UNESCO and its Polish History and Culture Program

Founded in London in November of 1945 and headquartered in Paris, UNESCO—the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization—is an agency that aims to promote world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences, and culture. Thanks to the PMC’s longstanding relationship with the National Archives in Poland, we have learned of the…Continue Reading UNESCO and its Polish History and Culture Program

Obituary: Ewa Podleś, an Opera Legend

We regret to inform our readers that Ewa Podleś, the great Polish opera singer, passed away on January 19, 2024 at the age of 71. Possessing a beautiful and rare true contralto voice with a range of three-plus octaves, Ewa Podleś sang in the most prestigious houses around the world—Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin,…Continue Reading Obituary: Ewa Podleś, an Opera Legend

Krzysztof Meyer Receives a 2024 Golden Fryderyk Award

Poland’s Phonographic Academy [Akademia Fonograficzna] and the Association of Audio Video Producers [Związek Producentów Audio Video – ZPAV] have announced the recipients of the 2024 Golden Fryderyk Awards. This year, four artists have joined the exclusive group of musicians who received this prestigious lifetime achievement award. The official ceremony dedicated to jazz and popular music will take…Continue Reading Krzysztof Meyer Receives a 2024 Golden Fryderyk Award

Cracow Duo: ‘From Polonaise to Tango’ on March 10

Beloved by Los Angeles audiences, the Cracow Duo returns to USC on March 10. Comprised of cellist Jan Kalinowski and pianist Marek Szlezer, the duo will perform an evocative collection of some of their favorite pieces, gathered from over 20 years of performing as an ensemble. Entitled “From Polonaise to Tango,” the program will range…Continue Reading Cracow Duo: ‘From Polonaise to Tango’ on March 10

New Szymanowski Album by Warsaw Philharmonic

The National Philharmonic in Warsaw has released a new album – Szymanowski Reimagined (FN 08/ACD 330), featuring outstanding violinist Bartłomiej Nizioł and the National Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Andrzej Boreyko. Transporting listeners on a fascinating journey through varied musical landscapes, the album contains some of the most interesting piano compositions by Karol Szymanowski,…Continue Reading New Szymanowski Album by Warsaw Philharmonic

SMPK Members Nominated For FRYDERYKI 2024 Awards

The Phonographic Academy [Akademia Fonograficzna] and the Association of Audio Video Producers [Związek Producentów Audio Video – ZPAV] have opened up the first round of voting for the FRYDERKI 2024 Awards—Poland’s equivalent of the American Grammy Awards. Since 1995, the FRYDERKI Awards have been recognized by Polish musicians as the most prestigious awards in the…Continue Reading SMPK Members Nominated For FRYDERYKI 2024 Awards

Share a Ride to PMC Concerts

In anticipation of the upcoming PMC Spring Concert, we invite you to participate in our carpooling initiative. Complete the brief form below to allow us to connect you with fellow concertgoers. It’s an opportunity to meet new people who share the same interest in Polish Music as you do. Please note that PMC is serving…Continue Reading Share a Ride to PMC Concerts

World Premiere: Ptaszyńska’s “Trzy Wizje Według Dantego” 

Marta Ptaszynska World Premiere at NOSPR

We’ve received news from composer Marta Ptaszyńska about the premiere of her newest composition. Trzy Wizje Według Dantego [Three Visions According to Dante] is Ptaszyńska’s double concerto for saxophone, piano and orchestra and it will be premiered on November 30, 2023 at NOSPR Hall. The performers are Bartłomiej Duś, Magdalena Duś, and the NOSPR orchestra under the baton of Bas Wiegers….Continue Reading World Premiere: Ptaszyńska’s “Trzy Wizje Według Dantego” 

10th ‘Emanacje’ Festival: Wieniawski Cycle and Pianohooligan

Recognized jazz musicians and all Polish participants of the 16th Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznań took part in this year’s jubilee edition of the Emanacje Music Festival. This year’s Wieniawski Cycle began on the 9th of July at 7:00 p.m. with a recital by Judyta Kluza-Sporniak (violin) and Grzegorz Skrobiński (piano). Additionally, Pianohooligan…Continue Reading 10th ‘Emanacje’ Festival: Wieniawski Cycle and Pianohooligan

Ptaszyńska World Premiere

Bassem Akiki & Klaudiusz Baran

The latest opus by the distinguished Polish composer, Marta Ptaszyńska, will be world-premiered on Sunday, October 17. The concert will be held at the Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio in the Mokotów suburb of Warsaw. It will be carried live and also later rebroadcasted by Polish Radio, Program II. Ptaszyńska’s Magiczna podróż [Magical Journey] is…Continue Reading Ptaszyńska World Premiere