Chopin & Paderewski 2010
Chopin & Paderewski 2010 International Conference

Loyola University Chicago, November 12-13, 2010

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Friday & Saturday
November 12 13, 2010


Loyola University Chicago
Lake Shore Campus
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660

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Conference organized by the Departments of

Modern Languages and Literatures
--- The Polish Studies Program
Fine & Performing Arts

For information on the Polish
Studies Program at Loyola
University Chicago please call
or visit:

LUC Polish American Alumni Network


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

Lectures are open to the public and free of charge.

  &  S C H E D U L E

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

© 2009-2011 The Organizing Committee for Chopin & Paderewski 2010 celebrations, USA