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 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 perform in Poland…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

3rd Rzeszów Musical Autumn Festival

The 3rd Rzeszów Musical Autumn Festival was held from 5-27 October and featured six chamber concerts. The festival’s repertoire featured rarely performed music of Polish artists, including Władysław Żeleński and Zygmunt Noskowski, as well as chamber music of the creator of Polish national opera in the Year of Stanisław Moniuszko. The concerts featured violinist Kaja…Continue Reading 3rd Rzeszów Musical Autumn Festival

Concert on the 25th Anniversary of Witold Lutosławski’s Death

The Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra paid tribute to Witold Lutosławski on the 25th anniversary of his death with a concert on 10 October in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio. Witold Lutosławski was born in 1913 on Moniuszki Street (next to the Philharmonic). A graduate of the Conservatory, he performed at…Continue Reading Concert on the 25th Anniversary of Witold Lutosławski’s Death

Erdödy Chamber Orchestra Anniversary Concert

The concert marking the 25th anniversary of the Erdődy Chamber Orchestra was devoted to Hungarian and Polish music of the 20th and 21st centuries. The event took place on 10 October at the National Philharmonic as part of the “Orchestras of the World” series. Miklós Rózsa, representing the generation that came after Bartók and Kodály,…Continue Reading Erdödy Chamber Orchestra Anniversary Concert