2018: Sounds of Independence

Sunday, October 14, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
2018 Paderewski Lecture-Recital: “Sounds of Independence”
Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC (see AHF on campus map)
3616 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA
Reception following the concert

Admission is FREE and open to the public (no RSVP needed)
Campus Parking: $12 – enter USC at McCarthy Way Gate, off of Figueroa St. just South of Jefferson Blvd. (Parking Structure X)

2018 Paderewski Lecture-Recital

On October 14, the Polish Music Center’s flagship Paderewski Lecture-Recital series celebrates 100 years of Polish independence with a collaborative lecture and performance of music composed between World War I and II. Performers include the USC Thornton Chamber Singers conducted by Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe and Doctoral candidate Andrew Schultz, the Quadrophonic String Quartet and other student artists from the Thornton School of Music, as well as a guest lecture by Thornton musicology professor Dr. Lisa Cooper Vest (pictured at right).

Including works by Paderewski, Tansman, Koffler, Bacewicz and more, the evening’s colorful program will explore how Poland’s return to the map of Europe in 1918 opened the doors for a period of intense cultural flourishing.


“Composing the Nation: Intersections of Modernity and Tradition in Interwar Poland”
Lecture by Dr. Lisa Cooper Vest, USC Thornton School of Music

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Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941)      HEJ, ORLE BIAŁY (1917)

USC Chamber Singers
Andrew Schultz, conductor | So-Mang Jeagal, piano

Ludomir Różycki (1883-1953)               KRAKOWIAK FROM THE BALLET PAN
                                                               TWARDOWSKI (1920)
                                                               ARR. MAREK ZEBROWSKI

Bradley Bascon & Leonard Chong, violin
Yun-Chieh (Jenny) Sung, viola | Allan Hon, cello
Sergio Coelho, clarinet | So-Mang Jeagal, piano

Aleksander Tansman (1897-1986)        CINQ MÉLODIES (1927)

Dans le secret de mon âme
Chats de gouttière

Stephanie Jones, soprano | So-Mang Jeagal, piano

Józef Koffler (1896-1944)                      DIE LIEBE (1931)

Andante tranquillo
Allegro moderato
Tempo I

Stephanie Jones, soprano | Sergio Coelho, clarinet
Yun-Chieh (Jenny) Sung, viola | Allan Hon, cello

Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)            STRING QUARTET NO. 1 (1938)

Tema con variazioni

Bradley Bascon & Leonard Chong, violin
Yun-Chieh (Jenny) Sung, viola | Allan Hon, cello

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)           KURPIE SONGS OP. 58 (1929)

Bzicem kunia [Whip the Horse On]
Hej, wółki moje [Hey, My Oxen]
Panie muzykancie, prosim zagrać walca [Mister Musician, Please Play Us a Waltz]

USC Chamber Singers
Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe and Andrew Schultz, conductors

Event Partners


Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles