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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


October 2018


Oct 29   Basia in Concert at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Oct 19-28   Seattle Polish Film Festival at different venues
Oct 19-21   Skate America with a Polish Dance Pair in Everett
Oct 13-15   Polish Music at the Oregon Symphony in Portland

Polish pair

dancing on ice


Oct 29, 7:30: Basia in Concert at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

Basia Trzetrzelewska

Basia Trzetrzelewska, an accomplished and beloved jazz-pop singer born in Poland and based in UK comes back to Seattle, this time to Dimitriou's Jazz Alley. She started with Matt Bianco group to switch to a solo career as a jazz vocalist with such albums as Time and Tide (1988) or London, Warsaw, New York (1990) that went platinum in the US. This international tour promotes her last album Butterflies (2018), created with pianist and keyboardist Danny White.

 

Where: Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle; tickets $36.50;

More: Basia at Jazz Alley & bio Basia's site,

Oct 19-28: Seattle Polish Film Festival at different venues

2018 poster by

Marcin Wawrzaszek

This is a placeholder for the 26th Seattle Polish Film Festival.

 

As always, the Festival needs volunteers.

  

Where: typically at SIFF Cinema Uptown and at the Polish Cultural Center in Seattle

More: SPFF site

Oct 19-21: Skate America with a Polish Dance Pair in Everett

Kaliszek & Spodyriew

US Figure Skating presents 2018 Skate America tournament that is the first event in the 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series; other tournaments of the series are in Canada, Russia, France, China and Japan. Poland is represented by the dance pair Natalia Kaliszek & Maksym Spodyriew. They will skate on Saturday, October 20 at 7:15 and the main competition in free dance is on October 21 at 11 am. The Skating Spectacular show is on October 21 as well.

 

Where: Angels of the Winds Arena in Everett, WA. tickets from $25 individual to $250 for the series.

More: event website, wikipedia on Natalia Kaliszek

Oct 13-15: Polish Music at the Oregon Symphony in Portland

Karen Gomyo

A Sibelius concert at the Oregon Symphony in Portland by violinist Keren Gomyo includes Witold Lutoslawski's Little Suite and Wojciech Kilar's Orawa. The concert that also includes Dmitri Shostakovich's symphony no.9  is directed by Michał Nesterowicz, the principal guest conductor of Sinfonieorchester of Basel, Switzerland.

  

Where: at the Oregon Symphony in Portland, OR; tickets

More: program notes, Michal Nesterowicz

 
 

2018  Ryszard Kott

Photo "Fountain" courtesy Hanna Gil, Photo "Seattle" courtesy Ryszard Kwieciński