2 SEPTEMBER 2018, Sunday


During the last two days of the Festival, Grzybowski Square and Próżna Street will host art installations, street stands and booths offering memorabilia. This colorful place will give everyone an opportunity to move to the world so vividly described by I. B. Singer, if only for a moment. Come and take a journey to the pre-war Warsaw and the unique Singer Market.

 


11.00 GUIDED TOUR OF THE NOŻYK SYNAGOGUE WITH BOLESŁAW ZAJĄC

Bolesław Zając is a tour guide specializing in Jewish subjects and places connected to the presence of Jews in Poland.

The Nożyk Synagogue 6 Twarda St.

Men are obliged to wear headgears.

 


11.00 PRESENTATION OF THE ALBUM “SEARCHING FOR A GOLDEN APPLE. LIDER BUCH – THE FAMILY SONGOOK” ATTENDED BY: BELLA SZWARCMAN-CZARNOTA, ROŻA ZIĄTEK-CZARNOTA, DOROTA SZWARCMAN

Two years ago, Austeria Publishing House published the book “Searching for a Golden Apple. Lider buch – The Family Songook.” Many readers asked the authors to record the songs presented in the book.

Performed in Yiddish, they were the songs sung in the family home, the ones that the authors liked so much and still sing them today, sharing them with the young generations. In addition to the songs, the album features unique, unknown niggun connected with Baal Shem Tov, also sung by the authors’ family.

The melodies, family life centered around singing and reading, the roots of the songs will be discussed by Bella Szwarcman-Czarnota, Róża Ziątek-Czarnota, and Dorota Szwarcman. They will also present some of them.

Austrian Cultural Forum, 7/9 Próżna St.

Free admission

 


11.00 EDUCATIONAL WALK: “FOLLOWING IRENA SENDLEROWA”

Guided by: Olga Szymańska

The life of Irena Sendlerowa, the most recognizable Polish Righteous is beyond schematic descriptions and her personality and life decisions, particularly their pre-war reception, raise extreme emotions. The educational walk will be an opportunity to familiarize with her life, understand the roots of her moral attitude and motivation to save children from the Warsaw Ghetto. We will get to know places connected with escapes from the ghetto and their dramatic circumstances as well as less-known heroes who worked with Irena Sendlerowa.

Accompanying event organized by the Jewish Historical Institute

Meeting point: in front of the building of the Jewish Historical Institute at 3/5 Tłomackie St.

Note: Limited number of participants, booking obligatory. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to: rezerwacja@jhi.pl, with the title of your message saying: spacer 2 września.

 


11.00 ANIMALIST IN ZOOLOGIST” – ARTISTIC AND HISTORIC WALK DEDICATED TO THE SCULPTOR ARTIST, MAGDALENA GROSS ORGANIZED BY KATARZYNA CHUDYŃSKA-SZUCHNIK/WARSOFF

The subject of the walk will be the life of Warsaw’s intelligentsia in the 1930s and their connections with the new Zoo. We will also discuss the wartime spent by Gross partially in the Wicked Star Villa as “an illegal person.” In hiding, she kept creating her sculptures and met her husband. Our walk will take place in the Zoo’s scenery, we will be surrounded by its architecture, including the artist’s sculptures and historic buildings. The walk will include Żabiński villa and cellars where the Jews were hidden.

Meeting point: An entry gate to the ZOO at Ratuszowa St.

Participants must hold a valid ZOO entry ticket purchased individually and the entry ticket to the villa purchased on the spot for 5 zloty. The number of participants is limited. To register, please write until Thursday 25 August to warsoff@gmail.com

 


