As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and the USA, on 16-24 November 2019, the second edition of the Paderewski Days Festival will be presented in New York City. The festival, through various activities addressed to the New York audience, presents, promotes and reminds Ignacy Jan Paderewski and his great merits in the field of music and Polish-American diplomatic cooperation for Polish independence.
The festival is supported by the Honorary Patronage of Consul General of the Republic of Poland in New York Maciej Golubiewski, and co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland as part of the competition "Cooperation in the field of public diplomacy 2019”. The programme of Paderewski Days includes a series of cultural events: concerts, recitals, exhibitions, art-shows, lectures and meetings with artists from Poland.
During "Paderewski Days 2019" the music of Maestro Paderewski will be heard in various districts of New York City. On 16 November, during the concert "Keys to Freedom" in Lincoln Center internationally acclaimed pianist Radosław Sobczak will perform two epic, romantic sonatas by revolutionary Polish composers: Paderewski and Szymanowski. After that, on 24 November, during the concert "Paderewski & Chopin" at the Polish & Slavic Center, pianist Radosław Sobczak will perform together with soprano Anna Koźlakiewicz. Both concerts will be hosted by Adam Wibrowski – artistic director and originator of festival.
The Paderewski Days Festival is co-organized and supported by: RenesArt Foundation, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Polish & Slavic Center, Polish Museum of America. Participation in the events is free.