“New Music in the Old Town Hall”: Sound Winter Gardens

The Baltic Sea Cultural Center in Gdańsk in cooperation with the Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music and the Department of Composition of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk present the concert “Sound Winter Gardens” on 10 December 2020 at 7.00 p.m. This year’s last concert in the series “New Music in the Old Town Hall”…Continue Reading “New Music in the Old Town Hall”: Sound Winter Gardens

Virtual Lecture – Forbidden Music: The Forgotten Composers Of The Interwar Period

Daniel Vnukowski

On December 2, pianist Daniel Vnukowski presents a virtual lecture recital with musical examples on the topic of exiled composers for the University of Rochester. The Holocaust had permanently tarnished the lives of countless musicians who endured unfathomable pain under the despotic Nazi regime. Many were forced to flee their homes in the hopes of…Continue Reading Virtual Lecture – Forbidden Music: The Forgotten Composers Of The Interwar Period

Dobrzański on Łabuński

Dr. Sławomir Dobrzański—a scholar, biographer of Maria Szymanowska, and professor of piano at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas—will deliver a lecture on the life and work of Wiktor Łabuński. Part of the KSU School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s ‘First Friday Series,’ this Zoom event takes place at 12 noon Central Time on Friday,…Continue Reading Dobrzański on Łabuński

‘Music from Chopin’s Land’ – an international project of PWM Edition

PWM Edition has launched a campaign and an international educational project, which brings the works by Polish composers closer to audiences worldwide. ‘Music from Chopin’s Land’ encompasses more than just pieces by Chopin – it also means Paderewski, Szymanowska, Moniuszko, Kilar, Kurpiński, and many other composers. Fryderyk Chopin’s pieces need no introduction, and no pianist…Continue Reading ‘Music from Chopin’s Land’ – an international project of PWM Edition

Paddymania in Poznań!

Very few artists earned the honor of having their family name converted into a noun describing a wildly popular fad, but this little fact is still another item on the long list of lifetime achievements of Ignacy Jan Paderewski.  Somewhat delicate and graced by an engaging smile topped by a shock of auburn hair, young…Continue Reading Paddymania in Poznań!

Fierro on YouTube

Dr. Nancy Fierro, a Los Angeles area pianist long associated with the Polish Music Center and a devoted champion of women composers, recently uploaded some of her recorded performances to YouTube. Her first batch of links features works by Maria Szymanowska (1789-1831), a brilliant pianist and composer who was one of the first professional virtuosos…Continue Reading Fierro on YouTube

49th Polish Composers’ Union Musicological Conference

zwiazek kompozytorow polskich ZKP

The 49th Polish Composers’ Union Musicological Conference will be held from 25-27 October 2020 at the Academy of Music in Kraków. This year’s theme of “Theory of Music: Musicology here and now. Resonance of the past – Contemporary challenges.”  Organized by the Musicologists’ Section of the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP), presenters will be divided into…Continue Reading 49th Polish Composers’ Union Musicological Conference

Kaper Podcast

RadioJazzFM has launched the second part of its cycle of educational broadcasts, Mistrzowie polskiego jazzu [Masters of Polish Jazz], with a show celebrating music by Bronisław Kaper (1902-1983) on August 3. Although mainly remembered for his hundreds of film scores written for big Hollywood studio productions from the mid-1930 until the early 1970s, Kaper also…Continue Reading Kaper Podcast

Premieres of Miniatures from Poznań Academy

In August and September, the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań will present a new concert series entitled “Contemporary Chamber Miniature in the time of Pandemic. First Performances”. Every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. CET, new works by composers associated with the Poznań Academy will be presented on YouTube, Facebook and www.amuz.edu.pl. The series…Continue Reading Premieres of Miniatures from Poznań Academy

Krauze Premieres

Zygmunt Krauze

Zygmunt Krauze is preparing two new compositions for the beginning of the season. On September 2, during the 12th CODES Festival of Traditional and Avant-garde Music, audiences will hear the premiere of Copernicus – Our Planet for 6 mixed voices and string orchestra. The work will be performed by proMODERN vocal ensemble and the ‘Sinfonia…Continue Reading Krauze Premieres