12.00 MEETING WITH GOŁDA TENCER ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HER ARTISTIC WORK

Hosted by: Remigiusz Grzela

Gołda Tencer – actress, director, as of 1969 she has been working in the Jewish Theatre in Warsaw to become the Deputy Director in  2009 and the General Director and Artistic Director of the stage in 2015. Founder of Shalom Foundation, the initiator, and organizer of the Jewish Culture Festival “Singer’s Warsaw.” In the Jewish Theatre she played, among others, Leah in “The Dybbuk,” Miss Forsythe in the “Death of the Salesman” and Dwojra in the “Down.” Director and co-director of the following shows: “Townhouse at Nalewki St.,” “Dla mnie bomba” (the show was awarded the Honorary Golden Retro Leaf) and “Bonjour Monsieur Chagall.” She took part in the following films: “David” (the movie was awarded Golden Bear in Berlin), “War and Love” (USA), “Austeria” and “Alles auf Zucker!” (Germany). She has also been invited to take part in prestigious art ventures – during the 65th and the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising she supervised the artistic part of the official celebration and in 2015 she took part in the Gala Concert of the 36th Actor Song Review in Wrocław. She has received numerous awards and prizes for her efforts, including Israeli Golden Lira, Golden Medal Gloria Artis, and Commanders Cross Order of Polonia Restituta. She is the honorary member of the Polish Association of the Righteous Among the Nations and the honorary member of the Association Children of Holocaust.

The Small Stage, Kwadrat Theatre, 138 Marszałkowska St.

Entry upon confirmation, entrance tickets will be available for collection in the Festival Office as of 6 August, 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 883 619 298, +48 883 619 301

 


12.00 GUIDED WALK FOR INDIVIDUAL VISITORS TO THE EXHIBITION “ESTRANGED. MARCH ’68 AND ITS AFTERMATH”

Accompanying event organized by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN

Museum of the History of the Polish Jews POLIN, 6 Anielewicza St.

12 and 8 zloty tickets are available in Museum’s ticket office and online: www.bilety.polin.pl

 


12.30 WALK AROUND PRÓŻNA STREET WITH JAGNA KOFTA INCLUDING THE VISIT TO LE PALAIS BUILDING AT 7/9 PRÓŻNA ST. WITH THE ARCHITECT, WOJCIECH POPŁAWSKI

An educator and a guide, Jagna Kofta, hosts classes, tours for students and adults dedicated to the culture and history of Jews. Tied with the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN, she is also the co-author of the application “Warsaw is mine” – a virtual city guide that follows the traces of Janusz Korczak and an educational CD about Warsaw’s Jews “Warszawa, Warsze.”

Wojciech Popławski – architect and co-founder of OP ARCHITEKTEN (Warsaw, Vienna) studio. Co-author of multi-awarded projects run by the studio, including Andel’s Hotel in Łódź, which brought him several international awards (London, New York, Cannes, Warsaw, Łódź) and was nominated to Mies van der Rohe Prize 2011, as well as the project dedicated to revitalization of two townhouses Le Palais at 7/9 Próźna St., which was awarded 2013 PZiTB Construction of the Year. Together with T. Spychała he designed: PZU Tower and Hotel InterContinental Warsaw.

Organized in cooperation with  TRIUVA Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH – the owner of Le Palais building

Meeting point: by the fountain on Grzybowski Square

Workshops for a limited number of participants – maximum 25 people.

Registration starts on August, 6th in the Festival Office of the Shalom Foundation, 35 Senatorska St.

 


13.00 GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE EXHIBITION “BEJT AL MIN – THE HOUSE OF ETERNITY” AND AROUND THE JEWISH CEMETERY IN BRÓDNO

Guides: Remigiusz Sosnowski, Andrzej Jankowski, Anna Ciałowicz – the Jewish Commune in Warsaw.

Just opened, the exhibition focuses on the subject of death in Judaism and Praga District Jews.

Accompanying event organized by the Jewish Community in Warsaw

Jewish Cemetery in Bródno district, St.

