Orliński at KF

On April 8, the Kosciuszko Foundation will present a recital by Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński and Polish pianist Michał Biel. The concert will feature operatic works by Polish composers K. Szymanowski, T. Baird, and P. Łukaszewski, as well as F. Schubert, R. Hahn and G. F. Handel, followed by a reception with light refreshments. All proceeds from the event…Continue Reading Orliński at KF

Plowright/Borowicz: ‘To Save from Oblivion’

Under the baton of Łukasz Borowicz (above left), the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra will present the “Ocalić od zapomnienia” [To Save From Oblivion] concert on April 27, featuring pianist Jonathan Plowright (above right). During the first half of the program, Paul Kletzki’s Variations for Orchestra op. 20 and Aleksandre Tansman’s Piano Concerto no. 2 will be performed. Orchestral music from the Roman Palester’s ballet The…Continue Reading Plowright/Borowicz: ‘To Save from Oblivion’

Sto Lat, General Rowny!

April 3 marks the 100th birthday of General Edward Rowny, a retired Ambassador and U.S. Army General. Rowny was a commanding officer in WWII, Korea and Vietnam, a military advisor to five U.S. Presidents and a chief negotiator in arms reduction talks with the Soviet Union. General Rowny received many awards for valor in combat…Continue Reading Sto Lat, General Rowny!

Musica Caelestis National Composers Competition

The Musica Sacra Institute is now accepting submissions for the Musica Caelestis National Composers’ Competition 2017, organized in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Warszawa-Praga Diocese under the patronage of Archbishop Henryk Hoser. The competition is open to Polish composers of any age. Works must be 5-7 minutes in duration, composed for female choir…Continue Reading Musica Caelestis National Composers Competition

Wawrowski in Poland and Lithuania

Polish violinist Janusz Wawrowski performed Karol Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No.1 with Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra on March 24-25 on the 80th anniversary of the composer’s death. On March 28, the pianist paid further homage to Szymanowski with his rendition of Myths for violin & piano and Dance from the ballet Harnasie, Op. 55, alongside pianist Greg Skrobiński, at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. On April 29-30, the Lithuanian National…Continue Reading Wawrowski in Poland and Lithuania

III International Seminar of Contemporary Music

The 3rd International Seminar of Contemporary Musicwill take place from March 31 – April 2, 2017 in Bydgoszcz to promote contemporary music, popularize its culture and share didactic knowledge. The theme of this year’s edition, “Piano & Electronics,” aims to present contemporary compositions using electronic means, broad multimedia and the latest technologies that are emerging as…Continue Reading III International Seminar of Contemporary Music

Sikora World Premiere in Brussels

In her new piece Trois tunnels et un arrêt, Elżbieta Sikora—a Polish composer living in France—presents the work she produced in the “Métamorphoses d’Orphée” studio from recordings of the urban landscape of Brussels. Trois tunnels et un arrêt will be given its first performance at the L’Espace Senghor in Brussels on April 26, during a colloquium entitled “Multiphonie/Stéréophonie: Penser,…Continue Reading Sikora World Premiere in Brussels

Silesian Quartet Performs Górecki

A chamber concert entitled “Kwartet Śląski / To co najlepsze. Polska i świat” [Silesian Quartet / All the best. Poland and the World] will be given by the Silesian Quartet on April 8 at the National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio (NOSPR). The program will include Beethoven’s famous Grand Fugue in B-flat major, op. 133 and H. M….Continue Reading Silesian Quartet Performs Górecki

Kadłubek and Robak World Premiere

On April 9, the Choir of Silesian Philharmonic will perform a concert titled “Crucifixus – Crucified,” under the baton of Jarosław Wolanin in Katowice. The concert repertoire will be comprised of choral music on the theme of Easter. Audiences will be able to enjoy works by Antonio Lotti, György Deák-Bárdos, and Anton Bruckner in addition to the…Continue Reading Kadłubek and Robak World Premiere

World Premieres by New Music Orchestra

Co-organized and co-funded by the Institute of Music and Dance, the New Music Orchestra (OMN) will present a concert at the headquarters of the National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio (NOSPR), featuring world premieres of works by two young Polish composers, Wojciech Ziemowit Zych and Krzysztof Wołek, and Georg Friedrich Haas from Austria. Cello Concerto by Krzysztof Wołek (b. 1976) was inspired…Continue Reading World Premieres by New Music Orchestra