2016 Paderewski Festival: Schedule of Events

The 2016 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles celebrates the legacy of Paso Robles’ most famous resident, Ignacy Jan Paderewski – virtuoso pianist, composer, international politician, local landowner, grower and winemaker – with five days of concerts and special events featuring internationally-renowned performers. Held in venues throughout Paso Robles, California from November 2-6, 2016, this year’s Festival line-up includes performances by young pianists from California’s Central Coast and Cultural Exchange Program students from Poland and Ukraine, as well as a piano master class, film screening, and wine tasting opportunities.

WEDNESDAY, NOV 2

10 am | Paso Robles High School
Paderewski Cultural Exchange students from Poland and Ukraine (above) in concert
By invitation only

THURSDAY, NOV 3

6:30 pm no-host wine reception, 7 pm concert | Cass Winery
Tomines Ensemble perform guitar and violin music by Paderewski, Piazzola, Ryterband and Tansman
$35 General Admission; $25 Seniors/Wine Industry; $5 Students; FREE Youth; $30 Buffet Dinner (5:30)

FRIDAY, NOV 4

2 pm | Park Ballroom
Master Class with Tadeusz Domanowski, piano
FREE

6:30 pm wine reception (Adelaida), 7 pm concert | Park Ballroom
USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia and Maestra Rotem Gilbert perform a program of Early Polish Music
$40 Premium Seating; $35 General Admission; $25 Seniors/Wine Industry; $5 Students; FREE Youth

SATURDAY, NOV 5

10 am | Park Cinemas
Film screening of Wojciech Kilar-Credo (dir. Violetta Rotter-Kozera) and Heritage of Greatness (dir. David Guzik) about the 2014 Paderewski Festival
FREE

4 pm | Paso Robles Inn Ballroom
Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition Winners’ Recital
FREE

7 pm wine reception (Epoch Estate), 7:30 pm concert | Paso Robles Inn Ballroom
Paderewski Festival Gala Recital with Tadeusz Domanowski (right), performing piano works by Chopin, Paderewski, Ryterband, Gershwin and Bizet
$40 Premium Seating; $35 General Admission; $25 Seniors/Wine Industry; $5 Students; FREE Youth

SUNDAY, NOV 6

10:30 am – 2pm | Halter Ranch Vineyard
Friends of Paderewski Tour, Lunch and Wine Tasting
Available to FOP pass holders only

3 pm | Park Ballroom
Paderewski Birthday Celebration with Maestro Greg Magie, Symphony of the Vines and Paderewski Festival Youth Exchange Program students (pcitured below) as performing their arrangements of folk songs for piano and orchestra.  The Symphony will perform music by Lutosławski and Beethoven
$30 General Admission; $27 Seniors; $15 Students