Premieres at the Świętokrzyskie Phil

Under the honorary patronage of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the governor of Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship and Kielce, the 25th edition of the Świętokrzystkie Voivodeship Days of Music Festival will take place from March 4–April 7 at the Świętokrzyskie Philharmonic. This year’s program includes a number of symphonic and chamber concerts, film screenings and exhibitions. The opening concert on March…Continue Reading Premieres at the Świętokrzyskie Phil

7th Festival of Premieres Polish Modern Music

From March 24-26, Katowice will once again become the capital of New Music during the Festival of Premieres Polish Modern Music. This year’s seventh edition of the festival will present premiere performances of nearly 30 works by Polish composers of various generations, from young novices to Polish leaders of the art of composition. Organized by the…Continue Reading 7th Festival of Premieres Polish Modern Music

Hendrich Premiere by Omn

On March 5, 2017, the Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej (OMN) presented a concert entitled “Matematyka i asceza” [Mathematics and Asceticism] at the NOSPR Concert Hall in Katowice. The highlight of the evening was the world premiere of Paweł Hendrich (b. 1979) – Hordiaver, which was commissioned by OMN and co-financed by the Institute of Music and Dance’s “Composer-in-Residence” program. The program…Continue Reading Hendrich Premiere by Omn

Recent Gifts to PMC

A Warsaw-based musicologist, Dr. Grzegorz Zieziula,recently sent us two very interesting publications containing his scholarly articles. The first, O Słowackim—Umysły ludzi różne [About Słowacki—The Variety of Human Minds] was published by the Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2009 to coincide with the bicentennial celebrations of Słowacki’s birthday. The substantial written oeuvre of this very important Romantic-era…Continue Reading Recent Gifts to PMC

Gnarwhallaby and Polish Avant-Garde

On March 25 at 4:00 p.m., the adventurous gnarwhallaby ensemble will reveal rare facets of avant-garde expression in contemporary Polish music through the works of such visionary composers as Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Zygmunt Krauze, Hanna Kulenty, Krzysztof Meyer, Bogusław Schaeffer, Witold Szalonek, and Tadeusz Wielecki. Entitled “Exploring the Avant-Garde,” the 2017 PMC Spring concert presents a survey…Continue Reading Gnarwhallaby and Polish Avant-Garde

In Memoriam Leoncjusz Ciuciura

Leoncjusz Ciuciura, an ardent advocate for contemporary music and co-organizer of the Polish Chapter of Jeunesses Musicales International, died on February 28. He was 86 years old. Born 22 June 1930 in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Ciuciura studied composition with Tadeusz Szeligowski in Warsaw during the years 1954-1960. Laureate of numerous prizes, Ciuciura’s early works from the…Continue Reading In Memoriam Leoncjusz Ciuciura