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2024 Evening of Elegance

The Chicago Society of the PNA cordially invites you to join us at our Evening of 
Elegance. The gala event will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at the Park 
Ridge Country Club, Park Ridge, Illinois. During this event, we will install the 2024
Officers and Directors.

This year, we are honoring the Paderewski Symphony Orchestra, which debuted 
at the auditorium of the Washington Public Library in October 1995 and received 
great enthusiasm from the multi-ethnic public. In 1999, the orchestra took the 
name of the great artist who served the Polish and American nations, Ignacy Jan 
Paderewski – a pianist, composer, diplomat, and the first Prime Minister of a 
reborn Poland in 1919. Since then, PaSO has continued serving the Polish 
Community. The organization, led by General Director Barbara Bliszta and Music 
Director Wojciech Niewrzol, has gone from a small chamber ensemble to a
cultural organization with permanent staff, over 40 volunteers, its Choir, and an 
Academy of Music for children and youth. PaSO continues promoting and 
supporting music education among children, youth, and adults in our community,
enriching Chicago’s cultural life by adding to it the beauty and value of Polish 
culture and serving as a cultural bridge between the Polish-American community 
and other communities in Chicago. 

We will also present Honorable Diann K. Marsalek with the Romuald “Ro” 
Matuszczak Member of the Year Award. 


The evening will start at 6:00 pm with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Music will be provided by our own Brother Anthony Kawalkowski and his Orchestra. Tickets for this event will be $175 per person which will include a dinner choice of Petite Filet & Roasted French Breast of Chicken, Chicken Piccata & Salmon or Vegetarian. Black-tie is optional for this event but always welcome. Look out for the invitation in the near future.

We will also have a program book for this event.  The program book will allow you to demonstrate your support for the Chicago Society and Paderewski Symphony Orchestra by placing a congratulatory message or advertisement.  Full page ads are $200, half page are $100 and quarter page are $50. Inside front and back as well as outside back covers are also available on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in placing an ad, you can do so by using the button below.


It is our sincerest hope that you will join us at our Evening of Elegance. Online RSVP is available below.

Please join us on January 27, 2024

Park Ridge Country Club
636 N Prospect Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068 

6:00 pm - Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

7:00 pm - Dinner

8:30 pm - Program 

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