PMC Gifts: August 2023

Exciting Library Additions Sławomir Dobrzański, concert pianist, professor at Kansas State University and a biographer of Maria Szymanowska (PMHS Vol. 9), recently sent us several very interesting publications and recordings that will enrich our holdings. First, there are two orchestral scores, Canto di Aspirazione for Orchestra by Felix Łabuński (1892-1979) and Magnificat for soprano and…Continue Reading PMC Gifts: August 2023

Nowak’s Appointment in the Philippines

Maestro Grzegorz Nowak, an internationally celebrated conductor and longtime friend of the Polish Music Center, has just been appointed the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. He will be taking over from Yoshikazu Fukumura, whose tenure with the ensemble ended in 2021. Five candidates were shortlisted for this appointment and, following…Continue Reading Nowak’s Appointment in the Philippines

Ptaszyńska Fêted in Chicago and Warsaw

July 29 marked composer Marta Ptaszyńska’s 80th birthday. This distinguished and prolific composer has had a very active year with various anniversary concerts and premieres taking place in the preceding months. Most recently, Ptaszyńska’s birthday was celebrated by Polish Radio in Chicago on August 6 with a broadcast of two of Ptaszyńska’s works: Graffito for…Continue Reading Ptaszyńska Fêted in Chicago and Warsaw