The Quittner Collection Donation

Quittner donation

A sizeable collection of scores by Polish contemporary composers was recently donated to us by Katherine Quittner, a film music composer, orchestrator, music editor and music supervisor on dozens of big Hollywood films since the mid-1980s. Some of the titles Ms. Quittner worked on included Father of the Bride, A River Runs Through It, Dracula,…Continue Reading The Quittner Collection Donation

Chylińska Triumphant!

On June 20th of this year, Polish musicologist Teresa Chylińska celebrated her 90th birthday. This extraordinary individual and a dynamic force par excellence in the research of Karol Szymanowski’s life has been a distinguished author, a highly accomplished editor and a great expert of modern music in Poland. Tributes to this world class scholar came…Continue Reading Chylińska Triumphant!

Varsovians Sing (Un)forbidden Songs

77 years ago the Warsaw Uprising broke out. The concert in tribute to its participants was held on August 1, 2021 at 8:30 in the Freedom Park of the Warsaw Uprising Museum. As every year, on the evening of August 1st, singers united by the strength of their voice during the concert “Varsovians sing (un)forbidden…Continue Reading Varsovians Sing (Un)forbidden Songs

Ewa Trębacz: Composing in a Pandemic

Long a friend of the PMC, Polish-American composer Ewa Trębacz is based at the DXARTS Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media in Seattle, Washington. Having already invited Trębacz to participate in the 2011 ‘New Generation’ Concert at USC, we are excited to hear of her latest activities. Thus she is the next in our…Continue Reading Ewa Trębacz: Composing in a Pandemic

2021 ‘Warsaw Autumn’ Full Program Revealed

The 64th International Festival of Contemporary Music ‘Warsaw Autumn’ [Warszawska Jesień] will run from September 17-25, 2021. This year’s edition will be immersed in space and time; in sounds, signs, and symbols. It will enable audiences to experience complexity, diversity, ambiguity, and polyphony. On September 17, the periscope goes down and, for a good nine…Continue Reading 2021 ‘Warsaw Autumn’ Full Program Revealed

2021 “Chopin and His Europe”

The 17th International Music Festival “Chopin and His Europe” / “Chopin i jego Europa” will be held from August 14-31, 2021. Following this year’s theme of “So far away, and yet so close… [Tak daleko, tak blisko…], in addition to the works of Chopin the Festival will emphasize the “more distant” connections of his works…Continue Reading 2021 “Chopin and His Europe”

2021 Lower Silesian Music Festival “Searching for Harmony”

The organist Krzysztof Karcz and trombonist Tomasz Stolarczyk inaugurated the 9th Lower Silesian Music Festival on August 1, 2021 in the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Festival will run from August to October. The theme of this year’s edition of the Lower Silesian Music Festival is “Searching for harmony,” as…Continue Reading 2021 Lower Silesian Music Festival “Searching for Harmony”

5th WarszeMusik Festival

A series of WarszeMuzik chamber concerts will be held for the fifth time in the backyards of Warsaw tenement houses and in the extraordinary space of the Umschlagplatz Monument. From August 1-29, 2021, the festival organizers invite you to 11 micro-concerts and 3 walking tours in the former Northern District led by Agnieszka Kuś, co-author…Continue Reading 5th WarszeMusik Festival

“Philharmonic Under the Stars” & Penderecki Naming Ceremony

On August 13, the I.J. Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz presents an open-air concert entitled “Philharmonic Under the Stars.” The concert will accompany the official naming of the square located between the Philharmonic building and Krzysztof Komeda square after Krzysztof Penderecki, in accordance with a resolution of the Bydgoszcz City Council. The first anniversary of…Continue Reading “Philharmonic Under the Stars” & Penderecki Naming Ceremony