Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Classical Music Concert by Young Polish Musicians
Roanoke Valley sister Cities and the Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, D.C. are pleased to present a classical music concert, featuring students from the Frederick Chopin School of Music Level II in Opole, Poland. The concert will highlight Polish composers and music for the piano, violin, and flute. Roanoke Valley Sister Cities has partnered with Opole, Poland since 1995 with primary cultural exchanges in music and art.
Martyna Kaszkowiak - Violin
Mateusz Rozek (pictured) - Piano
Antoni Pikuta - Piano
Jagoda Krzeminska - Flute
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 5:30 pm
Piano Recital of Krystian Tkaczewski
The KF is pleased to welcome award winning pianist Krystian Tkaczewski.
Mr. Tkaczewski is the founder of the Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, CT and has served as a judge for piano competitions from Budapest to Osaka.
Mr. Tkaczewski will be playing selections by Chopin and Tchaikovsky (detailed description of the program will follow).
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 1:30 pm
Washington International Piano Art Council Fall Piano Concert Series #1
Featured Pianist:Mr. John Gardecki, WIPAC
Artist in Resident
A second generation Polish American, John was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He studied harmony, music theory and formal analysis, during which time John won 7 "superior performance" ratings sponsored by the National Federation of Music for seven consecutive years. He performed with the Baltimore and Gettysburg Symphony Orchestras and at the Governor's Mansion in Annapolis.
Graduating with a BS major in Physics, John went to UCLA for a Master's Degree program in Systematic Musicology and studied harpsichord with Malcolm Hamilton, winning competitions; performed with the school's chamber orchestra; and managed UCLA's Electronic Music Studio. In 1992, he received an MA in Arts Administration at Columbia University, and has performed piano concerts in Warsaw, New Jersey, Washington, Virginia, and Maryland.MORE INFORMATION >> VIEW EVENT PHOTOS >>
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 6:30 pm
POLISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CLASSES - FALL SEMESTER
Fall Semester of Polish Language and Culture Classes will start on Monday, September 15th.
There will be 4 sections of Polish language instruction:
Beginners I will meet on Thursdays (09/18 - 12/18)
Beginners I continuation will meet on Wednesdays (09/17 - 12/17)
Beginners II will meet on Mondays (09/15 - 12/15)
Intermediate / Advanced section will meet on Tuesdays (09/16 - 12/16)
For more information please visit:
or email Barbara Bernhardt at:
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Book Promotion: Arthur Allen
From a laboratory in wartime Poland
comes a fascinating story of anti-Nazi resistance and scientific ingenuity.
The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl is a powerful exploration of the intersection of disease, ethics, and politics set mostly in wartime Poland. With a driving narrative, it tells the story of typhus epidemics, Jewish and Polish scientific resistance, and the implacable cruelty and stupidity of Nazi science. After the brilliant Rudolf Weigl created the world's first anti-typhus vaccine, he was forced to make a difficult moral choice when the Nazi demanded that he produce the vaccines for his troops. However, he still managed to protect thousands of vulnerable Lwow citizens by secretly shipping the vaccines to the Warsaw ghetto and Polish resistance fighters.
Arthur Allen is a writer and journalist who currently writes about health information technology for POLITICO. His free lance work on the bio medical sciences and bioethics has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Slate.com, Salon.com, Landscape Architecture, The New Republic, and. Arthur lives in Washington with his wife, New Yorker staff writer Margaret Talbot, and their two children.
In July, Arthur appeared on Fresh Air in NPR:
Here are some links to the reviews of Arthur's book:
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 4:30 pm
KF Fundraising Gala 2014
The Kosciuszko Foundation Board of Trustees
Cordially invites you to
A Fundraising Reception in Support of
The Foundation's Activities in Washington, D.C.
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
2121 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20008
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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Caroling at The Kosciuszko Foundation