„UNITE” – Acadiana Symphony Orchestra POLISH CONCERT

On September 11, 2020, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, Lafayette, Louisiana will presented a concert entitled “Unite”. This performance marks the beginning of the new concert season under the name “Revive!”. It is addressing the need to restore the performing arts which were particularly negatively affected by the current pandemic and the necessity of unity in overcoming the current challenges that the entire global community is facing.

If you missed the concert on 9/11, you can still enjoy it. It will be available for streaming until September 25, 2020.

We encourage all music and art enthusiasts to support the musicians as they struggle to survive this difficult time of the pandemics.

The concert includes music from Italy, Britain, Spain, the United States and will also prominently feature music by Polish composers. Kinga Augustyn, a young Polish violin virtuoso will join maestro Mariusz Smolij for the performance. Kinga presents the American premiere of Romuald Twardowski Violin Concerto, the world premiere of maestro’s Mariusz Smolij arrangement of George Gershwin’s Three Preludes and Pablo Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy. Kinga Augustyn graduated from the Juilliard School, and currently resides in New York; she has launched a successful career as a violin soloist, educator, and recording artist. www.kingaaugustyn.com

Most of the American performing arts organizations including orchestras, operas, ballet, musical and dramatic theaters have closed since March with no clear date of reopening. The Acadiana orchestra is among a few who strive to provide live performances to today’s culture seeking audiences. The concert will be presented in the form of live streaming on popular internet platforms and will be also available for later viewing.

We are asking all enthusiasts of the performing arts for the financial support so we can in part cover the costs of musical materials, logistics of the live streaming and other expenses of the concert. All donations are tax deductible and all the donors offering contribution of $100 and above will be acknowledged and thanked during the live stream. Internet tickets, opportunity to donate as well as all program details are available at the orchestra website: www.acadianasymphony.org

Texas Chapter of Kościuszko Foundation is actively supporting this project and donation can be also sent to TCKF, attention Dr. Teresa Priebe (Treasurer) at 4239 Emory Ave., Houston, Texas 77005-1922

We want to thank you in advance for your support and generous donations. Maestro Mariusz Smolij – Music Director and Conductor of Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, Prof. Waldemar Priebe, Ph.D. – President of TCKF