Presenter: Dr. Wanda Bolanowska
At the end of the 19th century Lodz was built up into a very prosperous and friendly city by the people of four cultures: Polish, Jewish, German and Russian. The events of World War II disrupted the co-existence of the four cultures in Lodz – as it did in much of Poland – but when Poland threw off communist rule, the city leaders decided that it was time to once again celebrate the city’s cultural diversity. The result was the Lodz Festival: Dialogue of Four Cultures. The first Festival took place in 2002 and was highlighted by a concert featuring vocal groups from each of the four cultures.
The program this evening will feature a video presentation of one of those concerts in shortened form. Dr. Bolanowska will provide a brief introduction to the video and a short description of each of the vocal groups performing in the concert.
A social hour with refreshments will follow
More Information: Chuck Peszynski (716) 631-3717