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The World of Grażyna Bacewicz: From War to Warsaw Autumn

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Bard Music West The World of Grażyna Bacewicz: From War to Warsaw Autumn

Program Two: From War to Warsaw Autumn
Follow Bacewicz through the horrors of World War II and the repressive Polish communist regime that isolated Poland’s artists from the Western world. Experience wartime patriotic songs and beautiful folk-inspired pieces written during the early communist years. Also, discover the moving work of composer and violinist, Mélanie Clapiès, as she premieres her new string trio, commissioned by Bard Music West. The award-winning Tesla Quartet closes the program on a hopeful note with Bacewicz’s stirring fourth string quartet, featured in the first Warsaw Autumn festival.

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.

  • Venue: Noe Valley Ministry
  • Date: Sat October 19, 2019 4:00pm
  • City: San Francisco
  • Price Range: $20 to $50; 20% off with code bacewiczSFCV

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Grażyna Bacewicz

Polish Capriccio; Piano Sonata No. 2; Partita for violin and piano; String Quartet No. 4; selected songs

Andrzej Panufnik

Songs of the Underground Struggle; Hommage à Chopin – Five Vocalises

Tadeusz Baird

Lyric Suite for soprano and piano

Mélanie Clapiès

Remains for String Trio (world premiere)


Tesla Quartet

string quartet