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Już 22.11 w Willi Lentza odbędzie się koncert pn. ‘’Magiczny świat muzyki’’. More...
Zapraszamy na kolejny koncert z cyklu JUVENUM HORTUS. Tym razem prof. Katarzyna Dondalska przedstawi głosy przyszłości. More...
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Wyniki konkursu ‘’Listy do Augusta’’ Details
Relacja z wernisażu kolaży ‘’Tak wygląda prawdziwa poetka’’ oraz dyskusji debaty z cyklu „Wartości w kulturze – biografie, autobiografie, listy…” More...
W piątek i sobotę (7 i 8 października), w Willi Lentza rozbrzmiewała przede wszystkim muzyka saksofonowa. More...
Relacja z finisażu wystawy Człowiek | Przestrzeń. More...
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Magiczny Świat Muzyki

We wtorek (22 listopada), odbył się w Willi Lentza niecodzienny koncert. W magiczny świat muzyki zabrali słuchaczy oklaskiwani na znanych estradach świata Artyści: Katarzyna Dondalska (sopran koloraturowy), Paweł Skałuba (tenor) oraz Natan Dondalski (skrzypek), Michał Landowski (fortepian).
INTERVIEW | AUTHOR: TOMASZ GREGORCZYK

Zapomniany skarbiec polskiego jazzu

Rozmowa z Kubą Stankiewiczem.
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Polonaise & Villa

The POLONAISE was the leitmotif of last Saturday’s (5th November) events at the Lentz Villa. This noble dance ideally suits the context of the villa’s elegant historical interiors.
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

Kilar czy Ogiński? Polonez na studniówkach i... weselach

Jako że wśród znajomych jakoś nikt ostatnio nie organizował wesel, z kolei w mojej rodzinie wszyscy dorośli już dawno mają za sobą własne śluby (a kolejne pokolenie jeszcze jest za młode na takie życiowe szaleństwa miłosne), bywalcem weselnym nie jestem i zupełnie nie znam się na weselnych trendach. Moja wiedza na temat preferencji nowożeńców co do popularnych piosenek wybieranych na pierwszy taniec młodej pary, oscyluje wokół takich hitów, jak "Wielka miłość" Seweryna Krajewskiego, albo "Windą do nieba" grupy 2+1. Takie piosenki bywały wykonywane kilkanaście lat temu, a może było to nawet dwie dekady temu. Przypomina mi się jeszcze przebój "Gitan", którą w wersji oryginalnej wykonywał po francusku niejaki Garou, z kolei na weselu moich znajomych z utworem próbował sobie poradzić wokalista wynajętego zespołu. Niestety, jego wersja nie przypominała w wymowie – czy raczej śpiewie – żadnego nowożytnego języka. To był raczej konglomerat kilku języków, całkowicie nikomu niezrozumiały. Może gdyby ta dziwna wersja została wykonana na przykład po oczepinach (czytaj: po wielu toastach), to – kto wie – pewnie paru weselników znakomicie by odczytało przebój jako zaśpiewany czysto po francusku.
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AN AWARD FOR THE LENTZ VILLA!

During the annual VIP gala, editors of Magazyn VIP award eminent public personalities, persons who have won recognition in the world of culture, particularly efficient managers and local government members, as well as outstanding brands and places worth visiting.
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

Czy jesteś akompaniatorem? Na pewno!

Ogromnie szanuję akompaniatorów. Ludzi, którzy stoją w drugim rzędzie. Mimo umiejętności, zwykle nabywanych podczas długiej i ciężkiej nauki w akademiach muzycznych, to właśnie akompaniatorzy zgadzają się z tym, by nie być na pierwszym planie i by to nie na nich spadał cały splendor podczas występu.
Felieton | Autor: Jakub Stefek

Polonez

Polonez to taniec, którego nikomu nie trzeba przedstawiać. Wszak każdy z nas przypomina sobie szkolne zajęcia i próby, a także występy czy uroczystości. Korowód par towarzyszy wielu balom i okazjom. Prosty, dostojny krok możliwy jest do szybkiego opanowania przez każdego. Wielu potrafi nawet wykonać niektóre figury, a przejście przez tunel tańczących par od zawsze jest radosnym i niezapomnianym przeżyciem. Nie bez powodu. Najstarsi protoplaści poloneza to ludowe tańce weselne. Na początku XVII wieku tak zwany chodzony zaczął zyskiwać popularność wśród szlachty.
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Finał międzynarodowego konkursu kompozytorskiego Sax & Villas

W piątek (7.10) oficjalnie przedstawiono wyniki Międzynarodowego Konkursu Kompozytorskiego SAX & VILLAS oraz wykonano po raz pierwszy w Polsce wyróżnioną przez konkursowe Jury kompozycję Gianluca Cremony (Włochy) pt. „Trio for soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone and piano”. Utwór został zaprezentowany przez Trio Exclusive (Valentina Renesto – saksofon sopranowy, Francesca Simonelli – saksofon tenorowy, Giuseppe Bruno – fortepian).
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The final event of the International Composers’ Competition 'Sax & Villas' and the 'Autumnal Saxludium' 2022

Saxophone music took pride of place during events held at the Lentz Villa this weekend, on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October.
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Humanists’ Szczecin at the Lentz Willa – vernissage: A true poet’s portrait

Thursday at the Lentz Villa was dedicated to two Great Ladies of Polish Verse. The first of them, Wisława Szymborska, native of Cracow, was hailed as ‘the mistress of virtuosity, brevity, and subtle humour’. She was a poet, essayist, critic, translator, columnist, co-founder of Polish Writers' Association (SPP), member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU), recipient of the Order of the White Eagle, and Nobel Prize Winner for literature (1996).
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Fogtt/Perszko – film premiere

W sobotę 1 października 2022 r. sala kinowa Willi Lentza była miejscem premiery filmów dokumentalnych poświęconych twórczości dwóch znamienitych artystów: Jarosława Perszko („Od światła do kamienia”) oraz Andrzeja Fogtta („Portrety”).
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Wyniki konkursu "Listy do Augusta"

Wyróżnionym serdecznie gratulujemy i zapraszamy do odbioru nagród w kasie Willi Lentza od 10.10 br. (od poniedziałku do piątku w godzinach 11:00-15:00).
Relacja z finisażu

Finissage of the Timm Stütz exhibition HUMANS | SPACE

The closing party (finissage) of our exhibition of Timm Stütz’s photographs, combined with a presentation of the ‘Antidote’ catalogue published by the Lentz Villa, was held on Friday 30th September.
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

Jeszcze będę pisać listy. Obiecuję!

