The rich scientific program is complemented with social events - numerous events will surely deliver something to attract every participant.
General scenario of social events:
2.06 | Church of St. Barbara | 16.00-17.00
Holy mass before the official opening of the event, celebrated by the Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz.
2.06 | National Theatre | 18.00-22.00
The ceremonial greeting of the guests and welcome cocktail followed by a concert of medical choirs.
3.06 | Hoover Square (Old Town) | 20.00-23.00
"Warsaw Feast" –a social integration party organised in the vicinity of the Presidential Palace and the Royal Castle set on the picturesque Royal Route. The ambience of the event, referring to the Warsaw of the yeasteryear, with its colorful cabarets and folklore, shall offer a peculiar journey in time and space along the streets of the "pre-war Warsaw" - the flamboyant one, as well as the elegant, "for the Elites". The event will be mastered by Jarosław Jankowski, with its artistic program including: ANIA PRZYBYSZ Z TRIODEONEM (songs from the repertoire of Hanka Ordonówna and classic cabarets of pre-war Warsaw), PRASKA KAPELA PODWÓRKOWA (PRAGABACKYARD BAND) (hits of Warsaw folklore, songs of Praga, and more) and a DJ. Concerts will be interlaced with Warsaw and Poland quizes.
4.06 | Marriott Hotel | 19.00-23.00
Banquet closing the 2016 IX Congress of Medical Poles Abroad, II World Congress of Polish Doctors, combined with the awarding of commemorative awards.
The evening will feature a performance of great artists: Wanda Bargiełowska-Bargeyłło and Anna Kutkowska-Kass, accompanied by Robert Morawski.
Come and be there with us!
Wanda Bargiełowska-Bargeyłło - mezzo-soprano
A graduate of the Academy of Music in Gdansk, where she studied under the guidance of prof. Barbara Iglikowska. At the same time she graduated from the local Medical Academy and worked as a physician. Since 1970, she has been working for the Grand Theathre - Polish National Opera in Warsaw. In 1982-85 she was a soloist of the Munich Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, and also performed in the opera theater in Hagen. In 1983 she won the competition for interpretation of Wagner's music, held in Bayreuth, which enabled her to participate in master classes under the personal supervision of a great director, the composer's grandson, Wolfgang Wagner.
Opera repertoire of Wanda Bargiełowska-Bargeyłło is rich and diverse. It includes works of baroque, classical, opera of the great romantic repertoire as well as contemporary music. She has performed in many countries of the world, including Germany, France, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Austria and Israel. She has made many recordings for radio and television, and had an extra-opera career on stage performances of song recitals.
Anna Kutkowska-Kass - coloratura soprano
Solo singing was her main subject studied with Maria Foltyn. She made her debut at the National Opera - Grand Theatre in Warsaw as the Queen of the Night in the premiere production of "The Magic Flute" of W. A. Mozart. It was a role she kept performing at the National Opera for several seasons. She has performed under the direction of eminent conductors: Kazimierz Kord, Łukasz Borowicz, Tadeusz Serafin, Mieczyslaw Nowakowski, Tadeusz Wicherek, Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski, Maciej Żółtowski, Andrzej Knapp, Krzysztof Dziewięcki, Przemysław Zych and Peter Vrable.
Anna Kutkowska-Kass has won premieres of works by contemporary Polish composers, recitals in Prague and Paris, as well as participated in chamber and symphonic concerts and music festivals, such as the International Chopin Festival in Antonin, Moniuszko Festival in Białystok,the Divertimiento Nałęczów Festival and numerous contemporary music festivals.
Robert Morawski - chamber pianist
Student of Jerzy Marchwiński and Bronisława Kawalla. First he appeared at the Warsaw Philharmonic at the age of seven. His concerts are organised in the country and abroad, including Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, Norway and France,not to mention Canada and the United States.