Limited availability, to register, please write to: zapisy@jewish.org.pl

 


13.00 CONCERT: JINTA-LA-MVTA |JP| | POLINA & MERLIN SHEPHERD |UK|

Line-up: Polina Shepherd (vocals, piano), Merlin Shepherd (clarinet) and JINTA-LA-MVTA line up: Wataru Okuma (clarinet, brass instruments), Miwazow (chin-dong, drums, vocals), Yoshiaki Sato, Gideon Juckes, Fumi Watanabe

A powerful musical melange and unique ensemble, a lot of improvisation, fun, freedom, and spontaneity. Piano, drums, trumpets, and clarinets. Klezmer music with other cultures’ influences, particularly the Balkan.

The Festival stage will bring together, for the first time the two remarkable clarinetists, Marlin Shepherd and Ikuma Wataru as well as two amazing vocalists, Polina Shepherd with her 4-octave voice and full of dynamism and expression, Mizazow.

Merlin & Polina Shepherd duo performs around the world and is famous for their “magical sound” of the Ashkenazi musical scene. Together, they released two albums: “A Blade of Grass” and “Three Centuries Ago” – songs performed with Rohan Kriwaczek. They are also members of Sklamberg & the Shepherds Trio, together with Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder, and lead singer of the Grammy-winning band, Klezmatics, the leading interpreter of Yiddish songs.

Jinta-la-Mvta as one of the very few bands specializing in klezmer music in Japan is popular among klezmer music festivals, receiving invitations to, among others, New York, Germany or Canada where the band is always enthusiastically welcomed. The band has successfully performed in Japan with Frank London, Alan Bern, and Henry Sapoznik

Event organized in cooperation with the Japanese Foundation

The large stage of Kwadrat Theatre, 138 Marszałkowska St.

Ticketed event. Tickets available on eventim.pl and www.teatr-zydowski.art.pl, and, as of 30 July, at the box office of the Jewish Theatre at 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 22 850 64 35 or in the Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw, 141a Niepodległości Ave., tel.: +48 22 850 56 56

 


13.00 JEWISH LITERARY SALON: MASTERS READ – POETRY AND SHORT STORIES WRITTEN BY ABRAHAM SUCKEWER WILL BE INTERPRETED BY MAJA KOMOROWSKA

Maja Komorowska – stage and movie actress, a graduate of Warsaw’s Theater Academy. She worked in Teatr Groteska in Kraków, with Jerzy Grotowski in Teatr 13 Rzędów in Opole and Teatr Laboratorium in Wrocław. She also played on Wrocław’s stages in Teatr Polski and Teatr Współczesny. Since 1972, she has been working in Teatr Współczesny in Warsaw. She worked with the master of cinema, such as Andrzej Wajda, Tadeusz Konwicki, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Zanussi and Istvan Szabo. In love with poetry, Maja Komorowska frequently meets with her audience and presents poems written by the greatest Polish poets. She is also known for her involvement in social affairs, during the martial law in Poland she worked in the Primate’s Social Council and the Committee for the Political Prisoners and their Families. She is one of the most appreciated and loved Polish actresses.

Austrian Cultural Forum, 7/9 Próżna St.

Entry upon confirmation, entrance tickets will be available for collection in the Festival Office as of 6 August, 35 Senatorska St., phone: 883 619 298, 883 619 301

 


13.00 “ABC OF YIDDISH LITERATURE”  – WORKSHOPS MODERATED BY DR. JACOB WEITZNER

Menora InfoPunkt, 2 Grzybowski Sq., entry through Charlotte Menora,

Free admission

 


14.00 “I JUST WANTED TO WARN YOU THAT I DON’T LIKE EXAGGERATION” – CABARET PIECES WRITTEN AND COMPOSED IN THE 1920S AND 1930S PERFORMED BY WARSAW’S JEWISH THEATRE ARTISTS

Line-up: Barbara Szeliga, Joanna Przybyłowska, Marek Węglarski, Henryk Rajfer, piano: Teresa Wrońska

Cabarets, little stages, and revue theatres were madly popular during the period between the world wars, mirorring those dynamic times. All those places had their faithful fans who came to every monthly (!) premiere and then hummed the melodies of the hits and used the quotes from the songs and sketches. Some of them became part of everyday language and are still in use today, though we often don’t know their roots. Such long life of the phrases is not so surprising, when in fact they came from the programs that featured works written by such remarkable authors like Julian Tuwim, Antoni Słonimski, Marian Hemar and Jerzy Jurandot and the music of the wonderful composers, including Henryk Wars, Jerzy Petersburski, Artur Gold and Szymon Kataszek. Many masterpieces of the genre got to be created and they are still enjoyed by the audience.

