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Bard Music West


“Why is a creative voice as vivid and original as Bacewicz’s so conspicuously absent from our concert halls? It’s a trick question; we know the answer to that one. It’s because she was female, and because she was Polish, and because “great” composers, with a few exceptions, don’t look like that.”
- Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

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Bard Music West


“Why is a creative voice as vivid and original as Bacewicz’s so conspicuously absent from our concert halls? It’s a trick question; we know the answer to that one. It’s because she was female, and because she was Polish, and because “great” composers, with a few exceptions, don’t look like that.”
- Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

The World of Grażyna Bacewicz
October 18-19, 2019
Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez Street
San Francisco

Discover Grażyna Bacewicz’s (1909-1969) story in three emceed shows interweaving music and narrative. In over two hundred works, Bacewicz’s music ranges from pure virtuosic fun to terribly moving statements on humanity. Join us as we make history with the first American festival dedicated to her music.

How do you pronounce Grażyna Bacewicz? “Grah-ZHEE-nah Baht-SEV-ich.” Click here for a pronunciation guide.

 

What they’re saying about Bard Music West

"Over three deftly planned chamber programs on Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, the festival — co-directed by pianist Allegra Chapman and cellist Laura Gaynon — will offer a guided tour through the shortened but still fertile chronology of Bacewicz’s career.”
 —Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

"One of the welcome musical developments that is starting to feel more possible, at least during moments of optimism, is a resurgence of interest in the work of the Polish modernist Grazyna Bacewicz... Her music is sinewy, expressive and inventive, and although we don’t get to hear much of it in concert, that seems to be changing. Come October, Bard Music West will devote a two-day festival to Bacewicz…”
 —Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

“……one of the most exciting new developments on the Bay Area music scene in a long while.”
—SF Civic Center Blog

"Stunning and moving…”
—San Francisco Classical Voice

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