Lynch & Zebrowski

The celebrated film director and auteur David Lynch is also a noted visual artist, and the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, Netherlands opened an exhibit of his paintings on November 29, 2018. Entitled “Someone is in my house,” the show included a wide variety of large paintings, drawings, sketches and objects d’art. Videos are also a…Continue Reading Lynch & Zebrowski

Augustyn Records Twardowski

Kinga Augustyn has released a new recording of music by Polish composer Romuald Twardowski, her second orchestral album on Naxos. Augustyn initiated this project two years ago to showcase the work of Twardowski, who is not well known outside Poland. She was joined by the Toruń Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Mariusz Smolij. The album is available for streaming and purchase on Amazon. The…Continue Reading Augustyn Records Twardowski

2018 ‘Festival of Song’ in Warsaw

Held during the first half of December, the 15th Festival of Song [XV Festiwal Pieśni] concluded on Saturday, Dec. 15 with a concert at the historic 18th century Royal Opera House located on the grounds of the Łazienki Palace in Warsaw. Under the direction of Director Krzysztof Kur and Artistic Director Ryszard Cieśla, for its final concert the Festival…Continue Reading 2018 ‘Festival of Song’ in Warsaw

Mikołaj Górecki Premiere: Clarinet Concerto

On November 16, during the inauguration of the 2018 “Days of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki” Festival in Katowice, the premiere of Concerto for clarinet and orchestra by Mikołaj Górecki was given. Opening the Festival with a new work by the son of the Festival’s honoree has become a tradition in the 6 years of the Festival’s…Continue Reading Mikołaj Górecki Premiere: Clarinet Concerto

Project “100 for 100. Musical decades of freedom”

PWM’s “100 for 100. Musical decades of freedom” was an undertaking of an unprecedented scale in the country. 100 masterpieces of Polish music from 1918 to today—including works composed by Karol Szymanowski, Witold Lutosławski, Andrzej Panufnik, Grażyna Bacewicz, Krzysztof Penderecki, Kazimierz Serocki, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Wojciech Kilar, Zygmunt Krauze, Paweł Mykietyn, Agata Zubel and Eugeniusz…Continue Reading Project “100 for 100. Musical decades of freedom”

Gifts to PMC November 2018

A CONCERT AT CATE Betty Harford, a longtime loyal friend and supporter of the Polish Music Center, attended the Cultural Exchange Program concert given by Polish, Ukrainian and Californian students at Cate School in Caprinteria on October 26. The concert program booklet Ms. Harford sent us lists the wide range of repertoire the six participating…Continue Reading Gifts to PMC November 2018

Polonia in Calgary Celebrates!

The centenary of Poland’s regained independence was celebrated in Calgary, Canada, with a weekend of concerts, lectures, film screenings, historical and art exhibits, folk dancing, copious culinary treats available at long tables and traditional drinks dispensed at the two bars, alongside many other attractions. Held October 26-28 at the Polish-Canadian Cultural Centre in Calgary, a…Continue Reading Polonia in Calgary Celebrates!

Ensemble for These Times concert at LAMOTH

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Acclaimed new music chamber group Ensemble for These Times will perform at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust on Saturday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m. Entitled “Jewish Music & Poetry Project – Emigres & Exiles,” their program will include classical works by extraordinarily gifted Polish, Hungarian, Austrian and Czech composers who fled Europe in the 1930s-1940s,…Continue Reading Ensemble for These Times concert at LAMOTH