Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Series features 20th-century Polish music.(Arts & Culture)

Byline: David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer

Willy Sucre and Friends are serving up a large plate of Polish string quartets in this afternoon's season-opening concert of the Placitas Artists Series.

Sucre's Polish-born friend, violinist Krzysztof Zimowski, is the main reason for the series presenting the program of 20th-century music of Poland.

"I invited him to play precisely because of these three Polish composers Stanislaw Moniuszko, Karol Szymanowski and Grzyna Bacewicz. Of course, he was extremely excited about it," Sucre said.

Zimowski, a native of Wroclaw, said he is grateful for the opportunity.

"The music is very demanding. …

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