Galician Party Chopin Theatre, UIC, Consulate General Republic Poland in Chicago and Tygodnik Powszechny

Wed Dec 12th 730pm -   Chopin Theatre presents "Galician Party” - a musical, visual and culinary celebration of the life and times of Bruno Schulz.  The concert is the closing event of the After Schulz Conference whose organizers, together with the Polish Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago, co-sponsor this event.

 


Free event with reservation required.

 



12/12/12 - 12/12/12

730pm - 12m


Chopin Theatre presents "Galician Party” - a musical, visual and culinary celebration of the life and times of Bruno Schulz.  The concert is the closing event of the After Schulz Conference whose organizers, together with the Polish Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago, co-sponsor this event.

 

 

The musical guests include:
Environmental Encroachment
Polkaholics
A Trio from Maxwell Street Klezmer Band with Tanya Melamed
Black Bear Combo
 


The event is a rare occasion to experience the multicultural environment of pre-WWII Galicia, in which Schulz produced his art; and the mutual influence and exchange between cultures, including Polish, Jewish, Ukrainian, German, Lithuanian, Belarussian and Gypsy, that was characteristic of this region.  Because of the lack of natural borders, nationalities of those territories changed frequently and for most of people, the village was the epicenter of life.   
 
The visual part of the "Galician Party" includes drawings by Bruno Schulz as well as the special interactive installation, "High Heels" by Krakow (Poland) artist Ania Kaszuba-Debska, inspired by the women of his life.
 
The evening begins with a complimentary reception featuring the multi-ethnic Galician foods of those times including vegetarian offerings.
 
This is a free event however reservations are required via www.ChopinTheatre.com.

Performers
Environmental Encroachment, Polkaholics, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Black Bear Combo and Ania Kaszuba-Debska

Tags: Festival, Music, New Europe, 2012