Kto z Państwa ostatnio napisał list? Nie, nie mejl, nie wiadomość przesłaną messengerem, ale tradycyjny list na kartce papieru? Założę się, że dziewięć na dziesięć osób odpowie, iż w kilku ostatnich dekadach nie napisało listu. Od razu dopowiadam – ja też jestem w owej dziewiątce osób. Zatem należy mieć nadzieję, że liczba piszących listy znacznie się powiększy wraz z ogłoszonym przez Willę Lentza konkursem na list do Augusta Lentza.
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JUVENUM HORTUS. Professor Iwona Wiśniewska-Salamon presents young voices

Podczas piątkowego koncertu, organizowanego w Willi Lentza w ramach cyklu Juvenum Hortus, Pani Profesor Iwona Wiśniewska-Salamon przedstawiła młodych muzyków, którzy w niedalekiej przyszłości mogą być oklaskiwani na wielu estradach świata.
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SZYMANOWSKI AT THE LENTZ VILLA

Another concert from the cycle SZYMANOWSKI AT THE LENTZ VILLA, marking Karol Szymanowski’s 140th birth and 85th death anniversary, was held last Sunday in our historical venue. Emanuel Salvador (violin) and Ronaldo Rolim (piano) played two excellent works by the author of Harnasie: Metopes Op. 29 and Myths Op. 30, as well as Sonata for violin and piano No. 4 by the Brazilian composer Camargo Guarnieri (1907-1993).
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JAZZ W WILLI – Common Tones

The third concert from the cycle #jazzatthevilla, filled with the extraordinary, warm sound of Tricity-based duo Common Tones (Filip Fiebiger – guitar, Tomasz Klepczyński – clarinet, bass clarinet), marked the onset of autumn at the Lentz Villa. The musicians played pieces from their first album as well as new material, including absolute premieres. Such magically intimate evenings of great music are what we truly cherish. Thank you for coming!
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Roman Wróblewski Trio

The Friday concert at the Lentz Villa featured Roman Wróblewski Trio, whose abilities and masterful performance charmed the dedicated jazz audience. They played, among others, music from their latest album titled Sun.
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

Czy muzyce potrzebne są etykiety?!

Niedawno rozmawiałam z szefową fantastycznej, szczecińskiej orkiestry smyczkowej Baltic Neopolis Orchestra. Otóż Emilia Goch – Salvador opowiadała mi o planowanym koncercie w Willi Lentza, podczas którego zabrzmi muzyka Karola Szymanowskiego. Usłyszałam wtedy, że utwory polskiego kompozytora zagrają dwaj artyści absolutnie zakochani w jego muzyce: Portugalczyk Emanuel Salvador i Brazylijczyk Ronaldo Rolim. Najpierw wydało mi się to bardzo interesujące, że muzycy z tak innego obszaru kulturowego niż Polska, zafascynowali się właśnie muzyką Szymanowskiego. Ale zaraz potem uświadomiłam sobie, jak łatwo wpaść w stereotypowe myślenie i przykładanie etykiet muzyce. Zwłaszcza że przecież nie o to chodzi w sztuce. Gdyby zatem kierować się narodowością, to Salvador raczej powinien grać fado,.a Rolim – bossa novę...
INTERVIEW | AUTHOR: TOMASZ GREGORCZYK

Piękne melodie i zdekonstruowane formy

Wywiad z Filipem Fiebigerem i Tomaszem Klepczyńskim z duetu Common Tones

O odkrywaniu swojej własnej muzyki, upodobaniu do powyginanych harmonii, różnych ścieżkach do muzycznej maestrii i młodej scenie muzycznej Gdańska – rozmowa z gitarzystą Filipem Fiebigerem i klarnecistą Tomaszem Klepczyńskim z duetu Common Tones.
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Śniadanie na trawie w ogrodzie Augusta Lentza

W niedzielę, 4 września odbyło się w Willi Lentza kolejne „Śniadanie na trawie”. Zainteresowanie wydarzeniem przeszło nasze najśmielsze oczekiwania, bowiem do ogrodu przy Wojska Polskiego 84 przybyło wielu wspaniałych Gości zainteresowanych nie tylko ciekawym programem artystycznym, ale także możliwością spędzenia czasu w pięknym otoczeniu, doborowym towarzystwie i na świeżym powietrzu.
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

Nowy sezon, czyli... Wiele ekscytujących wydarzeń przed nami!

