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The World of Grażyna Bacewicz: A Rising Star

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Bard Music West The World of Grażyna Bacewicz: A Rising Star

Program One: A Rising Star
Hear Bacewicz’s brilliant early works from her days as a young virtuoso violinist and rising star. Get to know her formative influences including her Polish predecessors; Paris; neoclassicism; early choral music; and her teacher, the great Nadia Boulanger.

The Festival - The World of Grażyna Bacewicz, October 18 and 19
Discover the story of one of Poland's most beloved and overlooked composers, Grażyna Bacewicz (1909–69), in a film screening and three chamber music concerts interweaving storytelling and music. Through the fire of war and political oppression, Bacewicz wrote over two hundred works ranging from pure virtuosic fun to terribly moving statements on humanity.

Experience the world-class artistry of our festival musicians from the Bay Area and beyond, including the New York-based Tesla Quartet and Tokyo International Viola Competition winner, violinist/violist Luosha Fang.

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Program

Grażyna Bacewicz

String Quartet No. 1 and Piano Quintet No. 1

Claude Debussy

Études for piano (selections)

Claudio Monteverdi

Nine Madrigals

Igor Stravinsky

Three Pieces for clarinet

Nadia Boulanger

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