Embassy Of Poland Gala Concert and Dinner: Delightful celebration of Polish Music, Culture, Cuisine, and Wine
Enjoy an enchanting evening of Polish music and culture as you meet other internationally-minded professionals in town. Attend on your own or with friends for an enchanting taste of Poland.
We are completely sold out. Please e-mail [email protected] to be added to the wait list in the event additional tickets become available.

Event Date

Friday, October 23, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Event Address

Embassy of Poland
2640 16th Street, NW
Washington DC 20009

Requested Attire

Black Tie optional or cocktail attire.

Event Description

Under the Gracious Patronage of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland and Mrs. Schnepf,
The Washington Opera Society in Collaboration with The International Club of DC
Proudly Presents

A Warszawa Salon - An Enchanting Evening of Music & Song

With Marcella Sembrich
Featuring: Magdelena Wor, Jesús Daniél Hernández, Elizabeth Treat, Liora Michelle, & Dariusz Ocetek
Under the direction of Dr. Scott Beard
Join us on your own or with friends to experience an enchanting evening of music, culture, art, and cuisine at the Embassy of Poland, one of Washington's most magnificent embassies. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover Poland through all your senses! The evening begins with welcome remarks and an overview of Poland, Polish culture, geography, trade, and tourism. Afterwards sit back and relax to a delightful classical concert featuring Polish art songs alone with opera selections by Moniuszko, Strauss, Verdi, Donizetti, and others.

After the concert you will be invited to feast on a buffet of traditional Polish delicacies prepared with wine served at the open bar. The evening also provides you with the opportunity to meet diplomatic personnel at the embassy as well as International Club of DC members in attendance.

This evening of music and song will be a recreation of a “Salon” which was an artistic and intellectual outlet mostly for lovers of art and music in Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Berlin, and Warsaw. In the 17th 18th and 19th centuries the “Salon” was a powerful cultural, social, and political tool.  Our Production will be a recreation of the one of the most famous “Salonnières” of the era. In Poland, near the end of the 17th-century, the Duchess Sieniawska hosted an influential Salon, whose dominance in Warsaw lasted into the next century.

In this special production, the audience will have the chance to relive the Polish Salon experiences. Our Salon will feature world-class exquisite soprano, Elizabeth Treat, who will perform the role of Soprano Marcella Sembrich, the most famous Polish soprano of her day. Also featured in our Performance will be magnificent soprano Liora Michelle, Bolivian tenor Pablo Henrich, Polish baritone Dariusz Ocetek, and Polish mezzo soprano Magdalena Wor.
Leading the world-class singing troupe as Conductor will be Dr. Scott Beard, Professor of Music and Dean of Graduate Studies at Shepherd University accompanying on the authentic Paderewski piano which is located at the Embassy.

Our hosts for the evening will be Ambassador and Mrs. Ryszard Schnepf of the Republic of Poland. Following the program will be a lavish dinner with wine of typical and elegant Polish cuisine. This Program promises to be the highlight of the fall cultural season in Washington. Our previous concerts at the Embassy of Poland have sold out well in advance! Please reserve your tickets now, as space is limited.

:::: Dinner Menu (Subject to Change)
After the concert you will be invited to indulge in a feast of traditional Polish delicacies

Cold appetizers:
• Vegetable salad (polish style)
• Mozzarella/tomato salad
• Pork tenderloin served cold
• Smoked salmon on endive
• Deviled eggs (polish style)

Warm Dishes:
• Beef pierogies
• Potato and cheese pierogies
• Mushroom and sauerkraut croquettes
• Grilled polish sausage served with caramelized onions
• Bread

Desserts include: Homemade cheesecake & fruit
Beverages include: Water, Juices, white & red wine

We are completely sold out. Please e-mail [email protected] to be added to the wait list in the event additional tickets become available.


  No Tickets are currently available. For additional assistance, please contact us.

Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable. The current ticket prices are listed above. Please note that ticket prices are subject to increase as we approach the commencement of the event and we encourage you to reserve your tickets early, as space is limited.

The International Club of DC Thanks Our Sponsors

Event Agenda (May change)

6:30 PM VIP Admission
- VIP Guests have first preference for seating before General Admission commences at 7PM
7:00 PM General Admission
~ Welcome remarks
~ Delightful Concert
~ Dinner Reception with open bar
9:30 PM Event Concludes


Please note that parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the Embassy of Poland. Due to limited street parking public transportation or Uber is recommended to reach the event.

Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.