Throughout the spring of 2021, Polish Cultural Institute New York will curate "Krzysztof Penderecki in Memoriam", honoring the life and legacy of Poland’s greatest modern composer. Leading up to and beyond 29 March 2021, marking the one-year anniversary of Penderecki’s death, Polish Cultural Institute New York – in partnership with the Ludwig van Beethoven Association, Crossover Media, DUX Records, Lincoln Center, Naxos of America, and Schott Music publishers – will celebrate Penderecki’s life and legacy across an array of worldwide media outlets.
Highlights include: Penderecki in Memoriam Podcast with in-depth interviews with artists and close collaborators, live radio broadcasts and rebroadcasts of archived performances, and live streamed concerts, as well as a broad presentation of the composer’s prolific oeuvre. Concerts from the 2021 25th Jubilee Anniversary of the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, "Beethoven and Penderecki. The Sphere of Sacrum", will be streamed live at Lincoln Center throughout 21 March – 1 April 2021.
Polish Cultural Institute New York’s head of music programming, Anna Perzanowska, who worked with Krzysztof Penderecki for over a decade, has been the driving force behind "Krzysztof Penderecki in Memoriam" since the composer’s death on 29 March 2020, at his home in Kraków, Poland.
Full programme is available at: https://instytutpolski.pl/newyork/2021/02/16/krzysztof-penderecki-in-memoriam-worldwide/