Darek Oles Trio in L.A., July 12 & 14

Darek 'Oles' Oleszkiewicz and Kuba Stankiewicz

There will be two special concerts in Los Angeles this weekend featuring the Darek Oles Trio: bassist Darek “Oles” Oleszkiewicz, pianist Kuba Stankiewicz, drummer Tina Raymond. Previously featured at the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and on prestigious recordings for Warner Music Poland, the trio will also be…Continue Reading Darek Oles Trio in L.A., July 12 & 14

Gifts to PMC June 2019

New Szymanowski Book Throughout her long and intellectually rich life Teresa Chylińska, the world’s preeminent scholar of Karol Szymanowski, has authored a great number of books and even greater number of articles about this most important mid-20th century Polish composer. Chylińska’s latest book, Karol Szymanowski—Roman, którego nie było? [Karol Szymanowski—A Romance that did not happen?]…Continue Reading Gifts to PMC June 2019

2019 “Franciszek Wybrańczyk Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City” Festival

The 19th Franciszek Wybrańczyk Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City Festival took place from May 31 – June 7 in Warsaw. Four concerts in three locations on both sides of the river celebrated the 85th birthday anniversary of Franciszek Wybrańczyk, founder of the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra and originator of the Festival. The Festival kicked off with…Continue Reading 2019 “Franciszek Wybrańczyk Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City” Festival

Winners of the 2019 Int’l Moniuszko Vocal Competition

Organized by Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, the International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition is the biggest competition of singers in Poland. Maria Fołtyn—Polish soprano, legendary Halka opera director, cultural organizer, and tireless promoter of Stanisław Moniuszko’s oeuvre—established the competition in 1992. Every three years, artists from around the world gather in Warsaw to present…Continue Reading Winners of the 2019 Int’l Moniuszko Vocal Competition

Kamionek Festival in Warsaw

The first festival dedicated to the culture of Warsaw’s Kamionek district—once an industrial area, now turned art hub—was held from June 8-15, 2019. Participants were introduced the locals, artists and non-governmental organizations of contemporary Kamionek through various art-related events: concerts of classical and contemporary music, performances, workshops, exhibits, and bicycle rides with architects. With both indoor…Continue Reading Kamionek Festival in Warsaw