This groupmuse happened on Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 PM PDT.

This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert

A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Fundraiser for Ukrainian Refugees at The Polish Club of San Francisco
In-person Concert

Fundraiser for Ukrainian Refugees at The Polish Club of San Francisco

Mission District, SF

Sat, May 14, 2022 7:30 PM, PDT

COVID-19 protocols at this groupmuse

The COVID-19 protocols for this groupmuse apply to all performers/hosts as well as attendees.

Capacity
90 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
ADA access
Accessible
Kids
Kid-friendly event

We are hosting a night of music to raise funds for Ukrainian Refugees in Poland.

The event will take place at The Polish Club that is now open for cultural events.

The program for the evening:

Chopin Ballade No. 1 Op. 23
Chopin Barcarolle Op. 60
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasy Op. 61
Szymanowski Etude Op. 4 No. 3
Chopin Polonaise Op. 53 "Heroic"
Wojciech Kilar Waltz (piano version)

We will have donated wine, coffee, tea and desserts. All funds donated will be going to Nova Ukraine.

Program

Chopin Ballade No. 1 Op. 23
Chopin Barcarolle Op. 60
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasy Op. 61
Szymanowski Etude Op. 4 No. 3
Chopin Polonaise Op. 53 "Heroic"
Wojciech Kilar Waltz (piano version)

Location

Exact address sent to approved attendees via email.

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Ania moniuszko, 17 days ago

We will have Polish pastries, wine, tea and coffee available with donation to NOVA Ukraine.


Christopher Richardson, 14 days ago

Thank you so much for coming! I’m so glad I could be part of this event for such an important cause, and that I could share some great and fitting repertoire.


Kathleen McCowin, 13 days ago

Richardson must have a Polish soul; he totally channeled Paderewski for the Chopin tonight. It's remarkable that the very finished Wojciech Kilar Waltz was actually improvise by Richardson. That capacity fuels Richardson's Chopin to the highest level. My paltry contribution of $60 (what I had on me) is totally inadequate for this world class performance. Can hardly wait to hear Richardson's next one.


Ania moniuszko, 13 days ago

Thank you so much everyone for attending and donating to NOVA Ukraine. If you would like to make additional donations, here is our fundraising link: https://novaukraine.crowdchange.co/26361

Also, thank you to The Polish Club for donating the space and all the Volunteers who made this event possible.

I’m so grateful to Christopher for putting this program together and preparing a new interpretation of Kilar’s Waltz. Here is a link to full orchestra performance: https://youtu.be/NAUkpIr-F-E
This was the first time a new piano version was performed live. I’ve only heard recordings of it previously.

I hope to host more events in the future with focus on Polish composers.

The Polish Club is also looking for a good quality fortepiano that can be used for future concerts. Please contact me if you have ideas on how to best approach this.

💜Ania


, 10 days ago

Thank you for organizing this event. Food for the soul for sure and the sweets weren't bad either.
Christopher made magical music out of the vintage piano that many of us recall from decades past. Heartwarming. Inspiring. Sentimental. Patriotic.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/5vTP4fsYXb6o7hxP7

Hopefully we can attend more of these feasts over the summer. Dziekuje!


Attendees

Bill Rudiak
Kathleen McCowin
Joan Setka
Ranveig Elvebakk
Ann Danforth
Mary A Johnson
Maureen Morris
Róża Turowska
Suany Chough
Olga Bronin
Khrystyna Konopatska
Dmytro Savytskyy
Leslie Chan
Paulina Panek
Tim Zhang
Monique Koller
Catherine Sychr
Arvind Venkataraman Ganesan
Anna Shvartsur