Speaker: Marek Zebrowski,
Director of USC Polish Music Center, Pianist, Composer, Historian
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Palms-Rancho Park Branch
2920 Overland Avenue
Los Angeles 90064
For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to event
Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941) is remembered as a virtuoso pianist, composer, philanthropist and humanitarian. Unfortunately, his role in regaining Poland’s independence after World War I is less well known. This lecture focuses on Paderewski’s political activities between 1910 and 1922, his role in the “Front Morges” political formation in Switzerland in the 1930s, and on his last year of life, when Paderewski became a World War II refugee in America. Rare photographs from the Paderewski Paso Robles Collection held at the Polish Music Center, USC, will illustrate the lecture.