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Chopin Concert In Philadelphia

PENNSYLVANIA – On Sunday, March 1, 2015, it was the birthday of Frederik Chopin (March 1, 1810), and the Annual Concert of the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia which was held at Holy Family University Technology and Education Center in Philadelphia.

In photo: l-r Marie Hejnosz, President with Artist Katarzyna Musial

It was a snowy and icy Sunday. The concert was to begin at 2 p.m., but was delayed to 2:30 p.m. on account of the weather conditions. By that time many people assembled in the concert hall to hear Katarzyna Musial.  It was delightful when she appeared and started to play.  You forgot about the weather outside.  She was magnificent.

Prior to the concert, Marie Hejnosz, President of the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia introduced Deborah Majka, Honorary Consul of Poland for Southeastern Region of Pennsylvania.  In addition, Dr. Janusz Sporek had the pleasure of speaking about Katarzyna, our wonderful pianist, and also the fact that they both came from the same town in Poland, only many years apart.

When Katarzyna started t o play, she exploded with much gesture and such interpretations of music by Witold Lutoslawski, Zygmunt Stojowski, and many more.  She also has a CD  – “Come Dance With Me”, in which the pianist hands pay tribute to the dancers feet.

Longwood_OplaforwebAfter the concert a reception was held and members of the audience were treated to a variety of Polish delicacies.

Even though the weather was snowy, icy and not good for traveling, the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia once again excelled with a wonderful and exceptional concert.

In photo on right: Executive Board of Polish Heritage Society

Submitted by:  Jean Joka