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Copernius Center
5216 W. Lawrence. Chicago, IL

Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra
Philip Simmons. Founder and Music Director
Jaroslaw Golembiowski, piano and composer
Justine Izewski, soprano and narrator
Violetta Todorova, violin
David Maller, Trumpet

Heroic Polonaise - Fryderyk Chopin
Polonaise and Waltz - Thaddeus Kosciuszko
        Les Adieaux à la Patrie - Michał Kleofas Ogiński
Rota (the Oath)  - Nowowiejski/Konopnick
America the Beautiful - Samuel Ward
Polonaise in G Minor for Violin and Strings - Fryderyk Chopin
Polonaise in B flat for Violin and Strings - Fryderyk Chopin
Variations on Yankee Doodle - Henri Vieuxtemps
Elegy for Kosciuszko - Karol Kurpinski
Suite for Heroes (world premiere) - Jaroslaw Golembiowski
                                                 
Concert is free with admission to Taste of Polonia Festival

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a political leader and military engineer and strategist.  In recognition of his activity for the sake of peace, independence, and democracy, Polish-born Thaddeus Kosciuszko (1746-1817) is considered a national hero in Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, and in the United States, where he fought in the American Revolutionary War.  In Poland, he fought for the equality of all citizens: peasants, Jews who were a religious minority, women, and other people who were discriminated against. He was a precursor of the development of national awareness in its modern sense, encompassing all social strata and groups. In his fight for freedom and independence, he favored peaceful solutions.  The ideas and views which Kosciuszko advocated for still remain relevant and important today.

This concert is part of the 2017-18 Cultural Exchange Festival is presented by American Music Festivals
and the Chicago Chopin Society.   For more information call 773-262-9699

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