He performs with the most outstanding Polish artists: Wanda Bargiełowska-Bargeyłło, Urszula Kryger, Aleksandra Kurzak, Iwona Hossa, Anna Kutkowska-Kass, Aga Wińska, Agnieszka Wolska, Joanna Wos, Malgorzata Walewska, Vadim Brodski, Andrzej Dobber, Robert Gierlach, Romuald Gołębiowski, Krzysztof Jakowicz, Piotr Pławner, Arthur Ruciński, Janusz Wawrowski, Adam Zdunikowski, Camerata Quartet, Camerata Vistula, Michael Klauze, Sławomir Chrzanowski.
Robert Morawski has won awards for the best pianist in all prestigious vocal competitions in Poland, and also won the 2011 Fryderyk Award (along with violinist Sławomir Tomasik). He teaches chamber piano class at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.
From 2 to 4 June 2016 you have an opportunity to visit many interesting places in & around Warsaw.The trips will cover:
• The Museum of the Warsaw Uprising http://www.1944.pl/
• Copernicus Science Centre http://www.kopernik.org.pl/
• Fryderyk Chopin Museum http://chopin.museum/pl
• Museum of the History of Polish Jews “POLIN” http://www.polin.pl/
• Polish National Museum http://www.mnw.art.pl/
Participants to the Congress and their partners
Warsaw-Czestochowa-the Auschwitz Camps-Krakow-Wieliczka-Wadowice Zakopane-Warsaw
Departure from Warsaw at 9:00 from the main entrance to the Marriott Hotel.
Transfer to Czestochowa. A short tour of the Shrine of Jasna Gora; Holy mass celebrated in front of the Image of Our Lady of Czestochowa by Father Prof. Stanislaw Warzeszak, Chaplain of the National Health Service. Lunch atrestaurant “Viking” in Czestochowa. Transfer to Auschwitz; visiting the Holocaust Museum. Transfer to Wieliczka. Accommodation and dinner at the Soraya Hotel (12 km from the Market Square in Krakow). Night there.
After breakfast a few hours’ tour of Krakow Old Town: St. Mary's Church, Cloth Hall, Collegium Maius (Courtyard) of the Jagiellonian University, Courtyard of the Royal Castle and Wawel Cathedral; tour of the town, the old Jewish quarter of Kazimierz, the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy with the Chapel of St. Sister Faustina in Krakow-Łagiewniki. Lunch at the tavern “Halit”in Wieliczka; visiting the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine. Return to the hotel. Dinner with folklore performance at the “Boheme” restaurant in the KrakowOld Town. Accomodation in Wieliczka.
After breakfast departure to Wadowice, the birthplace of St. Pope John Paul II. Visiting the Museum of the Birthplace of John Paul II. Transfer to Zakopane. Accommodation and dinner at the “Gazda” hotel, downtown. After lunch, visiting Zakopane: town tour, sports facilities (the famous ski jump Wielka Krokiew), Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima at Krzeptówki. Funicular ride up Gubałówka Hill overlooking the mountains and the town. Dinner in a private home of Ms. Zofia Karpiel with a local menu and highlanders’ music. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, departure for Kuznice (district of Zakopane). The ride up Kasprowy Peak (1980 m asl), with the first cable car in the Tatra Mountains, built in1936 and modernized a few years ago. Leaving Zakopane. On the way back to Warsaw, dinner in Rabka, at the restaurant called “Siwy Dym”.
Back to Warsaw at approx. 20:00.
Basic price: 1780 zł
The basic price includes:
• Accommodation in double rooms (3 nights)
• full board (excluding alcoholic beverages)
• wine with dinner in the restaurant Bohema and in a private home in Zakopane, hosted by the highlander Ms. Zofia Karpiel
• tour guides and admissions fees to visited sites,
• cable cars ridesin Zakopane
• journeys by bus and guide assistance throughout the journey.
The basic price does not include:
• extra charge for single occupancy in hotel rooms: 300 zł.
• extra payments of 300 zł / pers., If the number of participants is below 30.
Minimum number of participants: 20. If due to an insufficient number of volunteers the trip is cancelled, any payments shall be returned in full.
Availability is limited.
To book your trip, apply directly to the organisers:
TRAVEL AGENCY "KWATOUR" s.c.
ul. Gąbińska 9/37
tel./fax: +48 22 834 84 71
tel.: +48 501 074 194