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2019 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles

October 31, 2019 to November 3, 2019

2019 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles
The Paderewski Festival is a four-day music festival held annually in November celebrating Paso Robles’ rich heritage and its most famous resident Ignacy Jan Paderewski – virtuoso pianist, composer, international politician, local landowner, grower, and winemaker. Concerts featuring world renown talent, exhibits, and masterclasses are accompanied by special events at historical vineyards. A youth piano competition, recital and student cultural exchange with Poland additionally honor Paderewski’s legacy. PURCHASE TICKETS.

2019 Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 31:

“Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past” with Ensemble 4 These Times. Music by Kaper, Korngold, Rozsa, and Vars.

Cass Winery, 7550 Linne Road, Paso Robles, California
No host buffet dinner at 5:30 PM | No host wine reception at 6:30 PM | Concert at 7 PM
Paid Admission

A Halloween-themed film music program entitled “Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past” will be presented by the San Francisco-based Ensemble 4 These Times with music by Bronislaw Kaper, Erich Korngold, Miklos Rozsa, and Henry Vars. Program selections will be accompanied by projected visuals, featuring stills from various iconic films.

Friday, November 1:

Master Class with Gala Artists: Pianist Takeshi Nagayasu

Location TBD
11 AM
Free Admission

“Polish Baroque Treasures” with USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia led by Adam and Rotem Gilbert

Park Ballroom, 1232 Park Street, Paso Robles, California
Derby Wine Estates wine reception 6:30 PM | Concert 7 PM
Paid Admission

The USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia will present “Polish Baroque Treasures” program of instrumental and vocal-instrumental works from 14th-17th centuries.

Saturday, November 2:

Paderewski Festival Youth Competition Winners Recital featuring the winners of the 2019 Youth Piano Competition

Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom, 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, California
Recital 4 PM
Free Admission

The winners of the 2019 Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition representing top talent from the Central Coast counties will be heard at the historic Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom.

Gala Concert with the Pianist Takeshi Nagayasu

Takeshi Nagayasu is a brilliant young pianist and the 2019 First Prize winner of the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Chopin Competition in New York City. Mr. Nagayasu will present music by Chopin, Paderewski, Szymanowski, and Scriabin, with Scriabin’s Sonata No. 5 and Chopin’s Sonata No. 3 among the program’s highlight.

Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom, 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, California
Epoch Wine Estates wine reception 6:30 PM | Concert 7 PM.
Paid Admission

This concert will feature pianist Takeshi Nagayasu.

Sunday, November 3:

“Paderewski and World Politics and Polish Independence” lecture
by Marek Zebrowski

Epoch Wine Estates, Paso Robles, California 93446
10 AM.  Limited to Paderewski Patrons, Friends of Paderewski and Board Members

This lecture celebrates Poli’s Independence Day (November 11), 100 years of Paderewski’s year in office as Poland’s president, as well as the centenary of Polish-American diplomatic relations that are observed throughout this year

All events are subject to change. For more information, please call 805.235.5409. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS


October 31, 2019
November 3, 2019
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Paso Robles
Various Location
Paso Robles, CA United States


Paderewski Festival
(805) 235-5409