Manaz Plays Meyer at Warsaw Phil

On March 7, the Manaz Trio (Magdalena Rezler-Niesiołowska – violin, Aziz Kortel – piano and Antoine Billet – cello] performed Piano Trio, Op. 50 by Krzysztof Meyer on March 7 at the Warsaw Philharmonic. The concert program also featured Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 70 No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven and a single-movement Sonatensatz in B-flat major…Continue Reading Manaz Plays Meyer at Warsaw Phil

New Music in the Old City Hall: Music and Computers

On March 2, 2017, the Nadbałtyckie Centrum Kultury in Gdańsk presented the first of this year’s concerts in the series called “Nowa Muzyka w Starym Ratuszu” [New Music in the Old City Hall]. The title of the concert was “Music and Computers” and explored how computers entered the world of music as musical instruments. The concert was…Continue Reading New Music in the Old City Hall: Music and Computers

XVII “Music Days on the Oder” Festival

The XVII International “Dni Muzyki nad Odrą” [Music Days on the Oder River] Festival will take a place from March 3 – 22 in Poland and Germany, celebrating artistic collaboration between the two countries. This year’s edition of the festival will be comprised of 21 events; seven orchestral concerts, six chamber concerts and a piano…Continue Reading XVII “Music Days on the Oder” Festival

2017: Kosciuszko Year and Competition

UNESCO proclaimed the year of 2017 as “Year of Kosciuszko” honoring the bicentennial of his passing in 1817. As part of the bicentennial celebrations, the Kosciuszko Heritage Inc (Sydney), together with the Kosciuszko Mound Committee (Kraków) and the Kosciuszko Foundation (New York and Warsaw), has announced an international competition in music, literature and graphic arts.  The Kosciuszko Bicentenary International Competition aims to promote…Continue Reading 2017: Kosciuszko Year and Competition

Szymanowski Quartet Competition

2017 marks the 2nd edition of the Karol Szymanowski International String Quartet Competition in Katowice. In collaboration with the Karol Szymanowski Music Society, the competition will be hosted by the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice on September 18-23. The aim of the contest is to promote the work of Karol Szymanowski and other Polish composers through obligatory pieces…Continue Reading Szymanowski Quartet Competition

Tansman Celebrated in Wrocław

Organized by Lipiński Music Academy in Wrocław, the international conference “Homage to Aleksander Tansman (1897-1986)” will be held from March 13-14 and devoted to the 120th birth anniversary of composer Aleksander Tansman. Performances of Tansman’s music will be given by students and faculty of the Academy and the conference will be accompanied by an exhibit, “Aleksander…Continue Reading Tansman Celebrated in Wrocław

Jan Jarczyk Fund

As a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and all around musician, Jan Jarczyk had a profound impact on students and colleagues at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. He was at the heart and soul of the jazz program for almost three decades: even those who weren’t lucky enough to study with Jan are well acquainted with stories…Continue Reading Jan Jarczyk Fund

Music of Our Times

The Penderecki European Music Center in Lusławice will present a concert on March 11 that launches a four-year cycle called “Muzyka naszych czasów” [Music of Our Times]. Besides the Penderecki Center, this program is coordinated and carried out by Music Academies in Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, Łódź, Poznań, and Warsaw as well as Music High Schools in Białystok,…Continue Reading Music of Our Times

Szymanowski Commemoration in Cairo

In collaboration with French Cultural Institute, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra gave a recital of romantic music under the baton of Ahmed El Saedi, featuring solo violinist Hossam Shehata and mezzo-soprano Katarzyna Krzyżanowska. The program included Karol Szymanowski’s Love Songs of Hafiz, in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the composer’s death, as well as Philipe Hersant’s Au temps d’un rêve, Édouard Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole,…Continue Reading Szymanowski Commemoration in Cairo

40th Anniversary of the Szymanowski Music Society

In 2017, the Karol Szymanowski Music Society is celebrating their 40 anniversary. The celebration started on March 1 in Katowice with the 20th edition of the “Evenings with music by Karol Szymanowski” Festival [Wieczory z muzyką Karola Szymanowskiego]. The 2017 “Evenings” Festival will include five monographic concerts (March 1, 8, 15, 23 and 29) performed by teachers…Continue Reading 40th Anniversary of the Szymanowski Music Society