The 'Paderewski Festival – Musician, Man, Polish Ambassador' will be held on 16-19 October 2019 in Poznań. It announces a unique Polish-American musical production about Ignacy Jan Paderewski, which premiere is scheduled for autumn 2020.
The festival is organised by the Musical Theater in Poznań, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the City of Poznań. It will be inaugurated by a concert "Paddymania", whose title refers to the term originated from the appearance of thirty-one-year-old pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski on the concert stages in the United States in 1891. The programme will inlcude a selection of songs from four musicals inspired by Paderewski's history. The pieces were created on the initiative of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the competition for a professional musical dedicated to Paderewski, carried out in the US. The winner of the competition is Matthew Hardy, the author of the show Virtuoso, which will have its premiere in September 2020 at the Musical Theater in Poznań, and then will be staged in the United States.
The "Paderewski Festival" includes concerts with Paderewski's music, workshops led by deans and professors of public and private universities in Los Angeles, New York and New Mexico, a discussion panel dedicated to the staging of the winning musical in the USA with the jury members of the "Paderewski Musical" project, the premiere of an English-language music video announcing the premiere of the musical Virtuoso, as well as the chamber opera Three Paderewskis – winner of the Opera America award 2018.
Admission free to all events!
More information at: https://www.teatr-muzyczny.pl/paderewski-festiwal/19