February-March 1999: Series of lectures by Polish pianists at USC.
November 1998: With participants from five countries, including Poland, Germany, Israel, Canada, and the U.S. Papers from the Conference are published in the Polish Music Journal, vol. 6, no. 1 (2003)
April 1998: A symposium about women in music, including papers about Wanda Landowska (by Wojciech Marchwica), and Grażyna Bacewicz (by Maja Trochimczyk), a composers’ panel, and the residency of Hanna Kulenty.
October 1997: Festival and Symposium about the music of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki with the composer in residence. For papers from the symposium, interviews with Górecki, detailed program, and other material, see Polish Music Journal, vol. 6, no. 2 (2003)
Organized by Wanda Wilk in 1982 at USC, this unique event, predating the formal creation of the Center, brought together Szymanowski experts from around the world for a week of lectures, scholarly sessions, and concerts.