musicians who endured unspeakable conditions and ravages of war and still managed to make music; a significant part of the book is unpublished…Continue Reading Recent Donations April 2017

Wintermezzo Coda: the Chopin Project

A co-presentation of the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles and the Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, a concert entitled “WinterMezzo Coda: The Chopin Project” will be presented on April 29 at the Paso Robles Inn Ballroom. The recital will feature pianist Jocelyn Swigger (right), who set out on a journey to learn all 27 Chopin etudes in 2010. In this…Continue Reading Wintermezzo Coda: the Chopin Project

Forward, Avant-Garde!

By Marek Zebrowski The Polish Music Center’s annual spring concert was devoted this time around to the exploration of Polish avant-garde music from the mid-1950s to the early 2000s. Works by Witold Szalonek (1927-2001), Bogusław Schaeffer (b. 1929), Henryk Mikołaj Górecki(1933-2010), Zygmunt Krauze (b. 1938), Krzysztof Meyer (b. 1943), Tadeusz Wielecki (b. 1954), and Hanna Kulenty (b. 1961) were presented at the Alfred Newman Recital Hall on Saturday…Continue Reading Forward, Avant-Garde!

2017 PMC Website Reboot Campaign

After more than 20 years online, the Polish Music Center website urgently needs a redesign! As pioneering as our website was when it was established by PMC founder Wanda Wilk in the mid-1990s, today the PMC’s online presence is even more crucial to our mission of promoting Polish music worldwide. However, over the next few months we…Continue Reading 2017 PMC Website Reboot Campaign

Whither Europe?

On April 8, the Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library will host a panel discussion entitled “Whither Europe?” that will be free and open to the public.  The conversation will range over various facets of the current political situation throughout the EU, including Brexit and the rise of extremist populism. Among the speakers for the event are: writer and…Continue Reading Whither Europe?