MODJESKA CLUB EVENTS
AND POLISH CULTURAL EVENTS
AUGUST 23, 2018 at 8 p.m. CHOPIN CONCERT AT HOLLYWOOD BOWL
The selection of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 (with Sergio Tiempo, piano solo) and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 makes up a lovely summer program. The long intermission of over 30 minutes gives time to talk and party - bring your own picnic basket and wine! Low-price tickets are available to groups, so the Club may make a reservation for at least 20 people to sit together in one section of the enormous auditorium and enjoy music under the stars (with the addition of helicopters and coyote howling at times).
Club reservations will be taken to August 1, email Maja Trochimczyk, Maja.Trochimczyk@gmail.com. The concert is free to members who will RSVP in time, by August 1, 2018. https://www.hollywoodbowl.com/events/performances/407/
SEPTEMBER 1, 2018, 8 PM. CLUB PAPA PRESENTS POLISH THEATER FROM TORONTO. "Tamara de Lempicka" based on a biography of a famous Polish painter. Modjeska Club members are encouraged to attend and meet-up at this event, sponsored by Club PAPA of Orange County. Curtis Theater City of Brea, 1 Civic Center, Brea, CA, tickets $35.
Club members receive discount of $15 and pay $20 per ticket. RSVP to be on the discount list to Maja.Trochimczyk@gmail.com by August 15, 2018 AND make reservations for the actual tickets with Club PAPA at the same time - to Darek Swiatkowski at email@example.com. We do not purchase tickets, only subsidize club members's tickets by making a one-time payment to Club PAPA for the pre-registered Modjeska Club members.
Dormeuse by Tamara de Lempicka
22 SEPTEMBER, SATURDAY, 5PM: FIRST MEETING
Interview with Dr Jan Iwanczyk, physicist, winner of the 2018 Award "Eminent Pole/ Wybitny Polak" - in a private residence in Brentwood, for Club members only.
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS
OF POLAND'S INDEPENDENCE
OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2018
A month of Polish cultural events in Southern California
16 or 18 OCTOBER, TBA, 7:30 pm: Conversation with Ambassador of Poland, Prof. Piotr Wilczek, organized by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, in cooperation with the Modjeska Club
OCTOBER 17-25, 2018: POLISH FILM FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES
- OCTOBER 17, Wednesday: Opening Gala of the Festival guests include Ambassador of Poland, Prof. Piotr Wilczek who will present the award Amicus Poloniae.
- OCTOBER 17-25: Film screenings around town, see www.polishfilmla.org for the program.
TBA. The Presentation of the 2018 MODJESKA PRIZE for the most distinguished Polish actor, in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland.
27 OCTOBER, 8 pm (Saturday): POLISH MUSIC. Piano Recital of prof. Wojciech Kocyan, Loyola Marymount University - Program of Polish Music, in collaboration with the Modjeska Club.
Wojciech Kocyan with Maja Trochimczyk at a lecture about Maria Szymanowska.
Bowers Museum, 2013.
5 NOVEMBER, Monday, 8pm: Gala Concert and Reception by the Polish Consulate, Colburn School of Music, Zipper Auditorium. Presenting Kathy Liu, Chinese-American pianist, winner of third prize at the Chopin Competition of 2015. Organized in collaboration with the Modjeska Club.
15 DECEMBER, CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND RECEPTION (holiday event in a private residence in Laguna Hills, for Club members only).
26-27 DECEMBER. DAR MLODZIEZY TALLSHIP IN LONG BEACH - in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute of Poland, and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, the Modjeska Club plans to present token Christmas gifts to the tallship's young crew, and participate in a special event on board. Details to be announced.
Dar Mlodziezy, Fot. Dorota Nelke
CLUB EVENTS IN 2019
The 2019 season will include events featuring musicians, actors, engineers and writers.
2 FEBRUARY 2019, "From Mickiewicz to Okudzawa" - concert of poetic songs by Piramidy Duet Piotr Kajetan Matczuk (voice, piano, guitar) and Tomasz Imieniowski (bass guitar). Event organized in cooperation with the Polish Club of San Diego and Klub PIE (Poles of Inland Empire).
Piotr Kajetan Matczuk
17 FEBRUARY 2019 R. Magdalena Grzebalkowska, biographer of Krzysztof Komeda. Meeting with journalist and writer, in a private residence in San Fernando Valley. Free for members, (RSVP to 1 Feb)) and open to guests, ($40 per person).
MARCH, TBA. Concert of Songs by Witold Lutoslawski AKA Derwid, by Katarzyna Sadej, mezzosoprano and Barbara Bochenek, piano. South Pasadena Public Library Community Room, El Centro St.
Bochenek and Sadej in a recording studio working on their Lutoslawski CD.
MARCH, TBA. Teen singer, Wiktoria Tracz, and Krzysztof Dzikowski, librettist, in a concert of Polish songs.
APRIL, TBA. Poles in Cosmos. Meeting with the Head of the Polish Space Agency, and Artur Chmielewski, JPL/NASA Liaison, at JPL/NASA campus in Pasadena (Easter is on April 21)
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PAST EVENTS ANNOUNCED EARLIER
The Kupiński Guitar Duo—Ewa Jablczynska and Dariusz Kupinski—perform Rossini: "La Gazza Ladra overture," Chopin: "Two Mazurkas and a Waltz," Rachmaninov: "Prelude, Opus 23, No, 5," and Gershwin: "Rhapsody in Blue." The concert is free, but due to broadcast, doors close right at 6 or a minute before, so if you are late you cannot come in until after the break.