|Sunday Mar 20, 2016 1:00 PM - Sunday Mar 20, 2016 2:20 PM | $10.00 - $15.00
Polish Music at Polish Hall - Celebration of Mazurkas
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. Show includes a cameo appearance by Agnieszka Laska Dancers - a few pieces from the Chopin Project.
Those joining the celebration will be treated to mazurkas by 3 immortal Polish composers: Fryderyk Chopin, (best known), Karol Szymanowski (less well known) and Roman Maciejewski, (least known). His mazurkas, from a 2-volume collection of 39, are very likely Portland concert premieres. Maciejewski was born exactly 100 years after Chopin, was highly acclaimed by Szymanowski, a student of Kaimierz Sikorski and Nadia Boulanger; he is best known from his monumental Requiem for victims of war.
Anne Young, Doctor of Music from Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Dr. Young is a founding faculty member of Lake Oswego Music Academy. In Portland, She was music director for two productions with Stumptown Stages, performs with the ATA Ensemble specializing in Russian repertoire, and performs with a new project called The Red Lantern with cellist Collin Oldham. Her past experience is vital and varied, participated in the Medomak Conductor's retreat for two summers, founded West Coast Lyric Works, conducting productions of Monteverdi's Poppea, Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte, A Game of Chance by Seymour Barab. Chorus master of the Illinois Symphony Chorus, Artistic Assistant at Bear Valley Music Festival, awarded an NEA grant in composition for original collaborations with painter Deloss McGraw and poet W.D. Snodgrass, these projects were titled "Life is Probably Round" and "The House the Poet Built." Currently Dr. Young is developing piano studies for young performers and writing a compendium of composers we love to listen to and a children's opera, "The Death of Cock Robin."
Polish Hall (View)
3832 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97227
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