TU's School of Music Presents Agnieszka Przemyk-Bryła in Concert
Today our guest on ST is the accomplished Polish musician Agnieszka Przemyk-Bryła, who's won several prestigious piano competitions over the years and who's also an assistant professor in the Piano Department at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She'll be giving a free-to-the-public piano recital here on the TU campus tomorrow night (Wednesday the 24th) at 7:30pm; the recital, presented by the TU School of Music, will take place in the Gussman Concert Hall of the Lorton Performance Center. On the program will be music by Szymanowski, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff. The latter two of these three composers are of particular interest to Przemyk-Bryła, who talks with us about her informed passion for both of these respective masterminds as well as her own career as a pianist and music educator in Warsaw and abroad. (You can learn more about her upcoming recital at the Lorton here.) Also on our program, commentator Connie Cronley is thinking about a fine new book on the making of "The Searchers," the classic John Ford / John Wayne western from the mid-1950s --- and about how this film (and this whole darn country of ours, too, while we're at it) seriously mixes up the stuff of history and the stuff of legend.