Przejrzałam weekendowe serwisy internetowe, a tam: "ostatni plenerowy koncert", "ostatnia tego lata potańcówka", "już ostatni w te wakacje seans", itd., itd. Brzmi to wszystko trochę przygnębiająco, prawda? Szczególnie, kiedy zaraz po lekturze owych artykułów, wieszczących zakończenie wakacyjnej laby (bo nawet jeśli wielu z nas wcale nie leniuchowało wtedy na urlopie, to latem żyje się jednak jakby w innym rytmie, mniej pośpiesznie), wyobraźnia podsuwa nam niezbyt optymistyczne obrazki: jesienną słotę, kiedy to lepiej nie wychodzić z domu bez parasola, brudne ślady, na podłodze, psich łap tuż po powrocie ze spaceru, krótkie dni, kiedy nawet mocna kawa nie pomaga, gdy ma się zaplanowane obejrzenie całego sezonu serialu w jeden wieczór albo przeczytanie książki do końca, nawet wtedy, kiedy pozostały nam zaledwie dwa rozdziały.
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CLAIRE KELLY AT THE LENTZ VILLA – AUGUST GUITAR ENCOUNTERS – JUVENUM HORTUS

The concert featuring US singer and composer Claire Kelly, held as part of our JUVENUM HORTUS cycle, has attracted much interest. Kelly is a finalist of the Kerrville Folk Festival’s Grassy Hill New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters and of the ‘Songwriter Serenade’ songwriting competition in La Grange, Texas. At the Lentz Villa, she presented selections from her recently released album The Scenic Route.
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MEISINGER MUSIC FESTIVAL – THE ART OF ASTOR PIAZZOLLA

We have hosted another festival evening with the tango. Famous pieces by Astor Piazzolla were interpreted in a masterful manner by singing actress Aneta Todorczuk, guitarist Krzysztof Meisinger, double-bassist Michał Sobuś, and Royal String Quartet.
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Sail Szczecin 2022

The much-awaited weekend has finally come when sailing ships have arrived in our city. On this occasion, the Lentz Villa served as the venue for a meeting between Michał Przepiera, Deputy President of the City of Szczecin, and the commanders and captains of the vessels taking part in SAIL SZCZECIN (ŻAGLE) 2022.
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

Does music have a gender?

Poszukując niedawno prezentu urodzinowego dla dziewczynki, która chciałaby zacząć naukę gry na gitarze, ale jeszcze nie posiada instrumentu, przejrzałam asortyment sporej ilości sklepów internetowych. To, co mnie zaskoczyło podczas wyboru owej gitary dla małej jubilatki, a mówiąc dosadniej – powaliło, uderzyło, oburzyło – był fakt, że instrumenty dla dziewczynek w niektórych sklepach są ... osobną kategorią. Tak, jakby muzyka miała płeć.
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AUGUST GUITAR ENCOUNTERS – PIAZZOLLA DUO

As part of the JUVENUM HORTUS cycle presented in the Lentz Villa, on Saturday (6th August) Piazzolla Duo, made up of Piotr Zubek and Janek Pentz, performed their own arrangements of works by the world’s greatest tango promoter Astor Piazzolla. The famous numbers by the virtuoso bandoneonist have been interpreted in an expressively quite different style thanks to, among others, the singer Piotr Zubek’s jazz improvisations and the unique sound of Janek Pentz’s acoustic guitar.
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Meisinger Music Festival Has Been Inaugurated

Sensuous poems by Leopold Staff and Bolesław Leśmian have inaugurated the 6th edition of MEISINGER MUSIC FESTIVAL.
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A CONCERT FOR LEO MESSI / DEBATE: VALUES IN CULTURE AND SPORT

Sport, considered as one of the most important spheres of human life, involves and attracts a great number of people. It also penetrates into other areas of human activity, including the broadly conceived culture. This aspect of human life, and culture’s links to sport, were the subject of the Saturday meeting at the Willa Lentza, held as part of the series VALUES IN CULTURE AND SPORT.
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

Czasem slow znaczy ... bardziej

Już kilka dobrych lat temu idea "slow life" zaczęła zdobywać coraz większą popularność. Tak mi się wydaje, że ta właśnie filozofia zdominuje tegoroczne wakacje. I choć wszystko zaczęło się od jedzenia, bo przecież w opozycji do popularnych fast foodów powstał najpierw ruch „slow food”, koncepcja powolności przeniknęła do różnych sfer życia.
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SWEET BREAKFAST IN AUGUST LENTZ'S GARDEN

The idea of ​​organising breakfast in August Lentz's garden appealed to the participants of the Saturday meeting. The audience did not disappoint, and neither did the weather.
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Breakfast in the garden postponed to July 23 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We regret to inform you that the event entitled "Breakfast in the garden" planned for Saturday – July 16, 2022 – is postponed to July 23 this year.
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MUCHY

The concert of Muchy attracted die-hard fans of one of the most influential Polish guitar groups of the 21st century to the Lentz Villa. The group, which has existed for over seventeen years, was greeted in Szczecin with ovation and applause, similarly to hundreds of other club and festival events. Moreover, the music performed – often compared to Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol or The Smiths – had an electrifying effect on the audience.
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

Inspirujmy się inspiracjami geniuszy!

Amerykański neurolog i pisarz Oliver Sacks w książce „Muzykofilia. Opowieści o muzyce i mózgu” (bardzo ciekawej – polecam!) napisał: „Są ludzie, u których wrażenia jednego zmysłu stale i automatycznie uruchamiają wrażenia innych zmysłów”. Stąd zapewne artyści malarze, wyjątkowo wrażliwi na piękno, tak często czerpią inspirację z muzyki. Jak Wojciech Siudmak, którego rysunki – nieco szalone, bajkowe, pełne nieznanych fantastycznych bohaterów – można właśnie obejrzeć w Willi Lentza. To prace zainspirowane muzyką Fryderyka Chopina, a dokładniej nokturnami genialnego kompozytora.
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Juvenum Hortus – Professor Katarzyna Dondalska presents: Italian arias from famous operas

We are proud to announce that Professor Katarzyna Dondalska, the creator of the series presenting young vocal talents at the Lentz Villa, received on Friday, June 24 2022, a Westpomeranian Nobel 2021, awarded by the Jury of the Competition in the field of ARTISTIC SCIENCES.

