2024 POLIN Music Festival

The POLIN Music Festival, a festival celebrating Polish and Jewish music, has recently finished four exciting concert evenings. Held from February 22-25 in the POLIN Museum of Polish Jews in Warsaw, this year’s festival explored questions such as ‘What is Jewish music today?’. Performers range from new artists to international stars such the Grammy Award-winning…Continue Reading 2024 POLIN Music Festival

ZKP’s new “Polish Yearbook of Musicology” site

The “Polish Yearbook of Musicology”, published by the Musicologists’ Section of the Polish Composers’ Union, now has a new website! The “Yearbook” publishes articles and messages in Polish and English on all musicological subdisciplines, including selected materials from the Musicological Conferences of the Polish Composers’ Union.  You can visit the website here [source: polmic.pl]…Continue Reading ZKP’s new “Polish Yearbook of Musicology” site

Piotr Moss: 75th Birthday Concert

This month in celebration of the 75th birthday of Piotr Moss, the Polish Orchestra ‘Sinfonia Iuventus‘ performed a program the composer’s symphonic works. Held on February 17, the concert program included Zoo, a five-part Suite for orchestra that is a humorous reminiscence of the composer’s visit to the Warsaw Zoo. The audience also heard Moss’s…Continue Reading Piotr Moss: 75th Birthday Concert

Wnuk-Nazarowa Premiere in Kielce

Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa

On February 16, Polish composer Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa celebrated her 75th birthday with the premiere of her new piece: Seven Deadly Sins – Tragicomic Suite for Large Symphony Orchestra. The suite contains an ironic and sarcastic interpretation of the cardinal human vices, arranged in seven parts: Pride, Envy, Debauchery, Greed, Anger, Gluttony and Sloth. The piece…Continue Reading Wnuk-Nazarowa Premiere in Kielce

Cracow Duo: ‘From Polonaise to Tango’ on March 10

Beloved by Los Angeles audiences, the Cracow Duo returns to USC on March 10. Comprised of cellist Jan Kalinowski and pianist Marek Szlezer, the duo will perform an evocative collection of some of their favorite pieces, gathered from over 20 years of performing as an ensemble. Entitled “From Polonaise to Tango,” the program will range…Continue Reading Cracow Duo: ‘From Polonaise to Tango’ on March 10

Polish-Ukrainian Solidarity Concert in Warsaw

The Paderewski Polish-Ukrainian Foundation, together with the Lviv Philharmonic and the Second Life Foundation, will present an important concert at the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw on Sunday, February 25 at 7 p.m. This gala event is scheduled to commemorate the second anniversary of Russian military aggression against Ukraine and celebrate the unprecedented solidarity of…Continue Reading Polish-Ukrainian Solidarity Concert in Warsaw

Celebrating Anniversaries: Sikora

The 2023-2024 concert season is filled with special anniversary performances of several composers who recently celebrated their eightieth birthdays. Last summer, it was Marta Ptaszyńska and Krzysztof Meyer who turned eighty, and last October it was Elżbieta Sikora’s turn to pass this important milestone. Stanisław Suchora and his agency, Sonora Music, have done a wonderful…Continue Reading Celebrating Anniversaries: Sikora