Past Event

Columbia Sounds Concert: Magdalena Baczewska

June 29, 2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Pianist Magdalena Baczewska returns to the Paris Center to perform works by Bach, Debussy and Chopin


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Partita No. 1 in B♭ Major, BWV 825
I. Prelude
II. Allemande 
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Menuet I & II
VI. Gigue

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Images, Book I:
Reflets dans l'eau
Hommage à Rameau

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)

Selected Nocturnes:
Op. 9, No. 1 in b♭ minor
Op. 55, No. 2 in E♭ Major

Scherzo No. 2 in b♭ minor, Op. 31

Magdalena Stern-Baczewska, the Director of Columbia’s Music Performance Program and Lecturer in Music, is an award-winning concert pianist, harpsichordist, and recording artist, sharing the stage with noted musicians such as Tan Dun and Joshua Bell. Baczewska has performed, among others, at Carnegie Hall (New York), the Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco), the National Center for Performing Arts (Beijing), the Salle Cortot (Paris), Moores Opera House (Houston), and Steinway Hall (New York), and more recently the Guangzhou Opera House and Shenzhen PolyTheater in China. She is a laureate of numerous piano competitions and recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Minister of Culture in Poland, her birthland. Her latest album containing works of Chopin and Szymanowski was released by Paraty.

Free and Open to the Public. RSVP here