Polish Heritage Concert 2012

On April 20, 2012 the Polish Museum offered two events as part of the Midwest Music Fest.

From 7 to 8 pm, Dr. Michael Dubiaga, violinist, and Nancy Edstrom, pianist, presented a Heritage Concert at the Polish Museum. Dr. Dubiaga discovered a number of traditional, dance, and folk pieces written by early American Polish immigrants, dating back to the early 1900s. A reception followed the concert, to honor Dr. Dubiaga and Ms. Edstrom for their performance and to celebrate the reappearance of music which had not been heard in decades.

Meanwhile, over at the Polish Museum Annex, the Overall Kampas from Arcadia/Independence kept a hall full of polka fanatics hopping from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. So this year, the Polish Museum successfully offered something for everybody!

About Józef Jan Hughes

Native of Oak Creek, WI now living (26 years and counting), in Springfield, MO. Son of ex-Winonans Raymond and Laura (Bambenek) Hughes; half Kashubian Polish on Mom's side. In honor of my grandfather Jan Karol "John C." Bambenek (1891-1966) I'm trying out the Polish spelling for a while.


Polish Heritage Concert 2012 — 1 Comment

  1. I realize this is an older posting, just wondering if anyone knows how to reach Dr. Dubiaga? I was a humanities student of his back at Incarnate Word High school in Corpus Christi Texas. I was thinking about him recently since (at 54) I started taking violin lessons. Dr. Dubiaga was one of my favorite instructors in high school and simply wanted to let him know I was thinking about him and he did make a difference.

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