Concerts at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Since 2017, the PMC and the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust in Pan Pacific Park have co-organized several concerts per year. The programs in this series spotlight works by Polish Jewish composers who are prominent in the PMC’s archive and library collections….Continue Reading Concerts at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Leszek Możdżer & EOK

On February 27, the State Music School in the coastal city of Elbląg will host pianist Leszek Możdżer and maestro Marek Moś, who will lead the Elbląg Chamber Orchestra in a program of compositions by Możdżer and Henryk Mikołaj Górecki. The concert will feature Górecki’s celebrated Concerto for Harpsichord (or Piano), Op. 40 and Możdżer’s Seven Miniatures for Improvising Piano and…Continue Reading Leszek Możdżer & EOK

New Polish Flute Music

Distinguished flute virtuosos Łukasz Długosz and Agata Kielar-Długosz will be the soloists for the Warmia-Mazury Philharmonic Orchestra’s February 16 concert in Olsztyn. The evening will begin with Paweł Łukaszewski’s Wing Concerto for two flutes and chamber orchestra, a work commissioned by the Institute of Music and Dance and world premiered in 2017. The program will continue with Sinfonia concertante for two flutes by François Devienne…Continue Reading New Polish Flute Music

New Music Incubator: Konstancin

On 19 February 2018, the New Music Incubator (NMI) will conclude its Konstancin project with a public concert in Molenbeek, Brussels. NMI projects bring together professional new music practitioners (musicians, composers, improvisers, electronic music artist, sound artists, etc.) from the EU countries for a period of collaborative creative research. The participants are professional artists who…Continue Reading New Music Incubator: Konstancin

‘Warsaw Autumn’ In Musicology Today

The latest issue of Musicology Today—Volume 14, Issue 1 (Dec 2017)—is now available online at This issue features many interesting articles about the long-running and influential ‘Warsaw Autumn’ International Festival of Contemporary Music. Some of the distinguished authors included in this issue are Warsaw Autumn Director and former ZKP President Jerzy Kornowicz, music critic and theorist Małgorzata…Continue Reading ‘Warsaw Autumn’ In Musicology Today

Seven Gates Of Jerusalem – Lublin

Over 200 artists gathered on the stage situated in the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures [Spotkania Kultur] in Lublin to perform Seven Gates of Jerusalem — the monumental work based on the Old Testament texts composed by Krzysztof Penderecki.  Relatively rarely performed due to its gigantic performance and logistical requirements, the piece was conducted by the Maestro Penderecki…Continue Reading Seven Gates Of Jerusalem – Lublin

‘Donna’ Celebrates Marcella Sembrich-Kochańska

On February 24 the Kosciuszko Foundation presents “Donna,” a concert featuring Metropolitan Opera singers Edyta Kulczak, mezzo-soprano and Dísella Làrusdóttir, soprano, accompanied by Tadeusz Domanowski, piano. The concert is dedicated to a legendary Polish opera singer Marcella Sembrich-Kochańska on her 160 Birthday Anniversary. A wine reception will follow the concert. Marcella Sembrich (1858-1935) was born into a poor…Continue Reading ‘Donna’ Celebrates Marcella Sembrich-Kochańska

Lesser-Known Polish Music

On February 15 and 16, the NOSPR in Katowice will present two concerts entitled “Muzyka Polska za mało znana” [Lesser-known Polish Music], featuring rarely performed music by Polish composers. The first day will feature Aleksander Tansman’s Suite pour trio d’anches, Antoni Szałowski’s Trio (1936), and Witold Lutosławski’s Trio (1945), performed by the Krakowice Trio d’anches (Damian Lipień – bassoon, Maksymilian Lipień…Continue Reading Lesser-Known Polish Music

Kosciuszko FDN & PMC Honor Paderewski

On February 8 the elegant headquarters of the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City hosted a special event celebrating the centenary of Poland’s regained independence with a lecture entitled “Paderewski and World Politics,” given by PMC Director Marek Zebrowski. Zebrowski’s lecture was illustrated with dozens of rare photographs from the Polish Music Center’s Paderewski Archive: the Paso…Continue Reading Kosciuszko FDN & PMC Honor Paderewski