Polish Film Music

Masterpieces of Polish film music by Krzysztof Komeda, Jerzy Matuszkiewicz, Andrzej Kurylewicz, Waldemar Kazenecki, and other famous composers, performed by: Dariusz Terefenko - piano, Maria Makula - piano, Pawel Szewczyk - vocal, Bogdan Minikowicz- trumpet

Sunday, December 9, 2018
7 p.m.

Hilda D. Taylor Hall, Hochstein School of Music and Dance, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester NY 14614



1. Nostalgia for the inter-war period and Interwar crime stories, Dariusz Terefenko, piano

  • W małym kinie ('In a Small Cinema') - Mieczysław Fogg
  • Miłość ci wszystko wybaczy ('Love Shall Forgive You Anything', from the movie Szpieg w masce, 1933, dir. Mieczysław Krawicz) - Henryk Wars, Julian Tuwim
  • Już taki jestem zimny drań ('I Am Such a Lecherous Scoundrel', from the movie Pieśniarz Warszawy, 1934, dir. Michał Waszyński) - Henryk Wars
  • Powróćmy jak za dawnych lat ('Let's Return, as in the Old Days', from the movie Manewry Miłosne, 1935, dir. Jan Nowina-Przybylski, Konrad Tom) - Henryk Wars
  • Tylko we Lwowie ('In Lviv Only', from the movie Włóczęgi, 1939, dir. Michał Waszyński) - Henryk Wars
  • Ach śpij kochanie ('Go to Sleep, Sweetheart', from the movie Paweł i Gaweł, 1938, dir. Mieczysław Krawicz) - Henryk Wars
  • Kariera Nikodema Dyzmy ('Nikodem Dyzma's Career', TV series, 1980, dir. Jan Rybkowski) - Piotr Marczewski
  • Vabank ('Va Banque', 1981, dir. Juliusz Machulski) - Henryk Kuźniak
  • Seksapil ('Sex Appeal', from the movie Piętro wyżej, 'One Floor Up', 1937, dir. Leon Trystan) - Henryk Wars

2. World War II, Dariusz Terefenko, piano

  • Jak rozpętałem II wojnę światową ('How I Unleashed World War II', 1968, dir. Tadeusz Chmielewski) - Jerzy "Duduś" Matuszkiewicz
  • Stawka większa niż życie ('More than Life at Stake', TV series, 1967-1968, dir. Andrzej Konic, Janusz Morgenstern) - Jerzy "Duduś" Matuszkiewicz
  • Dom ('Home', TV series, 1980-2000, dir. Jan Łomnicki) - Waldemar Kazanecki

3. World War II, Marysia Makuła, piano

  • Nocturne in C sharp minor ('The Pianist', 2002, dir. Roman Polański) - Fryderyk Chopin

4. The Polonaises, Dariusz Terefenko, piano

  • Czas honoru ('The Time of Honor', TV series, 2008-2014) - Bartosz Chajdecki
  • Pan Tadeusz (1999, dir. Andrzej Wajda) - Wojciech Kilar

5. The Waltzes, Dariusz Terefenko, piano

  • Noce i dnie ('Nights and Days', 1975, dir. Jerzy Antczak) - Waldemar Kazanecki
  • Trędowata ('Leprous', 1976, dir. Jerzy Hoffman) - Wojciech Kilar

6. Adaptations of Henryk Sienkiewicz, Paweł Szewczyk, vocal and Dariusz Terefenko, piano

  • W Stepie Szerokim ('In a Wide Steppe', from TV series Przygody Pana Michała, 1969, dir. Paweł Komorowski) - Wojciech Kilar, Jerzy Lutowski
  • Dumka na dwa serca ('Dumka for Two Hearts', from the movie Ogniem i mieczem, 1998, dir. Jerzy Hoffman) - Krzesimir Dębski, Jacek Cygan


1. Polish Jazz, Bogdan Minikowicz, trumpet and Dariusz Terefenko, piano

  • Ballad for Bernt (from the movie Nóż w Wodzie, 1961, dir. Roman Polański) - Krzysztof Komeda
  • Nim wstanie dzień ('Before the Day Rises', from the movie Prawo i pięść, 1964, dir. Jerzy Hoffman and Edward Skórzewski) - Krzysztof Komeda
  • Dwa Serduszka ("Two Hearts" from the movie 'Cold War' 'Zimna Wojna, 2018, dir. Paweł Pawlikowski) - Marcin Masecki

2. Crime thrillers, Dariusz Terefenko, piano

  • Rosemary's Baby (1968, dir. Roman Polański) - Krzysztof Komeda
  • Poszukiwany Poszukiwana ('Man - Woman Wanted', 1972, dir. Stanisław Bareja) - Jerzy "Duduś" Matuszkiewicz
  • 07 Zgłoś się ('Report, 07', TV series, 1976-1987) - Włodzimierz Korcz

3. Historical TV series, Dariusz Terefenko, piano

  • Blisko coraz bliżej ('Close and Even Closer', 1983, dir. Zbigniew Chmielewski) - Piotr Marczewski
  • Czarne chmury ('Black Clouds'1973, dir. Andrzej Konic) - Waldemar Kazanecki
  • Chłopi ('The Peasants', 1972, dir. Jan Rybkowski) - Adam Sławiński
  • Janosik (1973, dir. Jerzy Passendorfer) - Jerzy "Duduś" Matuszkiewicz

