Live Stage Performances

 
From traditional to contemporary, the festival is pleased to welcome a variety of entertainers. See folk dancers performing in traditional costumes,  hear a Polish folk music choir, or enjoy a concert pianist playing Chopin. 


SYRENA SEATTLE
Seattle, WA

Syrena Seattle Traditional Polish Dance Ensemble is dedicated to promoting Polish culture and traditional folk dance in Seattle, Washington and beyond. The adult group meets regularly since September 2023. We want to represent our beautiful and rich culture, every chance we get! Our dancers teach public about the history and traditions of different regions of Poland through dance, songs and costumes.The group meets every Friday at 7pm at Polish Home Association’s upper hall. We are always looking for new dancers to join! Follow us for more information on Facebook and Instagram: Syrena Seattle.


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WAWEL
Houston, TX

The Wawel Polish Folk Dancers Troupe  is performing group dedicated to promoting Polish culture through song and dance in the Southwest region. We have three groups: Wawel, Mini Wawel, and Babcia Wawel. These groups consist of elementary school, middle school, high school, college, graduate students, and adults who spread Polish folk amongst Texas and other parts of the world! Polish Texan Nation!

For more information: Wawel


LAJKONIK
Tucson, AZ

 Polish Folk Ensemble was founded in Tucson in 1998 by Joanna Schmit under the scorching heat of the Arizona sun. Lajkonik performs about 25 times per year, entertaining audiences with Polish folk dances and songs from various regions of Poland. Their mission is to share the sounds, costumes, and dances of Polish folk culture with their audiences, and have a great time doing it. They bring to the stage carefully researched folk dances, wrapped up in energy, personality, and a bit of magic to bridge the gap between authenticity and stage performance. Watching them perform you’ll see traditional folk costumes, dances, songs, and customs from many parts of Poland, giving you a taste of each town and village’s unique culture. Lajkonik performs locally in Tucson at festivals, including the annual Tucson Meet Yourself festival, one of the largest cultural festivals in the Southwest, by selling delicious Polish food staples and with an extended dance performance. Its organizers have described Lajkonik as Tucson’s most beloved folk group. Accomplishments of Lajkonik has been performing all over many cultural festivals around the United States and but also has performed many times in Poland. With the pride of Polish culture and the creative energy for the group has been passed to Joanna’s older son Matthew Schmit who with his wife Amy Robertson Schmit choreograph the dances and lead the group. Finally, it is a point of pride in Lajkonik that not all of or dances are of Polish descent (but all are adopted Poles). Their love of dance and passion for culture drives the group. Our dedicated performers showcase the rich traditions of Polish folk life with such enthusiasm and energy that I’m sure would make our babcias proud!
 

Vivat Musica

VIVAT MUSICA!
Seattle, WA

The Polish choir “Vivat Musica!” was established in March of 2004 at the Polish Cultural Center in Seattle by Barbara Niesułowski. They have a rich repertoire of Polish national, patriotic, sacred, classic, folk songs and carols. Their goal is to show and expand knowledge of Polish culture, history and traditions but also to perform for those who enjoy singing or listen to songs sung with joy and passion. They have performed in over 200 concerts across the United States, Canada and Poland. At the Seattle Center Polish Festival “Vivat Musica!” has been performing every year, since 2012!
This year, they will present a medley of traditional and popular Polish songs. Dr. Marcin Pączkowski, composer, conductor, digital artist, and performer is “Vivat Musica!” music director, Maria Grabowska is music consultant/piano accompanist and Mira Pawluskiewicz serves as the choir manager. Currently, they have 20 members and are always looking for new members to join their group.


MARCIN PĄCZKOWSKI
Seattle, WA

Marcin Pączkowski is a composer, conductor, digital artist, and performer, working with both traditional and electronic media. As a composer, he is focused on developing new ways of creating and performing computer music. He works with numerous ensembles in the Seattle area as an electronic music specialist. As the Music Director of Evergreen Community Orchestra, he presents concerts of diverse repertoire to local communities. He is also active in the local improvised music community performing on various instruments.
For the Polish Festival Seattle Marcin will present a program exploring a selection of Polish folk songs through vocal and instrumental performance, as well as electronic sounds.


VIRIDIAN WINDS
Seattle, WA

The Viridian Winds have quickly become a prominent ensemble in the Seattle music scene. Their repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary, showcasing the versatility and passion of each member, all performers and educators from around the Puget Sound. The group first met during their studies at the University of Washington, and since forming in 2023 have set out on many projects and musical endeavors, notably performing Aires Tropicales by Paquito D’Rivera in the 2023 Seattle Latino Chamber music festival, and their Polish composer-feature concert at the Seattle Polish Home, “Musica Polonia”.


DANIEL CONRAD
Seattle, WA

Daniel Conrad is a Polish-American with a great singing voice. He has performed at Polish Festivals in San Diego, Phoenix, Orange County, and Las Vegas, as well as at the San Diego County Fair.
Get ready for a repertoire of various Polish hits!

 
 
 

DAVID LIN
Seattle, WA

Pianist DAVID LIN is an active soloist, teacher, and collaborator. After graduating with his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of Washington under Prof. Craig Sheppard, David seeks out collaborative opportunities as a freelance rehearsal pianist and performer. The desire to connect with other musicians and further develop his musical skills has led him to perform both domestically and abroad, including at the Atlantic Music Festival in Maine, and the Gijón International Piano Festival in Spain. Recent performances include an appearance with Viridian Winds live on Classical KING-FM, and as a soloist with Philharmonia Northwest.


ZABAVVA
Portland, OR

Band was formed in Portland, Oregon in 2020 with the specific goal to support and entertain the Polish Community in the Northwest.

Ania (lead vocals), who grew up in Poland, and Mike (guitar), along with some of the community’s young, talented musicians play the most popular, memorable, and lively Polish music from the 20th and 21st Centuries.
 
Let’s have some fun!!!