Józef Świder World Premiere

Thirty years after the Polonaise for oboe, clarinet and bassoon was composed by Józef Świder (1930-2014), it is finally being published by PWM Edition, Poland’s largest music publisher. Świder’s Polonaise will also have its world premiere on 23 May 2018 at the Polish Library in Paris, where it will be performed by the Cracow Reed…Continue Reading Józef Świder World Premiere

New Szymanowski Competition – Application Deadline: May 31

After many years of efforts and the perseverance of the whole music community, the city of Katowice—which, since 2015, is a UNESCO Creative City of Music—will host the long-anticipated Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition. The event is organized by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) in Katowice in cooperation with leading Polish musical and…Continue Reading New Szymanowski Competition – Application Deadline: May 31

Recent Gifts to PMC

Books & Scores from PWM Dr. Daniel Cichy, Director and Editor-in-Chief for PWM [Polish Music Publishers] was recently in Los Angeles and stopped by the Polish Music Center to look at the manuscripts by Henryk Wars [Henry Vars] and Roman Ryterband. He also brought with him some very welcome gifts for our library, including scores…Continue Reading Recent Gifts to PMC

Gorzów Phil Anniversary

May 18 marked the seventh birthday of the Gorzów Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2011 a beautiful new building was opened with an inaugural concert featuring Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Since that time, many concerts have featured leading artists from across the world presenting their talents for local music lovers. Housing about 600 seats, the main concert hall…Continue Reading Gorzów Phil Anniversary

Bruzdowicz Birthday!

Polish composer Joanna Bruzdowicz celebrated her 75th birthday this month. A longtime friend of the Polish Music Center and one of the first distinguished lecturers in our Paderewski Lecture-Recital annual series, Bruzdowicz had continued to collaborate with us on a number of different and exciting projects over the past two decades or so, as well…Continue Reading Bruzdowicz Birthday!

New Publication on Lutosławski

The U.K. based Boydell & Brewer just announced the publication of Lutoslawski’s Worlds, a collection of English-language essays about Witold Lutosławski and his music. The collection is edited by Lisa Jakelski, Associate Professor or Musicology at the Eastman School of Music and Nicholas Ryland, Head of Undergraduate Programs at the Royal Northern School of Music….Continue Reading New Publication on Lutosławski

Warsaw Phil Honors Polish Independence

Under the title “Powstało w wolnej Polsce” [Created in Independent Poland], the Warsaw National Philharmonic’s April 27-28 concerts featured Paderewski’s Overture for Symphony Orchestra and a Piano Concerto in D-flat Major by now largely forgotten Kraków based composer, Jerzy Gablenz (1888-1937). Although the work was completed in 1926, this lushly neoromantic work received its world…Continue Reading Warsaw Phil Honors Polish Independence

Kinga Augustyn Explores her Career as a Violinist

In her extensive May 8 interview for the Nowy Dziennik, a Polish language newspaper in New York,  violinist Kinga Augustyn shared her insights on studying violin, performing, repertoire choices and her latest professional accomplishments. Kinga’s latest recording—a solo album of compositions by Georg Philipp Teleman on the Centaur label—was officially launched on May 5. Her…Continue Reading Kinga Augustyn Explores her Career as a Violinist

Sembrich Competition at Kosciuszko

The Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City announced the names of jurors for the 2018 Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition. They are: Joshua Winograde, Associate Artistic Administrator and Director, National Council Auditions at The Metropolitan Opera; Diane Zola, Director of Artistic Administration, Houston Grand Opera; Gregory Henkel, Managing Artistic Director, San Francisco Opera; and conductor…Continue Reading Sembrich Competition at Kosciuszko

New Production of Moniuszko’s Haunted Manor

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland, the Cleveland Opera will create a new production of The Haunted Manor [Straszny dwór] by Stanisław Moniuszko, to be presented in on June 16 at the Ohio Theater at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland. This original production will be fully staged, sung in Polish…Continue Reading New Production of Moniuszko’s Haunted Manor