The Singer’s Warsaw Festival of Jewish Culture

The Singer’s Warsaw Festival of Jewish Culture—one of the most celebrated arts festivals in Poland—returns to New York City, November 17-19, 2019 for the second year. The most highly anticipated event on Warsaw’s cultural calendar, this year’s NY program features a cantorial concert by Yaakov Lemmer and Frank London, film screenings, readings of short stories…Continue Reading The Singer’s Warsaw Festival of Jewish Culture

Premieres of Two Works by Łukaszewski

Collegium Musicale, an Estonian chamber choir, performed premieres of two works by Polish composer Paweł Łukaszewski at the Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia and EUFONIE Festival in Warsaw in November 2019. On November 1, Collegium Musicale performed at the Arvo Pärt Centre with a program of both Estonian and Polish music, including works by Arvo Pärt,…Continue Reading Premieres of Two Works by Łukaszewski

Ptaszyńska Premiere by Cracow Duo

Double Concerto for piano, cello, and orchestra by Marta Ptaszyńska will have its premiere on November 22 at the Polish Aviation Museum in Kraków. Soloists Jan Kalinowski (cello) and Marek Szlezer (piano)—known jointly as the Cracow Duo—will be joined by the Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Paweł Kapuła. The program also includes Mieczysław Weinberg’s Polish Melodies,…Continue Reading Ptaszyńska Premiere by Cracow Duo

PMC at the PAN Conference

PAN Headquarters Warsaw

The year, the Musicology Institute at the Polish Academy of Sciences [PAN] held the Third Annual Conference on the topic of “Polish Music Abroad.” A number of researchers from Poland and the United States gathered to present papers on the subject of “American Dream: Polish Artists on the Other Shore.” Conference Sessions & Speakers The…Continue Reading PMC at the PAN Conference

PMC at MAB Conference

MAB Conference 2019

Conference Overview The 41st annual conference of Polish Museums, Archives and Libraries [MAB] was held September 14-18 in Lublin. Hosted by the John Paul II Catholic University [KUL] and the Lublin branch of the National Remembrance Institute [IPN], the conference officially opened with addresses of the University President Fr. Dr. Antoni Dębiński and the IPN…Continue Reading PMC at MAB Conference

Celebrating Paderewski in Chicago

The Paderewski Polish-Ukrainian Foundation led by Adam Bala and Marianna Humetska brought a chamber version of Paderewski’s opera, Manru, to Chicago’s Cernicus Center on October 6. With musicians and soloists travelling from Poland and Ukraine (together with sets, costumes and props), it was an incredible feat of logistics and an incredibly successful presentation for the…Continue Reading Celebrating Paderewski in Chicago

New Ravel Piano Duo Album – “A Polish Kaleidoscope 3”

link to album not available yet? The latest album by Ravel Piano Duo – A Polish Kaleidoscope 3 – will premiere on 17 November at the Władysław Żeleński State Secondary Music School in Kraków as part of the 3rd Krakow Musical Salon: Moniuszko – Żeleński. Ravel Piano Duo (Agnieszka Kozło and Katarzyna Ewa Sokołowska) actively…Continue Reading New Ravel Piano Duo Album – “A Polish Kaleidoscope 3”

2019 Paderewski Festival Wrap-Up

Takeshi Nagayasu, Paso Robles Inn Ballroom lobby, Nov. 2019

Held annually in its second iteration since 2006, the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles once again presented a fascinating mix of programs and performers in several idyllic settings all around this charming Central Coast town from October 31 – November 3, 2019. Per tradition, the first Festival concert on Thursday night was held at Cass…Continue Reading 2019 Paderewski Festival Wrap-Up

Gifts to PMC July-October 2019

by Marek Zebrowski Earlier this year, Trudy Ossowski sent us three big parcels of sheet music, recordings and books from the Walter and Jerome Ossowski music library. There are many fascinating and rare publications and music scores—mainly from the 1920s-1950s—which will be catalogued and added to the PMC’s exisiting Ossowski Collection. Since many of the…Continue Reading Gifts to PMC July-October 2019