Following their stellar performance at the Polish Music Center’s Paderewski Lecture-Recital and other touring around the US, the Cracow Duo will be back in Los Angeles this weekend for two exciting programs of Polish music. First, on October 28, they will perform with the New Zimro Ensemble at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. The New Zimro Ensemble is a collective of musicians dedicated to performances of new and underperformed Jewish classical music. The ensemble of UCLA music students and recent graduates will be joined by the visiting Cracow Duo – pianist Marek Szlezer and cellist Jan Kalinowski – and guests baritone Ed Levy and soprano Krysta Close of the USC Polish Music Center.
Music of the Polish-Jewish experience, written during and after the Holocaust, is a repertoire in search of a wider audience. The concert will feature art songs and chamber music by Alexander Tansman, Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Krzysztof Penderecki, Szymon Laks, Jerzy Fitelberg, Jozef Koffler, and Frederic Rzewski. Jewish Music Foundation Director Neal Brostoff will provide context for the program with a pre-concert lecture.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 7 PM: pre-concert talk, 8 PM: Concert
New Zimro Ensemble presents Polish-Jewish music
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 N Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106
Tickets & info: www.bostoncourt.com/events/325/the-new-zimro-ensemble
Next on October 29, the duo will perform their own program of works by Fryderyk Chopin, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Zygmunt Stojowski, Karol Szymanowski, Ludomir Różycki, and Aleksander Tansman during Sundays Live @ LACMA. This free concert is part of a long-running and highly regarded series held every Sunday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and broadcast live online.
Sunday, October 29, 2017 | 6 PM
Cracow Duo perform Sundays Live @ LACMA
Bing Theater at LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Info & live broadcast: www.sundayslive.org/2017/09/18/october-29-the-cracow-duo
[Source: press release]