Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 5:00 pm
POSTPONED! Art by Helen Covensky Ciesla - Opening Night
Due to rising concerns regarding the coronavirus infection risk, the Kosciuszko Foundation DC Chapter decided that the art show opening of Polish-Jewish artist Helen Ciesla and her granddaughter Piera Kempner will be postponed.
Our main concern is ensuring the safety and health of participants attending the event. We expect to host the event in the near future. We will notify you by email regarding the new date of the exhibition's opening.
We are truly sorry to take this action but also feel that it is a responsible and reasonable decision.
Thank you for understanding.
INTERNATIONAL WOMENS' DAY
CELEBRATING GREAT WOMEN
ART SHOW OPENING
OF POLISH - JEWISH ARTIST
HELENA COVENSKY CIESLA
Special Guest: an artist's daughter, a well established documentary film maker Aviva Kempner. Ms. Kempner will deliver a remembrance of her mother.MORE INFORMATION >> VIEW EVENT PHOTOS >>
Friday, March 13, 2020
ALL EVENTS POSTPONED
due to the rapid spread of the Coronavisrus all scheduled events at the Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington DC are postponed.
We will inform you about the new dates.
Stay safe and well!
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 1:30 pm
Natalia Kazaryan Piano Recital
The Kosciuszo Foundation and Washington International Piano Council
invites you for a piano recital
by Natalia KazaryanMORE INFORMATION >>
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 5:00 pm
International Womens' Day Celebration
Our Annual Ladies Only Social Gathering - Potluck
Sunday, March 15th @ 5PM
Please Come! Bring a dish or a drink to share and let's celebrate Us -Women!
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 6:00 pm
Polish-American Music: Concert by Marta Plomienska and Dawid Mzyk
Details will be posted soon
Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 5:00 pm
Krystian Jaworz & Magda Pluta in Concert Surreal Players
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 1:00 pm
WIPAC Piano Concert
Details coming soon
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 6:00 pm
Aleksander Debicz - Solo Piano
KF MEMBERS $20
GENERAL AUDIENCE $25
ALEKSANDER DĘBICZ is one of the most versatile Polish pianists and composers.
The starting point for his artistic activity is his improvisation and original music which is often combined with the repertoire of classic masters.
In 2015, his debut album, "Cinematic Piano" (Warner Classics) featured a series of 12 own compositions inspired by the art of film. Since then, he composed music for films, radio plays and theater, cooperating with Polish Theater in Warsaw or The Juliusz Słowacki Theater in Krakow, among others. Dębicz won an award for the best original music for the radio play („Anna Karenina" directed by Katarzyna Michałkiewicz) at the Dwa Teatry Festival 2019.
In 2018, he released his third album "Invention" (Warner Classics). In the album, Dębicz presented his interpretation of a set of J.S. Bach Inventions and Sinfonias and original compositions inspired by Bach and hip hop music. The album was nominated for Fryderyk 2019 award and gathered a number of highly enthusiastic reviews. In April 2019, a new track by Aleksander Dębicz was released, "The Union", composed on the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of Poland's accession to the European Union.
Aleksander Dębicz is not afraid of experiments, he works with DJs and graphic artists creating computer animations. This trend is not accidental – it expresses a changing approach to art and its role in the younger generation of creators and listeners.
Dębicz performs in a duet with cellist Marcin Zdunik with whom he has already developed several original programs based on classical music and improvisation. One of them was immortalized on a two-piece album, "Bach Stories", recorded for the Warner Classics label, which gathered exquisite reviews. The album was nominated for the Fryderyk 2018 award. The artist also regularly performs with saxophonist and composer Szymon Nidzworski.
Aleksander Dębicz, a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in Prof. Elżbieta Tarnawska piano class, perfected his skills in International Master Classes working under the direction of world-renowned pianists and educators including: Robert Levin, Andras Schiff, Andrea Bonatta, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and Aleksei Orłowiecki. He has toured both in Poland and abroad (including Germany, France, Romania, Italy, Austria, Turkey).
During his career he won numerous awards, including: 1st place and a special prize for the best performance of Bach's works at the 15th international J.S. Bach piano competition in Gorzów Wielkopolski and Frankfurt (Oder) (2000), a special prize for the best performance of sonatas by Haydn at the 10th international piano competition in Bremen in Germany (2005), a special prize at the international music contest in Bucharest Romania (2006), he was a finalist at the International Piano Competition in Kitzingen, Germany (2003) and semifinalist at the 8th I.J. Paderewski International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (2010). In 2013, eclipsing the competition, he won the Transatlantyk Instant Composition Contest, the only one in the world contest in simultaneous film improvisation.MORE INFORMATION >>
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 6:00 pm
Magdalena Wor - soprano, Martin Labazevitch - piano
Chopin, Moniuszko, Ives, Barbar, Bernstein
More information coming soon
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 6:00 pm
Aga Derlak in Concert - Jazz Pianist
Details coming soon