The University of Southern California in Los Angeles will host two concerts in early October, celebrating the centenary of Sir Andrzej Panufnik. On October 5 in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall, the Polish Music Center will present its annual Paderewski Lecture-Recital, featuring the composer’s widow, Lady Camilla Panufnik, delivering the lecture, “Andrzej Panufnik—the Man behind the Music.”
Following her presentation, a concert of several of Panufnik’s chamber works will be presented, including the Piano Trio, Five Vocalises – Hommage à Chopin, and String Quartet No. 2, performed by some of Los Angeles’ favorite musicians: Juliana Gondek, mezzo-soprano; James Lent, piano; Nic Gerpe, piano; and the Eclipse String Quartet: Sara Parkins, violin; Joel Pargman, violin (guest); Alma Lisa Fernandez, viola; Maggie Parkins, cello.
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The Panufnik Centenary celebrations continue on October 9, when Maestro Carl St. Clair will lead the USC Thornton Symphony Orchestra in performance of two of Panufnik’s orchestral works—Tragic Overture (1955) and Harmony (1989)—at USC’s premiere performing venue, Bovard Auditorium.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013 | 7:00 P.M.
2014 Paderewski Lecture-Recital – Celebrating Sir Andrzej Panufnik
USC Alfred Newman Recital Hall (AHF)
3616 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA
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Admission for both events: FREE
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