Virtual Polish Music Experience

The “Polish Music Experience” is a project of the “Porta Musicae” Artistic Association that aims to popularize Polish composers and artists in Poland and abroad. Four concerts have been broadcast live on Sundays in November 2020 (8, 15, 22 and 29) at 6.00 p.m. CET. The project features famous Kraków musicians, winners of international competitions…Continue Reading Virtual Polish Music Experience

12th Schaeffer’s Era from the New World – Schaeffer in L.A.

Ghost Road Company (Los Angeles) and Warsaw Bauhaus Foundation (Warsaw) present an international real-time collaboration: original works of dance, theatre, and film, created to respond to the work of maverick Polish composer and playwright, Boguslaw Schaeffer. The event will be live-streamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Monday 23 November 2020 at…Continue Reading 12th Schaeffer’s Era from the New World – Schaeffer in L.A.

Marta Ptaszyńska Premiere

The world premiere of Marta Ptaszyńska‘s Concerto No. 2 for flute and orchestra will take place on 20 November 2020 at 7:00 p.m (Central European Time), performed by the Warmian-Masurian Philharmonic. The online version will be available on the ensemble’s YouTube channel. The piece was created as part of the “Composing Commissions” program carried out by the…Continue Reading Marta Ptaszyńska Premiere

2020 Paderewski Festival Wrap-Up

The Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles tradition continued this year in spite of pandemic-induced restrictions. By early August—when it became clear that in-person gatherings in closed spaces are not possible—the Festival Board unanimously voted to move this year’s program online. This decision also led to changes in the number of concerts and accompanying events, which…Continue Reading 2020 Paderewski Festival Wrap-Up

Paddymania in Poznań!

Very few artists earned the honor of having their family name converted into a noun describing a wildly popular fad, but this little fact is still another item on the long list of lifetime achievements of Ignacy Jan Paderewski.  Somewhat delicate and graced by an engaging smile topped by a shock of auburn hair, young…Continue Reading Paddymania in Poznań!

Polish Operetta Premiere by Józef Beer

Amazingly enough, Józef Beer (1908-1987), a very successful composer of operas, operettas and other stage works, is still largely unknown in Poland. Born near Lwów (now Lviv), he came from a well-to-do family of bankers and, at his father’s insistence, first studied law at the University of Lwów. After getting a law degree, Beer entered…Continue Reading Polish Operetta Premiere by Józef Beer

Gifts to PMC: Nov. 2020

LUTOSŁAWSKI BIEN PRÉSENTÉ Our friends at the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Montreal pleasantly surprised us with their recent gift of a book, Lutosławski—Music and Legacy, courtesy of the Institute’s Chief Librarian, Stefan Władysiuk. Published in 2014 and edited by Stanisław Latek and Dr. Maja Trochimczyk, this carefully prepared volume evolves around four…Continue Reading Gifts to PMC: Nov. 2020

Chopin For All & Give Miami Day

The Broward County Main Library is graciously presenting a special live broadcast featuring a conversation with 2020 Competition laureate, Chelsea Guo and Executive Director, Barbara Muze. Following the conversation,  Chelsea’s performance from the 2nd round of the competition in an exclusive video broadcast. Be sure to register now and tune in on Saturday, November 14…Continue Reading Chopin For All & Give Miami Day