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Piotr Rubik Concert

Monday, March 28th, 2016

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Piotr Rubik, Polish composer, conductor, and artistic director, will be coming to the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus on Friday, April 1st, at 7:30 P.M. for a special performance dedicated to the 11th anniversary of Saint Pope John Paul II.

Rubik is a product of Warsaw’s Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music and is well known throughout Europe and the entire world. His performances, a blend of classical, symphonic and pop, include a chamber orchestra and singers performing mainly as soloists telling their story.

His performances, a blend of classical, symphonic and pop, include a chamber orchestra and singers performing mainly as soloists telling their story.  Most of Rubik’s works are universal and can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

All are welcome to the April 1st performance! For tickets please call 440-263-5552, 216-534-8383 or 216-832-7638

Reserve your tickets as soon as possible!

See more: Piotr Rubik in Cleveland

Maciej Frąckiewicz and Łukasz Kuropaczewski in Concert

Friday, February 26th, 2016

KuropaczewskiPolish guitarist Łukasz Kuropaczewski stunned Cleveland audiences with a 2014 debut full of intensity, energy and emotion. He now returns with Polish accordionist Maciej Frąckiewicz in an eclectic program that will redefine the boundaries of chamber music!

MEET AND GREET AT PACC,JPII

The artist’s pay a special visit to the center on March 10th, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Short performance followed by a reception.

MASTER CLASS

On March 11th see a technique and masterclass with Łukasz Kuropaczewski, free to the public at John Carroll University: http://cleguitar.org/play/master-classes/

DUO RECITIAL

See Maciej Frackiewicz and Lukasz Kuropaczewski perform on March 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm, Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights, 2860 Coventry Road, Shaker Heights, OH

*Purchase discounted tickets at http://cleguitar.org/event/maciej-frackiewicz-and-lukasz-kuropaczewski/   Select the number of tickets, add to cart and enter discount coupon code: PACCJPII for $5.00 off any ticket at any level.
Discount provided by Mr. Erik Mann, Executive Director of Cleveland Classical Guitar SocietyCleveland Classical Guitar Society logo

Lukasz Kuropaczewski- Cleveland Classical Guitar Society

Friday, October 10th, 2014
 
The Polish virtuoso makes his Cleveland debut!
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Lukasz Kuropaczewski
Saturday, 10/18/14, 7:30 PM
Plymouth Church UCC
2860 Coventry Road, Shaker Heights OH
Tickets: $25 General / $20 Senior / $15 Student
Lukasz Kuropaczewski (Poland) has recorded six CDs to date and performed solo recitals in the world’s most prestigious halls, including London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Warsaw’s National Philharmonic Hall, Tshaikovsky Hall in Moscow and Carnegie Hall in New York. He is on the faculty of the Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland. Lukasz is one of the most gifted and natural guitarists in the world and infuses his concerts with immense intensity and emotion.
*Meet and Greet Lukas at the PACC, JPII*
 Thursday, 10/16/2014, 6:00pm reception and brief display of Lukas abilities.  Plus purchase a discount ticket for Sunday’s debut!
Special thanks’ go to Erik Mann, Executive Director of Cleveland Classical Guitar Society.
Erik is making available a generous discount offered to members of the
Polish American Cultural Center, JPII
Members can get $5 off general admission and senior tickets. The discount code is pa33. You can redeem this by entering it online, telling the sale person the code over the phone, or letting them know when purchasing at the door. For at-door purchases, please go to the “group” line, let them know what organization you’re with, and the discount code.     
*Lukasz is teaching a Master Class on Friday 10/17/14 for more information: http://www.clevelandclassicalguitar.org/events/master-classes/
*For more details about the Cleveland Classical Guitar International series: http://www.clevelandclassicalguitar.org/events/international-series/
Erik Mann
Executive Director
Cleveland Classical Guitar Society
http://www.clevelandclassicalguitar.org/

“Polonia in Cleveland and the Journey of Julian Stanczak”

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Western Reserve Historical Society

 

As part of the series of events celebrating the life and work of Julian Stanczak, a panel discussion on Cleveland’s Polish immigrant community will be held at Western Reserve Historical Society on Wednesday, March 19th, from 2 to 4 pm. Participating in the discussion will be Gene Bak, Mary Erdmans, John Grabowski, and Sean Martin. This panel discussion will examine the long history of Cleveland’s Polish immigrant community, with particular emphasis on the post-war migration of individuals like Julian Stanczak who came to play major roles in art and culture within and outside of that community. This is a free event. For more information on Stanczak, including details of current exhibitions, see http://www.siegallifelonglearning.org/stanczak-programs.html

 

The Romantic Music of Chopin

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

I hope you will join me THIS SUNDAY, January 26, at 3:00 pm for The Romantic Music of Chopin.

