Premieres at “Art of Accordion Music” Festival in Gdańsk

The 9th edition of the Art of Accordion Music Interpretation Festival will be held between December 2-10, 2016 in Gdańsk. The festival program covers both premieres of new accordion works as well as classical chamber and solo accordion repertoire. This year, the organizers invited such artists as Maciej Kacprzak, 69 Duo, Cappella Gedanensis, Rafał Kłoczko, Paweł Zagańczyk,…Continue Reading Premieres at “Art of Accordion Music” Festival in Gdańsk

Premieres at 26th “Composers’ Portraits”

On December 6-7 in the Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury in Warsaw, the 26th edition of the “Composers’ Portraits” concert series, organized by the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP), will take place. The star of the first concert will be Jakub Sarwas – composer, conductor and instrumentalist. Sarwas is an alum of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice…Continue Reading Premieres at 26th “Composers’ Portraits”

Tasman World Premiere

Organized in cooperation of this year’s Tansman Festival, the orchestra, ballet, choir and soloists of the Grand Theater in Łódź will give the world premiere of The Golden Fleece [La Toison d’Or] by Aleksander Tansman, conducted by Łukasz Borowicz, on December 2. The opera is acknowledged by Opera magazine and Radio Poland as one of the most anticipated opera productions of the season after its rediscovery….Continue Reading Tasman World Premiere

Premieres in November

On November 3 during a concert held in conjunction with the 10th edition of the International Composers’ Forum, Sepia Ensemble performed the world premieres of Agnieszka Zdrojek-Suchodolska’s Refleksje for cello solo (2016) and Katarzyna Taborowska’s Arpeggio for 4G violin and clarinet (2016). The concert was held in the New Hall of the Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. Members of the Sepia Ensemble who performed on this concert…Continue Reading Premieres in November

Gifts to PMC December 2016

From Janusz Sporek, a well-known choral conductor active in the New York City, we received two books: Rajcza-Rybnik-Poland—20 Years of Artistic and Promotional Work in the USA and G…., czyli grzeczne felietony Skandalisty [S…, or Polite Polemics by the Scandalist]. These items were delivered to the PMC by pianist Tadeusz Domanowski, who performed a Gala Recital at the 2016 Paderewski…Continue Reading Gifts to PMC December 2016

Concert Review: Accordions of Gdańsk Music Academy

The 40th anniversary of the Accordion Department at the Gdańsk Music Academy was celebrated November 25-26 with a scholarly conference and a series of concerts at the Academy’s attractive and acoustically-satisfying concert hall. The Nov. 25 concert opened with Krzysztof Olczak’s Chanson for Accordion and Electronic Sounds, a solo work performed by the composer. Olczak (below), who is…Continue Reading Concert Review: Accordions of Gdańsk Music Academy

PMC Director Honored by Governor of Greater Poland

Immediately after completing his work with the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles and the Paderewski Youth Cultural Exchange, both co-organized by the Polish Music Center, PMC Director Marek Zebrowski left the states for work in Poland in November and December. During this visit, Dir. Zebrowski will perform concerts, give lectures, and meet with critical PMC…Continue Reading PMC Director Honored by Governor of Greater Poland