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Paderewski Cycle – Premiere of a new American Musical Hybrid

November 3, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 pm

Ignacy Jan Paderewski – the sensational early 20th century virtuoso pianist and American celebrity, and independent Poland’s first Prime Minister – is the subject of a new commission by The Adam Mickiewicz Institute of Warsaw. A contest for a musical concept has entered its final stage. Five artists from the East Coast and four from the West Coast are going head to head in a Paderewski Cycle 15 minute long mini-musicals conceived as “live pitches” held in New York and Los Angeles.
The Paderewski Cycle will bring 5 finalists from New York and 4 finalists from Los Angeles together to tell the story of the life of Ignacy Jan Paderewski in a musical theater setting.

Jenni has written the music for “Three Paderewskis” with libretto by Oliver Mayer.  The Los Angeles competition includes:

Golden, Book & Lyrics by Paula Cizmar; Music by Nathan Wang.
Paderewski in America, Book by Katherin Noon and Mark Seldis, Lyrics by Katharine Noon and David O.; Music by David O.
These Hands, Book & Lyrics by Mark Hein; Music by Wayne Moore.
Three Paderewskis, Book & Lyrics by Oliver Jai’Sen Mayer; Music by Jenni Brandon.




November 3, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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The Adam Mickiewicz Institute of Warsaw