The Polish Studies Program of Loyola University Chicago will present a concert honoring the Centennial of Poland’s Independence after World War One – on Saturday September 8, 2018 at 8pm in Skowronski Hall at the Mundelein Center of Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus, 1020 West Sheridan Road in Chicago. Admission is FREE.


The concert features music of the period of Poland’s Rebirth as well as music of Frederic Chopin. A classical pianist Haysun Kang, associate professor of music at Loyola, will play Chopin’s “Andante Spinato and Grand Polonaise Brillante in E-flat Major” and Jazz pianist Anthony Molinaro who is director of music at Loyola, will perform music of George Gershwin.


The Lira Singers Quartet of the Lira Ensemble, artist-in-residence at Loyola University Chicago, will present Polish music of World War One, Polish patriotic and Polish cabaret music of the 1920’s and 1930’s


The concert is presented in conjunction with the 75th Anniversary Conference of the Polish American Historical Association (PAHA) which takes place September 7-9, 2018 at the Lake Shore Campus. The conference is organized and hosted by the Loyola’s Polish Studies Program and its director Bozena Nowicka McLees. It is co-sponsored by the Senate of the Republic of Poland and by the Legion of Young Polish Women, Chicago.


Other organizers are the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU), Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Faculty of International Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland and the Committee for Migration Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN).

 All sessions of the conference are FREE, but registration is required at:


Concert admission is also FREE

$7.00 parking is available at the LUC Garage, 1100 West Sheridan Road.