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Paderewski: Between Music and Diplomacy, Washington, D.C.

Magdalena presented a lecture-recital at Kosciuszko Foundation's Washington, D.C. branch. Paderewski: Between Music and Diplomacy, Washington, D.C.

Entitled "Between Music and Diplomacy: The Founding Fathers of WWI American-Polish Rapprochement," the event featured lectures by Prof. Pudlocki and Prof. Wise and a piano performance by Dr. Baczewska. Prof. Pudlocki provided a cogent and in-depth analysis of the historical events surrounding American-Polish collaboration during World War I. Prof. Wise focused on the activities in the US and Europe of Buffalo Health Commissioner Dr. Francis Fronczak, who was a close friend of Ignacy Paderewski and a member of the Polish National Committee. An accomplished concert pianist and recording artist, Dr. Baczewska performed on the piano and also provided scholarly commentary about the Paderewski pieces that she selected.Co-sponsored by the Polish Cultural Institute (New York) and the Kosciuszko Foundation (Washington, DC Center), the event was well-attended by community members, scholars, and representatives from the Polish Embassy.

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