The Summer Stage of the Jewish Theatre, 35 Senatorska St.

Free admission

 


14.30 THE POETRY STOP

Szmuel Halkin, Perec Markisz, Dawid Hofsztej and Lejb Kwitkow poems and fragments of the short stories by Mojsze Lejb Halpern, selected and translated by Bella Szwarcman-Czarnota, will be read by: Alina Świdowska and Ewa Tucholska.

Accompaniment: Mirosław Kuźniak (violin)

Restaurant Charlotte Menora, 2 Grzybowski Sq.

Free admission

 


14.30 HEBREW WORKSHOPS FOR TEENAGERS AND ADULTS HOSTED BY MAGDALENA SOMMER

Event organized in cooperation with The Professor Mojżesz Schorr Foundation

Professor Mojżesz Schorr Foundation, 6 Twarda St.

Free admission

 


15.00 CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT: MENDELSSOHN AND WEINBERG | MASTERS INTERPRETED | DUDA, PATYRA, CHORZELSKI, SIENIAWSKI

String quartets composed by Felix Mendelsohn-Bartholdy and Mieczysław Weinberg, two outstanding composers with Jewish roots, i.e. German romantic and Polish neoclassicist will be performed by the unique and exquisite ensemble.

The musicians who will join forces only for this concert that will be part of this year’s Singer’s Warsaw Festival are truly remarkable; the violinists, Katarzyna Duda and Mariusz Patyra as well as fantastic chamber musicians, violist, Krzysztof Chorzelski and cellist, Marcin Sieniawski, members and co-founders of string quartets recognized as the best in Europe and around the world. Belcea Quartet and Szymanowski Quartet.

Though they have known each other for many years, this will be their first performance together. And it is possible that the only one…

The Nożyk Synagogue 6 Twarda St.

Ticketed event. Tickets available on eventim.pl and www.teatr-zydowski.art.pl, and, as of 30 July, at the box office of the Jewish Theatre at 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 22 850 64 35 or in the Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw, 141a Niepodległości Ave., tel.: +48 22 850 56 56

Men are obliged to wear headgear, seats are not numbered

 


15.00 “FOLLOWING THE TRACES OF JEWISH WRITERS” – WALK AROUND GRZYBÓW WITH JAN JAGIELSKI

This walk will start at the courtyard of the All Saints Church, about which Sholem Asch wrote one of his short stories. This is where, during the ghetto time, Professor L. Hirszfeld and the Zamenhof family lived. We will mention Ester Rachel and Ida Kamińskie J Jewish Theatre and, leaving the square, look at the houses of Prywes, Wolanowski and Nożyk families. We will pass by the Nożyk Synagogue and go to Grzybowska Street, a place where before and during the war, the board of the Jewish Commune was located. This is where I.L. Peretz, who lived nearby, worked, and this is where Adam Czerniaków committed suicide. At the end of the walk, we will enter the area of a little square that replaced Krochmalna Street, where Shalom Asch lived.

Meeting point: All Saints Church entrance, 3/5 Grzybowski Sq.

 


15.00 “70 YEARS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL. SINCE THE BIRTH OF THE ZIONISM TO THE 8.5 MILLION PEOPLE NATION” – LECTURE BY ANNA AZARI, ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO POLAND

This year, Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary. We will take you on a journey focused on its history. Starting with the Zionism, Teodor Herzl’s idea that led to the Independence Declaration in May 1948,  we will focus on the first years of the new state’s functioning, followed by a look at its foreign and social policy, the kibbutzes, and mass emigration. We will also discuss Israel’s fight for survival on the Middle East. And finally, we learn about today’s multicultural nation of 8.5 million citizens and modern innovative ecosystem that Israel has become.

