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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

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  • 23 November 2016

    On 14th November 2016 at New York University Abu Dhabi was performed a concert on the occasion of the Polish Independence Day organized by the Polish Cultural Association at NYUAD with cooperation of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Abu Dhabi, Polish Business Group in the UAE and the authorities of the NYUAD.

    Polish students from New York University with collaboration of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Abu Dhabi for the second time organized a concert on the occasion of the Polish Independence Day. This year pieces were played by Mr. Arthur Sychowski. At the inauguration of the concert, speeches were delivered by H.E. Robert Rostek, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Abu Dhabi, Vice-Chancellor of NYUAD Dr. Alfred Bloom and president of the Polish Business Group in the UAE Dr. Wael Suleiman, as well as president of Polish Cultural Association at NYUAD Mr. Jakub Bartoszewski, who elucidated to the audience the historical context of the event. The ceremony was led by the vice-president of the Association Mr. Tomasz Bachosz.

     

     Artur Sychowski, a talented pianist of the young generation presented a repertoire that reflected the Polish history. Through the works of Chopin, Kilar and Ogiński the audience could travel in a musical journey from the times of the First Republic, through the period of partitions, to the Regaining of Independence. However, even though most of the pieces were known to the gathered guests, the pianist not only recreated the music of the great composers, but also added to them his own innovative interpretations.

     

    After the concert, buffet awaited the guests. Moreover, an artistic presentation was prepared by students in order to explain the historical context of the event to foreigners. In addition, throughout the duration of the ceremony the main building of the University - Campus Center, was illuminated in the colors of the Polish flag. The concert was the culmination of the efforts of Polish Cultural Association at NYUAD. Members of the board: Mr.  Jakub A. Bartoszewski, Mr. Tomasz Bachosz, Mr. Stanislaw H. Wilemborek, Mr. Rafal K. Cierlica and Mr. Michal Z. Andrzejewski involved also more than twenty students of other nationalities to assist in the event.

     

     The concert was attended by many representatives of the diplomatic corps - the event was visited by ten ambassadors and many diplomats of other ranks. Moreover, on the recital arrived representatives of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and FAO. Numerous members of Polish and international community of the UAE, as well as professors and students of New York University Abu Dhabi participated in the event.

     

    Author: Stanislaw H. Wilemborek

    Edition: Jakub A. Bartoszewski

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