Kocyan & ‘Warsaw 44’ at LMU

On Saturday, October 27, the LMU College of Communication and Fine Arts – Department of Music presents Polish pianist Wojciech Kocyan in a faculty recital featuring works by Frédéric Chopin, Maria Szymanowska, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Karol Szymanowski, and Grażyna Bacewicz. Not only will audiences enjoy this excellent program of Polish composers, but also there will…Continue Reading Kocyan & ‘Warsaw 44’ at LMU

Polish Organ Music in LA

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles will present a Polish Organ Music Concert on the occasion of the Centenary of Poland Regaining Independence, featuring organist Jan Bokszczanin from Warsaw’s Frederick Chopin Music Academy. The concert will feature Polish organ music through the ages including pieces by: Karol Szymanowski, Mieczysław Surzyński, Feliks…Continue Reading Polish Organ Music in LA

2018 Wratislavia Cantans Festival

The 53rd edition of the Wratislavia Cantans festival in Wrocław explored the idea of liberation, commemorating the centenary of Poland’s regained independence in a broader context. From September 7–16, 2018, audiences enjoyed a variety of works by Haydn, Verdi or Szymanowski in rendering from the celebrated conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner and star soloists such as baritone Mariusz…Continue Reading 2018 Wratislavia Cantans Festival

 Gifts to PMC October 2018

Our sound library keeps expanding thanks to some old and some new friends of the Polish Music Center who keep donating their newest recordings to us. Composer Joanna Bruzdowicz is certainly one of our closest long-time friends and supporters and she recently sent us a CD featuring Filharmonia Podkarpacka led by Łukasz Wódecki in Bruzdowicz’s Symphony…Continue Reading  Gifts to PMC October 2018

“Szymanowski: Piano Music” by Szlezer

Szymanowski: Piano Music Karol Szymanowski: 9 Preludes, Op. 1 (1899–1900); Prelude in C sharp minor (1899–1900); 4 Etudes, Op. 4 (1900–1902); Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor; Variations on a Polish Folk Theme in B minor, Op. 10 Marek Szlezer, piano DUX 1367 (Int’l release date: October 2018, via Naxos) Marek Szlezer is an…Continue Reading “Szymanowski: Piano Music” by Szlezer

“Gorecki: String Quartet No. 3” by DAFO Quartet

Gorecki: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 67 “…Songs Are Sung” Henryk Mikolaj Górecki: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 67 “…Songs Are Sung” DAFO Quartet: Justyna Duda / I violin; Danuta Augustyn / II violin; Aneta Dumanowska / viola; Anna Armatys / cello DUX 1302 (Int’l release date: July 2018, via Naxos) The Quartet No. 3…Continue Reading “Gorecki: String Quartet No. 3” by DAFO Quartet

“Paderewski: Piano Works” by Sobczak

Paderewski: Piano Works Ignacy Jan Paderewski: Minuet in G major, Op. 14 No. 1 (1886); Nocturne in B flat major, Op. 16 No. 4 (1890–1891); “Dans le désert” Toccata, Op. 15 (1886–1887); Melodia Ges-dur op. 16 nr 2 (1885); Piano Sonata in E flat minor, Op. 21 (1906) Radosław Sobaczak, piano DUX 1503 (2017) The…Continue Reading “Paderewski: Piano Works” by Sobczak

Krakow Philharmonic 74th Season Opening Concert

During the season opening concerts of their 74th season on October 5 and 6, the Orchestra and Choir of the Krakow Philharmonic will perform under the baton of the artistic director of the institution, Charles Olivieri-Munroe. The concert program includes one of the most well-known works of Russian composer Piotr Czajkowski – Piano Concerto No….Continue Reading Krakow Philharmonic 74th Season Opening Concert

6th Wojciech Kilar Contemporary Music Festival

The 6th Wojciech Kilar Contemporary Music Festival will take place on October 13-20 at the Gorzów Philharmonic. The Festival presents works that differ in style and musical aesthetic. The inaugural concert will be filled with Polish symphonic music of the last century, including Overture for orchestra by Grażyna Bacewicz, and Symphony concertante No. 4 for…Continue Reading 6th Wojciech Kilar Contemporary Music Festival

Gatonska premiere at “Bujarski and Penderecki: Masters and Their Students”

On 8 October, a series of concerts will showcase the creative capacities of teachers and students. Works by Zbigniew Bujarski, Krzysztof Penderecki, and their former students Michael Gatonski, Karol Nepelski and Hyewon Lee will be performed. Before the concert there will be a discussion with Maestro Penderecki, led by Małgorzata Janicka-Słysz. The concert program includes: Zbigniew…Continue Reading Gatonska premiere at “Bujarski and Penderecki: Masters and Their Students”