Congratulations!
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June 25, 2022

On Saturday, June 25, the "Sacrum Non Profanum" International Music Festival was inaugurated at the Lentz Villa. During the concert, accordionist Jarosław Buczkowski performed his own pieces, compositions by Astor Piazolla and jazz standards. Moreover, the film by Leszek Szopa entitled Dziesięciu Wspaniałych, in which the artist recalled the profiles of the festival's patrons, including Krzysztof Penderecki, Wojciech Kilar, Andrzej Panufnik and Henryk Mikołaj Górecki.
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June 24, 2022

On Friday, June 24, 2022, the opening of Wojciech Siudmak's exhibition entitled "Nocturnes – Hommage à Chopin" took place. The artist, who honoured the Szczecin residence with his presence, stated that the achievements of the great composer had inspired him for years. Since 2009 he has been working on the series of paintings presented in the villa, which are a free interpretation of Chopin's nocturnes. A recital by the pianist Sławomir Wilk perfectly complemented the exhibition. As always, the musician delighted the audience with the interpretation of the master's work from Żelazowa Wola. The exhibition, curated by Dorota Pieńkos, is open until October 30, 2022.
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FATHER'S DAY AT LENTZ VILLA

On the occasion of Father's Day, we offer everyone (not only Fathers) an individual tour of the Szczecin villa. In addition to our interiors, guests will be able to see the Timm Stutz exhibition – HUMAN | SPACE (Gallery in the attic) and the permanent exhibition – HISTORY (A)NEW (Gallery in the basement).
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

Let's dance! Cheers!

High teas, dance clubs, discos and finally balls – the dictionary of synonyms gives different words for almost the same thing: the possibility of "stomping your feet"; almost because each of these terms has extra weight.
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Honours for The Illusion of Time

We are pleased to announce the mapping of the Lentz Villa entitled 1888. The Illusion of Time, which had its premiere on June 11, 2021, during the inauguration of our new cultural institution in Szczecin, was nominated and awarded in the POLISH GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARDS competition for the best mapping animation of 2021!
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CULTURE ICONS

On Sunday, June 5, a concert within the CULTURE ICONS series took place for the first time at the Lentz Villa. The interest in the recital with the hits of the brilliant Edith Piaf was so enormous that the performance of Sylwia Różycka quickly sold out. The artist played the role of the most famous French singer of the 20th century. That is why a decision was made to organise an additional concert, thus ensuring that a large group of French song lovers would participate in a unique, magical evening.
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4/06/2022

On Saturday, June 4, two events took place at the Lentz Villa: the opening of the Timm Stütz'sphoto exhibition and a jazz concert with the participation of Leszek Zaleski and Dawid Troczewski.
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Szczecin Atmosphere and Juvenum Hortus

On Friday, June 3, two musical meetings were organised at the Lentz Villa, presenting young performers from Szczecin who reminded the audience of popular hits in recent years.
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

Culture icons

Paris Hilton and the Kardashians are working hard for that name. But the icons of culture have remained unchanged for decades.
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WALTZ & VILLA

Dance has already made its way into the Lentz Villa. Last year, tango lovers came to the seat of the youngest cultural institution in Szczecin. Last Saturday (May 29, 2022), we hosted crowds of waltz enthusiasts.
INTERVIEW | AUTHOR: TOMASZ GREGORCZYK

Magic of duets

Interview with Leszek Zaleski and Dawid Troczewski
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Sax and Villas

We have the honour to announce that the 2 nd prize in the International Composers’ Competition SAXandVILLAS 2022 has been awarded to Gianluca Cremona.
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Night of the Museums

It was crowded on Saturday, May 14, at the Lentz Villa. At 18:00, there was a performance by an excellent ensemble from Denmark – Rudersdal Kammersolister, who delighted the audience with a beautiful interpretation of the works of Scandinavian composers: Amanda Röntgen-Maier – Swedish violinist and composer, Edvard Grieg, an excellent Norwegian composer, pianist and conductor, as well as the Danish creator Carl Nielsen other six symphonies and two operas.
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

Comfortable shoes, a thermos with coffee. The Night of Museums is back!

After a two-year break caused by a pandemic, the Night of Museums returns. Already on Saturday evening – and at night, of course – instead of sitting comfortably in front of the TV or going to sleep, you can visit, see, and experience. Many cultural institutions, including the Lentz Villa, have prepared a lot of attractions.

Spring at the Lentz Villa

Time for walks and getting to know the charms of Szczecin. We propose to use these moments to admire the shimmering tulips in the Villa's garden and to participate in many exciting events organised as part of the 14th Westival of Architecture (May 11-15), Scandinavian Days – a concert by the excellent Danish band Rudersdal Kammersolister (May 14, 18:00) and the Night of the Museums (May 14, 20:00 – 24:00).
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

How about a city break without going anywhere?

- Please, do not ask me if I am going away for the May holidays and if I have a city break planned to Italy or Spain. Well, I'm going to take a city break without going anywhere. I'm staying in Szczecin! – said my friend at the cafe entrance, with whom I arranged for a chat over coffee.
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RESULTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS’ COMPETITION SAXandVILLAS – 2022

The International Composers’ Competition SAXandVILLAS was announced by the Lentz Villa in Szczecin, Poland, in cooperation with Villa Marigola in Lerici, Italy. The Competition has been dedicated to the memory of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) and Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937).
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Jim-Isaac Chua at the Lentz Villa

This piano recital will remain in the memory of music lovers for a long time. The protagonist of the evening was a pianist from the Philippines – Jim-Isaac Chua.
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JAZZ IN THE VILLA

