• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland


  • NEWS

  • 24 October 2018

    Consulate General of the Republic Poland in Chicago and Chicago Philharmonic Society Chicago invite for CHICAGO PHILHARMONIC FESTIVAL: POLAND 2018 November 7-11, 2018, this first-ever international classical music festival, joining in the worldwide celebration of Poland’s 100-year National Independence Day which commemorates the restoration of the country’s sovereignty in 1918. Highlights of this five-day festival include a Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra concert featuring works by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Karol Szymanowski, Andrzej Panufnik, and Frederic Chopin at the Copernicus Center. Also a part of the festival is Wojciech Kilar’s Missa Pro Pace (Mass for Peace), which will be performed at historic St. Hyacinth Basilica. The festival will also feature guest performances by Poland-based, internationally-renowned artists incl. Silesian Quartet, Piotr Orzechowski and Andrzej Białko.


    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER  7, 7:30pm

    Silesian Quartet

    Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E Chestnut Street, Chicago

    • Szymanowski String Quartet No. 2, Op. 56
    • Bacewicz String Quartet No. 4
    • Górecki String Quartet No. 1, Op. 62 (“Already it is dusk”)
    • Penderecki String Quartet No. 3 (“Leaves of an Unwritten Diary”)


     THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 7:30 pm

     Andrzej Białko, Organ

     St. John Cantius Church,  825 N Carpenter Street, Chicago

    • Liszt Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H
    • Anonymous from the Tablature of Jan of Lublin Salve Regina
    • Surzyński Elegy in F Sharp Minor, Op. 30
    • Willan Five Preludes on Plainchant Melodies
    • Nowowiejski Polish Phantasy “Christmas Eve on Wawel Hill” Op. 9, No. 1
    • Łukaszewski Icon
    • Eben From “Job” for Organ, “God’s Reward”


    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2018, 8 pm

     Piotr Orzechowski, jazz piano

     Polish Museum of America, 984 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

    • 24 Preludes and Improvisations


    SATURDAY, November 10, 7:30pm

    CELEBRATE POLONIA with Chicago Philharmonic
    Łukasz Krupiński - piano
    Scott Speck - dyrygent
    Consul General of Poland in Chicago Piotr Janicki – speaker

    Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence Avenue, Chicago

    • Pre-concert music from the Lira Ensemble
    • Paderewski Piano Concerto
    • Chopin Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante
    • Szymanowski Concert Overture
    • Panufnik Tragic Overture


    SUNDAY, November 11, 1:30pm


    Wojciech Kilar – MISSA PRO PACE (MASS FOR PEACE)
    Chicago Philharmonic
    with members of Paderewski Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

    St. Hyacinth Basilica, 3636 W Wolfram Street, Chicago

    • Marek Moś - conductor
    • Natalia Rubiś - soprano
    • Katarzyna Sądej - mezzo-soprano
    • Jesse Donner – tenor
    • Kurt Link - bass
    • Andrzej Białko – organ
    • Consul General of Poland in Chicago Piotr Janicki - speaker


    More information and tickets:


    Festival is co-financed with funds of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.

    Print Print Share: