1: A Rising Star

1: A Rising Star

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Hear Bacewicz’s brilliant early works from her days as a young virtuoso violinist and rising star. Get to know her formative influences including her Polish predecessors; Paris; neoclassicism; early choral music; and her teacher, the great Nadia Boulanger.

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Special Event - Film Screening

Special Event - Film Screening

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Join us for a unique screening of The World Only Sees My Cheerful Face, a Polish film about Grażyna Bacewicz’s fascinating and tumultuous life. The film features rare footage of Bacewicz, clips from her chamber and orchestral works, and interviews with her family and friends.

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2: From War to Warsaw Autumn

2: From War to Warsaw Autumn

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Journey from World War II through oppressive communist Poland to the first Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music, where Bacewicz was the only woman among the featured composers.

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3: Evolution and Persistence

3: Evolution and Persistence

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Hear Bacewicz’s most groundbreaking work written at the end of her life. Then trace Bacewicz’s legacy as an inspiration for a generation of Polish women composers.

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