The last sounds of the phenomenal concert of the Paweł Kaczmarczyk Trio have faded, inaugurating the "Jazz in the Villa" series. We had the opportunity to hear pre-premiere material from the newly recorded yet unreleased album of the Krakow trio. Thank you for being with us!
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

Magnolias like ballerinas in tulle skirts

In the garden of the Lentz Villa, a magnolia was planted, which was named Max to commemorate the outstanding architect of the building mentioned above – Max Drechsler. It is not the only natural and historical piece of news coming from this institution. Well, soon, more such trees will appear in the local garden, which will also remind us of influential figures related to the Lentz Villa and the cultural circles of Szczecin.
Concert coverage

Juvenum Hortus

On Sunday, April 4, 2022, a concert took place at the Lentz Villa as part of the JUVENUM HORTUS series. The performers included young Ukrainian artists, winners of international competitions and festivals, who, together with professors Ludmila and Lev Zakopets, dedicated their performances to the inhabitants of Ukraine. During the concert, Poles who helped the Ukrainian nation were also thanked. The program included mainly works by Polish and Ukrainian composers.
Publications

Krzysztof Penderecki | In Memoriam

The ceremonial funeral of Maestro Krzysztof Penderecki took place on March 29, 2022, on the second anniversary of his death. His ashes were placed in the National Pantheon in the crypt under the presbytery of St. Peter and Paul in Krakow.
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

To hearts' content

Some concerts are especially remembered, sometimes for a lifetime. I am convinced that many music lovers will remember for a long time the recent show from the famous and excellent series "Great Concertmasters", which took place in the Lentz Villa in Szczecin. The evening with the performance of the Baltic Neopolis Orchestra and violin virtuoso – Melina Mandozzi showed how great the power of music is, which not only touches or gives joy but can also raise spirits.
Concert coverage

Melina Mandozzi and BNO at the Lentz Villa

Melina Mandozzi was the star of the Saturday concert at the Lentz Villa, as part of the "GREAT CONCERTMASTERS" series. A Swiss student of Yehudi Menuhin made her debut at only 12 with the famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Event coverage

Tradition in culture

For the eighth time, the participants of the panel discussion organised as part of the VALUES IN CULTURE series met at the Lentz Villa.
Announcement

JAZZ AT THE VILLA

We are pleased to announce that on April 2nd (Saturday) at 20:00, we will start a new series called Jazz at the Villa. Four concerts by great Polish ensembles will introduce you to the aura of intimate jazz. However, you can find an explosive mixture of multidimensional rhythms and harmony under its soft skin. The concert of Paweł Kaczmarczyk Audiofeeling Trio inaugurating the "Duo Trio Jazz" series will be a real treat for music lovers. Considering that the Szczecin audience has not had the opportunity to listen to this band for years, it promises to be an intriguing evening with the best jazz.
Event coverage

Accompanist

The premiere shows of Marcel Mithois's monodrama entitled "Accompanist" have been taking place since Friday. It is the second theatrical production of the youngest cultural institution in Szczecin after the performance "1888. Villa of Love".
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

Pandemic, war... What else are we going to tell our grandchildren about?

The exhibition of photographs by Tomasz Lazar – "Notes from the Void", presented at the Villa Lentz, arouses a lot of emotions in every visitor. Like a boomerang, memories of the pandemic come back. Sad and dramatic, but also quite enjoyable, even fun – as it is in life. These are specific, personal "notes" from memory.
Exhibition coverage

Notes from the void – vernissage

Tomasz Lazar is a laureate of, among others, World Press Photo, Picture of the Year International, CHIPP, Sony World Photography Award, BZ WBK Press Photo, Grand Press Photo, and Lumix Festival for Young Journalism. He presented photos taken during the COVID-19 pandemic at the Lentz Villa.
Vernissage

Notes from the Void – opening of the photo exhibition by Tomasz Lazar

On Friday, March 4, 2022, at 18:00, a vernissage of the photo exhibition by Tomasz Lazar will be organised at the Lentz Villa. He is a Szczecin native, artist, independent photographer and lecturer at the Academy of Art in Szczecin.
Event coverage

Saturday, February 26 at the Lentz Villa

The concert, with the participation of the mezzo-soprano – Izabela Rudnicka and the pianist – Olga Bila referred to the idea of salon music meetings, popular in the 19th century. The works by Franz Schubert and Carl Loew, who lived in Szczecin for several decades, interpreted perfectly in the palace chambers, were warmly welcomed by the audience eager for this type of entertainment. Szymon Wyrzykowski hosted the concert.
Performance announcement

Accompanist

Aleksander Różanek
In the monodrama by Marcel Mithois
director: Zurab Pirveli
arrangements: Gustaw Miłoszewski

A concert of the big star is about to take place, but instead of him, his accompanist appears on stage and announces that...
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

Did Loewe know Lentz?

Some say that it is only a legend, others that it is absolutely true. Apparently, during his stay in Szczecin in 1831, Fryderyk Chopin himself visited the famous art salon of Mrs Tilebein. He came here to meet the singer Konstancja Gładkowska. Could the paths of the wealthy factory owner August Lentz and the outstanding musician and composer Carl Loewe cross in this then small German city? This question came to my mind with the announcement of a concert at the Lentz Villa entitled "Music from the times of August Lentz". It will be the music of Carl Loewe sounding here. So let's check if the meeting of these gentlemen was even possible.

Polish-German cross-border project: Stettin/Szczecin – borderland of culture

Announcement

Waltz & Villa – change of dates

We regret to inform you that the Walz & Villa event cannot take place on the planned date and will be postponed. The reason for the event's cancellation is a positive coronavirus test results of several members of the DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN SALON ORCHESTRA.
Interview with Sylwia Trojanowska | Author: Monika Gapińska

Perhaps the Lentz Villa will appear in her novel!

An interview with a Szczecin writer, Sylwia Trojanowska.

