Feb 2023: PMC Gifts

Pump Out the Music! Virtuoso accordionist Wiesław Ochwat (above) teamed up with maestro Maciej Tworek and the Sinfonietta Cracovia ensemble to record two new concertos for accordion and orchestra for the Opus label (86 | 2022). Their CD features Maciej Zimka’s Concerto for Accordion and Chamber Orchestra and Mikołaj Majkusiak’s Concerto In Between for the…Continue Reading Feb 2023: PMC Gifts

Penderecki’s ‘Fedra’ Opera Premiere

On February 17-18, ensembles of the Warsaw Philharmonic performed the music of Krzysztof Penderecki and César Franck, conducted by Jurek Dybał. In the first half, excerpts from an unfinished opera by Penderecki titled Freda were given their world premiere. The composer began working on Freda with text by Jean-Baptiste Racine, but did not complete the…Continue Reading Penderecki’s ‘Fedra’ Opera Premiere

Earth Singing Project with Katarzyna Sadej

On Wednesday March 22nd, mezzo-soprano Katarzyna Sadej will be at USC as a guest speaker in collaboration with USC Levan Institute for the Humanities’ “Sound In Sacred Spaces” series. As a speaker for this, Sadej will be presenting her Earth Singing Project, a project in which she records herself singing live in natural landscapes to…Continue Reading Earth Singing Project with Katarzyna Sadej

Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra: Wróblewski and Wars

On February 18th the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra will perform compositions by legends of Polish Music at the Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio. The soloist of the evening will be the saxophonist Henryk Miśkiewicz, who will perform a piece by Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski. The second part will feature the Symphony No. 1 by Henryk…Continue Reading Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra: Wróblewski and Wars