2014 IAMIC Conference

This year’s International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC) Annual Meeting, General Assembly, Conference and Concert—collectively referred to as IAMIC 2014—will be held from October 3-8 in and around the south-western Polish city of Wrocław. During the same time period, Wrocław will be the site of the 2014 World Music Days, a festival of the…Continue Reading 2014 IAMIC Conference

‘Andrzej Panufnik And His Vision Of Music’: Art & Science Conference

On the occasion of the jubilee of Andrzej Panufnik’s 100th birth­day anniversary, the Fryderyk Chopin Music University’s Chair of Music Theory is organizing the International Conference in Art and Science entitled ‘Andrzej Panufnik and his vision of music’ on September 24–26, 2014, in conjunction with the Institute of Musicology at Warsaw University and the Polish Composers’…Continue Reading ‘Andrzej Panufnik And His Vision Of Music’: Art & Science Conference

Meyer at 70

Krzysztof Meyer

2013 was an anniversary year for Krzysztof Meyer, who celebrated his 70th birthday last August. In recognition of Meyer’s admirable accomplishments as a composer, many concerts and festivals throughout Europe commemorated the occasion with a slate of concerts devoted to Meyer’s opus. First and foremost, two of Meyer’s operas were premiered in Poland: Gracze [Players]…Continue Reading Meyer at 70

Seasons Of Panufnik

Already in full swing, the 2014 Panufnik Centenary celebrations are moving into festival mode for the summer, then leading towards the birthday month of September and the autumn season. Performances in the Americas will continue the tradition of American orchestras playing a prominent role in the history of works by Andrzej Panufnik: his Sinfonia Elegiaca…Continue Reading Seasons Of Panufnik

Kolberg In Song

The Twelfth Summer Lieder Festival at Wilanów Palace featured a performance of Kolberg’s songs at an evening concert on July 5. The beautiful atmosphere of this formal royal residence on the outskirts of Warsaw provided a splendid background for the recital featuring songs by Chopin, Moniuszko, and Szymanowski in addition to a selection of songs…Continue Reading Kolberg In Song

Kolberg Concert at ‘Kolory Polski’

The 15th “Colors of Poland” Travelling Festival of the Łódź Philharmonic is held in a variety of locations in Poland throughout the summer months. It began in mid-June and will continue through the end of August 2014.  On Sunday, July 13, the Lautari Ensemble will present a program featuring music from Volume 67 of Oskar…Continue Reading Kolberg Concert at ‘Kolory Polski’

In The Footsteps Of Kolberg & Chopin

On June 28, the “Krokowski Summer of Music 2014” was inaugurated with the concert entitled “In the Footsteps of Kolberg and Chopin” at the Regional Museum in Krokowa, Poland. Founded in 1999 by the “European Meetings” Foundation that serves the Zamek Krokowa properties, the Regional Museum in Krokowa is the only Polish-German museum in Poland,…Continue Reading In The Footsteps Of Kolberg & Chopin

Kolberg Conference In Poznań

“The Work of Oskar Kolberg as National and European Heritage,” a two-day international academic conference, was held in Poznań, Poland on May 22-23. Poland’s president Bronisław Komorowski was the honorary patron of this important event, co-organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Marshall of the Wielkopolska Province, Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Ethnological…Continue Reading Kolberg Conference In Poznań

Kolberg In Kielce

Since Oskar Kolberg figures in the official name of the Kielce Philharmonic—aka Filharmonia Świętokrzyska im. Oskara Kolberga w Kielcach—the Philharmonic Auditorium as well as the Hall of the provincial Cultural Centre hosted several programs devoted to the bicentenary of Kolberg’s birth on May 30-June 3. The opening night, May 30, featured a recital of songs…Continue Reading Kolberg In Kielce

Kolberg’s Opera Revived

Besides his monumental ethnographic research, Oskar Kolberg also composed a number of vocal works, including an opera: Król Pasterzy [King of Shepherds]. It was shown in Kraków on June 3, 2014, 155 years after its premiere. This one-act work to a libretto by the romantic poet Teofil Lenartowicz depicts an idyllic setting in the rural…Continue Reading Kolberg’s Opera Revived