Scalars 2015 > Social events
  • December 3, 7-10pm: the welcome reception will take place in the CENT I building (ground floor).

  • December 5, evening: Two concerts to choose:

    • 6pm: a symphonic concert at the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall will take place. A renown Polish operatic soprano Aleksandra Kurzak will sing pieces of Mozart, Schubert and R. Strauss accompanied by the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra (program of the concert). Please contact us if you are interested.

    • 7pm: a special Chopin concert for participants of Scalars 2015 will be held in the Solomon Room in the Palace on the Water (also called Palace on the Isle) in Royal Łazienki Park, Warsaw’s finest and oldest park established more than 200 years ago. At the beginning a short talk about Chopin’s life and work with focus on the composer’s Polish period (the first 20 years of his life) will be delivered. In the main part a pianist, Monika Rosca, will play a fine repertoire, prepared especially for this occasion, featuring Waltzes, Mazurkas, an Impromptu, a Barcarolle, and other pieces. Concert is organised by the Fryderyk Chopin Society. Please contact us if you are interested.

      To reach the concert hall, you should take bus number 188 going in the direction of "Gocławek Wschodni" at the stop BANACHA-SZPITAL, and go to the stop ROZBRAT. There you need to find Myśliwiecka street (see the map), and walk along it until you reach crossing with Szwoleżerów street. There is a gate leading to the Łazienki park. In the park you should follow a wide alley for about 100 m, and then turn right next to a round flower-bed, and continue walking for next 100 m until you reach the Palace on Water. There are guards around so you may ask for help in case of getting lost.

  • December 5, 5pm: a huge Christmas tree will be lit up at the Castle Square, at the Old Town. At the same time the whole Royal Route (streets leading southward from the Old Town: Krakowskie Przedmieście, Nowy Świat streets, and further) will be illuminated with christmas lights arranged in many different forms. The event at the Castle Square will be accompanied by a concert of the Polish State Folk Group of Song and Dance "Mazowsze".

  • December 6, 8-11pm: Three excursions to choose (follow the links for more details): Warsaw in the footsteps of Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Frederic Chopin's Warsaw, Historical Tour.

  • December 6, 8-11pm: the conference dinner will take place in "Pod Gigantami" restaurant (http://www.podgigantami.pl/en), Al. Ujazdowskie 24. On 17 October 2015, at the "100 Best Restaurants in Poland " Gala, restaurant Pod Gigantami received the GRAND AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - THREE FORKS - in the category of Best Restaurant in Poland in 2015.