Los Angeles Events – October 2019

Please enjoy the following Polish music events happening in Los Angeles this month…

 

Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: Musical Treasures of the Polish Baroque

Rotem Gilbert and the USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia present Musica Polonica III: Musical Treasures of the Polish Baroque, Polish masterworks of the Baroque era.

OCTOBER 11, 2019 | 8:00 P.M.
USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: Musical Treasures of the Polish Baroque
Newman Recital Hall (see AHF on campus map)
3616 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA
Admission: FREE, open seating (RSVPs not available)
Parking: $14 – enter USC McCarthy Way Gate at Figueroa St. (Parking Structure X)
For more information, visit: music.usc.edu

 

2019 Paderewski Lecture-Recital: 3 Paderewskis

For this year’s Paderewski Lecture-Recital, the Polish Music Center presents the final draft of 3 Paderewskis, a new one-act opera created by playwright Oliver Mayer and composer Jenni Brandon, and directed by David Bridel. Conceived of as part of IAM’s Paderewski Musical Project in 2017, 3 Paderewskis celebrates the legacy of Ignacy Jan Paderewski as not only one of the world’s most famous turn-of-the-century musicians and a great patriot who was instrumental in returning Poland to the map after WWI, but also a husband, wine maker and lover of life. Now in its full 60-minute iteration, 3 Paderewskis will be first performed at USC in Los Angeles on October 12 alongside a discussion with creators Mayer and Brandon. Interweaving the complexities of Polish music and history with gorgeous original composition and reflections on modern political realities, 3 Paderewskis is a journey not to be missed—join us for this exciting premiere event!

OCTOBER 12, 2019 | 8:00 P.M.
2019 Paderewski Lecture-Recital: 3 Paderewskis
Newman Recital Hall, USC (see AHF on campus map)
3616 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA
Admission: FREE, open seating (RSVPs not available)
Parking: $14 – enter USC McCarthy Way Gate at Figueroa St. (Parking Structure X)
For more information, visit polishmusic.usc.edu

  

“Polish Hollywood Film Composers” & Polish Film Festival in L.A.

“Polish Hollywood Film Composers” is a journey into jazz, folk, hip-hop, classical and film music. Outstanding Polish composers and producers including Krzysztof Herdzin, Maciej Obara (ECM JAZZ) and Łukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski have reinterpreted the repertoire of world renowned film music authors like Krzysztof Komeda (Rosemary’s Baby – R. Polański), Henryk Wars, and Oscar winners Bronisław Kaper (Mutiny on Bounty) and Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (Finding Neverland). Film soundtracks with video mashups in brand new, often futuristic arrangements played with great power and energy by a large Big Band made up of European and local American young musicians merged with jazz icons – conducted by one of the most awarded young Polish musicians, Łukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski.

OCTOBER 16, 2019 | 7:00 P.M.
L.U.C.  & Rebel Babel Film Orchestra present “Polish Hollywood Film Composers”
[Overture to the 20th Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles]
Live House Hollywood
1534 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, California 90028
Admission: $15 – $20
Tickets & Info: facebook.com & eventbrite.com

Launched with a star-studded Opening Gala at the Egyptian Theatre, the Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles will be held from October 16–25. This annual celebration of Polish Cinema features screenings, events and Q&As with creators and stars taking place across Los Angeles.

OCTOBER 16–25, 2019 | VARIOUS TIMES
Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles
Various Venues, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets & Info: polishfilmla.org or info@polishfilmla.org

 

Lukasz Yoder Piano Recital

Lukasz Yoder has played piano since the age of four, and spent his early formative years under the tutelage of his mother, pianist Roza Kostrzewska Yoder. Supported by a full scholarship, Lukasz is a first year student with Professor Inna Faliks, Chair of the Piano Department at UCLA, and continues to be privately mentored by Garrick Ohlsson, as well as his mother. Grand Prize Winner of the Lansum International Music Festival, Lukasz is a top prizewinner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, Claudette Sorel International Piano Competition in Fredonia, New York, Classics Alive National Auditions, The Kosciuszko Foundations National Chopin Competition in Washington D.C, The International Chopin Competition in Hartford, Conn., Glendale Piano Competition, MTAC, MTNA, CAPMT State Finals, and the statewide Kathryn Gawartin Chopin Competition.

Lukasz has received numerous accolades for his “revolutionary” performances marked by their “controlled intensity”. His program will include works by Chopin and Bacewicz.

OCTOBER 18, 2019 | 7:30 P.M.
Music By The Sea, featuring Lukasz Yoder
Encinitas Public Library
540 Cornish Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
FREE admission – Donations appreciated
For more information, visit palosverdes.com

OCTOBER 19, 2019 | 3:00 P.M.
The Interludes, featuring Lukasz Yoder
First Lutheran Church & School
2900 W. Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503
FREE admission – Donations appreciated
For more information, visit palosverdes.com