Nowak Enhances Rite of Spring at IU

On October 29, Maestro Grzegorz Nowak joined the Indiana University Symphony Orchestra at the IU Jacobs School of Music for a “Behind the Score” performance of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Directed by violin professor Jorja Fleezanis—also the Henry A. Upper Chair in Orchestral Studies at IU—the “Behind the Score” program is intended to provide…Continue Reading Nowak Enhances Rite of Spring at IU

Polish Music: The Open Borders Generation

From November 5-16, 2014, Polish and American musicians joined forces in venues in Chicago and Louisville to present music by a selection of Polish composers born in the 1970s. This generation of artists can be called the Open Borders Generation—the first generation of artists to live their entire professional lives following the end of Communism…Continue Reading Polish Music: The Open Borders Generation

Polish Jazz In London

This year’s London Jazz Festival featured several of Poland’s leading jazz musicians during its international lineup, including: pianists Marcin Masecki and Leszek Możdżer, trumpeter Tomasz Stańko, vocalists Sylwia Bialas and Alice Zawadzki,  from November 13-22. This prestigious festival holds concerts throughout the city’s major venues. A leading figure on Poland’s independent music scene, the music…Continue Reading Polish Jazz In London