As part of its ongoing, nationwide 100 Lat Razem initiative to honor Poland’s rebirth in 1918 and the support provided by the United States, the Embassy is supporting the Women for Paderewski concert to be held at 11:00 on October 20 at the Fine Arts Academy Scenography Department. The concert will feature performances by three famous Polish musicians – Joanna Maklakiewicz, Maria Pomianowska and Magdalena Szczepanowska – who will play pieces by Ignacy Paderewski and two of his female contemporary composers Maria Szymanowska and Tekla Bondarzewska. The concert is part of a creative artistic program by the Piotr Janowski Foundation and Teatr Ateneum that the Embassy is supporting to tell the history of Polish-American diplomatic relations through the figure and work of the Polish statesman, composer and world-famous virtuoso pianist. The artistic program also celebrates 100 years of voting rights of Polish women. Thanks to the cooperation of the Otwock Wielki branch of the National Museum of Warsaw, the concert will be performed on a historic 1929 Erard piano that Paderewski once owned. After the concert the audience will be invited for a walk co-organized by the Friends of Warsaw Association to visit several sites connected to Paderewski including Hoover Square, Bristol Hotel and Ujazdowski Park. The Embassy is proud to partner with the Piotr Janowski Foundation and Teatr Ateneum on all of events.
Admission to the October 20 concert is free and the address of the Fine Arts Academy Scenography Department is Wybrzeże Kościuszkowkie 37/39. Here is to 100 Lat Razem connecting Poland and the United States!