Open House Chicago Features PMA

For the first time ever, Chicago Architecture Foundation has featured the Polish Museum of America (PMA) as one of its 200 featured sites in its largest and most iconic event, Open House Chicago. This year’s annual architecture festival provides rare behind-the-scenes visits to many of the city’s great spaces free of charge during the third weekend of October.  The museum’s current exhibit…Continue Reading Open House Chicago Features PMA

Szpakiewicz Charity Concert

On October 15, cellist Marek Szpakiewiczperformed a recital with pianist Jiayi Shi at Azusa Pacific University to raise funds for a three-quarter sized cello for the Soma Children’s Orchestra in Fukushima, Japan. The two played selections by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Barber and Gershwin during the concert to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the 2011 Tohuku earthquake and tsunami. They also…Continue Reading Szpakiewicz Charity Concert

Nowak in Poland

Maestro Grzegorz Nowak continues to propel his international career forward with a busy concert schedule this fall. As the current music director, Nowak has devoted much of his time conducting both the Orquesta Sinfonica de España [Spanish National Orchestra] and Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia [Spanish Symphony Orchestra] in Madrid. On October 4, the Spanish Symphony Orchestra made an appearance in London, performing…Continue Reading Nowak in Poland

Chopin FDN Concerts in Florida

On November 12 and 13, American pianist Drew Petersen, a laureate of the 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition, will present a program of Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel, Liszt, and Brahms as a part of the Chopin for All Concert Series. The Chopin Foundation began presenting the Chopin for All Concert Series in 1996 as a way to make…Continue Reading Chopin FDN Concerts in Florida

Kosiuszko FDN Honors Maestro Gajewski

On November 12, the Kosciuszko Foundation (KF) will hold their annual fundraising gala at the Stateroom of the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. This year’s Gala Dinner will recognize artistic director and longtime conductor of the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Maestro Piotr Gajewski, as the 2016 KF Pioneer Award Recipient. Born in Poland, Maestro Gajewski began to study…Continue Reading Kosiuszko FDN Honors Maestro Gajewski

Kosciuszko FDN Piano Fundraiser

On November 6, the Kosciuszko Foundation will present a PRO ARTE League Luncheon “Chopin Champagne & Chocolate” at the The Royal Manor in Garfield, New Jersey. The event will be a fundraiser effort dedicated to the restoration & refurbishing of the grand pianos at the Kosciuszko Foundation. All guests and attendees must RSVP to the event by email. Sunday, November 4, 2016 | 12…Continue Reading Kosciuszko FDN Piano Fundraiser

Polish Jewish Music at UCLA

On November 2, students and recent graduates from UCLA will perform works by émigré Polish Jewish composers—repertoire that has enriched the post-Holocaust Jewish music canon—on a concert entitled Kol Polin: Jewish Music from Poland. The program also includes a piece by Israeli composer Gideon Lewensohn, inspired by the life of Polish writer and artist Bruno Schulz, who…Continue Reading Polish Jewish Music at UCLA

Karkowski/Xenakis Cycle in Warsaw

From October 17 to November 23, a cycle of Karkowski/Xenakis events will take a place in Warsaw’s New Theatre. Dedicated to Zbigniew KarkowskI, the central theme of this series is an attempt to show the works of the Polish composer in the context of the influence of his master, Iannis Xenakis. The program features lesser known instrumental…Continue Reading Karkowski/Xenakis Cycle in Warsaw

Paderewski Anniversary in Poland

Champion of Polish Romantic repertoire and former Paderewski Festival Gala pianist Jonathan Plowright will make a return visit to Łódź in Poland this November, where he will give a performance of the Paderewski Concerto for Piano with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Łódz, conducted by Paweł Przytocki.  The concert is in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s death…Continue Reading Paderewski Anniversary in Poland

International Conference of Young Musicologists

The Department of Musicology at the Jagiellonian University has organized an international conference for young musicologists on November 7-9 in Krakow. Titled “Young Musicology Today: tendencies, challenges and perspectives,” the aim of the conference will be to integrate the musicological community through the creation of an international forum for exchanging ideas and research experiences. Young…Continue Reading International Conference of Young Musicologists