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Symphony Space Shines a Light on Musical Legends and Salon Performers

Krzysztof Penderecki, former YSM faculty, appears Oct. 25 in live webcast with YSM musicians
October 3, 2013

Broadway World
By Naomi Serviss

Krzysztof Penderecki, acclaimed as Poland’s greatest living composer, is but one of numerous outstanding concert performers who will appear during Symphony Space‘s 2013–14 season, said Laura Kaminsky, the composer and artistic director of the Upper West Side venue.

Penderecki will appear on Friday, Oct. 25, in a live audio webcast hosted by Helga Davis, contributing host on Q2 Music, WQXR’s online station devoted to classical music.

The season promises to be an exciting one, said Kaminsky, who is especially thrilled about Penderecki’s appearance. “I lived in Poland for a year,” she said, “and the idea of his coming here is very humbling and magnificent. He doesn’t often do public performances, and this promises to be fantastic.”

Symphony Space‘s IN THE SALON series enriches performances by top-notch artists with informative talks. Penderecki’s program will include his own String Quartet No. 3 performed by the Penderecki String Quartet, and Sextette, played by Ensemble Pi. Among the featured musicians will be those from the Yale School of Music, where the composer taught during the 1970s.