Friday, 21 November 2014

Panufnik 100: A Family Celebration

Panufnik with daughter and fellow composer, Roxanna, in Twickenham 1987
The Andrzej Panufnik centenary year reaches a rousing conclusion on 30 November 2014 with a whole day of events at Kings Place involving Panufnik's music as well as that of his daughter Roxanna and also incuding a film. The Brodsky Quartet, pianist Clare Hammond and mezzo-soprano Heather Shipp with be performing songs and chamber music by Andrzej and Roxanna Panufnik. There will be a screening of Kryzysztof Rzaczynski's film My Father, the Iron Curtain and Me, detailing Panufnik's son Jem's attempts to discover more about his father's life in Poland and dramatic escape in 1954. A further concert of chamber music from the Brodsky Quartet, Robert Smissen and Richard May will include music by Andrzej Panufnik as well as the premiere of Roxanna Panufnik's quartet Memories of my Father.

The day will be rounded off with a Warsaw Cabaret Evening in which Jacqui Dankworth, Charlie Wood and Clare Hammond perform songs from the 1930's including music by Andrzej Panufnik and Witold Lutoslawski.

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