Events

67 th American Council for Polish Culture

02/17/2015

THE CHICAGO CHOPIN SOCIETY

PROUDLY HOSTS

 

                  67th American Council For Polish Culture 

 

Annual Convention

August 5-8, 2015

 

Polish Emigrant Composers and Musicians

 

 

The 67th Annual Convention of the American Council For Polish Culture will be held in the Windy City of Chicago from August 5 to 8, 2015. Our theme: Polish Emigrant Composers and Musicians it’s intended to recognize forgotten and honor living artists who through their individual paths promoted Polish culture abroad.

 

In the field of music we salute such prominent immigrant composers as Jerzy Fitelberg, Leopold Godowski, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, Jozef Hofman, Tadeusz Kasern, Piotr Lachert, Wanda Landowska, Roman Maciejewski, Andrzej Panufnik, Ignacy Paderewski and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski among others enriched our lives abroad.

 

We would like to offer you the experience of the rebirth of Polish composers          and musicians and delight you with the  taste of Polish music.

 

Please add your name to the distinguished list of our guests.

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STRING QUARTET February 3 2015

01/25/2015

The Annual Chopin Festival 2015
a non-profit corporation since 2004

Cordially invites you to celebrate the 2015 season with a concert of STRING QUARTET


MICHAL  KORZISTKA pianist
and STRING QUARTET
Miguel Garcia-Bender violin, Agnieszka Likos- violin, Davis Perez -viola, Patrycja Likos – cello



Program­
String Quartet No. 3 (world premiere) by Jaroslaw Golembiowski
Piano Concerto No. 2 by Fyderyk Chopin

String Quartet No. 3 is inspired by film music and paintings with a melo-dramatic themes. Music explores the realm of expressive tension, characteristic for dance and love songs.

“String quartet version of Chopin’s piano concerto is aimed to everyday pianist who could take home the score and play it with a couple of friends. The string quartet brings more to the pathos of the various passages than normally achievable with the large orchestral string section”.

Tuesday February 3, 2015 at 7:30 P.M.
PianoForte Salon at 1335 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
General admission $25 | CCS members $20 | Students/Senior Citizen $15

Tickets available at the door. For reservations
call: 773-262-9699 773-988-3663

Email: ccs@chicagochopinsociety.com Web: www.chicagochopinsociety.com

 
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Kacper Wierzchos December 20 2014

12/08/2014



The Chicago Chopin Society

Cordially invites you to celebrate the holiday season
with a concert of classical guitar music




Kacper Wierzchos-Guitar

Program­

Fernando Sor: Study No.11 Op. 44, Study No. 4 Op.31, Study No.14, Op. 35

Francis Poulenc: Sarabande

ru Takemitsu: A piece for Guitar.  

J.S. Bach: Prelude BWV 999, Sarabande BWV1002*

Agustín Barrios: Julia Florida

Heitor Villa-Lobos:Prelude III, Prelude IV

Manuel de Falla: Homenaje a Debussy

Enrique Granados: Dedicatoria, La Mendiga, Spanish Dance No. 5

Kacper  Wierzchos was born in Poland in 1988 but has lived and studied in Spain for his entire life .      At age thirteen he started studying piano with his mother who is a concert pianist. Shortly after he began studying guitar at the "Taller de Musics" Music School of Lleida in Catalonia and thereafter studied with Francisco Milán and Carles Trepat. Kacper has performed concerts in Spain and Poland and since November 2014 he is living in Chicago. This concert is Kacper's American debut.

Additionally, Kacper has studied physics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and his passion for music and physics have led him to unite these two apparently unconnected branches serving the historically informed performance.

 

 

SATURDAY, December 20, 2014 at 5:00 P.M.

PianoForte Salon at 1335 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

 

General admission $20 | CCS members $15 | Students/Senior Citizen $10

 

New members free admission

 

Tickets available at the door. Please make your reservations
by e mail: ccs@chicagochopinsociety.com

 

or call: 773-262-9699    or      773-988-3663


 


 


 


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MICHAL KORZISTKA November 8 2014

10/16/2014


The Chicago Chopin Society
                                            
Cordially invites for the 4th Concert of the

The Tenth Annual Chopin Festival 2014/15

 Concert No. 4

MICHAL KORZISTKA

Music by Fryderyk Chopin and Karol  Szymanowski       

Fryderyk Chopin
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise E flat -major
2 Mazurkas  Op. 50
Study E major Op. 10 No 4
             
Ballade No. 1 Op. 23 G – minor

Karol  Szymanowski
Study B – minor

(tentative program)

Dr. Michal Korzistka has a special place in his heart for classical and romantic composers: Beethoven, Mozart, Liszt, Szymanowski, and Chopin. He performed in Poland and abroad, among others, at the revered Chopin Mansion in Zelazowa Wola, Poland, at the famous concert series at the Chopin Monument in Lazienki Park in Warsaw, at "Atma" in Zakopane, at the Pszczyna Castle, in Great Britain, Germany, the Czech Republic, and the U.S. Michal is currently a full professor of the Cieszyn Branch of the University of Silesia, where he teaches piano and a number of other music courses. He is a Vice President of the Bielsko Music Society. He also organizes international master classes for young pianists, under the auspices of the University. Over the years, Korzistka has also made a number of recordings, including a live recording of his concert with an orchestra in Weston, Great Britain, a "Music in Bielsko-Biala" CD, recordings for the II Channel of the Polish Radio, and archival recordings for his alma mater, the Academy of Music in Katowice.



SATURDAY, November 8, 2014 at 7:00 P.M.

PianoForte Salon at 1335 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

General admission $25 | CCS members $20 | Students/Senior Citizen $15

Tickets available at the door. For reservations

call: 773-262-9699. 773-988-3663 or e mail ccs@chicagochopinsociety.com

http://pianofortefoundation.org/concert/chicago-chopin-society

 
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