PMC Gifts: August 2022

Augustyn Plays Bacewicz The month of August began with a parcel that arrived at the Polish Music Center from our friend and collaborator Kinga Augustyn, an award-winning Polish concert violinist based in New York. Her growing discography is now enriched by a new CD dedicated exclusively to Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), a prolific composer as well…Continue Reading PMC Gifts: August 2022

2nd ArteFonie Music Festival

The Association of Young Artists of the Wejherowo Region and the Vocal Group Art’n’Voices are hosting the second edition of the ArteFonie Music Festival, which will take place from September 8-11, 2022 in Wejherowo, Poland. ArteFonie is an exceptional musical stop on the map of northern Poland. The fusion and showcasing of various musical visions…Continue Reading 2nd ArteFonie Music Festival

Noskowski Concert with Maestro Antoni Wit

An important element of the mission of the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra is the restitution of forgotten masterpieces of Polish music in concert practice. A concert held on July 30, 2022 at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio in Warsaw was an important step in doing this. Conducted by Antoni Wit, this concert…Continue Reading Noskowski Concert with Maestro Antoni Wit

45th Karol Szymanowski Music Days in Zakopane

The program of the 45th Karol Szymanowski Music Days which took place between the 24th and 31st of July in Zakopane was dominated by the patron’s music. This year marks the 140th anniversary of Karol Szymanowski’s birth. Szymanowski’s music is always present in the Festival program, as well as the works of the composer’s contemporaries….Continue Reading 45th Karol Szymanowski Music Days in Zakopane

Taube PMC Digital Archive has launched!

(L-R): Consul General Jarosław Łasiński, PMC Director Marek Zebrowski, Dianne and Tad Taube, Executive Director Shana Penn of Taube Philanthropies, and Thornton Dean Robert Cutietta.Shown at the California Dreamin’: Taube Celebration at USC on March 26, 2022 In late 2019, the Polish Music Center received a transformational $2 million gift from Dianne and Tad Taube of…Continue Reading Taube PMC Digital Archive has launched!

Ryterband on the Festival Circuit

On July 25 in Cardiff, Wales, the Harplino Duet—Amelia Tokarska (harpist) with Jesse Reis (violinist)— presented an homage to Polish-Jewish composer Roman Ryterband (1914-1979) at the World Harp Congress. This Polish-Brazilian duo was created in 2017 promoting chamber music that combines musical cultures and traditions. Their repertoire includes both classical and South American music. The…Continue Reading Ryterband on the Festival Circuit

Save the Date: 2022 Paderewski Lecture-Recital

Hanna Kulenty

The 2022 Paderewski Lecture-Recital celebrates Hanna Kulenty (b. 1961), a brilliant contemporary composer who divides time between her native Poland, the Netherlands and France. With works commissioned and performed by renowned ensembles and musicians throughout Europe, Kulenty’s catalogue ranges from intimate solo explorations of form to large-scale triumphs of ensemble sound. Selections of these works…Continue Reading Save the Date: 2022 Paderewski Lecture-Recital

Taking the Last Step


An Obituary of Stefan Wenta by Marek Zebrowski Stefan Wenta, a world-renowned dancer and choreographer, author, chess master and bibliophile, died in Los Angeles on August 8. He was 92 years old. Dance was his passion and destiny. Although in his rich and eventful life Wenta’s accomplishments spanned many different artistic endeavors, Terpsichore was his…Continue Reading Taking the Last Step