Polish Music at Polish Hall - Celebration of Mazurkas

Sunday, April 13th, 2014 - 1:00PM

Polish Hall
3832 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97227
United States


Fine regional pianists: Dianne Davies, Ruta Kuzmickas, Mitchell Falconer perform mazurkas of three immortal Polish composers: Fryderyk Chopin, Karol Szymanowski, Roman Maciejewski. MT Duo: Tatiana Kolchanova - violin & Mary Rowell - viola; with selected Chopin mazurkas and traditional Polish folk melodies from Oskar Kolberg collection.

+ Agnieszka Laska Dancers with Ruta Kuzmickas in Chopin Project!

Poland's most distinctive music is as sweet as its finest dessert; Mazur and Mazurek, respectively (Mazurka in English); baked only at Easter time. The weekend before Easter this year, we'll be enjoying both at Polish Hall  admission: $10, all inclusive (entertainment and desserts).
Mazurek cakes, baked in local Polish kitchens, will be served with coffee and tea. Selected fine Polish liqueurs will be available (in moderation, of course) at Grandpas' cafe, in the lower level of Polish Hall.

The musical mazurka (in Polish, mazurek ) traditionally accompanies a Polish folk dance in triple meter, usually at a lively tempo, accented on the second or third beat, though there are slower, more lyrical ones as well. We will provide some education about this and Marek Grzelak + Zyta Nagler will demonstrate the traditional dance. Agnieszka Laska Dancers will perform excerpt of acclaimed Chopin Project with Ruta Kuzmickas on piano.


"Jasnie Pan Jakub" - by Jerzy Kopczewski Buleczka

Sunday, March 30th, 2014 - 1:00PM

Polish Hall
3832 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97227
United States


HIS HIGHNESS MR JACOB (Jasnie Pan Jakub) is a monodram based on a novel by Wiesław  Mysliwski, a Polish author whose work is set in the country-side of southern Poland, near the town of Sandomierz,  performed by Jerzy Kopczewski "Buleczka."

This type of theatrical production, a "one-actor show", is extremely popular in Europe and in Poland.  Mr. Jerzy Kopczewski, director, producer and the star of Jasnie Pan Jakub, has played both roles of Jacob  the server and Jacob-the Lord over 700 times in the 30 years of his theatrical history. 

The three part played is a description of Jacob, a simple farmhand boy, who imagines into existence his proprietor, his lord and master. Simple Jacob, in his imagination, brings to life a monster, many times worse than Jacob's proprietor in real life. 

"JAŚNIE PAN JAKUB " - wg prozy najwybitniejszego współcześnie żyjącego prozaika polskiego Wiesława MYŚLIWSKIEGO (dwukrotny laureat nagrody literackiej NIKE). Spektakl pokazuje sylwetkę człowieka, który siłą chorej wyobraźni z parobka zamienia się w swojego ciemiężcę, dziedzica. Znany w literaturze światowej motyw "z chłopa - król" znajduje w spektaklu pełne urzeczywistnienie. Bohater Myśliwskiego kiedyś, to dzisiaj jakby Wałęsa z jego ludzkimi, najbardziej mrocznymi cechami: egoizmem, zarozumiałością, pychą, skłonnością do pogardy drugim człowiekiem. Spektakl trwa 1 godzine, 45 minut.


Polish Music at Polish Hall - Igor Lipinski - piano recital

Friday, March 14th, 2014 - 7:30PM

Polish Hall
3832 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97227
United States

BUY TICKETS ONLINE     read preview: Magician at the Piano

Polish Music at Polish Hall - Igor Lipinski - piano recital - West Coast Debut, program: all Polish composers, rarely heard: Stojowski, Godowski, Leszetycki, Friedman, plus Paderewski and Chopin.

“As a pianist on the cusp of his career, Igor Lipinski holds a special card in his hands. His performances are magical. Literally.” — Buffalo News

Igor Lipinski made his American orchestra debut with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra playing Paderewski Piano Concerto under the baton of JoAnn Falletta. The performance was broadcast on National Public Radio's Performance Today. As a soloist, he recently performed with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra under Michael Butterman, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under Matthew Kraemer and he made a special New Year's Day appearance with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra in Hyannis, Massachusetts under the baton of Jung-Ho Pak.

POLISH MUSIC AT POLISH HALL in 2014 is supported by Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Cultural Trust, Polish Library Association, St Stanislaus Parish an Polish Festival. Concert piano thanks to Michelle's Pianos.


Polish Music at Polish Hall - Year of Kolberg

                                      Musical Performance by MTDuo

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 • 7:30 PM





Mary Rowell (violin/viola) and Tatiana Kolchanova (violin/piano) are professional musicians and teachers who met at a gig. They had so much fun playing together they decided to continue. Their mission is to share their love of the duet repertoire with the world. There are so many original compositions written for two instruments and they want to share. 
Tickets $10.00 at the door & online - BUY NOW
or call 503.233.0512
Polish Hall (PLBA)

3832 N. Interstate Avenue, Ptld, Ore. 97227



Polish movies at PIFF - Portland International Film Festival

Sunday, February 9 at 8:00pm - Thursday, February 20 at 10:30pm at various locations.

Sunday 2/9 8:00pm - AFTERMATH Cinema 21

Tuesday 2/11 6:00pm - IDA Whitsell Auditorium

Tuesday 2/11 8:30pm - AFTERMATH Fox Tower

Sunday 2/16  5:30pm - IDA Fox Tower

Monday 2/17 6:00 PM - reception  Whitsell Auditorium FREE

Monday 2/17 7:30pm - WALESA: MAN OF HOPE Whitsell Auditorium

Thursday 2/20 8:30pm - WALESA: MAN OF HOPE @ OMSI

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For more info and tickets go to PIFF web site.