American Music Festivals
Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra Orchestra

Philip Simmons, Founder and Music Director

Poland's Great Composers

Saturday, September 3, 2:30PM

Copernicus Center
5216 W Lawrence
Chicago, IL 60630

Music of Chopin, Paderewski, Kilar, Moszkowski, Lutoslawski
and the world premiere of "Taniec Goralski"(Highlanders' Dance)
by Jaroslaw Golembiowski"

with guest performers:
Konrad Pawelek, clarinet
Bogdan Pawlikowski, violin and vocal
Monica Staszel, violin and vocal
Mateusz Staszel, cello and vocal

Presented in partnership with the Chicago Chopin Society
Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

Sponsored in part by the Copernicus Foundation,
Admission to Taste of Polonia is $5, children 12 and under free


American Music Festivals is a nonprofit organization celebrating the beauty and power of orchestral music! Our collaborative concerts bring people together, allowing ensembles to share their talents with diverse, new, and underserved audiences. From the world's major stages to community events directed at outreach and education, our programs are accompanied by humanitarian efforts and international goodwill. They are also designed to demonstrate continuity and innovation in the performing arts.

Focusing on cultural exchange, American Music Festivals highlights repertoire and artists representative of the American artistic experience alongside other classical and folk traditions. American Music Festivals engages in interdisciplinary programming, embraces technology, and believes that creative entrepreneurship will help preserve our symphonic heritage.

Sir Georg Solti Memorial Festival in Chicago 2016

April 3 - Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra

April 4 - Chicago Pro Musica

Copernicus Center

The Sir Georg Solti Memorial Festival featured musicians appointed to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by the Maestro, up and coming vocalists, and an educational outreach effort. It was performed before a diverse and appreciative audience at the Copernicus Center

Learn More about the Festival.

Learn More about the Festival Program

Moonlight - The Movie

AMF presented the Premiere of Michele McGovern's Silent Film at Chicago Symphony Center on June 14, 2013

Michele McGovern

Click here to see the film.

Winner of:

  • 2014 "Best Musical Short" from the Illinois International Film Festival and
  • "Best Music Video" at the Mexico International Film Festival!

International Programming

International Programming

Westside Story in Minsk!

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