Sun, Oct 11



2020 Paderewski Lecture with Krzysztof Meyer

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2020 Paderewski Lecture with Krzysztof Meyer

Time & Location

Oct 11, 2020, 11:00 AM PDT


About the Event

The Polish Music Center at USC Thornton presents the 2020 Paderewski Lecture with Krzysztof Meyer, one of the greatest living Polish composers. Meyer will discuss his life and music in conversation with Marek Zebrowski, Director of the Polish Music Center.

In his lecture, Meyer will describe his studies with Krzysztof Penderecki and Witold Lutosławski, his musical influences and friends, including Shostakovich and Ligeti, and his signal musical achievements as a prolific composer of orchestral, stage and chamber music. He will also discuss his books about music and musicians and summarize the six decades of his creative life. During the last section of his lecture Krzysztof Meyer will be joined by his wife, Danuta Gwizdalanka, a noted musicologist and author of books on Weinberg, Szymanowski, Shostakovich and Lutosławski—the latter two of which she co-authored with her husband.

Due to social distancing restrictions, this year’s Paderewski Lecture will be a broadcast of a pre-recorded lecture presented with English subtitles.

The 19th Annual Paderewski Lecture will be broadcast at on October 11 at 11:00 a.m., PDT. 

RSVP is recommended, but not required.