2020 Paderewski Lecture with Krzysztof Meyer

Please join us to meet Krzysztof Meyer, one of the greatest living Polish composers, who will discuss his life and music during the 19th Annual Paderewski Lecture. Due to the pandemic and social distancing restrictions, this year’s Paderewski Lecture will be a virtual event broadcast on the Thornton/LIVE platform.

2020 Paderewski Lecture with Krzysztof Meyer
Sunday, October 11 at 11:00 a.m. (PDT) at www.thorntonlive.usc.edu

[12 noon Mountain/1 p.m. Central US /2 p.m. Eastern / 8 p.m. Central European Time]
Free Admission | Available worldwide

The Polish Music Center at the USC Thornton School of Music announces the 2020 Paderewski Lecture with Krzysztof Meyer. A distinguished Polish composer and noted pedagogue, 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 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.

The 2020 Paderewski Lecture will be presented in Polish with English subtitles, taking the form of a conversation led by Marek Zebrowski, Director of the PMC. This one-time live broadcast can be accessed on Thornton/LIVE at www.thorntonlive.usc.edu on Sunday, October 11 at 11:00 a.m. (PDT).

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