Farewell Dr. Zbysław Petryka

Dr. Zbysław Petryka attending the PMC's unveiling of the Paderewski Monument at USC. Los Angeles, October 2007.

With great sadness, we note the passing of Dr. Zbysław Petryka, a longtime friend and supporter of the Polish Music Center. He died on January… Read more »

Touching Infinity

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, composer and conductor, was one of the first donors to the PMC Manuscript Collection
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, composer and conductor, was one of the first donors to the PMC Manuscript Collection

Ściskam dłoń—I shake your hand—was the recurring refrain expressed in person or at the close of every handwritten letter from Maestro Stanisław Skrowaczewski, who passed away… Read more »

Obituaries January 2017

(L-R) PMC Director Marek Zebrowski, PMC Manager Krysta Close and panelists: Jonathan Plowright, Małgorzata Perkowska-Waszek, Nicholas Cull, and Kevin Starr. Photo courtesy of Diane Plowright

Kevin Starr Kevin Starr—world-famous historian, chronicler of California and distinguished USC Professor—died in San Francisco on January 14, 2017 at 76 years old. The Polish… Read more »