Anna Azari was born in Vilnius. A graduate of universities in Haifa and the National Security College. For more than 30 years, she has been working in diplomacy. In 1989, she was appointed the Consul in San Francisco. With the time, she shifted her focus to Europe and Russia. In 1999, Anna Azari continued the diplomatic mission in Ukraine and Moldova as well as Russia. In 2006, she was appointed the Ambassador to Russia. She was the Deputy Director General and simultaneously headed Department of Eurasia in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has been Israel’s Ambassador to Poland since September 2014.

The Small Stage, Kwadrat Theatre, 138 Marszałkowska St.

Free entry tickets In order to receive them, please register on the list (ID required) and collect your entry ticket in the Festival Office at 35 Senatorska St. between 6 and 24 August. Please, take your ID with you to the meeting. You will not be allowed to bring in any large bags or backpacks.

 


15.30 TELL ME YOUR STORY: MEETING WITH ZYGMUNT ROLAT, AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN, PHILANTHROPIST, AND PATRON OF THE ARTS

Hosted by: Remigiusz Grzela

Zygmunt Rolat – a survivor of Holocaust, a businessman based in the US, cultural activist, philanthropist, patron of the arts as well as an activist for the Polish-Jewish dialog. He was born in Częstochowa. As a small boy, he survived Częstochowa ghetto and lived to see Russians liberation in January 1945 in the German Nazi camp in Hasag Pelcery. In 1946, he left for the United States, graduated from the University of Cincinnati and New York University. Though he started his new life in America, he never forgot Częstochowa, the city he loved the most. For dozens of years, he has been initiating and supporting projects aiming at commemorating Jewish residents of Częstochowa, which was recognized by the authorities of the city who awarded him the title of the Honorary Citizen of Częstochowa. Zygmunt Rolat is supporting Jewish organizations operating in Poland, particularly those involved in the area of culture. He has been performing several important functions, including President of the World Association of Częstochowa Jews and Their Offsprings based in New York, member of the Board of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN in Warsaw and the head of the North American Museum Support Committee. His activity was awarded by the President of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, with a Commander’s Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland and by President Bronisław Komorowski, who awarded him the Commander’s Cross with a Star. In 2014, by the decision of the Senate of Jan Długosz Academy in Częstochowa, Zygmunt Rolat became the Honorary Professor of the Academy.

Austrian Cultural Forum, 7/9 Próżna St.

Entry upon confirmation, entrance tickets will be available for collection in the Festival Office as of 6 August, 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 883 619 298, +48 883 619 301

 


16.00 WALK AROUND PRÓŻNA STREET WITH JAGNA KOFTA INCLUDING THE VISIT TO LE PALAIS BUILDING AT 7/9 PRÓŻNA ST. WITH THE ARCHITECT, WOJCIECH POPŁAWSKI

Organized in cooperation with  TRIUVA Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH – the owner of Le Palais building

Meeting point: by the fountain on Grzybowski Square

Workshops for a limited number of participants – maximum 25 people.

Registration starts on August, 6th in the Festival Office of the Shalom Foundation, 35 Senatorska St.

 


16.00 “GINCZANKA. LET’S GO AWAY FROM HERE” – A SHOW BY THE JEWISH THEATRE IN WARSAW

Adapted and directed by: Krzysztof Popiołek, stage designed by: Anna Wołoszczuk, costumes designed by: Piotr Popiołek, video: Krzysztof Popiołek, composer: Dominika Świątek

Cast: Ewa Dąbrowska

Additional cast: Girl – Zofia Młyńska / Sonia Vinyavskaya, live music – Andrzej Perkman

A story about – what? – about life and death – whose? – Zuzanna Polina Gincburg or Zuzanna Ginczanka? – a story about love or maybe war? – about life or about death?

