The festival dedicated to Grażyna Bacewicz – "The World of Grażyna Bacewicz" – will take place on 18-19 October 2019 in Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco.
The story of Grażyna Bacewicz (1909–1969) will be presented in three emceed shows interweaving music and narrative: from her brilliant early works from the days as a young virtuoso violinist, through the horrors of World War II and the repressive Polish communist regime that isolated Poland’s artists from the Western world, to the most groundbreaking works created at the end of her life. The audience will have the opportunity to listen to the works of artists who inspired the composer and those for whom her work is now a reference point. The list includes such names as Ignacy Paderewski, Karol Szymanowski, Tadeusz Baird, Andrzej Panufnik, Witold Lutosławski, Marta Ptaszyńska, Hanna Kulenty, Lidia Zielińska and Agata Zubel.
There will also be a screening of the documentary The World Only Sees My Cheerful Face (1999) directed by Dariusz Pawelec. The film will be shown for the first time with English subtitles.
More information at: http://www.bardmusicwest.org/the-world-of-grazyna-bacewicz