The Board of Directors of the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles Announce


 Saturday, April 25th, 2009 at 6 p.m.
Pear Valley Winery
4900 Union Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446

 Tickets: $75 per person; $45 for youth under 21 and seniors over 65

Proceeds to benefit the Paderewski Festival Exchange Program with Poland

Tickets and Information at: www.paderewskifest.com or call (805) 227-2888

Come raise a toast to Paderewski with a Back Roads wine tasting, great Polish food, and an exclusive concert on Saturday, April 25th, at the new Pear Valley Winery in Paso Robles.

 The Paderewski Festival and the Back Roads Wineries of Paso Robles present a select wine tasting and a chamber music concert, featuring pianist Marek Zebrowski, a Steinway artist and director of the Polish Music Center at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. 

The event celebrates the opening of the Pear Valley Winery and will include a VIP tasting of wines from 20 Back Roads Wineries of Paso Robles complemented by Polish-themed appetizers provided by Cass Catering.  A live auction of premium wine and tour packages will follow the concert.

Chamber music compositions by Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Franz Schubert will be on the program, including Zebrowski’s arrangements for strings and piano of Paderewski’s Nocturne and Mélodie. The concert’s highlight will be Franz Schubert’s celebrated Trout Quintet.

Polish appetizers created by Cass Winery Chef Jacob will include Waffled Potato Crisps with a Smoked Herring Mousse, Gołąbki [Stuffed Cabbage Leaves] with a Modern Twist, Kiełbasa w koszulkach [Polish Sausage in Puff Pastry] served with Whole Grain Mustard, Barszcz [Polish Beet Soup], Bacon-Wrapped Prunes, and Pierogi [Polish Dumplings].

Proceeds of the event will benefit the Paderewski Festival Exchange Program with Poland. Selected finalists from the 2007 and 2008 Paderewski Youth Piano Competition in Paso Robles will participate in piano workshops and master classes held at Paderewski’s manor house in Kąśna Dolna, near Tarnów, Poland, in June of 2009. Together with young pianists from Poland, the California youth will also perform in concerts at the manor house and at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. The cities of Paso Robles and Tarnów signed a sister city agreement in November 2008 to explore cultural and business opportunities.

Admission is $75 per person; $45 for youth under 21 and seniors over 65.  Tickets may be purchased at www.paderewskifest.com, or at any participating Back Roads Winery, or by calling (805) 227-2888.

Back Roads Wineries is a consortium of 20 boutique vineyards located between Paso Robles and Creston, specializing in creating unique, handcrafted, limited edition wines. More information about Back Roads Wineries is available at: www.backroadswineries.com

The Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles is a non-profit organization that sponsors annual series of concerts, featuring internationally acclaimed artists, the Paderewski Youth Piano Competition, and other Paderewski-themed events.

The 2009 Paderewski Festival will be held in a number of venues in Paso Robles and vicinity from November 12-15. Concerts of solo piano and chamber music, an exhibit of Paderewski’s memorabilia, a film screening and lectures are planned. Winners of the Paderewski Youth Competition will be presented in a free and open to the public concert that will be followed by the Festival Gala Concert on Saturday, November 14th. Both events will be held at the historic Ballroom of the Paso Robles Inn.

 Event details:

Date:  April 25th, 2009
Time: 6 p.m.
Address: Pear Valley Winery
4900 Union Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Admission: $75; $45 for youth and seniors
Tickets: www.paderewskifest.com, (805) 227-2888
or Back Roads Wineries, www.backroadswineries.com
Parking:Free parking available

For questions or additional information please contact:

Cri Cri Solak-Eastin
Paderewski Festival Media Contact
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (805) 434 5301
Cell: (805) 712 2121