Moniuszko Premiere

The Grand Theatre in Łódź will present the premiere of a new production of Stanisław Moniuszko’s Halka on January 21, to celebrate the anniversary of the stage production as well as the 50th anniversary of the theatre, which opened on January 19, 1967. The Polish opera will be directed by Jarosław Kilian, conducted by Wojciech Rodek, and performed from January 21…Continue Reading Moniuszko Premiere

Konieczny Monographic Concert

On January 22, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) in Katowice will present a concert featuring songs and film music entirely by Zygmunt Konieczny, under the baton of Paweł Przytocki. The program will consist of the composer’s most popular movie themes, including excerpts from Pornography and Jasminum dir. by J.J. Kolski, as well as new arrangements of his songs to…Continue Reading Konieczny Monographic Concert

Anniversary of Marian Sawa

Organized by the Marian Sawa Society, the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music will host a special concert in Warsaw to commemorate the 80th anniversary of composer Marian Sawa’s birth. The concert featuring Sawa’s chamber compositions, will be performed by pianists Maria Gabryś, Marcin Łukaszewski  and Urszula Świerczewska, violinist Jolanta Sosnowska, soprano Dorota Całek and a string quartet consisting of students of…Continue Reading Anniversary of Marian Sawa

Król Roger in Sydney

The Sydney Opera House will present Król Roger [King Roger] by Karol Symanowski from January 20 – February 15, 2017. This co-production with the Royal Opera House was first performed in Covent Garden and was “rapturously acclaimed” by critics who described Kasper Holten’s arresting staging as a “major artistic triumph” (The Telegraph, UK). Andrea Molino conducts a cast led…Continue Reading Król Roger in Sydney

Penderecki Monographic Concert

On January 18, a concert devoted to music by Krzysztof Penderecki will be held at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk. The program includes Penderecki’s chamber works, such as Three Miniatures for violin and piano, Capriccio per Siegfried Palm for cello, Duo concertante for violin and double bass and Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano. The compositions will be interpreted by the Academy’s…Continue Reading Penderecki Monographic Concert

Penderecki on Guitar

One of the leading classical guitar players in Poland today, Łukasz Kuropaczewski (above left) is not only an active concertizing musician but also a teacher at the Academy of Music in Poznań and a great driving force of cultural life in Poland, especially amongst guitar enthusiasts. What separates him from other players is his ambition and lack…Continue Reading Penderecki on Guitar

“Creators – Sources – Archives” Musicological Conference

The Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw will be a host of the 1st Musicological Conference “Creators – Sources – Archives” on January 25-26, 2017. It is organized as part of the cycle of conferences entitled “Polish Music Abroad,” which is devoted to Polish musicians who live(d) abroad and whose output is kept in foreign libraries and…Continue Reading “Creators – Sources – Archives” Musicological Conference

Competition: A Musical About Paderewski

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Poland’s Independence, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute announces a competition for a treatment of a musical play drawn from the life of Ignacy Jan Paderewski. The pianist and composer (1860-1941) became the highest paid artist of his time. As a touring pianist, he crossed the US 30 times travelling in…Continue Reading Competition: A Musical About Paderewski

2nd Szymanowski International String Quartet Competition

The Karol Szymanowski Music Society is very proud to announce that the 2nd Karol Szymanowski International String Quartet Competition will take place in Katowice from September 18-23, 2017. Organized by the Karol Szymanowski Music Society in collaboration with the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, the competition is open to string quartets of all nationalities with…Continue Reading 2nd Szymanowski International String Quartet Competition

LA Live Film Scoring Competition Deadline

Applications for the Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival are now open. Composers should submit their application at by February 1, 2017. The Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival features short films with original scores performed live-to-picture. The 2017 festival is presented in collaboration with Helix Collective, the Academy of Scoring Arts and the New York Film Academy. The best short films…Continue Reading LA Live Film Scoring Competition Deadline