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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

NORMA

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

by Vincenzo Bellini

  • Friday, November 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 3 pm
First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland(corner of Fairmount & Eaton)3630 Fairmount Blvd.Shaker Heights OH 44118
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October 29th: The Śląsk Polish Song and Dance Ensemble

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Monday, October 29 at8 PM in Garfield Heights High School,
4900 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, OH 44125

ŚLĄSK SONG AND DANCE ENSEMBLE OF POLAND
One of the Grandest and Most Dazzling Spectacles in the World.

60th Anniversary Tour.
The Śląsk Polish Song and Dance Ensemble have been described as one of the grandest and most dazzling spectacles in the world. The show is a thrilling display of dazzling movement, vibrant colour and stunning beauty, with beautiful choreographic, vocal and musical performances. The incomparable Śląsk performance troupe whirls, leaps, stamps and glides in a glorious outpouring of sound, motion, rhythm and music that celebrates the cultural legacy of Poland. Tickets: $40 available in: PACC, Cosmopolitan Agency, Chalasinski Insurance, Ameripol, Kraków Deli, Seven Roses

November 11th Polish Independence Day Reception

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

All are welcome. Reception starts at 2 PM.

More info about Polish Independence Day

“La serva padrona” by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Introductory Note

—from Dorota & Wanda

This weekend, Opera Circle is thrilled to present the chamber opera “La serva padrona” by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi.

While it originated as a two-part intermezzo presented inbetween the acts of a longer, more serious work, this brilliant comedy has become acknowledged as a staple in the operatic repertoire in its own right. For those of you not familiar with the plot, you may wish to read the story here.

The significance of “La serva padrona” does not, in fact, end with the operatic repertoire, however; it went on to become wildly popular in Europe, and a 1752 performance in Paris sparked the famous “Querelle des Bouffons”(Quarrel of the Comic Actors), which challenged the contemporary society, through a comparison of the Italian and French styles, to reconsider the accepted mode of aesthetic perception.

With such an illustrious career under its belt, the work has also enjoyed a wealth of historical recordings from the Golden Age of the LP industry, including renditions performed by such stars as Renata Scotto, Anna Moffo, and the Belgian ensemble “La Petite Bande.” And with its fantastic music, this comes as no surprise.

With this much history behind it, it is perhaps ironic that this unassuming intermezzo revolves neither around kings nor queens nor historical conflicts, but just about ordinary folks doing everyday things [*]: getting through life, falling in love, and… even admitting it to themselves.

That said, come join us; we look forward to seeing you!

Dorota, Wanda, & The Opera Circle Crew

[*]: Kudos to Board member Elliott Schultz for his keen observation on this score!

P.S. All performances—June 22, 23, & 24—are free admission. Visit the website for details.

IL TROVATORE by Giuseppe Verdi

Saturday, February 11th, 2012
  • Friday, February 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 3 pm
Bohemian National Hall4939 Broadway Avenue(corner of Broadway & Pershing)Cleveland OH 44127

Directions

Cast

  • Manrico: Dominick Rodriguez, tenor
  • Azucena: Christina Carr, mezzo-soprano
  • Il Conte di Luna: Brian Keith Johnson, baritone
  • Leonora: Dorota Sobieska, soprano
  • Ferrando: Jason Budd, bass
  • Ines: Nicole Wong, soprano
  • Ruiz: Oswaldo Iraheta, tenor
  • Un vecchio zingaro: Joel Rhoads, bass
  • Un messo: Philip Formes, tenor

Featuring

  • Opera Circle Chorus, Jacek Sobieski, Chorus Master
  • Cleveland Women’s Orchestra, under the baton of Robert Cronquist
  • Stage Directions: Robert Cronquist and Dorota Sobieska

About

A quintessential part of the opera canon, the production will be fully staged, with soloists, chorus, orchestra, sets, and costumes. Presented in the original Italian with English translation projected above the stage, Il trovatore will once again reassert its place as a staple of operatic repertoire.

