Paderewski Festival of Raleigh

Raleigh, NC 27601

The Fifth Annual Paderewski Festival of Raleigh will take place in November 3-17, 2018, the 100th anniversary of the reestablishing of Independent Poland.  The Fifth Festival features six performances by five Polish and American pianists.

The Festival honors Ignacy Jan Paderewski, who played a prominent role on the international stage during World War I and contributed significantly to the reestablishment of Poland as a sovereign state.

Paderewski played three times in Raleigh (January 23, 1917; November 23, 1923; April 28, 1939) and once in Durham (January 8, 1931).  He had here a personal friend in the remarkable person of Mary Lee Swann McMillan, who had been secretary to his wife, Helena Paderewska, for almost four years from 1915 through 1918.

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