Polish Music at Polish Hall - inauguration of the Year of Oskar Kolberg on his birthday!
Oskar Kolberg was a composer and Europ's most prolific folklorist of the 19th-century: he created an accurate account of Polish folk art and culture of his time in the form of 33 tomes of regional monographs published throughout his life.
2014 was proclaimed Kolberg Year by The Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland. Oskar Kolberg was born February 22nd, 1814 - join us in celebrating his birthday with an evening of chamber music by Polish composers, setting a variety of rich and vivid Polish folk music, inspiring many over centuries.
Refreshments onsite: sweets, coffee, lights spirits
Brief lecture by PSU Music Historian, Barbara Heilmair, D.M.A.
Musical performance by MTDuo: Tatiana Kolchanova (violin/piano) Mary Rowell (Violin/Viola)
Oskar Kolberg, Several of the "Pieśni ludu polskiego" (Songs of Polish People)
Moritz Moszkowski, Romanza
Michal Kleofas Oginski, Polonaise
Jakub Kowalewski, Miniatura
Adrian Hanke, Caprice No.1
+ Fryderyk Chopin - selected mazurkas
all Pieces Arranged by MTDuo
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.
Oskar Kolberg, whose father Juliusz was German-born engineer and whose mother Karolina Mercoeur was of French origin, spent his whole life and career as composer documenting the folk culture of his adopted homeland. Once a younger friend of Fryderyk Chopin, he believed that Poland would one day rise again precisely thanks to the preservation of its culture, a pillar of which was its symbolic and artistic folk tradition. This was a cause he decided to contribute to with his talent and a lifetime of hard work. His dreams have come true, and we owe him our gratefulness and praise for his effort.
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.
Kolberg's photos from the collection of the Oskar Kolberg Museum in Przysucha / On consent of the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw
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Portland, OR 97227
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