KF's Washington DC Center - Upcoming Events

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Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 4:00 pm

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The Polish Library in Washington, D.C.  &  The Kosciuszko Foundation

 Invite you to  BIBLIOTEKA DZIECIOM  Playing in Polish

 

Theme: Cats

We will talk, read and sing about cats.

Children are encouraged to dress like cats and cat-masks will be provided

Program  is designed for kids ages 5 years and under, and  it is in Polish

 

Biblioteka Dzieciom – Playing in Polish is a new initiative of the Polish Library and the Kosciuszko Foundation. We invite all the children for story time in Polish.  It is a great opportunity for parents to encourage their children to speak Polish. It's also a chance to meet friends and to have fun.

 

4 Pm - 5.30 PM

Door opens at 3.30 

 

Parent's supervision required

Snacks will be served

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 5:30 pm

Chopin Piano Academy Fundraising Concert

Please get involved!  Support this exciting project!

Join us on Saturday, February 9th - we will present the project and treat you to a short concert by the local participants. 

Chopin Piano Academy 2019 will take place March 1-3 and it is a three day intensive Master Classes with the acclaimed Chopin experts: Piotr Paleczny, Krzysztof Jablonski and Jeffrey Swann.

The selected six candidates will have a chance to practice and learn from the Masters. The classes will be open to public. 

More information: https://www.chopincompetitiondc.org/chopin-piano-academy/

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Monday, February 18, 2019 - 3:00 pm

A talk by Prof. Wojciech Maksymowicz

The Lady Blanka Rosenstiel Endowed Lecture, featuring
a talk by Professor Wojciech Maksymowicz (Poland)

"Return to consciousness. Polish contribution to research on Minimally Conscious State Patients treatment. 

The Alarm Clock Clinic and Polish actress Ewa Blaszczyk"

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Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 5:30 pm

Con Amore - Musical Journey through Loves, Muses and Inspirations of Frederic Chopin

We invite you for a romantic evening of music, letters and poetry from the love life of Fryderyk Szopen.

Performed by pianists: Martin Labazevitch and Jason Solunias

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Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:00 am

Chopin Piano Academy 2019

The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington DC presents:

CHOPIN PIANO ACADEMY - Masterclasses

with three amazing and established pianists:

Piotr Paleczny

Krzysztof Jablonski

Jeffrey Swann


March 1 - 3 

A three-day intensive program of masterclasses with leading Chopin experts for selected pianists up to 30 years of age.
Six finalists will be chosen to perform in three masterclasses, one with each of the faculty artists. All masterclasses will be open to the public and streamed live. Participants will perform in a public recital on the final day of the academy.
APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: JANUARY 14TH


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Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 5:00 pm

Kinga Augustyn in Concert - Violin Recital

JOIN US FOR A CLASSICAL NEW YEAR'S TREAT! 

The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington DC invites you

to a

Violin Recital

by 

a Polish-born virtuoso


KINGA AUGUSTYN

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Program:


J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006 
1. Preludio 
2. Loure 
3. Gavotte en Rondeau 
4. Menuets I and II 
5. Bourée 
6. Gigue 

Fritz Kreisler (1875 - 1962) Recitative and Scherzo, Op. 6 

Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933) Capriccio (2008) 

Rain Worthington (b. 1949) "Frost Vapors" (2013) 
Rain Worthington (b. 1949) "An Evening Indigo" (2014) 

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931) Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 27 "Ballade" 

 Intermission 

Debra Kaye (b. 1956) "Turning in Time" (composed for Kinga Augustyn in 2018) 

Kala Pierson (b. 1977) "Bright Curves" (2012) 
1. „River Spinner" 
2. „Lotus Curve" 
3. „Tremura" 

Jessica Meyer (b. 1974) "Confronting the Sky" (2015) 

J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750) Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 
5. Ciaccona



TICKETS: 

General Audience $30

Kosciuszko Foundation Members $25


RSVP: kfdc@thekf.org

Reserve your tickets soon! Space is limited!

Light refreshments will be served!



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