Illustrated Talk: Famous Poles Visit Auckland
Part of the AUCKLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2014:
Join us for an illustrated talk ‘Famous Poles visit Auckland’ by John Roy and Jacek Drecki remembering two famous Poles who have visited Auckland’s past.
Paderewski, celebrity pianist and later politician who wowed the audience in 1904 at His Majesty’s Theatre and 82 years later Auckland crowds welcomed (now Saint) Pope John Paul II at Auckland Domain.
After the talk meet Jacek Drecki, author of upcoming book ‘A Pianist Amidst the Geysers, Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s visits to New Zealand’