MODJESKA CLUB EVENTS
AND POLISH CULTURAL EVENTS
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF POLAND'S INDEPENDENCE
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2018
A month of Polish cultural events in Southern California
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.
20 OCTOBER, 6 pm (Saturday). 100 Years of Poland in Music. Mini-Recital of Polish Songs by Katarzyna Sadej (mezzosoprano) and Barbara Bochenek (piano), and Meet-and-Greet with VIP Guests of the Polish Film Festival: Tomasz Zietek (actor), Jakub Radej (director), Marta Prus (director), Tomasz Opalka (composer), Miro Kepinski (composer), Zbigniew Czapla (screenwriter) and Stanislaw Cywka (actor). Event organized in collaboration with the Polish Film Festival of Los Angeles. Reception for Club Members and VIP Festival Guests, Private mansion, Beverly Hills.
27 OCTOBER, 8 pm (Saturday): POLISH MUSIC. Piano Recital of prof. Wojciech Kocyan, Loyola Marymount University - Program of Polish Music
Wojciech Kocyan with Maja Trochimczyk at a lecture about Maria Szymanowska.
Bowers Museum, 2013.
1-4 NOVEMBER. PADEREWSKI FESTIVAL IN PASO ROBLES. http://www.paderewskifest.com/
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 in a private residence in Laguna Hills, for Club members only).
26-27 DECEMBER. DAR MLODZIEZY TALLSHIP IN LONG BEACH - a collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute of Poland, and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland.
Dar Mlodziezy, Fot. Dorota Nelke
CLUB EVENTS IN 2019
12 JANUARY 2019, 6 pm. The Presentation of the 2018 MODJESKA PRIZE for the most distinguished Polish actor, Jadwiga Baranska, in a private residence in Beverly Hills, for club members and invitees of the guest of honor.
3 FEBRUARY 2019 (Sunday), 7:30pm. "From Mickiewicz to Okudzawa" - 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 PIE (Poles of Inland Empire). Concert Held in Magicopolis in Santa Monica. Donations $20 for club members and $30 for guests.
Piotr Kajetan Matczuk
17 FEBRUARY 2019. Magdalena Grzebalkowska, biographer of Krzysztof Komeda. Meeting with journalist and writer, in a private residence. Free for members, (RSVP to 1 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. Location TBA.
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
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/
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