Ministry of Culture Prize For Agata Zubel

The Annual Music Prize funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage was awarded to composer and singer Agata Zubel on June 12, 2019 at the event at Teatr Wielki—Opera Narodowa in Warsaw. Given by Minister of Culture Piotr Gliński, the award was received on behalf of the laureate by Dr. Daniel Cichy, director…Continue Reading Ministry of Culture Prize For Agata Zubel

Gifts to PMC July 2019

Gifts gathered in Poland After another sojourn in Poland during late June and July, and visits with all kinds of good friends there, PMC once again was on the receiving end of many wonderful gifts to our library. Starting the list chronologically is a newly issued crime novel, Sidła [Snares], penned by Grażyna Bacewicz, better…Continue Reading Gifts to PMC July 2019

Darek Oles Trio in L.A., July 12 & 14

Darek 'Oles' Oleszkiewicz and Kuba Stankiewicz

There will be two special concerts in Los Angeles this weekend featuring the Darek Oles Trio: bassist Darek “Oles” Oleszkiewicz, pianist Kuba Stankiewicz, drummer Tina Raymond. Previously featured at the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and on prestigious recordings for Warner Music Poland, the trio will also be…Continue Reading Darek Oles Trio in L.A., July 12 & 14

Agnieszka Podlucka with iPalpiti in L.A.

Agnieszka Podlucka, viola

This year’s edition of the prestigious iPalpiti Festival (July 5-20, 2019) will feature Agnieszka Podłucka, a young superstar violist from Łódź, Poland, performing at venues throughout Southern California. On July 10,  Podłucka will share the stage with Hungarian violinist Samuel Nebyu and Trio Zadig from France, performing Rachmaninoff’s Trio elegiaque, Bernstein’s Candide, and more. On…Continue Reading Agnieszka Podlucka with iPalpiti in L.A.

July Anniversaries

Born This Month July 04, 1904 – Artur MALAWSKI, composer (d. 1957) July 06, 1837 – Władysław ŻELEŃSKI, composer (also a doctor of philosophy, d.1921) July 09, 1931 – Eugeniusz KNAPIK, composer July 10, 1936 – Jan Wincenty HAWEL, composer and conductor July 10, 1835 – Henryk WIENIAWSKI, violin virtuoso & composer (d. 1880, Moscow) July 10,…Continue Reading July Anniversaries