Polish Festival at UC Concert Series

polish music festival

 

 From Chopin to Szewczyk – CCM’s Fall 2016 Polish Festival

CCM showcases Polish music from the Romantic era to the Modern age in a month-long festival running Sept. 9 – Oct. 2, 2016. Organized by CCM Director of Orchestral Studies Mark Gibson, the festival unites students, faculty and alumni with award-winning guest artists and world-renowned scholars in a celebration of the culture of Poland.

CCM’s Polish Festival will leave listeners with a deeper appreciation of the music and art of a country vast in history and tradition. See below for a complete list of festival events. CCM gratefully acknowledges the support of Judith Heiny and Piotr Chomczynski, Polish Festival Sponsors.

____________________

CCM’S FALL 2016 POLISH FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
A LOOK INTO POLISH ART AND CULTURE
Halina Goldberg, Jacobs School of Music

Dr. Halina Goldberg, acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost experts on Polish music, will present a lecture on aspects of Polish art and culture.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
_____

8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9
• Orchestra Series •
OPENING CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia
Featuring faculty artist Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

Join us as the acclaimed CCM Philharmonia commences a month-long Polish Festival featuring performances by student and faculty artists from throughout the college. The festival opening performances include the world premiere of a new work American Dreams, composed by accomplished CCM alumnus Piotr Szewczyk!
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
Featuring Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
LUTOSLAWSKI: Concerto for Orchestra
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
_____

8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13
• Orchestra Series •
PENDERECKI, SKRZYPCZAK AND SLOTWINSKI
Café MoMus
Aik Khai Pung, music director

As part of the Polish Festival, Café MoMus will present works of Polish composers from three different generations: Krzysztof Penderecki, Bettina Skrzypczak and Artur Slotwinski. Join us for coffee and conversation with Artur Slotwinski and the musicians after the performance.
Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: FREE
_____

8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17
• Orchestra Series •
CHOPIN AND GÓRECKI
CCM Concert Orchestra
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor

CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1
Featuring the winner of the CCM Piano Competition
GÓRECKI: Symphony No. 3 (“Symphony of Sad Songs”)
Featuring the winner of the CCM Voice Competition
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
_____

7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18
• Jazz Series •
THE MUSIC OF VIRTUOSO JAZZ PIANIST AND COMPOSER WLODEK PAWLIK
CCM Jazz Orchestra and Faculty Jazztet
Featuring guest artist Wlodek Pawlik, piano
Scott Belck, conductor

Join us as we celebrate the stunning music and musicians of Poland and feature Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Wlodek Pawlik as he performs his original compositions and arrangements.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
_____

4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2
• Orchestra & Choral Series •
POLISH FESTIVAL CLOSING CONCERT
CCM Philharmonia, CCM Chamber Choir and Xavier University Concert Choir
Featuring faculty artist Daniel Weeks, tenor
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

MONIUSZKO: Overture to Halka
PENDERECKI: Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima
SKROWACZEWSKI: English Horn Concerto
SZYMANOWSKI: Symphony No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. 27 (“Song of the Night”)
Featuring Daniel Weeks, soloist
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

____________________

Single tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID.

Flex Ticket Packages are on sale now for all Concert Series performances. Learn more by visiting ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/concerts/flex-tickets. Purchase six or more tickets and save 20% off regular concert prices.

Single tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.