Grawemeyer Players to perform concert of award-winning composers

The University of Louisville Grawemeyer Players will perform works from Grawemeyer-Award winning composers in a free, public concert at the Kosciuszko Foundation House in New York City March 26.

The 80-minute Kosciuszko concert will feature music by eight composers, four of whom have won the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, and six of whom are Polish. They’ll play pieces by renowned composers Frederic Chopin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Witold Lutosławski and Esa-Pekka Salonen; along with music by Aleksandra Chmielewska, an emerging composer of Warsaw; and Kazimierz Machala, a successful, active composer of Warsaw; and the award-winning film composer, Wojciech Kilar.

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The Kosciuszko Foundation, at 15 East 65th St, promotes ties between Poland and the U.S. through educational, scientific and cultural exchanges.

The University of Louisville presents the Grawemeyer Award annually for outstanding works in music composition, ideas improving world order, psychology, and education, and gives a religion prize jointly with Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The 2017 winners will present free lectures about their award-winning ideas when they visit Louisville in April to accept their $100,000 prizes.

For more information, contact Bruce Heim, Professor of Music, at 502-821-4676 or