Dębicz at the Kosciuszko Foundation

The Kosciuszko Foundation chapters in New York and Washington D.C. will host virtuoso pianist and composer Aleksander Dębicz for a series of two concerts. These recitals will feature the artist’s own compositions as well as improvisations on works by Frederic Chopin. Sunday June 9th | 5:00 PMAleksander Dębicz: Compositions & ImprovisationsThe Kosciuszko Foundation2025 O Street,…Continue Reading Dębicz at the Kosciuszko Foundation

2024 ‘Sinfonia Varsovia To Its City’ Festival

From May 13 to June 9 2024, Sinfonia Varsovia musicians are touring Warsaw, performing as part of the 24th “Sinfonia Varsovia To Its City” Festival, together with invited guests on six stages of the capital. The program includes premieres, symphonic and chamber concerts, children’s events, and new music formats. Among the performers touring will be…Continue Reading 2024 ‘Sinfonia Varsovia To Its City’ Festival

2024 ‘Poznań Music Spring’ Festival

The 53rd “Poznan Music Spring” Festival of Contemporary Music began on May 23 and came to its conclusion this past weekend on May 26. This festival of contemporary music featured an incredible variety of composers as well as their pieces. Premieres of works by Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska, Artur Kroschel, Monika Kędziora and Sławomir Czarnecki took place…Continue Reading 2024 ‘Poznań Music Spring’ Festival

Panufnik 110th Anniversary Concert

On Saturday May 25, the Polish History Museum in Warsaw hosted a concert to commemorate the 110th anniversary of composer Andrzej Panufnik. In this concert, the Andrzej Jagodziński Trio and Sinfonia Iuventus (conducted by Maciej Tomasiewicz) performed Panufnik’s Sinfonia rustica and Sinfonia sacra, as well as Jagodziński’s Piano Concerto in G minor for Jazz Trio…Continue Reading Panufnik 110th Anniversary Concert

Wnuk-Nazarowa Birthday Gala in Katowice

On May 28, the Silesian Philharmonic hosted a birthday gala for Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa, featuring works of the outstanding composer. The event featured a screening of the film Under Pressure of Sound and Word, followed by a celebration with the composer on her new monographic album on the Anaklasis label (ANA 030). It concluded with a…Continue Reading Wnuk-Nazarowa Birthday Gala in Katowice

New Book About Marta Ptaszyńska

PWM has released a new publication about Polish composer Marta Ptaszyńska. Written by Ptaszyńska in collaboration with noted musicologist Iwona Lindsted, Siła intuicji [The Power of Intuition] is the third publication in PWM’s series “Ludzie Świata Muzyki” [People of the World of Music]. Marta Ptaszyńska is a true phenomenon. Few people are able simultaneously to…Continue Reading New Book About Marta Ptaszyńska

Sembrich International Vocal Competition in NY

The Kosciuszko Foundationin New York City just announced the Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition. It will be held October 12-13, 2024, and the winners will split over $20,000 of prize money. Singers of all nationalities aged 20-32 may apply and the application deadline is August 1, 2024. The Sembrich Competition is overseen by its Artistic…Continue Reading Sembrich International Vocal Competition in NY

New Bacewicz: On Record and On Stage

by Marek Zebrowski The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra presented two concerts last weekend that opened with Overture for Orchestra, a brief and brilliant 1943 composition by Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969). Bacewicz—a virtuoso violinist and excellent pianist—showed her very best neo-classical side in this compact, six-minute-long work. Effective and challenging string writing coupled with bright woodwinds and…Continue Reading New Bacewicz: On Record and On Stage

2024 Constitution Day Gala in LA

May 3, 2024 marked the 233rd anniversary of Poland’s Constitution. This remarkable document was celebrated in downtown Los Angeles last Friday, with a gala event sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in LA. The audience assembled at Colburn School’s Thayer Hall was welcomed by Consul Mateusz Gmura, who served as the…Continue Reading 2024 Constitution Day Gala in LA