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Polish classical music at the residence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Nairobi

On Monday, February 27, a concert of Polish classical music was held at the rezydence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Nairobi, Kenya, Mr. Jacek Bazański. Lecturers of the Academy of Art in Szczecin Prof. Sylwia Burnicka-Kalischewska – soprano, Dr. Alicja Pilarczyk – violin, MA Dominik Wizjan at the piano and Prof. Aleksandra Łukaszewicz, who delivered the binding word, received an invitation to participate in the event from the Polish Ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Jacek Bazański, who was concluding the diplomatic mission in Kenya. Among the invited guests there were people directly or indirectly related to Poland, as well as Poles living in Kenya for several decades. Songs of Fryderyk Chopin (Wish, Lithuanian Song, Envoy, Sad River, Where He Likes), Mazurek in A minor op. 17 No. 4, Andante Spianato and Great Polonaise Brillante in E flat major, Op. 22, songs by Stanisław Moniuszko (Goldfish, Song of the Evening, Prząśniczka), Caprice of Poland by Grażyna Bacewicz and Legend op. 17 by Henryk Wieniawski unconditionally won the hearts of the audience, who warmly applauded the performers with undisguised emotions, and thanked the artists for a long time after the concert for the wonderful experiences caused by individual pieces. It is worth mentioning that Kenya is an extremely musical country, but classical music does not occupy a place comparable to the European standard in the minds of Kenyans. The artists were even more satisfied with the compliments of the Kenyan audience after the concert of Polish and European music at the National Museum in Nairobi a week earlier. During a month-long stay at the Kenyatta University in Nairobi, the lecturers of the Szczecin Academy of Art conducted mainly master classes with students of the Department of Music and Danceand lectures.

photo. Emilia Lapko

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