Centenary of the Warsaw University Academic Choir

The high level of education is not the only reason to be proud of the University of Warsaw. One of its ensembles, the Academic Choir of the Warsaw University, is one of the best and oldest choirs of this kind in Poland. At 7pm on April 27th, the ensemble will celebrate its centenary with a…Continue Reading Centenary of the Warsaw University Academic Choir

New Edition of Panufnik’s Autobiography

A new edition of Andrzej Panufnik’s Composing Myself was published by Toccata Press on March 28th, in their Musicians on Music series. This new volume includes the composer’s autobiography written in 1985 comes complete with new detailed annotations, a new preface by Simon Callow, and a new final chapter by his wife Camilla Panufnik featuring…Continue Reading New Edition of Panufnik’s Autobiography

80th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

April 19 marked the 80th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. To honor this anniversary, the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw has curated a robust program under the umbrella title of “Thou Shalt Not Be Indifferent” and spanning the entire year of 2023. This worldwide program includes such events as…Continue Reading 80th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Wolińska Fêted in France

Article and translations by Marek Zebrowski Good news sometimes takes time to percolate up the information chain on its way to a wider audience. This process certainly applies to Monika Wolińska, who for several years has been appearing as guest conductor on important European stages. Her international orchestral engagements are invariably well received by those…Continue Reading Wolińska Fêted in France

USC Thornton ‘Slava Festival’ Celebrates Ukraine

USC Thornton School of Music’s new music ensemble, Thornton Edge, under the direction of faculty member Donald Crockett (pictured above with Witold Lutoslawski when the PMC was founded in 1985), presents the Slava Festival—an evening of contemporary music by composers of Ukrainian origin, including a world premiere by Composition alum Adam Karelin. Curated by Karelin,…Continue Reading USC Thornton ‘Slava Festival’ Celebrates Ukraine

Sounds of History

Polish composer Joanna Bruzdowicz, a great friend and benefactor of the Polish Music Center, would have been eighty years old this May 17. Unfortunately, she unexpectedly passed away at her residence in the south of France on November 3, 2021. Since then, her three sons—Mark, Jan and Jörg Tittel with their families—had generously donated a…Continue Reading Sounds of History

Elżbieta Sikora: French and World Premieres

On March 26, audiences in Paris will hear Liquid Air by Elżbieta Sikora. Composed in 2021 and commissioned by the Warsaw Autumn Festival, Liquid Air will be performed in its French premiere by Orchester Pasdeloup under the baton of Marzena Diakun. More information and tickets are available at concertspasdeloup.fr. Three weeks later, on April 19,…Continue Reading Elżbieta Sikora: French and World Premieres