The concert will be in Waetjen Auditorium, located in the Cleveland State University Music and Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Ave. (Located on the corner of Euclid Ave. & East 21st St.) Please use the parking ramp adjacent to the building via East 21st St. and inform the parking attendant that you are here for a CSU performance and receive your parking free.

This is a Jeffrey Siegel “Keyboard Conversations” program and we have arranged for a special ticket price of $10 for friends of Polish Studies.

Following the concert, please take the elevator to the second floor to room MU 232 for a Polish Studies reception with refreshments. Mr. Siegel will be stopping by for a short time to visit with us and talk about Chopin’s piano. A rare opportunity to meet a world-class artist!

What will the program be like? In his trademark “concerts with commentary” format, Jeffrey Siegel provides unique insight into Chopin’s life story and performs a selection of the enthralling, fiery, and poetic works of this beloved Polish composer. The program will include the heroic Polonaise in A-Flat, charming Waltzes, dreamy Nocturnes, virtuoso Etudes, and the tempestuous Scherzo No. 2.

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel are a “concert-plus” that combine the virtuosity and poetry of a world-class pianist with entertaining commentary to create a magical concert experience. His lively, engaging insights and captivating performances make this an enthralling experience for all music lovers. The concert concludes with a fast-paced Q & A.

Tickets are specially priced at $10 per person for this Polish Studies event. Purchase tickets by Friday, January 24 by calling 216-687-5018, Monday – Friday between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. You must indicate you are with Polish Studies for this special ticket price. Tickets also available at the door. Please pay with a credit card over the phone and no children under 8 years old, please.

I recommend you sample a short video of Jeffrey Siegel talking about and playing Chopin’s famous “Polonaise”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA3OIwHD118

CDs of Mr. Siegel’s Chopin concert and other works will be available for sale in the Waetjen Auditorium Lobby for $15 (cash only, please).

All of the information can also be found on our website: http://www.csuohio.edu/class/polishstudies/

See you at the concert!

 

Polish Lectures at Cleveland State University

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Joanna Trzeciak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies,

Kent State University

 

Reaching for Readers: Polish Poetry and the Moral Economy of Translation

All Lectures Begin at 4:00 PM in CSU Student Center, Room 315.

For more information visit www.csuohio.edu/class/polishstudies

Modern Poland – Gallery Opening (Pictures)

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

An American Hero turns 90, Sto Lot! John Glenn-pictures from the Polish Cultural Garden, 1973

Monday, July 18th, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An American Hero turns 90 on July 18th, 2011

Sto Lot!  John Glenn.

A few archive items from the 28th Annual One World Day, August 12, 1973, held in the Polish Cultural Garden.  The guest speaker was Col. John Glenn, Astronaut.
Celebrating Copernicus 500th Anniversary.

From the collection of the Western Reserve Historical Society.

 

“Paderewski” on demand at Channel 25 WVIZ ideastream®

Monday, July 18th, 2011


“Pianist Ignance Paderewski is probably best known for his music, but we’ll also bring you the story of why he’s being remembered as a patriot.”

Enjoy the Paderewski program produced by the Emmy Award winning “Applause” on Channel 25 WVIZ ideastream®

Click on the below link to watch and share with your family and friends.

http://www.ideastream.org/applause/entry/41373

Terminal Tower lit in Poland’s national colors

Monday, July 18th, 2011

On the evening of July 15, 2011, the Terminal Tower was lit in the national colors of Poland. This was done to honor Mr. Ignacy Jan Paderewski and recognize his monument dedication taking place the following day in the Polish Cultural Garden.  Great thanks go to the Terminal Tower Management for their participation and gesture of good will.

Beginning in 1892, Mr. Paderewski toured Cleveland many times and performed to sold out audiences.  His private railroad car was stationed in the Cleveland Union Terminal, which we now know as the Tower City Center.

Regarding the above picture:

In the foreground is the Fountain of Eternal Life, also known as the War Memorial Fountain and Peace Arising from the Flames of War, it is a statue and fountain.  The
sculpture, which serves as the City of Cleveland’s major memorial to its citizens that served in World War II, is situated on Memorial Plaza, Cleveland Mall A.

An interesting historical note that took place 101 years ago:

Mr. Paderewski patriotism led to his decision to finance the construction of the Grunwald Monument in Krakow, which he donated to the Polish nation.

The monument had been a goal of his since the age of ten. The monument was unveiled July 15, 1910.  During the ceremony Mr. Paderewski said the famous words: “Stand by your land, religion, language and the Polish spirit.  Stand firm until the revival.”