Conference: Chopin and Paderewski 2010 International Conference, Loyola University Chicago, November 12-13

The multiple goals of the conference are: to explore Fryderyk Chopin as a composer, a master of Romantic music, and patriot; to look at Ignacy Jan Paderewski as a pianist, composer, philanthropist, diplomat, politician, and the third Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland; and to place Chopin, Paderewski, and Polish independence in the context of American and world culture and politics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Please visit for more information.

Participants include over twenty international scholars, poets, professors, critics,
musicians, performers, and historians.

Lectures are open to the public and free of charge.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Lectures at Loyola Lake Shore Campus, Klarchek Information Commons, 4th floor

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Boguslaw Raba PhD, Musicologist, University of Wroclaw
Between Romanticism and Modernism, Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s Compositional Oeuvre

Richard Dyer PhD, Music Critic and Lecturer
Paderewski on the Radio – Rare Recordings

10:45 –11:00 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m. -12:45 p.m.

Maja Trochimczyk PhD, Musicologist, Independent Scholar, Poet, Translator
The Image of Paderewski: An Archangel, Idol, Statesman

Irena Poniatowska, PhD, Institute of Musicology, University of Warsaw
President of the Programming Board of The Fryderyk Chopin National Institute
Chopin and Paderewski – Two Artistic and Patriotic Attitudes

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided

2:00 – 3:00

Anna Gasienica-Byrcyn PhD, Lecturer, Visiting Research Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
I. J. Paderewski and the Zakopane Connection

Malgorzata Perkowska-Waszek PhD, Musicologist, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
The Muses and Ladies of Ignacy Jan Paderewski

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Coffee break

3:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Documentary Film: Ignacy Jan Paderewski – zarys biografii (I. J. Paderewski – An Outline of His Biography), Andrzej Chiczewski, Director, 1999 (83 min)
Introduction, commentary and Q&A session with Zbigniew Banas, Lecturer, Loyola University; Film Critic
and Translator

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Benefit Piano Recital by Jan Milosz Lisiecki (Chicago Debut) and lecture by Dr. Richard Dyer;
The Newberry Library, Chicago. Advance reservations required;

Saturday, November 13

Lectures at Loyola Lake Shore Campus, Klarchek Information Commons, 4th floor

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Malgorzata Kot, Head Librarian, The Polish Museum of America
Paderewski at The Polish Museum of America in Chicago (PMA)

Teresa Kaczorowska PhD, Author, Poet, Journalist; Academia Europaea Sarbieviana, Ciechanow
Relations Between Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Mieczyslaw Haiman, Founder of the PMA,
and the Creation of the Paderewski Room

Halina Misterka, Archivist, The Polish Museum of America
I. J. Paderewski Documents at the PMA Archives

Geraldine Balut Coleman PhD, The Polish Museum of America Board of Directors
Renovation of the Paderewski Room at The Polish Museum of America 2007-2009

10:45- 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
I. J. Paderewski: The Chicago Connection

Dr. Dominik Pacyga, Urban Historian, Columbia College, Author
Introduction: Growth of Chicago between 1890-1910

Victoria Granacki, Historic Preservation Consultant, Author of “Chicago’s Polish Downtown”
Highlights and Visual Presentation of Paderewski’s Musical, Political, and Philanthropic Activities
in Chicago

12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Mira Creech PhD, Historian, Author and Translator
Ignacy Jan Padarewski and His International Connection for the Service of Poland and World Peace

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Stan Bernacki, Founder of The Paderewski Association
Paderewski Artifacts and the Polish American History Depository

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse
Poetry reading featuring George Bodmer, Sharon Chmielarz, Diane DeCillis, David, Gretchen Fletcher, Katrin Talbot, Maja Trochimczyk; musical interlude by Kathabela Wilson and Rick Wilson playing Chopin on rare historic flutes

7:30 p.m.

Concert at Mundelein Center Auditorium, 1020 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago
Presented by:
Loyola University Department of Fine & Performing Arts Faculty Members: Haysun Kang, Anthony Molinaro, Cameron Smith, and HingHuan Xu
The LIRA Ensemble, Artists-in-Residence, Loyola University Chicago
Pawel Checinski, Pianist

Please Make reservations at or call Box Office 773-508-3847

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