A new exhibition entitled ‘Americans in Poland 1919-1947’ attempts to restore the memory of a generation of Americans who came to Poland with Herbert Hoover in the early 1920s and who sought to help rebuild the country.
Directors Krzysztof Warlikowski and David Pountney (who has Polish citizenship) and composer Ignacy Paderewski have all been nominated for the International Opera Awards in London.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra will give its only concert in Poland on Jan. 6. Those in attendance at the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in the north-western city of Szczecin will have the opportunity to listen to Polish music played by British musicians.
By the end of 1918, the insurgents had taken most of the Poznań area, and by January a large part of the Wielkopolska region was under their control.
Parts of the musical 'Blacksmith', inspired by the life of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, a renowned Polish composer, pianist and statesman, an icon of Polish independence, were performed in New York's Public Space in Manhattan on Thursday.
A Polish music concert at Carnegie Hall and the unveiling of a relief depicting an icon of Polish independence, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, at the Polish Slavic Center dominated Sunday celebrations in New York of the centenary of Poland regaining independence.
Touching on emigration and Polish independence the La Folle Journée festival had 1,000 artists performing.
The festival at Warsaw’s National Opera House, which will last to the end of August, includes 50 concerts that will see 91 soloists and 18 ensembles perform 240 pieces, including several commissioned specially for the festival.