Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Invitation to Paderewski Lecture-Recital at USC, October 14 at 7 pm

We are pleased to invite members of the Modjeska Club to attend an event partly sponsored by the Club: PADEREWSKI LECTURE-RECITAL: THE SOUNDS OF INDEPENDENCE, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7:00 PM NEWMAN RECITAL HALL. The event will be held on USC Campus; the Newman Recital Hall is located within Hancock Auditorium, 3616 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089. The program is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, and RSVPs are not available.

Portrait of Paderewski by Sanford, Maja Trochimczyk Collection.

The USC Polish Music Center celebrates 100 years of Polish independence with a collaborative lecture performance of music composed between World War I and II, featuring the USC Thornton Chamber Singers, the Quadrophonic String Quartet, and guest lecturer, USC musicology professor Lisa Cooper Vest – who specializes in Polish music after 1945 and recently joined the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music. The colorful program will explore how Poland’s return to the map of Europe in 1918 opened the doors for a period of intense cultural flourishing.

More information about the program: https://polishmusic.usc.edu/events/2018-sounds-of-independence

PARKING: Enter USC at the McCarthy Way Gate from Figueroa south of Jefferson, park in Structure 2. Cost $12Walk straight into the campus on the road you drove into the parking to the main walkway, turn left, walk to the main square with the fountain. Newman Recital Hall is inside the Hancock Building to the left behind the fountain and the sculpture of Traveler – USC Mascot. The sculpture of Tommy Trojan is on the other corner of the square. 

The Modjeska Club is among faithful supporters of Paderewski Lecture-Recitals. We believe it is a duty of every Pole in California to support Polish Music Center at USC, as one of the few Polish institutions that are embedded within first-rate American universities. The PMC is a major archive, information and performance center and we have only one Polish institution like that on the West Coast. Here’s the link to donate: https://polishmusic.usc.edu/donate/

 See you soon!                                                                                

Maja Trochimczyk