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

PMC Gifts: September 2023

Information Goldmine for Pianists! Grzegorz Mania, a noted concert pianist, author, and President of Polish Chamber Musicians’ Association [SPMK], is a man of many ideas. His latest brainstorm was to start a brand new publication for pianists, called Notatnik pianistyczny [The Piano Notebook]. This quarterly publication covering the months of July through September came out…Continue Reading PMC Gifts: September 2023

Ptaszyńska at PMC & in the Headlines!

Major Gift of Manuscripts and Published Scores Just a few weeks ago, the Polish Music Center received another priceless donation of manuscripts and various other published materials from our longtime friend and the 2005 Paderewski Lecturer, Marta Ptaszyńska. The large donation of mostly oversized items was graciously conveyed to PMC Director Marek Zebrowski at the…Continue Reading Ptaszyńska at PMC & in the Headlines!

2023 PMC Spring Concert: Duo Karolina Mikołajczyk & Iwo Jedynecki

…an ensemble that sounds like one instrument… – violinist Maxim Vengerov On March 25, the Polish Music Center will present one of the brightest stars of the young Polish chamber music scene: Duo Karolina Mikołajczyk & Iwo Jedynecki. Both virtuosos in their own right, Mikołajczyk and Jedynecki bring great energy to the stage, shining a…Continue Reading 2023 PMC Spring Concert: Duo Karolina Mikołajczyk & Iwo Jedynecki

Support the PMC into 2023!

Dear Friends of Polish Music,  We hope that 2022 proved to be a much better year for you, as it certainly was for us. During this season of joy and holiday gatherings, we wanted to share the exciting news of formally receiving a two-million-dollar gift from Taube Philanthropies for archiving and digitizing the Polish Music…Continue Reading Support the PMC into 2023!

Ryterband in Łódź: Independence Day Premiere & Beyond

On Friday November 11, the Łódź Philharmonic hosted a very special, all-Polish Independence Day concert. The program began with the world premiere of three movements of the orchestral version of Roman Ryterband’s Suite Polonaise: IV. Kołomyjka, V. Zbójnicki, X. Oberek. The program also included Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s Piano Concerto and Zygmunt Noskowski’s Symphony No. 2….Continue Reading Ryterband in Łódź: Independence Day Premiere & Beyond

PMC Gifts: August 2022

Augustyn Plays Bacewicz The month of August began with a parcel that arrived at the Polish Music Center from our friend and collaborator Kinga Augustyn, an award-winning Polish concert violinist based in New York. Her growing discography is now enriched by a new CD dedicated exclusively to Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), a prolific composer as well…Continue Reading PMC Gifts: August 2022

Taube PMC Digital Archive has launched!

(L-R): Consul General Jarosław Łasiński, PMC Director Marek Zebrowski, Dianne and Tad Taube, Executive Director Shana Penn of Taube Philanthropies, and Thornton Dean Robert Cutietta.Shown at the California Dreamin’: Taube Celebration at USC on March 26, 2022 In late 2019, the Polish Music Center received a transformational $2 million gift from Dianne and Tad Taube of…Continue Reading Taube PMC Digital Archive has launched!

Save the Date: 2022 Paderewski Lecture-Recital

Hanna Kulenty

The 2022 Paderewski Lecture-Recital celebrates Hanna Kulenty (b. 1961), a brilliant contemporary composer who divides time between her native Poland, the Netherlands and France. With works commissioned and performed by renowned ensembles and musicians throughout Europe, Kulenty’s catalogue ranges from intimate solo explorations of form to large-scale triumphs of ensemble sound. Selections of these works…Continue Reading Save the Date: 2022 Paderewski Lecture-Recital