MODJESKA CLUB EVENTS
3 FEBRUARY 2019 (Sunday), 3:30pm. "Mickiewicz Unplugged" - concert of poetic songs by Piramidy - Piotr Kajetan Matczuk (voice, piano, guitar) and Tomasz Imieniowski (bass guitar). Event organized in cooperation with the Polish Club of San Diego and Klub PAPA. Concert held in Playa Vista Centerpointe Club, 6200 Playa Vista Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094. Free parking.
Piotr Kajetan Matczuk
17 FEBRUARY 2019. Magdalena Grzebalkowska, biographer of Krzysztof Komeda. Meeting with journalist and writer, in a private residence of Mr. and Mrs. Pilatowicz.
Free for members, (RSVP to 10 Feb)) and open to guests ($30 per person).
17 MARCH, 2019. Teen singer, Wiktoria Tracz, and Krzysztof Dzikowski, librettist, in a concert of Polish songs at the South Pasadena Community Room on El Centro St. in South Pasadena at 6 p.m. South Pasadena: Donations $20 per guest, $10 club members.
28 MARCH 2019 at 6 pm. "Who was Helena Modjeska?" Lecture by Dr. Maja Trochimczyk, Laguna Art Museum, special event accompanying the Helena Modjeska Exhibition.
4 MAY 2019 at 6 pm. Poles in Cosmos. Meeting with Polish engineers at NASA/JPL, Van Karman Auditorium, JPL Campus, La Canada. Event organized by Witold Sokolowski and Artur Chmielewski, at JPL/NASA campus.
MAY 19, 2018. "Helena Modjeska" - new play by Marta Ojrzynska, actress from Old Theater (Teatr Stary) in Krakow where Modjeska was the star. Magicopolis, Santa Monica, 7 p.m.
PAST EVENTS ANNOUNCED EARLIER
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). The concert is free to members who will RSVP in time, by August 1, 2018. https://www.hollywoodbowl.com/events/performances/407/
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF POLAND'S INDEPENDENCE
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2018
A month of Polish cultural events in Southern California
Consul Ignacy Zarski, Marek Zebrowski, Maja Trochimczyk and Witold Sokolowski
14 OCTOBER. PADEREWSKI LECTURE AT USC. Polish Music Center, University of Southern California, Newman Recital Hall in Hancock Auditorium. Partly sponsored by the Modjeska Club.
OCTOBER 17-25, 2018: POLISH FILM FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES
- OCTOBER 17, Wednesday: Opening Gala of the Festival guests include Consul General of Poland, Jaroslaw Lasinski, who will present the award Amicus Poloniae.
- OCTOBER 17-25: Film screenings around town, see www.polishfilmla.org for the program.
27 OCTOBER, 8 pm (Saturday): POLISH MUSIC. Piano Recital of prof. Wojciech Kocyan, Loyola Marymount University - Program of Polish Music
1-4 NOVEMBER. PADEREWSKI FESTIVAL IN PASO ROBLES. http://www.paderewskifest.com/
Consul General Jaroslaw Lasinski opens the 100 Anniversary Gala Concert
President Maja Trochimczyk, Director Chris Justin with Maciej Swirski and Vice President of Polish National Foundation
Anniversary Gala Concert by Kate Liu. Colburn School of Music. With Senator Anna Maria Anders Costa. Sponsored by the Polish Consulate and Polish National Foundation
Address by Anna Maria Anders Costa, Senator and Secretary of State
10 NOVEMBER, Saturday, at 5 pm. INDEPENDENCE DAY MASS AND ORGAN RECITAL, Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, with an Organ Recital. Free event sponsored by the Polish Consulate in LA.
15 DECEMBER, CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND RECEPTION
(holiday event at McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, for Club members only).
Mini-recital of Christmas Carols by Teresa Kubiak i Wojciech Kocyan
26-27 DECEMBER. DAR MLODZIEZY TALLSHIP IN SAN PEDRO - a collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute of Poland, and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland.
Sight seeing at the Tall Ship location is available on
December 25 after noon to 6pm,
December 26 from 10am to 6pm and
December 27 from 10am to 5 pm.
Dar Mlodziezy, Fot. Dorota Nelke
CLUB EVENTS IN 2019
12 JANUARY 2019, 6 pm. Hellada Gallery. The Art of Seeing - Lecture of Marek Dzida and Presentation of Fiber Art by Monique Lehman Chmielewski. Free, open to the public. Hellada Gallery is located on 117 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802, street parking (mind the signs to not get a ticket).
Lehman weaves a portrait of her father comic-book creater Mr. Chmielewski
A native of Warsaw, Poland and a graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Monique Lehman is an accomplished and original tapestry artist whose work may be found in museum collections around the world (the Vatican, Long Beach Museum of Art, Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz, Poland and the Space Museum in Cape Canaveral, FL), as well as in many American public buildings, city halls, churches, hospitals and synagogues. Her creative output continues the centuries of development of unique fiber art tradition, previously unknown in America and created exclusively by Polish artists.
Lehman in China with a poster based on her self-portrait tapestry