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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

 

Wigilia

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

You are cordially invited to attend Polish Wigilia to be held on Sunday December 16, 20012 at the Polish American Cultural Center on Lansing Avenue. The dinner will start at 12:30 PM with breaking of opłatek followed by a traditional meatless dinner. After dinner special program about Polish Christmas traditions.

The cost of the dinner is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12.

We hope you can attend. Please make reservation early since we expect a sell out.

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
More: Opera Circle

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