Mołodyńska-Wheeler Premiere & Other SPMK Concerts at Villa Decius

Our good colleagues at the Association of Polish Chamber Musicians (SPMK) and the Villa Decius in Kraków are collaborating on the series “Summer Concerts of the Piano Cooperative,” which will take place on Sundays in June (23rd) and August (11th and 25th). The programs of these free concerts celebrate composers’ anniversaries as well as world…Continue Reading Mołodyńska-Wheeler Premiere & Other SPMK Concerts at Villa Decius

UNESCO Honors PMC Archives

On June 26 at the Belweder—the Presidential Palace in Warsaw—the 2024 UNESCO Pamięć Świata/Memory of the World ceremony will take place. The palace’s elegant ballroom will be filled to capacity with distinguished guests, among them Marek Zebrowski, representing the USC Polish Music Center and Dennis Mitchell, grandson of Henryk Wars (1902-1977). Poland’s President, Andrzej Duda,…Continue Reading UNESCO Honors PMC Archives

Szlezer Brings Stojowski to YouTube

Our longtime collaborator, pianist Marek Szlezer, has released a video of an excellent performance of Zygmunt Stojowski’s Chant d’amour. This sparkling chamber work is one of the many treasures contained in the PMC’s Zygmunt and Luisa Stojowski Collection, which Szlezer has researched extensively for several publications, performances and other recordings….Continue Reading Szlezer Brings Stojowski to YouTube

US Premiere of Wars’s ‘City Sketches’

On May 11 in Georgia, the Augusta Symphony will be led by their Music Director—German conductor Dirk Meyer—in the US Premiere of City Sketches by Henryk Wars. This jazzy suite fits perfectly on a program that combines works by American composers Leonard Bernstein (“Three Dance Episodes” from On the Town) and Duke Ellington (Suite from…Continue Reading US Premiere of Wars’s ‘City Sketches’

Henryk Wars at the 2024 NFM Orchestra Academy Final Concert

The concert concluding this year’s edition of the NFM Orchestra Academy will take place on April 27. It will be attended by NFM instrumentalists, participants of two orchestral academies—from the National Forum of Music in Wrocław and the Staatskapelle Berlin. The concert will be led by Chinese conductor Jong-Jie Yin, winner of the 11th Grzegorz…Continue Reading Henryk Wars at the 2024 NFM Orchestra Academy Final Concert

State Archives and PMC Update

By Marek Zebrowski For several years now, during every single visit in Warsaw, I have been always invited to top-level meetings at the Head Office of Poland’s State Archives (NDAP). This June was no exception and, once again, I was warmly welcomed by the Archives’ director, Dr. Paweł Pietrzyk in his elegant office in a…Continue Reading State Archives and PMC Update

PMC GIFTS: Feb-March 2021

POLMIC’s Easter Surprise  Together with the director Mieczysław Kominek, our friends at the Polish Music Information Centre in Warsaw (POLMIC) once again came through for us with a most thoughtful and timely gift. For many years already, we have been on the receiving end of POLMIC’s largesse and have happily accepted sets of unique recordings…Continue Reading PMC GIFTS: Feb-March 2021