Ptaszyńska World Premiere

The new Flute Concerto by Marta Ptaszyńska—well-known Polish composer who is Professor Emerita of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago and honoree of the PMC’s 2005 Paderewski Lecture-Recital, as well as a significant donor to our unique Manuscript Collection—was world premiered on Sunday, October 29. The premiere performance was given by flutist…Continue Reading Ptaszyńska World Premiere

World Premiere of Meyer’s New Opera

Krzysztof Meyer, a distinguished Polish composer who celebrated his eightieth birthday earlier this year, was celebrated once again after the October 14 premiere of his latest opera, Ślepy tor [Dead-end Siding] at Warsaw’s Teatr Wielki—National Opera. The opera’s libretto, co-authored by the composer with Antoni Libera (a writer and expert on Samuel Beckett), touches on…Continue Reading World Premiere of Meyer’s New Opera

Ślązak Performs in Vienna and Kielce

Since his six-month residency at the PMC as Fulbright Scholar ended in July, pianist Andrzej Ślązak returned to Poland a few months ago and almost immediately began presenting to the public the results of his extensive research in our archives. Ślązak’s main areas of scholarly inquiry included film and orchestral music in our Bronisław Kaper…Continue Reading Ślązak Performs in Vienna and Kielce

PMC at MAB Conference in Switzerland

The “Muzea, Archiwa i Biblioteki Polskie na Zachodzie” [Museums, Archives, and Polish Libraries in the West], also known by its slightly easier acronym MAB, held its annual conference in Solothurn, Switzerland in early September. Members of several MAB-affiliated institutions in Germany, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Canada, Argentina, and the United States assembled in this charming…Continue Reading PMC at MAB Conference in Switzerland

PMC Gifts: October 2023

In early October, a very large and heavy package arrived at the PMC, bearing the Katalog Zbioru Kratograficznego Towarzystwa Historyczno-Literackiego Biblioteki Polskiej w Paryżu [Catalogue of Cartographic Holding of the Historical-Literary Society at the Polish Library in Paris]. Housed in a decorative sleeve, this beautiful clothbound edition features introductions from Kazimierz P. Zaleski, Director of…Continue Reading PMC Gifts: October 2023

Duo Klavitarre in DC

On Friday evening, October 20, Duo Klavitarre—Maciej Ziemski (guitar) and Jolanta Ziemska (piano)—performed at Kosciuszko Foundation’s Washington D.C. space on O Street near the Dupont Circle. Headquartered in Bremen, Germany, Maciej and Jolanta Ziemski have performed together for over 15 years in concerts across the world.They are the creators and artistic directors of the International…Continue Reading Duo Klavitarre in DC

Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles: 2023 Artists

Media Contact: Melissa Chavez | The 2023 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles is pleased to announce this year’s lineup of concerts. For the first time since 2019, Thursday night concerts are back on the Festival schedule. Spotlighting leading California-based artists, the Thursday, November 2 opening concert will feature Tina Raymond Trio in an all-favorites…Continue Reading Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles: 2023 Artists

Upcoming at HMLA

Our partners at the Holocaust Museum in Los Angeles have curated several excellent concerts and music-related events for this fall/winter season. Entitled ‘Music and the Holocaust’ and offered with free admission, the series starts this weekend. Please see the list of events below and save the date! Recovered Voices: Exiled Composers and Hollywood Film Music…Continue Reading Upcoming at HMLA

Nowak Opens in Manila

Maestro Grzegorz Nowak took the podium of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in Manila to open the Orchestra’s 39th season on September 15. Entitled “Roman Carnival,” the concert opened with Hector Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture with Grieg’s celebrated Piano Concerto in A-minor and soloist Mark Bebbington to follow. After the intermission, the audience was treated to…Continue Reading Nowak Opens in Manila