Sylwia Trojanowska is a writer, theatre artist, coach and business trainer. Actively works for women empowerment. She is an ambassador of the "Many reasons to live" campaign, aimed at promoting preventive cervical smear tests, and a member of the "Business Magnolias" chapter, recognising exceptional women from the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. She made her debut in 2015 with the novel "Szkoła Latania".
Event coverage

We love books

Valentine's Day, celebrated in a literary atmosphere, has passed. Nevertheless, it was possible to meet many Szczecin authors, collect autographs, talk about future creative plans, or buy books during the event.
Feuilleton | Author: Monika Gapińska

Let's play like Szymborska!

"In an old-fashioned way, I believe that reading books is the most beautiful game that humanity has conceived", – said Wisława Szymborska, the Nobel Prize laureate. Interestingly, not only did she read works of the highest quality but literally everything. From "Catalog of purebred dogs" through "Gymnastics for women during pregnancy and puerperium", lexicons of food products and "Encyclopedia of Assassinations", to "History of the Middle East in Antiquity", Schubert's biography and Sappho's poetry. This is what interested her. How do we know this? Well, she wrote about the items she read in feuilletons that were published in the press for many years.
Announcement

Lentz Villa Lexicon

Soon we will present the architectural and conservation lexicon of the Lentz Villa, the entries of which will be developed by Michał Dębowski – the Municipal Conservation Officer.
Almanac

Szczecin's Westend & the Lentz Villa

We are pleased to announce that the Lentz Villa has published the Almanac in the form of a calendar for 2022. It is entitled "Szczecin's Westend & the Lentz Villa'', dedicated to the most beautiful district of Szczecin built at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. It includes the history of residences concentrated at Wojska Polskiego Avenue, including extensive passages about the Lentz Villa.
Concert coverage

Art. Budyń & Chango

Art. Budyń and Chango performed during the Friday evening at the Lentz Villa.
Event coverage

Saturday 29.01 at the Lentz Villa

An artistic open-air event, which attracted many new participants, a concert by M.Radoszewska, R. Kowalczyk and W. Zieliński as part of the Juvenum Hortus series (the concert was conducted by Dariusz Koronczewski) and another discussion panel in the "Values in culture" series, devoted to CREATIVITY IN CULTURE, and hosted by Jędrzej Wijas with the participation of Aleksander Cywiński, Urszula Chęcińska, Grzegorz Czarnecki, Andrzej Łazowski, Kalina Kukiełko-Rogozińska, Zurab Pirvela, Patryk Słowiński, Monika Szpener, Waldemar Wojciechowski.
Concert coverage

Gioia Di Canto

The GIOIA DI CANTO choir concert, which took place on January 14, was conducted by Anna Tarnowska, with the participation of vocalists Eliza Nowakowska and Ada Stasiukiewicz, pianist Marek Kwarta, evoked the magical atmosphere of Christmas. Beautiful Christmas songs and the rarely performed Roman Maciejewski's "Shepherd's Mass" delighted the large audience gathered at the Lentz Villa. The concert ended with the audience joining the artists in singing and encores.
Event coverage

Values in culture

Last Saturday we witnessed a very interesting discussion on cooperation in culture – theory and practice. Experiences and opinions were shared by dr Aleksander Cywiński, Grzegorz Czarnecki, Igor Górewicz, Aleksandra Kopińska-Szykuć, Dariusz Koronczewski, dr Kalina Kukiełko-Rogozińska, prof. dr hab. Kamil Kuskowski, Aleksander Różanek, Przemysław Słowik, Monika Szymanik. The debate was moderated by Rafał Bajena.
Concert coverage

Chopin at the Lentz Villa

On Monday, we had the opportunity to participate in a unique music event. At the Lentz Vilal, a concert of recognized artists was held: violinist – Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, cellist – Tomasz Strahl, and also a pianist representing the young generation – Andrzej Wierciński. The virtuosos performed the Duet in C major for violin and cello WoO 27 by Ludwig van Beethoven, the composer's only, rarely performed piece for violin, cello and piano – Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 8. The audience welcomed the instrumentalists' performance cordially, and after the concert (as it used to happen in a good living room), there was time for joint talks with the artists, photos and autographs, which are a souvenir of a pleasant evening. Szymon Wyrzykowski hosted the event.
Concert coverage

Christmas concerts at the Lentz Villa – Saturday

Interesting artistic events have been taking place at the Lentz Villa since Friday. On Saturday, at 17:00, the graduates of the Academy of Art gave a show, which put the audience in a festive mood by performing, among others, beautiful Christmas carols. At 19:00, the Jan Szyrocki Academic Choir of the West-Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin appeared on the stage. The choir presented the Polish premiere of "Christmas Oratorio" by Bob Chilcott. The work of the British jazzman sounded along with the most beautiful Polish Christmas carols.

Christmas concerts at the Lentz Villa – Friday

Interesting artistic events have been taking place at the Villa Lentz since Friday. They were inaugurated by singer Ewa Gielnik and guitarist Waldemar Zieliński from the DiValdi ensemble, who presented popular compositions that introduced the audience to the mood of the upcoming Christmas. Dariusz Koronczewski hosted the event. The next concert was of a similar nature. The vocal trainer Olga Tadel, known for many TV programs, performed with the Baltic Neopolis Quartet, evoking the Christmas atmosphere, interpreting, among others, works by Zbigniew Preisner, Felix Bernard and Irving Berlin.
Event coverage

Juvenum Hortus / Artistic open air

On Saturday, November 27, another open air event attracted many new participants to the Lentz Villa. As part of the Juvenum Hortus series, Katarzyna Pawłowska, Patryk Adamkiewicz and Marek Kwarta performed works by Mieczysław Karłowicz, Giacomo Puccini and Karol Szymanowski.
Event coverage

