By Roy Lie Atjam
Poland’s Independence Day or Narodowe Święto Niepodległości is celebrated on the 11th of November. This day commemorates the anniversary of Poland regaining its sovereignty from the German, Austro-Hungarian and Russian Empires in 1918.
The Hague, 10 November 2021. The Ambassador of the Republic of Poland H.E. Mr. Marcin Czepelak and Defence, Military, Naval and Air Attaché Colonel Dariusz Poczekalewicz, hosted a concert and reception on the occasion of the Polish Independence Day in commemoration of the 103rd anniversary of Poland regaining its sovereignty after over a century of partition.
Ambassador Marcin Czepelak opened the evening by very warmly welcoming his guests. He proudly presented the talented pianist Ms Paulina Bukowicz and flautist Ms Maja Jasinska, both delighted the audience.
A breakdown of the programme:
F.Chopin – Grande Valse Brillante Op. 34No.2 in A minor
H.Wieniaski – Chanson Polonaise
F.Chopin – Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No.2
F.Chopin – Fantasie-Impromtu Op.66
A. Caplet – Petite Valse
The applause was long and enthusiastic, after the concert audience members waited to share their excitement with the two performers.
A Polish buffet concluded the melodious soiree commemorating the 2021 Polish Independence Day.