The Polish Home Association and the Seattle Polish Foundation present an appreciation concert for donors who contributed to the recent grand piano fundraiser in memory of Barbara Strutynski. The fundraiser has gathered over $60,000 to purchase an excellent Steinway B concert piano for the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle.
This is the very first concert using the new piano. It honors memory of Barbara Strutynski and is by invitation only as a token of appreciation to the donors. It’s free to all donors supporting the fundraiser, but an RSVP is required. Wine as well tea/coffee and pastries will be served before the concert. Doors open at 5 pm.
Program of the evening includes piano compositions by Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludvig van Beethoven performed by Laure Struber-Mosnier.
- Chopin’s Waltz in C# minor op. 64 No. 2
- Chopin’s Fantaisie Impromptu in C# minor op. 66
- Debussy’s Clair de Lune
Poem “Mr. Nocturne” by Leszek Chudziski
- Chopin’s Nocturne in C minor op. 48 No. 1
- Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G minor op. 23
- Chopin’s Etude in A flat major op. 25 No. 1
- Chopin’s Polonaise in A flat major op. 53
- Mozart’s Turkish March
- Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, movement I
- Chopin’s Nocturne in D flat major op. 27 No. 2
- Chopin’s Barcarolle op. 60
This event has been supported by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles.
Barbara Strutynski (1936-2022), known to everybody as “Pani Basia”, was a community pilar, active since the early 1960s until her death. During that time, she founded, managed, and directed several different performance groups involving children, youth and adults. Her name was most notably connected with the Młodzi Polanie / Young Polanie folk group, but she also directed cabarets and plays, and promoted music programs at the Polish Hall and in our community.
Laure Struber-Mosnier is a pianist well known to Polish audiences as she performed at the Polish Festival at the Seattle Center in 2018 & 2019. She graduated from the Strasburg Conservatory in Strasburg in her native France and in 2017 she obtained her Doctorate in Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Washington. She has performed widely throughout Europe and in the United States as a soloist, chamber musician, and keyboardist for the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra and has received numerous awards including a France-Fulbright Alumni Distinction. Dr. Struber-Mosnier is frequently collaborating with several ensembles in the Pacific Northwest, including the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra, the Inverted Space ensemble, the Sound Ensemble, and the Harry Partch Ensemble. Besides performing concerts, she teaches at her piano studio, and works for Pacific Northwest Ballet as a rehearsal pianist. Laure lives in West Seattle with her husband Spencer, her baby girl Charlotte, and her golden retriever Bennie.
520 bridge closed this weekend
Eastside attendees please leave early to compensate.
Almost 200 people registered for the concert via RSVP. The Polish Home parking lot will be too small. Please carpool.
Additional parking is available at two parking lots M1 & M2 of the nearby Mt. Zion Baptist Church on the corner of E Madison and 19th Avenue. These lots require payment by phone apps only: PayByPhone and CallToPark. They should accommodate all the guests, but please allow 20-30 minutes to go there and walk back to the Polish Hall.
You should try the M1 lot first, entering from the 19th Ave (see the arrow on the map below); if that lot is full, drive through it to the M2 lot.
Please arrive early for the concert and enjoy wine and pastries before it starts!
More: Barbara Strutynski bio, about the grand piano & fundraiser