This weekend marks the beginning of the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles! From November 4-6, The 2022 Festival returns to present an exciting series of live concerts. Performances are open to the public and will be held in various venues in downtown Paso Robles. Paderewski Patrons and Friends of Paderewski passes as well as general public tickets are now available at www.paderewskifest.com.
The Festival begins on Friday, November 4 at the Park Ballroom (1232 Park Street, in downtown Paso Robles) with a program of woodwind music presented by the Cracow Golden Quintet, an ensemble of exceptional young soloists who have concertized and recorded throughout Europe. In addition to two well-known works by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, music by three outstanding neo-classical Polish composers—Grażyna Bacewicz, Wojciech Kilar and Tadeusz Szeligowski—will be heard on Friday, November 4 at the Park Ballroom in downtown Paso Robles. The wine reception begins at 7 p.m., the concert at 7:30 p.m.
The 2022 Paderewski Festival will continue on Saturday, November 5, in the historical ballroom of the Paso Robles Inn (1103 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446) with two very attractive programs.
Winners of the 2022 Youth Piano Competition will be showcased in their 4 p.m. recital. Aged 10-18, the competitors in this year’s Junior and Senior divisions will present their repertoire to the assembled audience of family, friends and Festival concertgoers. The award ceremony will directly follow the young pianists’ appearances. This concert has been traditionally free and open to the public and it remains so this year.
The 2022 Paderewski Festival Gala Concert will feature virtuoso pianist Jakub Kuszlik, winner of the Paderewski and Chopin International Piano Competitions. Highlights of Maestro Kuszlik’s program will include Paderewski’s Polonaise, Légende and Cracovienne fantastique, and Bacewicz’s Second Piano Sonata, as well as Chopin’s Scherzo in E major and his monumental Piano Sonata in B minor. The Gala Concert sponsor, Epoch Winery, will provide a wine reception at 7 p.m., with the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday, November 6, Friends of Paderewski and Paderewski Patrons only are invited to a private brunch and special program presented at an exclusive venue in downtown Paso Robles, featuring a spectacular new Steinway piano. Further details on this event will be made available to Festival Pass holders.
▪ Opening Concert (Friday, Nov. 4 | 7 p.m. wine reception, 7:30 p.m. concert)
$35 general public/ $25 seniors & students / $10 students under 18. Tickets at: www.eventbrite.com
▪ Youth Competition Winners’ Recital (Saturday, Nov. 5 | 4 p.m.): Free admission, RSVP required at: www.eventbrite.com
▪ Gala Concert (Saturday, Nov. 5 | 7 p.m. wine reception, 7:30 p.m. concert)
$40 general public/ $35 seniors & students / $15 students under 18. Tickets at: www.eventbrite.com
FRIENDS OF PADEREWSKI: $250. Includes priority seating at all events, a bottle of Epoch wine with an exclusive Paderewski Festival label, 2022 Festival T-shirt, a Gift Certificate for selected downtown Paso restaurants, and a Sunday private brunch with Opolo Vineyards sparkling wine and Paderewski-related music & lecture program.
PADEREWSKI PATRONS: $500. Includes all of the above benefits, plus a Paderewski opera poster (Warsaw’s Grand Theatre), Gala Artist’s autographed CD, and exclusive dinner with the Gala artist on Friday night.
The 2022 Festival Pass pricing remains unchanged from previous years.
The Paderewski Festival’s major sponsors and longtime partners include Epoch Estate Wines, Cass Winery, Park Ballroom/Acorn Management, Paso Robles Inn, Travel Paso, Tom and Kathleen Mass/Pear Valley Winery, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, and the USC Polish Music Center.
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