Nowak’s Appointment in the Philippines

Maestro Grzegorz Nowak, an internationally celebrated conductor and longtime friend of the Polish Music Center, has just been appointed the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. He will be taking over from Yoshikazu Fukumura, whose tenure with the ensemble ended in 2021. Five candidates were shortlisted for this appointment and, following…Continue Reading Nowak’s Appointment in the Philippines

Ptaszyńska Fêted in Chicago and Warsaw

July 29 marked composer Marta Ptaszyńska’s 80th birthday. This distinguished and prolific composer has had a very active year with various anniversary concerts and premieres taking place in the preceding months. Most recently, Ptaszyńska’s birthday was celebrated by Polish Radio in Chicago on August 6 with a broadcast of two of Ptaszyńska’s works: Graffito for…Continue Reading Ptaszyńska Fêted in Chicago and Warsaw

July 2023 Gifts

By Marek Zebrowski Christmas in July! Amazingly enough, this rather overused turn of phrase in this particular instance actually correctly describes the shower of amazing gifts and donations that the Polish Music Center received throughout the month of July. The first and historically most significant among them is a tranche of correspondence between Nancy Fierro,…Continue Reading July 2023 Gifts