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26.11.18
Ignacy Jan Paderewski - Icon of Independence. Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Regaining Polish Independence
On November 18th the PSC hosted a historic event which commemorated 100 years of Poland regaining its independence. Unveiled was a bas-relief of Jan Ignacy Paderewski. More»


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11.26.2018

Ignacy Jan Paderewski - Icon of Independence. Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Regaining Polish Independence

On November 18th the PSC hosted a historic event which commemorated 100 years of Poland regaining its independence. Unveiled was a bas-relief of Jan Ignacy Paderewski.

The ceremony of unveiling was attended by local politicians and leaders of the Polonia. Honorary guests included congresswoman Carolyn B Maloney and Assemblyman Joseph R Lentol. In attendance were also representatives of Polish organizations including: ZHP, Pulaski Association of Business and Professional Men, and the Polish American Congress. The guests were welcomed by Bozenka Kaminski the CEO of the Polish and Slavic Center.

The unveiling of the bas-relief was part of the international celebration of the 100th anniversary of regaining Polish independence, a Polish-American project titled "Ignacy Jan Paderewski - Icon of Independence" which happened in New York City.

Cultural events of the "Paderewski Days in New York" took place in Brooklyn. In the headquarters of the Polish & Slavic Center (177 Kent Str.), the inhabitants of New York, including a large number of Polonia, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the independence of Poland, which was accompanied by music by Maestro Paderewski. The program included: "Paderewski in New York" lecture cycle, an audiovisual show with live music and an evening piano recital performed by Jakub Kuszlik - the International Piano Competition laureate. During the ceremony, representatives of Brooklyn's local authorities and the Polish community organizations officially unveiled a commemorative sculpture of Ignacy Jan Paderewski. The work was created by a well-known Polish sculptor, Andrzej Renes. The sculpture was placed on the fronton of the Polish & Slavic Center building - the largest Polish community organization in the USA. The sculpture will commemorate an outstanding pianist and composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski – he is a cultural icon for both Poles and Americans, a symbol of universal values such as freedom and independence.

The program a Polish-American project titled "Ignacy Jan Paderewski - Icon of Independence" included a series of cultural events: concerts, recitals, shows, lectures and meetings with artists, which took place in the festival formula under the shared motto "Paderewski Days in New York". The originator of the project was Adam Wibrowski (a member of international music associations promoting the works of Maestro Paderewski in the world) The project was supported by: RenesArt Foundation in Poland, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Polish & Slavic Center, Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America PIASA. Activities were co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland as part of the competition "Cooperation in the field of public diplomacy 2018".

PROJECT ORGANIZERS AND PARTNERS

  • RenesArt Foundation (main organizer)
  • Adam Wibrowski - originator of "Paderewski Days in New York"
  • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Lincoln Center
  • Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York
  • Polish & Slavic Center in New York
  • PIASA - Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America
  • Co-financing: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

Music Director - Adam Wibrowski, Artistic Director - Andrzej Renes

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