The exhibition OBLIVION and the screening of the film MEDIUM

The opening of the photo exhibition of students of the 3rd year of the Cinematography Department, Department of Photography, the State Leon Schiller Higher School of Film, Television and Theater in Łódź entitled Oblivion attracted many artists and art lovers at the Lentz Villa.
Event coverage

Saturday at the Lentz Villa

An artistic plein-air, which attracted many new participants, a concert by Dominik Franczuk and Nina Salamon, who presented works by F. Chopin, S. Moniuszko and I.J. Paderewski as part of the Juvenum Hortus series, and another discussion panel in the series "Values in Culture", devoted to SENSITIVITY IN CULTURE, and hosted by Konrad Wojtyła with the participation of: Aleksander Cywiński, Grzegorz Czarnecki, Kinga Konieczna, Agnieszka Kuchcińska-Kurcz, Radosław Nagay, Paweł Osuchowski, Andrzej Skrendo, Urszula Stawicka, Monika Szpener, Adam Zieliński, Krzysztof Żurawski.
Concert coverage

Chopin at Villa Lentz

Another meeting with Frédéric Chopin's music at the Lentz Villa is behind us. This time, SŁAWOMIR WILK played the composer's pieces perfectly, with a sense of the brilliant style and characteristic rubates and varied, beautiful dynamics. Sławomir Wilk is a piano virtuoso ranked among the leading Polish pianists of the middle generation. In addition to the works of the famous Frédéric, the musician also presented (first performed in Szczecin) Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 60 by Sergei Bortkiewicz. Naturally, encores had to take place, as the large audience gathered in the villa gave applause both to the pianist and the concert host Mirosław Kosiński.
Announcement

Polish-German Cooperation Days at the Lentz Villa

Polish-German Cooperation Days (DWPN), organized by the City of Szczecin, will occur from 20th to 24th October 2021. This year's meetings emphasize the cross-border cooperation of Szczecin with German cities and partners. President Piotr Krzystek said that they will constitute a unique occasion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of signing the treaty on good neighbourliness and friendly cooperation, which created the foundation for close, reliable and partner relations between both countries (dwpn.szczecin.eu/slowo-wstepne-prezyanego-szczecina)
Concert coverage

Concert of the Błoto band

The Błoto band performed at the Lentz Villa on Saturday evening.
Voting in plebiscite

Amber Ring 2021

NOMINATIONS:
  • The performance of "1888. The Villa of Love"
  • Arkadiusz Buszko, for his role in the performance of "1888. Villa of Love"

In the plebiscite "Amber Ring" (Bursztynowy Pierścień) for the best performance and actor of the 2020/2021 artistic season, there are, among the nominees, the play entitled "1888. Willa miłość" – prepared for the inauguration of the Lentz Villa and Arkadiusz Buszko, who performed one of the leading roles. "Amber Ring" has been organized by Kurier Szczeciński and Friends of Szczecin Society since 1965.
Event coverage

Sacrum Non Profanum

On Thursday, September 30, as part of the 18th International Sacrum Non Profanum Music Festival, screenings of films took place – "Paderewskiego życie po życiu", directed by Stefan Szlachtycz and "10 wspaniałych", directed by Leszek Szopa.
Concert coverage

Tymon Chruściel in concert

During Saturday evening, as part of the JUVENUM HORTUS project and the CHOPIN AT THE LENTZ VILLA series, Tymon Chruściel – winner of many international piano competitions, multiple scholarship holder of the President of Szczecin and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage – performed. The concert, warmly received by the audience, ended with encores. During one of the encores, the young artist also played his own miniature entitled "Fantasy for Piano".
Event coverage

Saturday at Lentz Villa

On Saturday, September 25, we were visited by the en plein-air and discussion panel participants.
Event coverage

TANGO & VILLA

The participants of the highly acclaimed TANGO & VILLA program became engrossed and captivated on an artistic journey through the world of tango. As it transpired, the artists and experts of tango became the perfect guides for their audience on this adventure.
Event coverage

Kontrapunkt by night – 1888. The Villa of Love

On Sunday, September 5th, as part of the Small Form Theater Review – Kontrapunkt, the performance of "1888. The Villa of Love" was shown. The action of the play, in which actors of Szczecin theatres can be seen, takes place in a villa at the end of the 19th century and introduces the audience to "the hidden secrets of the Lentz family, their house, and the scattered facts from their lives".
Event coverage

Lentz Villa inspires

On Saturday, August 28th, we were visited by participants of the en plein-air, discussion panel and evening meetings with music. In addition, the en plein-air attracted new participants.
Concert coverage

Queen of Baroque at the Lentz Villa

The Sunday concert at the Lentz Villa was the culmination of the ten-day International MEISINGER Music Festival.
Announcement

End of summer holidays at the Lentz Villa

On the final Saturday of August (28/08/2021), we are pleased to invite you to the garden of the Lentz Villa!
Concert preview

Meisinger Music Festival

Next Sunday, the Lentz Villa will host another event presented as part of the Meisinger Music Festival.
Concert coverage

Chopin at Villa Lentz – a concert by Andrzej Wierciński

Even after the last Chopin chords had been played, music lovers were still reflecting and admiring Andrzej Wierciński's masterful playing and impeccable technique.
Concert coverage

Meisinger Music Festival

The first festival evening presented as part of the Meisinger Music Festival, and held at the Lentz Villa, is now behind us. The evening consisted of two excellent interpretations of piano concertos by W.A. Mozart (in A major KV 414 and C major KV 415) performed by pianist Tomasz Lis, as well as French compositions by Claude Debussy and Gabriel Fauré performed by soprano singer Iwona Sobotka which gained great applause from the audience, and as a result prompted the artists to give three encores. The concert was also attended by the "Poland baROCK" Baroque Orchestra, and the whole event was conducted by the Festival Director, Krzysztof Meisinger.
Concert coverage