“I am not afraid of the vastness of the world,” wrote the little girl on one of the last days of summer, in the last years of peace, in the world of beautiful past. This opening sentence starts a story, which title could come down to two words only: my life. She doesn’t know yet that it will be a brutally stopped, unfinished story: about unfair death, premature death. She tells us this opening sentence speaking from the ending the pre-war Warsaw. There will not be a summer like that anymore, there will not be a city like that anymore and there will not be a world like that anymore. Place after place, all have to be left in a hurry – Warsaw, Lviv, Kraków – they will become a sequence, but not simply geographical. It is first and foremost a sequence of anxieties that Ginczanka goes through. In this show, we will be able to observe the shape of a human who is inevitably approaching the end.

And one wants to live so badly. One second, one millimeter longer.

Krzysztof Popiołek – a graduate of L. Solski National  Theatre School in Kraków, director, working for many theatres in Kraków, Warsaw, Szczecin, Olsztyn, Wrocław, Gdańsk and Latvia, among others.

Accompanying event, duration 50 minutes, no intermission, the show will be presented in Polish

The Small Stage of the Jewish Theatre, 35 Senatorska St.

Ticketed event. Tickets available on www.ebilet.pl, www.eventim.pl, www.ewejsciowki.pl, www.teatr-zydowski.art.pl, and, as of 30 July, at the ticket office of the Jewish Theatre, 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 22 850 64 35 or in the Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw, 141a Niepodległości Ave., tel.: +48 22 850 56 56, Audience Office +48 22 526 20 34, +48 22 850 64 50 or 51. We accept Frequent Viewer card and Young Varsovian card – details available in the Audience Office and in box offices.

 


16.00 MEETING WITH MASHGIAH: “TALK ABOUT KASHRUT – THEORY AND PRACTICE”

Galil Kosher Restuarant, 37 Zielna St.

Free admission

 


16:00 “WHAT WE COULD SHOUT TO THE WORLD” GUIDED TOUR AROUND THE PERMANENT EXHIBITION WITH PROFESSOR PAWEŁ ŚPIEWAK, THE CURATOR

The permanent exhibition has been dedicated to the creators and the fate of the Underground Warsaw Ghetto Archives and is part of Oneg Szabat Program. The intention of the Jewish Historical Institute and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland was to share with the world the Underground Warsaw Ghetto Archives, promote it and commemorate its creators. The archives are the humanity’s heritage. Together, we are its custodians.

More about Oneg Szabat Program: www.onegszabat.org

Accompanying event organized by the Jewish Historical Institute

The Jewish History Institute, 3/5 Tłomackie St.

Note: Limited number of participants, booking obligatory. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to: rezerwacja@jhi.pl, with the title of your message saying: oprowadzania 2 września.

 


17.00 SINGER JAZZ FESTIVAL – VIOLIN SUMMIT: DOMINIQUE PIFARÉLY |FR| | ADAM BAŁDYCH |PL| | MATEUSZ SMOCZYŃSKI |PL| | RGG |PL| FEAT.: ŁUKASZ OJDANA, MACIEJ GARBOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF GRADZIUK

Continuing the last year’s tradition of the “summits,” i.e. joint performance of the instrumentalists who in other circumstances would never meet on one stage, this year’s summit will be dedicated to violins and violinists. The leading Polish jazz violinists and the star from France will perform together.

Dominique Pifarély – outstanding French violinist, improviser, composer. Co-founder of many remarkable ensembles and founder of, among others, Archipels-Cie Dominique Pifarély.

Mateusz Smoczyński performed on the most important jazz stages of the world. Recognized as the jazz violinist of 2017 by the Jazz Forum magazine. Co-founder of Atom String Quartet, for four years, he was the first violinist of the legendary, 2 Grammy Award winner, the Turtle Island Quartet. He is also the winner of the 1st prize of the 2nd Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Contest in 2016.

Adam Bałdych, when he was 16, he was called the “the golden child” and in addition to his virtuosity, he is appreciated for his original technique and compositions. Winner of ECHO Jazz 2013, he performed with many remarkable musicians from Poland and abroad in most of the European countries, the US, Canada, Indonesia, South Korea, China, and Japan.

