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Historic Polish constitution celebrated in Rome

02.05.2021 19:00
The Italian presidential palace in Rome was the venue on Sunday of a concert to commemorate the 230th anniversary of the historic Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791.
Polish pianist Tymoteusz Bies.
Polish pianist Tymoteusz Bies.Photo: PAP/Andrzej Grygiel

The landmark Polish constitution was the world’s second modern constitution after that of the United States. It was adopted during the time of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, which existed from 1569 to 1795.

Sunday’s concert was co-organized by the Polish and Lithuanian embassies in the Italian capital.

The event featured Polish pianist Tymoteusz Bies and Lithuanian violinist Dalia Kuznecovaite performing works by Polish and Lithuanian composers, including Fryderyk Chopin, Karol Szymanowski, Grażyna Bacewicz, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Mikolojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis and Faustas Latenas.

The concert was aired live by Italian radio broadcaster RAI. Polish Radio will rebroadcast it at 4 p.m. on Monday.

May 3 is Constitution Day in Poland.