Korzistka Performs Benefit Concert for PMA

The Polish Museum of America and the PMA Library, along with the Chicago Chopin Society, present a recital by pianist Michal Korzistka on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the PMA Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall. At the request of the artist, all proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Polish Museum of America Library’s Rare Book Conservation Project.

The evening performance features Michal Korzistka on piano, accompanied by a string quartet, presenting the talents of Miguel Garcia-Bender and Agnieszka Likos on violin; Davis Perez on viola; and Patrycja Likos on cello. The concert program will include the works of Fryderyk Chopin and Jarosław Golęmbiowski.

The Polish Museum of America Library initiated the Rare Book Conservation Project in 2012, focusing on approximately 300 rare books. Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the PMAL and grants from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, forty books published in 16th, 17th and 18th century have been conserved under this project. Three of these books were conserved thanks to the proceeds of previous recitals by Michał Korzistka. As the average conservation cost per book is $500, the PMA Library is grateful for all the support the project has received in anticipation of the Library’s centennial.

Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.
Piano Recital by Professor Michał Korzistka
Polish Museum of America – Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall
984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642
Suggested donation: $20.00—all proceeds to benefit the PMA Library’s Rare Book Conservation Project

[Source: press release]