Follow the tragic love of the noble Leonora and the troubadour Manrico. Thwarted by the jealous Count di Luna, its course commingles with the shifting fortunes of military legions caught in the conflicted feudalism of a turbulent medieval Spain, the deeply-felt piety of its religious orders, and the sinister tales of the elderly Captain of the Guard, Ferrando. Verdi’s superb scoring and soaring melodies bring the story to an ultimate, dreadful cadence, but not without a stupefying plot twist orchestrated by the ancient Gypsy enchantress, Azucena.

Tickets

  • $55 Reserved Sponsor Seats
  • $20 General Admission
  • $10 Student

Tickets will also be available at the door.

For information, call Opera Circle at 216 441 2822 or email tickets@operacircle.org.

Friday only: round-trip bus from Beachwood Place available.

Sunday only: dinner served at Bohemian Hall before the performance. Call 216 662 6130 for reservations.

Modern Poland – Gallery Opening (Pictures)

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Polish Program at Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

 

In this time of globalization, Cleveland is looking for its strengths and for potential for development. One of our greatest strengths is our population of immigrants. Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) of Case Western Reserve University is helping to build cultural competency of social workers working in Cleveland’s diverse social environment. We are happy to announce that MSASS has added workshops and classes concerning Poland to its international curriculum this year.

Travel to Poland, Spring, 2012

Mandel School offers travel-abroad courses for college students and health and human service professionals, during spring break

Cleveland, OH—Take an educational holiday overseas in March 2012 during Spring Break and engage in cross-cultural studies of social policies and practices for health and human services. Several three-credit travel courses for Case Western Reserve University students are open to students at other colleges and universities and to working professionals in health and human services. (CEUs may be offered).

Arrangements can be made for credits to be offered as independent study with permission from home college/university.

This trip is led and taught by experienced instructors and faculty from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (school of social work) at Case Western Reserve, who travel with and lodge at the same location as students. Each trip is also designed around a course syllabus and assignments that promote interaction with policymakers and direct-service providers in the country being visited.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

Direct all questions about all trips to the following:

Debby Jacobson, PhD, assistant professor & director of International Programs, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Email: dxj@cwru.edu

Web: http://msass.case.edu/international

Deadlines:

Deadlines posted on the Mandel School web site are for students of Case Western Reserve University only. Inquire with Dr. Jacobson about updated deadlines. Trip rosters must be finalized by the end of January 2012, so register today to reserve your place.

Passport:

Dr. Jacobson reminds everyone who is interested in these travel-abroad courses that the U.S. Passport application and renewal process may take longer than expected. Begin the process today online.

Course Title: Invisible Groups in a New Poland (SASS 575/375)

Student will visit Berlin and Poznan. Lectures at the University of Poznan.

Travel: March 9-18, 2012

Saturday Seminars: February 4 & 18; April 28

Instructors: Kathleen Farkas, PhD, associate professor of social work at the Mandel School & Richard Romaniuk, PhD, MSSA (’98), adjunct instructor at the Mandel School and supervisory social worker at the Cleveland VA Medical Center

Travel Fee*: $2,950 ($250 non-refundable due with application)

Travel fee covers the following:

International airfare

In-country travel (e.g., trains, trams, trolleys, buses)

All meals

Double-occupancy hotel rooms

Instructional materials

Visits to service organizations, agencies

Guest lecturers

*Course Fees

Students of Case Western Reserve pay for their travel-abroad course credits via the regular course-registration process.

Students from other colleges and universities and non-students (e.g., health and human service professionals) pay a professional-development fee of $400 in place of course-credit fees.

Adapted from article written by Paul M. Kubek, Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University

 

November 11th Reception at the Polish-American Cultural Center

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

The Polish-American Cultural Center invites anyone interested in Polish culture to a reception celebrating Poland’s Independence Day on Friday, November 11th, at 7:00 PM. The reception also marks the opening of the exhibit “Contemporary Poland”. The Center is located in the heart of Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood, at 6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44105. Free parking is across the street.

Pictures – 25th Anniversary of Priesthood of Rev. Jerzy Kusy

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Pictures from banquet of the occasion of 25th Anniversary of Priesthood of Rev. Jerzy Kusy and his classmates at Polish-American Cultural Center. (more…)