An Evening Of Sound And Image

Held on March 28, 2015, this year’s PMC spring concert was a truly special affair. Organized as part of the prestigious Visions & Voices event series at USC, it celebrated ‘visual music’ through the juxtaposition of live musical performance and short film or animation projections. Entitled “Measures & Frames,” the concert’s goal was the exploration…Continue Reading An Evening Of Sound And Image

PMC Director About Town

Marek Zebrowski

Pacific Symphony / Osher Lifelong Learning Institute In addition to preparing for this summer’s Paderewski Festival Youth Cultural Exchange (June/July), and the fall’s Paderewski Lecture (Oct. 18) and Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles (Nov. 5-8), during the month of April PMC Director Marek Zebrowski will be involved in several musical events in L.A. First is…Continue Reading PMC Director About Town

Recent Donations To The PMC Library

Thank you for expanding our collection! From Polish dermatologist Michal Kasperkiewicz, who is currently doing research at USC: Ignacy Jan Paderewski by Marian Marek Drodowski (Book) From Marek Szlezer and Jan Kalinowski of the Cracow Duo: 4. Dni Muzki: Andrzej Panufnik; 19-26 Pazdziernika 2014 (Program) From Clarissa Ryterband and her daughter Astrid Ryterband: Greta D….Continue Reading Recent Donations To The PMC Library

World Premieres of Polish Modern Music

During the third weekend of April, Katowice will become ground zero for new music. From April 17-19, 2015, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) will host the Festival of Premieres of Polish Modern Music in their new venue. This is the sixth edition of the festival and almost 30 pieces by Polish composers of…Continue Reading World Premieres of Polish Modern Music

Composer Alive: Poland Presents Stulgińska Premiere

Access Contemporary Music (ACM) has teamed up with the Polish Consulate and 98.7 WFMT to celebrate the vibrant legacy of Polish classical music in Chicago. Held on April 10, the concert presents music by some of the most esteemed living composers in Poland today, including Krzysztof Penderecki, and the culmination of an exciting collaboration with…Continue Reading Composer Alive: Poland Presents Stulgińska Premiere

Accordion Conference & World Premieres

From April 9-10, the conference “Between tradition and avant-garde – accordion in the musical culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries” will be held at the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Organized by the Międzyuczelniana Katedra Accordionistyki—an inter-departmental organization encompassing music academies in Bydgoszcz, Gdańsk, Krakowi Łódź, Poznań, Warsaw and Wrocław—this Jubilee Conference…Continue Reading Accordion Conference & World Premieres

Premieres at Poznań Spring

The 44th edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Music “Poznań Musical Spring” was held on March 23-30, 2015. Showing a great respect for tradition, the festival program reminded audiences of the works that constitute the canon of Polish twentieth century music, but also presented new compositions by young composers and highlighted interesting phenomena in…Continue Reading Premieres at Poznań Spring

Gerpe Performs Szymanowski In Downtown L.A.

On April 28, the prestigious Piano Spheres continues its new Satellite Series of emerging pianists with pianist Nic Gerpe, Los Angeles-based concerto soloist and chamber musician who has performed throughout U.S and international festivals. On his program “Ces Espaces Infinis,” Gerpe will perform Karol Szymanowski’s Métopes, Op. 29: L’île des Sirènes, Calypso, Nausicaa, as well…Continue Reading Gerpe Performs Szymanowski In Downtown L.A.

Laurels for Augustyn

Violinist Kinga Augustyn, who is already known to audiences in California after appearing at the 2012 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles (pictured at right), has just been recognized with the 2015 “Outstanding Pole Abroad” Award [Wybitny Polak za granicą]. This year marks the fifth anniversary of this prestigious competition organized by the Polish National Emblem Foundation [Fundacja…Continue Reading Laurels for Augustyn

Polish Music & Performers in London

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Grzegorz Nowak On Sunday , April 19, Polish maestro Grzegorz Nowak will lead the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) in an unmissable matinee of Tchaikovsky’s most celebrated works. Nowak has held the role of Permanent Associate Conductor of the RPM since January 2015, before which he served as the ensemble’s Principal Associate…Continue Reading Polish Music & Performers in London