Silesian Quartet & Panufnik

On June 8, the Selesian Quartet will be having a concert at NOSPR Hall in Katowice. This program is a part of their series entitled “Silesian Quartet. Masterpieces with Polish Counterpoint,” and will be dedicated to composer Andrzej Panufnik’s 110th birthday. June 8th is also the birthday of  Arkadiusz Kubica, co-founder of the Silesian Quartet,…Continue Reading Silesian Quartet & Panufnik

Sikora Fêted by IRCAM

Worldwide celebrations of composer Elżbieta Sikora’s eightieth birthday year continue apace. On May 15, France’s Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music (IRCAM), one of the world’s largest public centers dedicated to musical creation and scientific research, published an extensive article summarizing Sikora’s life and oeuvre. Author Michèle Tosi used a telling quote for the article’s…Continue Reading Sikora Fêted by IRCAM

Panufnik 110th Anniversary Concert

On Saturday May 25, the Polish History Museum in Warsaw hosted a concert to commemorate the 110th anniversary of composer Andrzej Panufnik. In this concert, the Andrzej Jagodziński Trio and Sinfonia Iuventus (conducted by Maciej Tomasiewicz) performed Panufnik’s Sinfonia rustica and Sinfonia sacra, as well as Jagodziński’s Piano Concerto in G minor for Jazz Trio…Continue Reading Panufnik 110th Anniversary Concert

Wnuk-Nazarowa Birthday Gala in Katowice

On May 28, the Silesian Philharmonic hosted a birthday gala for Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa, featuring works of the outstanding composer. The event featured a screening of the film Under Pressure of Sound and Word, followed by a celebration with the composer on her new monographic album on the Anaklasis label (ANA 030). It concluded with a…Continue Reading Wnuk-Nazarowa Birthday Gala in Katowice

‘Paweł Szymański @ 70!’

On March 28 in Polish Radio’s Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio in Warsaw, Paweł Szymański’s 70th birthday was celebrated with a special concert entitled ‘Paweł Szymański @ 70!’. The performers included Hashtag Ensemble, Royal String Quartet, Matangi String Quartet, and soloists: Daniel Oktawian Piotrowski – countertenor, Agnieszka Podłucka, Natalia Reichert – violas, Małgorzata Sarbak – harpsichord,…Continue Reading ‘Paweł Szymański @ 70!’

Piotr Moss: 75th Birthday Concert

This month in celebration of the 75th birthday of Piotr Moss, the Polish Orchestra ‘Sinfonia Iuventus‘ performed a program the composer’s symphonic works. Held on February 17, the concert program included Zoo, a five-part Suite for orchestra that is a humorous reminiscence of the composer’s visit to the Warsaw Zoo. The audience also heard Moss’s…Continue Reading Piotr Moss: 75th Birthday Concert

Wnuk-Nazarowa Premiere in Kielce

Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa

On February 16, Polish composer Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa celebrated her 75th birthday with the premiere of her new piece: Seven Deadly Sins – Tragicomic Suite for Large Symphony Orchestra. The suite contains an ironic and sarcastic interpretation of the cardinal human vices, arranged in seven parts: Pride, Envy, Debauchery, Greed, Anger, Gluttony and Sloth. The piece…Continue Reading Wnuk-Nazarowa Premiere in Kielce

Polish-Ukrainian Solidarity Concert in Warsaw

The Paderewski Polish-Ukrainian Foundation, together with the Lviv Philharmonic and the Second Life Foundation, will present an important concert at the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw on Sunday, February 25 at 7 p.m. This gala event is scheduled to commemorate the second anniversary of Russian military aggression against Ukraine and celebrate the unprecedented solidarity of…Continue Reading Polish-Ukrainian Solidarity Concert in Warsaw

Nov 11 Concert with Cracow Duo at PMA in Chicago


A special all-Polish concert honoring the anniversary of the restoration of Poland’s sovereignty in 1918 will take place on 11 November 2023 at the Polish Museum of America (PMA) in Chicago. The music will be performed by the Cracow Duo: Kalinowski & Szlezer, with whom the American audiences are already well acquainted. Comprised of Jan…Continue Reading Nov 11 Concert with Cracow Duo at PMA in Chicago


By Marek Zebrowski Rise Up & Resist was the official name for a concert commemorating the eightieth anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, held in San Francisco on April 28. Sponsored by Tad and Dianne Taube and Taube Philanthropies, the program featured music by Ludwig van Beethoven, David Beigelman, Ernest Bloch, Frederic Chopin, Albert Harris,…Continue Reading MUSIC AND MEMORY RISE UP!