Summer Series of Sacrum Non Profanum

Since 2012 the International Festival ‘Sacrum Non Profanum’ has adhered to the mission of presenting music of the current times. Recent editions of the Festival brought retrospectives of music by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wojciech Kilar, Karol Szymanowski and Witold Lutosławski. Works by these composers were presented alongside traditional concert repertoire in performance by…Continue Reading Summer Series of Sacrum Non Profanum

Roderyk Lange

Roderyk Lange passed away on March 16. He was a devoted Polish researcher of dance, a founder of the Polskie Forum Choreologiczne, and a long-time editor of StudiaChoreologica. Roderyk Lange had lived in the Great Britain since 1967. In 1975 he earned a doctorate degree in ethnography. From 1979-1992 he worked as a professor in the…Continue Reading Roderyk Lange

Motion Trio at Pomeranian Phil

On Mach 30, the Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz hosted the Motion Trio— Janusz Wojtarowicz, Paweł Baranek and Marcin Gałażyn—for an exciting collaborative concert. Most of the works on this program were newly orchestrated to pair the talents of this virtuoso accordion trio with that of the members of the Pomeranian Philharmonic, conductor Radosław Labahua, and composer…Continue Reading Motion Trio at Pomeranian Phil

Avant-Garde by Ear

On March 23, outstanding tubist Zdzisław Piernik performed together with Tadeusz Sudnik and HATI duo at the National Audiovisual Institute. The event was organized as part of the cycle of concerts entitled “Awangarda na ucho [Avant-Garde By Ear],” celebrating the centenary of the avant-garde in Poland. During the first part of the concert, Piernik performed with his longtime friend and sound…Continue Reading Avant-Garde by Ear

Anniversary Concert for Bargielski and Michniewski

A special concert, organized on the occasion of Zbigniew Bargielski‘s 80th birthday and Wojciech Michniewski‘s 70th birthday was held on Mach 26, 2017 at the Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz. The program of the concert—Te Deum by Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven and Concerto for piano, percussion and orchestra by Zbigniew Bargielski—was performed by Magdalena Mórawska (soprano), Justyna…Continue Reading Anniversary Concert for Bargielski and Michniewski

II Festival de Música Polonesa

The Institute of Arts (IA) and the Center of Integration, Documentation and Cultural Diffusion (CIDDIC) of São Paulo State University in Campinas, Brazil (UNICAMP) will present the II Festival of Polish Music from April 3-6 at the Casa do Lado and Teatro Castro Mendes. The program of this year’s Festival consists of performances of works by eminent…Continue Reading II Festival de Música Polonesa

21st Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival

The 21st edition of the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival “Beethoven and Fine Arts”will be held from April 2-14 at various venues in Warsaw, Gdańsk, Katowice, Krakow, Lublin, Radom, Szczecin and Zabrze. The Polish premiere of String Quartet No. 4 by Krzysztof Penderecki will be performed by the Belcea Quartet, for whom it was written, on April 2 at…Continue Reading 21st Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival

Young Virtuosos Commemorate Paderewski

The Polish-Ukrainian Paderewski Foundation has just issued a recording of the December 19, 2016 concert held at the Belweder Presidential Palace in Warsaw. Entitled W hołdzie Paderewskiemu [Tribute to Paderewski], the program featured works by Chopin and Paderewski performed by young pianists from Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania, including Magdalena Kuropatwa, Piotr Lara, Erik Podolski, Agne Staniulite and Bogdan Terlecki….Continue Reading Young Virtuosos Commemorate Paderewski

70th Musica Moderna

The 70th session of Musica Moderna, organized by the Grażyna and Kiejstut Academy of Music in Łódź, was held from March 27 – April 5, 2017. The program consists of a series of concerts given by several Łódź-based students and alumni of the Academy of Music (such as Sławomir Kaczorowski, Jacek Partyka, Artur Zagajewski and Marty Śniady),…Continue Reading 70th Musica Moderna

Chopin for Wind Quintet in DC

The wind quintet District5 will present an evening of romantic transcriptions by composer-pianist David Plylar at the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Washington DC Center on April 15. The program is comprised of transcriptions of the complete Chopin Preludes (24 Préludes, Op. 28, Prélude in C-sharp minor, op. 45, Prélude in A-flat major, op. posthumous). Audiences will get a chance to hear these beloved pieces with fresh ears…Continue Reading Chopin for Wind Quintet in DC