Polish Culture Society

Organized II annual Holiday Spirit Concert

on Jan 22 2017 at The Polish Hall in Edmonton.



   1.Krystian Sekowski- Pianoa) Nocturne Op 55 no 1- F. Chopinb) Nocturne Op. 55 no. 2- F. Chopin  2.Jacques Arsenault- Tenor & Krystian Sekowski- Pianoa) Tak Jestem Smętny- Op 11, no 1- Karol Szymanowskib) W Zaczrowanym Lesie- Op 11, no 2- K. Szymanowskic) Nade mną leci w Szafir Morza- Op 11, no 3 – K. Szymanowski  3.Maja Budzinski- Violin & Krystian Sekowski- Pianoa) Liebesleid – F. Kreislerb) Liebesfreud- F. Kreisler 4.Brianna Dennehy-M. Soprano & Krystian Sekowski- Piano   a) Chanson d’avril- G. Bizetb) I Wish It So-M.Blitzstein
 5.Kathrine Pernal- Cello & Krystian Sekowski- Piano a)Prelude Op 28, no 4- F. Chopinb)Prelude Op 28, no. 6- F. Chopinc)Guitarre- M. Moszkowski 6.Brianna Dennehy- Mezzo Soprano & Krystian Sekowski- Pianoa)Seit ich ihn gesehen- R. Schumannb)Er der Herrlichster von Allen- R. Schumannc) Du Ring an Meinem Finger- R. Schumann7.Jacques Arsenault- Tenor & Krystian Sekowski- Pianoa) Fisherweise- F.Shubert 
b) Der Zwerg- F. Schubert8.Maja Budzinski- Violin & Krystian Sekowski- Pianoa) La Campanella- Paganini

Krystian Sekowski, first began studying music with a teacher who could not read music. Fortunately, in the spring of 2003, he became the student of Alla Rekhson. It was under her loving care that he quickly grew as a musician who has performed as both a pianist and organist across North America and Europe.    Krystian recently completed a Bachelor Degree in Music at the University of Alberta, an experience that greatly expanded his knowledge and ability as a musician. His studies also had him travel to the USA, Italy, Poland and Austria to take part in various reputable summer programs. Apart from performing, Krystian teaches music to people of all ages, is a church organist, a choral conductor,       an accompanist for singers, instrumentalists and ballet classes, and also                volunteers at various organizations in the Edmonton community.

Katherine Pernal, born in Winnipeg Manitoba and raised in Grande Prairie Alberta, Katherine has always had a long-standing passion for music since starting cello lessons at the age of 4. Katherine transferred to the University of Alberta from Grande Prairie Regional College in the September 2015 and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in music. She completed her grade 10 Royal Conservatory of Music exam this past summer and started her cello teacher training with the Suzuki School of Music program.

Whitney Leigh Sloan obtained both a Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of British Columbia. She has received additional training from the Franz Schubert Institute, Opera NUOVA and Calgary Opera. Whitney         calls Edmonton home and has been generously supported by the Winspear   Foundation for Advanced Classical Musicians, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and most recently the Edmonton Arts Council. 12/13/2016. Canadian soprano Whitney Leigh Sloan has been praised for her clear, lyrical voice and ability to take full  advantage of both the light and shade in a score (Opera Canada). This season, Whitney was selected as a cover for the role of   Liù in Edmonton Opera’s  production of Turandot and will return to perform the role of Second Maid in Strauss’ Elektra in March 2017. Future performances include a return to the     Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in a feature engagement with conductor Robert Bernhardt. Additionally, she will be heard as the soprano soloist in Mahler’s       2nd Symphony with conductor Edmond Agopian and the Calgary Youth Orchestra. She is an active performer within the local community and will be featured in      multiple performances throughout the 2016/17 season.






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