Chopin For All Free Concert Series

Young emerging American pianist Micah McLaurin will be making his debut with the All-Chopin program. He will be joined by the Miami Virtuosi String Quartet in a special arrangement of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Micah has distinguished himself at several international competitions and won 1st Prize in Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition in 2010….Continue Reading Chopin For All Free Concert Series

Mellow Polish Percussion

The Board of Directors of the Lira Ensemble invites you to attend the Mellow Polish Percussion concert held at the Lake Shore Campus of Loyola University Chicago. This concert will feature the instrumentalists of the Lira Symphony, with comments on Polish percussion by composer Marta Ptaszyńska, who is the Head of Composition at the University…Continue Reading Mellow Polish Percussion

Upcoming Events By Warsaw Philharmonic

Saturday, 17 May 2014 | 6:00 PM Edward Elgar 80th Death Anniversary – Richard Strauss 150th Birth Anniversary Jacek Kaspszyk – conductor, Pieter Wispelwey – cello, Bridgitte Hahn – soprano Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, Jasna 5,Warsaw Admission: 50, 45, 40, 35, 25 PLN Information: Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 7:00 PM Early Music Concert…Continue Reading Upcoming Events By Warsaw Philharmonic

Gloria Artis For Lady Panufnik

“It’s difficult to find ambassadors who work so diligently and with such uncommon dedication for Polish culture as Lady Camilla Paunfnik in London. You embody everything that we treasure the most, and your own art gives us much happiness and admiration. This source of esteem and pride is not only steadfast, it’s also long-lasting. I…Continue Reading Gloria Artis For Lady Panufnik

Panufnik on Panufnik

In addition to composing music, Sir Andrze j Panufnik also wrote two autobiographies: Composing Myself, published by Methuen in London in 1987 and an earlier volume, Impulse and Design in MyMusic, published by Boosey & Hawkes in 1974. In connection with the Panufnik centenary, his widow Lady Camilla had written an extensive closing chapter to…Continue Reading Panufnik on Panufnik

Panufnik At Warsaw Encounters

A new website, dedicated to Sir Andrzej Panufnik, was unveiled in Warsaw on May 16 by Beata Bolesławska-Lewandowska, a noted Panufnik expert. The address is: A concert performance of Panufnik’s Piano Trio Op. 1 accompanied the event and the performers included violinist Janusz Wawrowski, cellist Magdalena Bojanowicz, and pianist Bartłomiej Kominek. The Warsaw Musical…Continue Reading Panufnik At Warsaw Encounters

Panufnik Centenary May Celebrations

2014 marks the centenary of acclaimed Polish composer Sir Andrzej Panufnik. Throughout the year many exciting events have been scheduled around the world. Leading orchestras, conductors, chamber groups and soloists and radio stations in several countries and continents are planning Panufnik performances, education events and lectures which will be announced on the dedicated centenary page….Continue Reading Panufnik Centenary May Celebrations

Mazurkas Of The World Celebrates Kolberg

Traditional Polish folk and dance music is a living form of Poland’s natural heritage which exerted a major influence on European and global culture. The Mazurkas of the World Festival collects and shares folk music traditions and it celebrated the 200th birthday of Oskar Kolberg, the father of Polish and European ethnomusicology. The festival took…Continue Reading Mazurkas Of The World Celebrates Kolberg

Kolberg On Display

Oskar Kolberg’s artistic, scholarly and editorial achievements are exhibited at the Warsaw Central Agricultural Library until May 27. His interests in Polish and Slavic folk culture, the early years in Przysucha and studies in Warsaw as well as his last years spent in Kraków are depicted on several large-size displays, showing rare and fragile original…Continue Reading Kolberg On Display

Gaude Mater Festival 2014

The Gaude Mater Festival in Częstochowa opened with a world premiere performance of Missa Corpus Christi by Łukasz Farcinkiewicz (b. 1981). Completed in 2011, Farcinkiewicz’s Missa is scored for soprano, baritone, mixed choir and orchestra. Solists Magdalena Rucińska and Maciej Nerkowski and the Cardinal Wyszyński University Choir were accompanied by the Orchestra Nova et vetera…Continue Reading Gaude Mater Festival 2014