4. Comedies I, Dariusz Terefenko, piano

  • Sami swoi ('Only our Folk', 1967, dir. Sylwester Chęciński) - Wojciech Kilar
  • Alternatywy 4 (TV series, 1983, dir. Stanisław Bareja) - Jerzy "Duduś" Matuszkiewicz
  • Czterdziestolatek ('Being Forty', TV series, 1974, dir. Jerzy Gruza) - Jerzy "Duduś" Matuszkiewicz

5. TV Series, Paweł Szewczyk, vocal and Dariusz Terefenko, piano

  • Polskie drogi ('Polish Roads', TV series, 1976, dir. Janusz Morgenstern) -Andrzej Kurylewicz
  • Jan Serce (Jan Serce, TV series, 1982, dir. Radosław Piwowarski) - Seweryn Krajewski
  • Życie jest nowelą ('Life is Just a Novella', from the TV series Klan, since 1997)-Krzesimir Dębski

6. Comedies II, Dariusz Terefenko, piano

  • Podróż za jeden uśmiech ('A One-Smile Journey', TV series, 1971, dir. Stanisław Jędryka) - Jerzy "Duduś" Matuszkiewicz
  • Nie lubię poniedziałku ('I Don't Like Mondays', 1971, dir. Tadeusz Chmielewski) - Jerzy "Duduś" Matuszkiewicz
  • Wojna domowa ('Civil War', TV series, 1965-1966, dir. Jerzy Gruza) - Jerzy "Duduś" Matuszkiewicz

About the Performers

Dariusz Terefenko is Associate Professor at the prestigious Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY, USA) where he holds a joint appointment in two departments: Jazz and Contemporary Media, and Music Theory. In addition, Terefenko is also the Coordinator for the Advanced Certificate in the Art of Improvisation. His books Jazz Theory - From Basic to Advanced Study (Routledge), Jazz Voicings for Piano - The Complete Linear Approach, Volumes I and II (Advance Music) have been adopted as a textbook at music universities and colleges around the world. Jazz Theory - From Basic to Advanced Study will be translated into the Polish and Chinese languages. Terefenko is an active performer and clinician giving piano recitals and masterclasses in USA, Canada, Europe, China, and Brazil.

Maria Makula is a homeschooled sophomore with a diverse background in music from an early age. Her love for music began at 5 years old with the introduction of the piano. Violin and classical guitar soon after became fundamental in her musical education. She further developed her musical skills by taking various courses, lessons, and ensembles at the Eastman Community Music School, such as Music History, Collaborative Piano, and Baroque Ensemble. Here she has advanced in Music Theory and Aural Skills under the instruction of Dr. Margaret Henry, and continues to take multiple courses with perfect scores in the pursuit of the ECMS Advanced Diploma. Maria also takes Voice and Violin lessons at Roberts Wesleyan College, where she annually participates in recitals. Most importantly, her love of the piano has inspired her to pursue the organ. During the past 2 years she has attended the Diocesan Organ Academy of Rochester, played at church on multiple occasions, and continues to strive for excellence under the tutelage of John Morabito, Sacred Heart Cathedral Organist and Choir Director. During the past summer she was honored to be instructed in Poland by the internationally renown Professor Robert Grudzien, Composer and Director of organ festivals in Poland. Additionally, Maria continues her 2nd year of participation with the Diocesan Choir of Rochester. The young ECMS artist has been the recipient of various scholarships, including the Molly Mulligan Scholarship, Margaret Weber Memorial Scholarship, and the Raymond Wilson Scholarship.

Maria has been privileged to be instructed in various instruments by many distinguished Eastman faculty and graduates including Dr. Dariusz Terefenko, Dr. Petar Kodzas, Dr. Janet Milnes, Dr. Lynn McGrath, Dr. Irina Lupines, Dr. Matthew Robey, Dr. Timothy Shannon, Christopher Haritatos, and Alex Pena. With a humble heart, Maria is very grateful for all the support she has received during her musical development, being the oldest of 7 children.

Native of Poland, Paweł Szewczyk began his musical education in Gdańsk at the age of 7 studying accordion with prof. Halina Radomska. After emigrating to Canada, Paweł began actively working in the polish community in Toronto as an organist at the St. Casimir Church and as the soloists with various groups. Since 2007, he has been regularly performing with Piotr Rubik. For over 20 years, Paweł has been regularly performing in Rochester, NY for the polish community. Paweł lives with his wife and daughter in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Born in Poland, Bogdan Minikowicz started his musical studies at the age of 12, playing the accordion and then trumpet, inspired by his older brother Mark. Bogdan graduated from the Academy of Music in Gdansk, Poland. After graduation, he performed as an actor-musician (“musitor”) at the experimental Polish Instrumental Theater in Poland. In 1990s, Bogdan moved to Canada and continued his musical work. He worked for the Lechowia Polish-Canadian Folk-Dance Company giving concerts in Canada, France, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States. Bogdan lives with his wife and two children in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada.