The Polish Museum of America dug into its America Music Collection looking for rarely heard musical treasures and then invited two renowned performers for a Sunday afternoon concert. Pianist Michal Korzistka, one of the leading Polish interpreters of Chopin’s piano works, and tenor David Troiano will perform on Sun. Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. in the Great Hall, The Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Seating is limited to an audience of 150.
Korzistka, born in Bielsko-Biala, is a professor at the University of Silesia in Cieszyn, Poland. He has performed concerts and participated in numerous competitions and festivals in Poland and abroad. He recorded archival materials for the Academy of Music in Katowice and for Polish Radio’s Program II, as well as taking part in the recording of music by K. Szymanowski for Polskie Nagranie (Polish Recordings). A graduate of the Academy of Music in Katowice, Korzistka completed post-graduate studies at the Academy of Music in Warsaw.
Troiano is a soloist, organist and choral director who performs diverse musical works using diverse talents in diverse settings. He has performed many roles in Opera and Oratorio including Zarzuelas with the Opera Factory of Chicago; numerous Orchestral Concerts; and over 80 American Art Song recitals throughout the United States, Canada, Bahamas, Poland, Portugal and in Mexico with pianist Joseph Gurt. In 2007 he participated in the Festival of Spanish and Latin American Art Song held in Barcelona. With the Comic Opera Guild. While he has made many recordings of the operettas by Victor Herbert and musicals by Jerome Kern, Troiano was also the narrator on the recording of the Christmas Oratorio by Paul Paray sung entirely in French.
For reservations call: 773.782.2605 (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) or 773.562.6059 (after 4 p.m.) Tickets: $10 donation or $8 for museum members, seniors, and students.