Paderewski Festival

2017 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles
November 2-5, 2017
A Premier Central Coast Music Festival in Paso Robles, CA

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, lectures,  master classes and film screenings are accompanied by wine tastings and tours of local vineyards. A youth piano competition, recital and student cultural exchange with Poland additionally honor Paderewski's legacy. We invite you to join us at the 2017 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles!

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Thursday, November 2
No host wine reception and performance by Cafe Musique, featuring a "wild classical" evening with gypsy, swing, tango, and folk tunes performed by Brynn Albanese (violin and vocals), Duane Inglish (accordion), Craig Nuttycombe (guitar and vocals), Fred Murray (bass and vocals) and Eric Williams (guitar, bouzouki and vocals).
Cass Winery, 7350 Linne Road, Paso Robles
6:30 PM wine reception; concert at 7 PM
5:30 PM buffet dinner with glass of Cass wine/Paderewski Pils -- optional and advance purchase only. Menu: spinach salad, sauteed Brussel sprounts, rice pilaf, coq au vin, baguette.

Friday, November 3
Master Class with Magdalena Baczewska, gala concert perfomer.
Park Ballroom, 1232 Park Street, Paso Robles
2 PM

American Jazz Standards by Polish Composers, a jazz trio concert featuring Grammy Award-winning pianist Bill Cunliffe, bassist Darek "Oles" Olesczkiewicz and percussionist Tina Raymond, presenting classic tunes by Victor Young, Bronny Kaper and Henry Vars - including "On Green Dolphin Street" and "Stella by Starlight".
Park Ballroom
6:30 PM wine reception;  concert at 7 PM 

Saturday, November 4
Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition Winners' Recital.
Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles
4 PM

Wine reception and Gala Recital with Magdalena Baczewska a New York-based Polish pianist, Columbia University professor, winner of international piano competitions and recording artist, who will present a program of Paderewski, Chopin and Szymanowski.
Gala concert also to incluce a video montage of nine finalists from New York City and Los Angeles, and award presentation of winner of the Paderewski Cycle project, a national juried competition calling for "treatments" for a musical script about Paderewski sponsored by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw.
6:30 PM wine reception, 7 PM concert doors open, 7:30 concert

Sunday, November 5
Exclusive new tasting room tour, wine tasting and brunch for Paderewski Patrons and Friends of Paderewski followed by premiere Paderewski Cycle musical presentation and discussion with Adam Mickiewicz Institute organizers and the musical creative team.
Epoch Estate Wines, 7505 York Mountain Road, Templeton
10 AM

Note: Paderewski Festival progam subject to change without notice.

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New Paderewski Festival Ticket Packages for 2017

This year, the Paderewski Festival is offering two exclusive tickets options -- Friends of Paderewski passes at $250 per person and the new Paderewski Patron package at $500 per person providing an intimate access to the Festival.

Friends of Paderewski 
  • Reserved seating at all concert events
  • Buffet at Cass Wines prior to Thursday’s Café Musique concert  
  • Exclusive Sunday new tasting room tour, wine tasting, brunch and Paderewski Cycle performance at Epoch Estate Wines.
  • Gift Bag

Paderewski Patron 

  • All benefits provided to Friends of Paderewski (FOP) ticketholders PLUS:
  • Concierge service to help plan and facilitate the entire weekend experience (including booking hotels and elite wine tasting appointments and restaurant reservations.)
  • Reserved seats by name in the front row of all concerts
  • Reserved parking by name at performance venues
  • Invitation to private a pre-Festival dinner Wednesday with Paderewski Festival Board Members at the Templeton home of Cri Cri and Rich Eastin
  • Invitation to a private dinner after Friday’s Jazz Trio concert with the Paderewski Festival Gala Recital and Jazz Trio artists at the at the historic 1903 Paso Robles home of Debbie Lorenz and Brett Van Steenwyk
  • Exclusive to FOP and Patrons: Sunday new tasting room tour, wine tasting, brunch and Paderewski Cycle performance at Epoch Estate Wines.
  • Invitation to a private dinner on Sunday evening celebrating the Festival with Paderewski Festival Board Members at the home of Marjorie and John Hamon

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2017 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles!