• April 26, 2008

The Ball will celebrate the music of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski. The Republic of Poland dedicated 2007 as the year of Szymanowski on the 70th anniversary of his death. In honor of this great composer, the Polish American Folk Dance Company, with the artistic director, Mr. Ryszard Sudol, will present a number of goral (Polish highlander) dances, commemorating several of Szymanowski’s compositions inspired by goral traditions. Mr. Szymanowski lived in Zakopane, Poland toward the end of his life, drawn toward the unique and rich goral culture. The Polish American Folk Dance Company is a regular contributor to the evening of entertainment at the Ball, providing guests with an entire repertoire of dance presentations choreographed around a variety of themes.

Highlander Dance by Wladyslaw Teodor Benda

The Kosciuszko Foundation’s
73rd Annual Dinner and Ball

Karol Szymanowski 1882 - 1937

Karol Szymanowski
1882 - 1937

Commemorating 125th Anniversary of Composer’s Birth
and 70th Anniversary of His Death.

PAFDC at The Kosciuszko Foundation Ball 2007
PAFDC at The Kosciuszko Foundation Ball 2007

Saturday Evening, April 26, 2008
The Grand Ballroom of New York's Waldorf=Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York, New York

Official Information
The Kosciuszko Foundation

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