From the 29th of April to the 2nd of May 2022, the French-Polish Olivier Messiaen Festival was held in Toul, Lorraine, on the 30th anniversary of the composer's death. The initiator and organizer of this event is the musicologist Jerzy Stankiewicz. By preparing the event in Toul, in the place of the composer's imprisonment in the first prisoner of war camp (before transport to Görlitz), Stankiewicz wished to highlight its history, only fragmentarily mentioned in the composer's biography. During this undertaking, the mayor of the city, Alde Harman, decorated Jerzy Stankiewicz with the Gold Medal for services to the City of Toul. Moreover, Jerzy Stankiewicz was invited to the Honorary Committee of the Bach Organ Festival, which has been existing in Toul for over twenty years.
Report on the project and its realization 'Colloque O. Messiaen, Toul 1940'.