Literature, philosophy, and theatre inspired RGG Trio, brings together the pianist, Łukasz Ojdana, representative of Polish composing trend, double bassist, Maciej Garbowski and the aesthete of percussion sound, colorist and melody composer, Krzysztof Gradziuk.

The Large Stage of Kwadrat Theatre, 138 Marszałkowska St.

Ticketed event. Tickets available on eventim.pl and www.teatr-zydowski.art.pl, and, as of 30 July, at the box office of the Jewish Theatre at 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 22 850 64 35 or in the Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw, 141a Niepodległości Ave., tel.: +48 22 850 56 56

 


15.00 “…HOW CAN THEY BOTH BE RIGHT ?!” – CONCERT OF THE ARTISTS OF THE JEWISH THEATRE IN WARSAW: MONIKA CHRZĄSTOWSKA & HENRYK RAJFER, PIANO: TERESA WROŃSKA

“…How can they both be right?!” that is various dilemmas, love uplifts and disappointments, troubles big and small, businesses good and bad, longings, hope and… Dreams in the Jewish folk and cabaret songs.

The Summer Stage of the Jewish Theatre, 35 Senatorska St.

Free admission

 


18.00 HUNDRED QUESTIONS TO A RABBI: MEETING WITH MICHAEL SCHUDRICH, THE CHIEF RABBI OF POLAND

An American rabbi, as of 2004 he has been the Chief Rabbi of Poland. He was born in New York to a Jewish family with Polish origins. His ancestors came from Baligród. Historian and religion expert, Rabbi Schudrich studied at the Stony Brooks University. In 1977, he received his BA in religious studies. He graduated from the Columbia University, majoring in history.

The Nożyk Synagogue 6 Twarda St.

Men are obliged to wear headgears.

Free admission

 


19.30 GRAND FINALE CONCERT: ARA MALIKIAN |ES|

Line up: Ara Malikian (violin) and Jorge Antonio Guillén del Castillo (violin), Tania Bernáez Abad (bass), Antonio Carmona Vives (guitar), Cristina López Garrido (cello), Charles Humberto Armas Armas (viola), Nantha Kumar (Indian table), Héctor Osorio Heredia (percussion)

Hosted by: Dawid Szurmiej

Accompanied by professional musicians, Ara Malikian will perform the original interpretations of masterpieces of classical music, the works of popular contemporary composers and her own works. The artist’s every concert is an innovative show full of dancing, costumes, colors and special effects. Live emotions and humor combined with the unique violin technique will not let the audience stay unmoved, even the most experienced one.

Ara Malikian – world famous Spanish violinist and composer with Armenian roots, born in Lebanon. Winner of many prestigious awards and prizes, nominated for Latin Grammy Award. In the past, he was the first violin in the Royal Theatre Orchestra in Madrid. Unlike many other great violinists, he likes to masterfully perform both classical music and his own pieces reflecting the culture of the Middle East, Central Europe, Argentina and Spain. Ara gives about 300 concerts a year, around the world. He gave over 100 performances with prestigious orchestras, including the philharmonic orchestras from Tokyo, Bamberg, Madrid, Portugal, chamber orchestras in Zürich and London, Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, “Moscow’s Virtuosos” and many others. His music has been performed in more than 40 countries around the world in the most famous locations. The artist is also known for his work in the great cinema. He composed the music score to “Talk to Her” and “Bad Education” by Pedro Almodovar and worked also with other film directors. In 2016, he wrote the score for “The Promise” by Terry George, a story about the Armenian genocide in 1915. Malikian released many albums, the latest one was nominated by the Spanish Music Academy for the best New Music of the Year.

Open air concert at Grzybowski Square

Free admission

 


21.30 “LULLABY FOR REMEMBRANCE”

Ghetto Heroes Memorial, corner of Anielewicza and Zamenhoffa Street

Note: The hour the meeting starts shall depend on the hour the finale concert ends