13th New Town Summer Festival & Kisiel Premiere

The New Town Summer Festival is a periodic event devoted to Polish music, presenting works from various historical periods, in different styles and various performances. This year’s edition will be held on 7-23 August  2020 in Warsaw. The inaugural concert will feature rediscovered pieces for violin and piano by Piotr Maszyński, Feliks Nowowiejski, Adam Wieniawski,…Continue Reading 13th New Town Summer Festival & Kisiel Premiere

16th Festival of Polish Music: Triumph of Live Music

Great works by Krzysztof Penderecki and Józef Kozłowski, Mikołaj Gomółka’s psalms, piano music of Chopin’s time and the first performance of the original version of Karol Kurpiński’s opera Jadwiga, the Polish Queen – this is, in a nutshell, the 16th edition of the Festival of Polish Music, which will run from 6 to 9 August 2020 in Kraków. Live…Continue Reading 16th Festival of Polish Music: Triumph of Live Music

More PMC gifts: Paderewski Speaks…

For years, another longtime friend and PMC supporter, Betty Harford-Naszódy, has been on the lookout for Paderewski-related items in various antique bookstores and other purveyors of memorabilia and collectors’ treasures throughout California. Her most recent (and successful) hunt yielded two articles with Paderewski’s interviews, published in the 1920s and the 1930s in Etude Magazine. The…Continue Reading More PMC gifts: Paderewski Speaks…

Kaper Podcast

RadioJazzFM has launched the second part of its cycle of educational broadcasts, Mistrzowie polskiego jazzu [Masters of Polish Jazz], with a show celebrating music by Bronisław Kaper (1902-1983) on August 3. Although mainly remembered for his hundreds of film scores written for big Hollywood studio productions from the mid-1930 until the early 1970s, Kaper also…Continue Reading Kaper Podcast