2018 Paderewski Festival

The Paderewski Festival is a four-day music festival held annually in November celebrating Paso Robles’ rich heritage and its most famous resident Ignacy Jan Paderewski—virtuoso pianist, composer, international politician, local landowner, grower and winemaker. 2018 Festival events include the Gala Concert featuring world-renowned pianist and Chopin Competition laureate Kate Liu, the world premiere of a new musical entitled Three Paderewskis, exhibits exploring Poland’s history, and special wine and beer tastings. A youth piano competition recital, a master class, and concerts featuring our cultural exchange participants from California, Poland and Ukraine additionally honor Paderewski’s legacy.

Learn more and purchase tickets at www.paderewskifest.com.

 

Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY, OCT 31
10:30 am | Paso Robles High School Auditorium
Cultural Exchange Program students from Poland and Ukraine in concert
By invitation only

THURSDAY, NOV 1
11 am | Cal Poly SLO, Music Building Rm 218
Cultural Exchange Program students from Poland and Ukraine in concert
FREE (Reserve your seats)

6:30 pm no-host wine reception, 7 pm concert | Cass Winery
A Conversation with Corey Jordan: Paso Musician on His Musical Journey
$35 General Admission; $25 Seniors/Wine Industry; $30 Pre-concert buffet (Purchase tickets)

FRIDAY, NOV 2
11 am | Paso Robles Park Ballroom
Master Class with pianist Kate Liu
FREE (Reserve your seats)

6:30 pm wine reception, 7 pm concert | Park Ballroom, Paso Robles
“Three Paderewskis”—A musical about Poland, exile, war and wine. Book/Lyrics by Oliver Mayer, Music by Jenni Brandon
$45 Premium Seating, $35 General Admission, $25 Seniors/Wine Industry, $5 Students (Purchase tickets)

SATURDAY, NOV 3
4 pm | Paso Robles Inn Ballroom
Youth Competition Winners’ Recital
FREE (Reserve your seats)

6:30 pm wine reception, 7 pm concert | Paso Robles Inn Ballroom
Festival Gala Recital with pianist Kate Liu, featuring solo works by Chopin, Paderewski, Beethoven and Prokofiev
$45 Premium Seating, $35 General Admission, $25 Seniors/Wine Industry, $5 Students (Purchase tickets)

SUNDAY, NOV 4
10:30 am | Halter Ranch, Paso Robles
Lunch, wine tasting and concert by Cultural Exchange Program students
Paderewski Patrons & Friends of Paderewski only (Become a Patron or FoP)

[Sources: paderewskifest.com, eventbrite.com]