Łukaszewski Premieres

Paweł Łukaszewski’s Ego sum pastor bonus for mixed choir a cappella was world-premiered in Kraków on April 24 by the Ealing Abbey Choir led by Christopher Eastwood. The same ensemble also gave a London premiere of Łukaszewski’s work on May 11. Composed in January 2014, Ego sum pastor bonus celebrates the recent canonization of John…Continue Reading Łukaszewski Premieres

Varsovia Celebrates its 30th!

The May 11 Gala concert at the Grand Theatre in Warsaw celebrates the 30th anniversary of Sinfonia Varsovia. Established in 1984, this well-known ensemble began as Studio Polish Chamber Orchestra and gave its first concerts under the baton of Yehudi Menuhin. The May 2014 Varsovia Gala features Panufnik’s Suita staropolska, two of Vivaldi’s Sinfonias, and…Continue Reading Varsovia Celebrates its 30th!

Stankiewicz And Oleszkiewicz Perform Kilar And Young

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles invites everyone to a special tribute concert of music composed by Wojciech Kilar and Victor Young. Their works will be performed by two extraordinary Polish jazz musicians: Kuba Stankiewicz (piano) and Darek Oleszkiewicz (jazz bass). The concert will take place on the eve of the 25th Anniversary of…Continue Reading Stankiewicz And Oleszkiewicz Perform Kilar And Young

Polish Music Convention

The second Convention on Polish Music was held at the National Library in Warsaw on May 12-14, 2014. Organized by the Institute of Music and Dance (IMiT), Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP) and the Polish Music Council (PRM), the convention’s agenda included discussions on the future of music in Poland as well as setting goals and…Continue Reading Polish Music Convention

Paciorkiewicz In Sierpiec

The Płock Symphony Orchestra led by Jakub Chrenowicz devoted its May 11 concert to Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz and music by other 20th century composers. A Sierpiec native, Paciorkiewicz was represented on the program with his Violin Concerto and his Concerto for Viola and Orchestra. Other works featured on the program include the Polonaise and Orawa by…Continue Reading Paciorkiewicz In Sierpiec

Oldest Polish Opera Performed In Bydgoszcz

The rarely-performed Cud mniemany czyli Krakowiacy i Górale [An Apparent Miracle or The Cracovians and the Highlanders] is the first example of Polish opera, composed by Jan Stefani to a libretto by Wojciech Bogusławski. Premiered in Warsaw in 1794 to a wild public reception, it was the first Polish work to prominently use folk melodies,…Continue Reading Oldest Polish Opera Performed In Bydgoszcz

Four-Part Harmony

Entitled Czterogłos [Four-part harmony], a series of concerts held on April 29, May 7, May 14 and May 17 commemorating the 80th anniversary of Karol Szymanowski’s visit in Katowice. Music by Szymanowski and other composers specifically linked to the Katowice Music Academy is featured, performed by some of the foremost musicians in Poland. The first…Continue Reading Four-Part Harmony

Jacek Kaspsyzyk In Classical Music

In its April issue, the prestigious British monthly Classical Music Magazine printed an article with the attention-grabbing title “King Jacek,” dedicated to Maestro Jacek Kaspszyk. Author Kimon Daltas, presents the work and figure of Warsaw Philharmonic’s artistic director on the basis of an interview that he conducted with Maestro Kaspszyk in March. The full text…Continue Reading Jacek Kaspsyzyk In Classical Music

Panic Duo Performs Dębski

On Friday, May 16, violinist Pasha Tseitlin and pianist Nic Gerpe will present a program of music by Wolfgang, Manson, Neumeister and Patterson. Known as the “Panic Duo,” the artists will also feature Krzesimir Dębski’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, which they world-premiered at the Polish Music Center’s Paderewski Lecture-Recital in October 2013. Concert details,…Continue Reading Panic Duo Performs Dębski

Grzegorz Nowak With The Royal Philharmonic

Maestro Grzegorz Nowak presents two exciting programs in London in early May. His first concert includes Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with violin soloist Ju-Young Baek, and Brahms’s Symphony No. 4. A few days later on May 10, Nowak and the Royal Philharmonic present an all-Tchaikovsky concert, featuring such war…Continue Reading Grzegorz Nowak With The Royal Philharmonic