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

European Composers Award for Agata Zubel, World Premiere of “Bildbeschreibung”

Agata Zubel has been honored with the European Composers Award 2018 for the premiere of her newest composition “Fireworks” in Berlin during the Young Euro Classic Festival. On 6 September, Zubel will premiere “Bildbeschreibung” in Bolzano as part of the TransArt Festival. The song will premiere in Poland on 27 September at the Warsaw Autumn…Continue Reading European Composers Award for Agata Zubel, World Premiere of “Bildbeschreibung”

Leaning Out Movie Premiere

The documentary Leaning Out: An Intimate Look at Twin Towers Engineer Leslie E Robertson will premiere in New York on October 16, featuring a score by Polish composer Tomasz Opalka. Tickets go on sale on 17 September. The documentary was directed and produced by the Polish husband-and-wife team Basia and Leonard Myszynski. Leaning Out tells…Continue Reading Leaning Out Movie Premiere

21st Festival Silesia Sonans

The 21st Silesia Sonans festival, the oldest festival of classical music in Jelenia Góra, will take place from 3-7 September 2018 in the Church of Grace. The festival combines sacred and secular works, seriousness and joy, reflection and spontaneity. There will be seven concerts featuring artists such as German soprano Simone Kermes, Polish baroque orchestra…Continue Reading 21st Festival Silesia Sonans

Milewski Remembered In Brazil

Just over a year ago, on 23 June 2017, Polish virtuoso violinist, Jerzy Milewski, died in Brazil after a long illness. Shortly thereafter, we published his obituary, noting the sadness and great loss to Polish music in his passing. The strength of Milewski’s character, his gregarious personality and great mastery of the violin remain firmly…Continue Reading Milewski Remembered In Brazil

Obituary: Henryk (Henry) Jordan Stojowski

Son of the world-famous pianist and post-romantic composer, Zygmunt (Sigismond) Stojowski, and acclaimed pianist and teacher Luisa Stojowska, Henry passed away in Richmond, Virginia USA on Sunday, 2 September 2018. Born prematurely in Fontainebleau, France, while his parents were on a European concert tour, he was christened with the name Henri in honor of the…Continue Reading Obituary: Henryk (Henry) Jordan Stojowski

Polish Independence Celebration in Lyon, France

Marek Zebrowski

Marek Zebrowski will give a lecture entitled “Paderewski and World Politics” and perform a solo piano recital (works by Chopin & Paderewski) at the Conservatoire de Musique de Lyon. Organized by the Polish Consulate, Lyon (Joanna Kozińska-Frybes, Consul General) Saturday, 29 September 2018 | 5:00 p.m. Polish Independence Celebration Conservatoire de Musique de Lyon Admission:…Continue Reading Polish Independence Celebration in Lyon, France

World Premiere Of Ahat Ilī – Sister Of Gods

The opera ahat ilī – Sister of Gods will premiere during the finale of the 16th Sacrum Profanum Festival. The opera was composed by Aleksander Nowak, with an original libretto by Olga Tokarczuk loosely based on her novel Anna In w grobowcach świata. The performance is directed by Pia Partum, with sets designed by Magdalena…Continue Reading World Premiere Of Ahat Ilī – Sister Of Gods

Performance of Szpilman, Wars, and Kilar

Marek Zebrowski, piano, will join the Symphony Orchestra of the Pomeranian Philharmonic, conducted by Michał Klauza, in performing works by Szpilman, Wars, and Kilar at the 56th Bydgoszcz Music Festival. They will perform Mała Uwertura by Władysław Szpilman, Szkice miejskie (City Sketches) and Koncert fortepianowy (Piano concert) by Henryk Wars, and Suita z filmu „Pan…Continue Reading Performance of Szpilman, Wars, and Kilar

10th Music On The Heights International Festival Of Chamber Music

The 10th Music On The Heights International Festival Of Chamber Music, dedicated to Krzysztof Penderecki in honor of his 85th birthday, will be held on 1-18 September 2018 in Zakopane. The festival is organized by the Mieczysław Karłowicz Association and the festival’s name refers both to the Tatra mountains which lie next to Zakopane, and…Continue Reading 10th Music On The Heights International Festival Of Chamber Music