Feb 27, 2 pm:
Fred Kronacher Illuminates Chopin
Kronacher, a distinguished musicologist
and pianist, will perform and discuss works of Frederic Chopin in
his own engaging and informative way! Included
in his performance will be the majestic Polonaise in C sharp Minor,
the lovely Nocturne in F sharp Minor, the thrilling Scherzo in E,
plus waltzes, mazurkas, and the beloved Ballade #3. This concert is
presented by the Chopin Foundation together with Music Experiences.
Where: the Nordstrom Recital Hall at the
Benaroya Symphony Hall,
Seattle; tickets $20/15/10 at the door,
Benaroya, CHF (206) 381-1416, ME (206)
386-9247 and Ticketmaster.
Symphony, Chopin Foundation
Feb 26, 8 pm:
kochamy at the Polish Home
Popularny / The
comes to Seattle
with their production in Polish
kochamy. This is a modern
comedy based on the play
Luv by Murray
by Adam Tarn.
& staged by Jerzy
Kopczewski & Wojciech
Wieslaw Muniak, Jerzy
available from 6 pm and after the spectacle.
Where: at the Polish Home; in Polish; tickets $16 advanced, $18/$20
PHA members/others at the door
tickets Barbara Strutynski (425) 746-3037
Feb 20, 1 pm Ė 6 pm:
Polish Book Sale
at the Polish Home
This is another Polish Book Sale coming back by popular demand after
a couple of years without it. It will
again feature a
wide range of subjects and titles with many books in English as
well. All books are donated from private libraries, and you can
donate books every Friday until February 18th, 2005 at the Polish
Home library. Please come, browse to your heart pleasure and buy!
Organized by the PHA Ladies' Auxiliary.
Where: at the Polish Home;
admission free, dinner will be available in the dining room
More: Martha Golubiec
Feb 19, 7 pm:
NW Chopin Festival winnersí concert at the Polish Home
This concert features the prizewinners of the 3rd
Northwest Chopin Festival from the week earlier. Once the tension of
the competition is gone, the young pianists are expected to show a
lot of class as they demonstrate their winning performances. The
concert will be followed by an award ceremony and a festive
reception. Organized by the Chopin Foundation and supported by
Sherman Clay with all proceeds going to the Foundationís Scholarship
Fund for young pianists.
Where: at the Polish Home upper hall; tickets $10 at the door
Chopin Foundation NW
Feb 19, 4 pm & 7 pm:
Pawluskiewicz paintings at
Jerzyís Coffee in Redmond
Pawluskiewicz is a local painter and sculptor who graduated from
of the Arts. Her exhibition of eleven recent oil
paintings, Women and
Birds, explores different moods of the subjects. The
opening reception features live music by Yaniv Assouline.
Jerzyís owners, Jerzy &
Eva Radka, present the exhibition during month of February. The cafť
has become an informal Polish gallery, a previous exhibit featured
Jagoda Sondejís photography. The time has changed to allow people to
attend competing attractions, but the artist will be there as well
at 7 pm as initially planned.
Where: Jerzyís Coffee,
16727 Redmond Way &
Cleveland St (behind Exxon gas station),
Redmond; admission free and you can always
buy some coffee!
From 4 pm till 9 pm.
map to the
cafť, contact Kate at (206)295-8227, her
Feb 19, 6 pm:
Friends of Pope
John Paul II invite to St. Margaretís
Friends Circle of John Paul II invites to
the Eucharistic Year Celebration at the St. Margaretís Parish. The
program includes: a Polish dinner, presentation about the John Paul
II Foundation, and then a religious movie, recitations and songs. This is a fundraiser for the
Where: Parish Hall at St. Margaretís,
3221 14th Avenue West
St Margaret of Scotland
Feb 19, 11 am:
Polish Book Club
meeting in Redmond
The book for the
next discussion meeting is Z
glowy by Janusz
2004. Itís an autobiography of the successful gadfly screenwriter,
novelist and playwright. He has made his name in the
with his Broadway plays
Hunting Cockroaches (1986) and especially with
in New York
(1992). The book can be bought over the Internet from
Polish bookstores such as
www.polonia.com or borrowed from other club members, see
Where: meeting room #1, Redmond Library,
15990 NE 85th St, Redmond,
Janusz Glowacki website
, Polish Book Club for
info about books
Hanna Gil, 425-957-9029
Feb 15, 6:30 pm:
Kaminska-Bowlby & Bowlby play at Sherman
Kaminska-Bowlby and Chris Bowlby are
well known local pianists. They will play
Solo and Duo Piano
Carnaval #9 by Robert
Schumann, Lullaby for A
by a contemporary composer Anna Ignatowicz,
Fantasia on an
Ostinato by John
Tarantella by Liszt and
Rashomon - a 4-hand piece written especially for
Ivona and Chris by Seattleite Jeff Junkinsmith.
Ivona and Chris are also invited to present the program in
Mount Royal College, Canada
and Honolulu Public Radio.
