Freedom'89: Born in Poland, A Concert Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of Communism in Poland on May 29, 2009



The City of Chicago, known as the Second City to Warsaw, Poland, celebrated
Freedom'89: Born in Poland, A Concert Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of Communism in Poland on May 29, 2009 at Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park. The special guest of Honor was Former President of Poland and Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, Lech Walesa.

The night kicked off with ABC 7 Chicago Anchorman, Alan Krashesky, introducing Lech Walesa who had some joyous and inspirational words to the City of Chicago and the Polish Community. The night was a music event with the dance, film, and the music of Frederic Chopin arranged in exciting new classical, jazz and rock interpretations by renowned musicians from Poland.

Hosted by Freedom89.org, the multimedia presentation consisted of music and historical photo footage tracing the demise of communism from Poland to Berlin and into modern day Poland, with their acceptance into the European Union. The creative musical arrangements by Janusz Olejniczak, Anna Serafinska, Leszek Mozdzer, Leszek Swidzinski and dance choreography by Folies Dancing Company was spectacular. The journey of a nation represented and brought pride to a country that would never give up and their hope for freedom.

You can find more at Freedom89.org


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