Cruise from Venice to Padua

The Villa Lentz recently held a baroque regatta, during which the musicians of the combined Szczecin Vocal Project and Consortium Sedinum, led by Paweł Osuchowski, presented the madrigal comedy by Adriano Banchieri (1568-1634) "La Barca da Venezia per Padova", to a packed house.
Event coverage

Lentz Villa inspires

Last Saturday was full of exciting events!
Publishing Announcement

Almanac 2022. Szczecin's Westend and the Lentz Villa

The Lentz Villa has begun to cooperate with Marek Łuczak, PhD. The aim of this cooperation will be to produce a published Almanac, scheduled to be published in 2021, on the history of Szczecin's Westend, the history of the Lentz Villa, and other residences in Wojska Polskiego Alley. The Almanac will present the history of this unique district and the people associated with it.
Event coverage

The exhibition "Lentz Villa. History (a)new" in the company of the exhibition's curators – Maciej Słomiński and Michał Dębowski

On July 15th, 2021, the exhibition "Lentz Villa. History (a)new" was presented in the company of the exhibition curators – Maciej Słomiński and Michał Dębowski. Visitors were given, among other things, the history of Szczecin's Westend, the history of the monument creation, the fate of its inhabitants and the scope of the conservation and restoration works.
Event coverage

Andrzej Tobis exhibition "A-Z (report 2019/2020)" accompanied by its curator – Stanisław Ruksza

The exhibition created by Andrzej Tobis "A-Z was received with unflagging interest from visitors. Recently, the guests of the Lentz Villa were able to see a collection of Mr Tobis' photographs, created on the basis of the illustrated Polish-German dictionary "Bildworterbuch Deutsch und Polnish", in the company of the exhibition curator, Stanisław Ruksza.
Willa Lentza

Memories from the Inauguration

A month has passed since the official opening of the new Szczecin cultural institution – the Lentz Villa.
Media about us

"Magazyn VIP" about the Lentz Villa

On the "Magazyn VIP" website, there is a report on the ceremonial opening of the Lentz Villa. Among other things, it includes information about the premiere of the theatrical performance "1888. Villa of Love" directed by Paweł Niczewski and the premiere of "Papricoso stettinese della una Villa" by the Baltic Neopolis Orchestra conducted by Krzesimir Dębski.
Lentz Villa Guests

Alicja Węgorzewska and Plácido Domingo Jr. at the Lentz Villa

At the invitation of the President of Szczecin, Piotr Krzystek, the world-famous vocalists – Alicja Węgorzewska and Plácido Domingo Junior were the guests of the Lentz Villa on Wednesday, June 30th 2021. The previous day, both musicians participated in a concert organized in Szczecin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla's birth.
Concert coverage

Musicorum Hortus at Villa Lentz

In the gardens of the Lentz Villa, compositions by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy were presented as part of the MUSICORUM HORTUS (Music Garden) series. The FAMD.pl Orchestra conducted by Paweł Osuchowski performed the famous 4th Symphony in A major, Op. 90 (Italian) and theatre music to William Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 21 and Op. 61. The overture to this play was premiered in Szczecin in 1827. Therefore, it is safe to say that Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s work returned to our city after 194 years.
Concert coverage

Juvenum Hortus at the Lentz Villa

The first concert organized as part of the JUVENUM HORTUS (Young Garden) series was held in the gardens of the Lentz Villa. This concert presented the achievements of young instrumentalists from the SAXADEMUS QUARTET ensemble. Apart from listening to compositions from different eras and transcriptions of classical and popular music works, the audience were introduced to the history of the saxophone. This instrument was created more or less at the same time as the concept of building the Lentz Villa in Szczecin was being finalized.
Publications

Vinyl version of the album with the symphony "Polonia" by Ignacy Jan Paderewski

The Paderewski Symphony in B Minor, Op. 24 'Polonia', performed by Lviv National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, with Bohdan Boguszewski as conductor, was created thanks to the cooperation of the Lviv National Philharmonic and PSI Academia.
Events

Zapraszamy na koncerty

Nie milkną echa inauguracji działalności Willi Lentza, a my przygotowaliśmy już dla Państwa kolejne muzyczne atrakcję. W sobotę, 26 czerwca br., w ogrodach rezydencji odbędą się dwa koncerty.
Willa Lentza

Tours

Individual and guided tours in November 2022 are possible, both of which require arrival before or on the appointed time.
Inauguration

Relacje z inauguracji

Tickets

Entrance tickets to the Lentz Villa

From noon on June 9th this 2021, a link will be available to download tickets for the events organized at the Lentz Villa as part of the inauguration on June 11th – 13th, 2021.
 
Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Inauguration

Koncerty na żywo

Dzięki transmisji online, umożliwimy Państwu uczestnictwo w wybranych wydarzeniach prezentowanych w ramach inauguracji działalności Willi Lentza. Przygotowaliśmy bowiem live streaming następujących koncertów:

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Zapraszamy!
Inauguration

June 11th-13th, 2021

We invite you to the inauguration of the new cultural institution.
 
Ticket bookings begin on Wednesday, June 9th 2021 – from noon.
Feuilleton

Villa Nova? Just like Szczecin!

Picture this, one Villa which can stand as a representation and symbol for the whole of Szczecin! Within the history of this building can be seen the history of the city, and therefore what has made Szczecin the city that it is today. Demonstrating growth and fall, greatness and decline, cultural highs and lows, political changes both local and international as well as standing witness to the great social changes that have swept the land upon which it sits. This multi-layered and contrasting fate of the Villa serves as a symbolic, and on times verging upon the grotesque’ interpretation of history.
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