Clay, downtown store at
1624 4th Avenue,
tickets $10/$8 at the door.
Feb 15, 8 am: Business Opportunities in
Development Alliance of Greater Seattle invites to a seminar
Business Opportunities with
Central Europe: Where Eastern and Western Europe Meet.
The seminar focuses on Poland,
All three countries joined the European Union in 2004 and serve as
gateways for trade with the EU and former
countries. Presented by consuls for commercials affairs: Mr.
Sylwester Kozak (PL), Mr. Odon Kiraly
(H) and Mr. Michal Koricanek (Cz).
Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce,
1301 5th Ave, S-te 2400,
Seattle; admission $8/$10 Trade
members/non-members; please note: RSVP required
Business opportunities with Central Europe seminar,
email Deric Gruen
Feb 14, 8 pm:
Meeting with Consul Kozak at the Polish Home
Kozak, Consul for commercial affairs from the Consulate General of
Republic of Poland in Los Angeles,
comes to Seattle
for a Business Seminar. Polish Home organizes an open meeting with
the Consul where everybody is welcome. The meeting is informal. Mr.
Kozak will be happy to discuss issues and answer questions the
audience might have.
Where: at the Polish Home; admission free
More: Polish Home,
Consulate in Los Angeles
Feb 12, from 9 am: 3rd
Annual Northwest Chopin Festival in
This year over
70 best young pianists from the state of
take part in the all day Northwest Chopin Festival. This celebration
of Chopinís music is also a competition; the earnest young pianists
will do their best before two distinguished adjudicators, an
audience of music teachers, their students, and the general public.
This very successful Festival, organized by the Chopin Foundation
doubled in size and venues from 2004. The prize winner concert is on
Feb 19, 2005.
Clay, 1624 4th Avenue,
across the street at the Green Banquet Room in the Mayflower Park
Hotel in Seattle;
Feb 5, 6 pm: Polish Country Wedding in
This a return of
a very successful event showing Polish wedding customs and
traditions in form of a real wedding where everybody feels like a
member of the extended family of the groom or bride. Be a guest, and
you'll be a part of a traditional wedding in a Polish village
enjoying a traditional Polish wedding meal, a show of Polish wedding
customs and dances by the Sobotka folk
dance group. You can also dance to the music by the
Polonus band till 11 pm.
Hall, 3934 N.
tickets individual $25/30 advanced/at the door, for couples $45/$55
advanced/at the door.
Polish Wedding Show,
more info & tickets call Renata 503-690-4324 or Malgosia
a sample photo
Feb 4, 7 pm: Prof.
Shallcross talks about Olga
Boznanska at the UW
Woman in a Blue Dress, painting by Olga
Shallcross is an associate professor of Polish literature and the
Chair of the Polish Studies at the
University of Chicago.
Her lecture Negotiating
the Gaze: Olga Boznanska as A Portraitist discusses art
of Olga Boznanska (1865-1940), the most successful female painter of
Polish modernism, famous for her melancholic and impressionistic
portraits. Also available at the lecture: a small exhibition
featuring reproductions of Boznanskaís paintings, prepared by
Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski. This lecture is organized and supported
by the UW Polish Studies Committee.
Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall at the
University of Washington
campus in Seattle;
admission free, there is a reception after the lecture
About Prof. Bozena Shallcross
Feb 4, 7 pm: Prof. van Pelt on Auschwitz
and Holocoust at TDHS
In this lecture,
60 Years Later Ė Owning and
Disowning Auschwitz, Dr. Robert van Pelt will discuss how
the Holocoust and the Nazi death camp at
are perceived today.
Temple De Hirsch Sinai,
1441 16th Ave, Seattle;
open to the public
Prof. Van Pelt
Feb 3, 7 pm: Prof. van Pelt on Auschwitz
and the Nazi State at Seattle U.
Dr. Robert van
Pelt is a Professor of Cultural History at the University
of Waterloo, Canada. He has written
several books on Holocaust, among them a fundamental book
Auschwitz 1270 to Present
co-authored with Deborah Dwork. He
also chaired a team planning preservation of the Nazi camp at
Auschwitz and testified for the historical truth in the infamous
Irving case. His talk is titled
Inside the Nazi State.
Shafer Auditorium, Lemieux Library at
University; admission free
Auschwitz Museum, Seattle
Prof. Van Pelt
Feb 2 at 9 pm:
Auschwitz documentary at KCTS
Jan 27, 2005 is
the 60th anniversary of the Red Army liberation of Auschwitz, the
notorious Nazi death camp near
To mark the occasion, KCTS is broadcasting a 6 hour BBC/PBS
documentary Auschwitz: Inside
the Nazi State. Auschwitz
victims include at least 1,100,000 Jews, over 140,000 Poles, about
20,000 Gypsies, over 10,000 Soviet POWs, and over 10,000 other
people. Estimates for total number of victims in this camp range
from 1.1 to 1.5 million of people (source:
channel 9, from 9 to 11 pm PST on Wednesdays Jan 19 Ė Feb 2, 2005.