Festival’s events taking place on 3 September are part of the program of the European Day of Jewish Culture

 

Grzybowski Square and Próżna Street will yet again host little stores, restaurants, street stands and booths offering memorabilia that will take the festival’s guests to the world so vividly described by I. B. Singer. Come and take a journey through prewar Warsaw, to the unique Singer Market!

 

  3 SEPTEMBER 2017, Sunday

 


10.00 GUIDED TOUR AROUND THE JEWISH CEMETERY IN BRÓDNO

Jewish Cemetery in Bródno district 15 Wincentego St.

Supporting event organized by the Warsaw Jewish Religious Community

To register, please write until 31 September to: zapisy.brodno@jewish.org.pl


11.00 “SUNDAYS ON THE FORMER NALEWKI STREET” – MEETING DEDICATED TO THE OPEN AIR EXHIBITION “NALEWKI. A STORY ABOUT A NON-EXISTING STREET.”

Meeting point: Bohaterów Getta (by the open air exhibition, opposite the main gate to Krasińskich Garden)

Hosted by: Agnieszka Kajczyk

Supporting event organized by the Jewish Historic Institute


11.00 “50 YEARS OF UNIFICATION. JERUSALEM ON EARTH, JERUSALEM IN HEAVEN” – LECTURE BY ANNA AZARI, ISRAEL’S AMBASSADOR TO POLAND

Austrian Cultural Forum, 7/9 Próżna St. | Free admission

Hosted by: Grzegorz Tomczewski, the Embassy of Israel

Since the very beginning, Jerusalem has been occupying a special place in both Jewish and global consciousness. For Jews, it has always been a very real place, whereas the rest of the world had it existing more as an idea, presented through architecture or art. Though throughout centries the city was under the rule of many nations, only the Jewish nation made it a capital.

Anna Azari was born in Vilnus. Graduate of universities in Hajfa and Jerusalem as well as the National Security College. For more than 30 years, she has been involved in administration and diplomacy. In 1989 she was appointed the General Consul in San Francisco. With the time, she shifted her focus to Europe and Russia. As the Ambassador, Anna Azari continued diplomatic mission in Ukraine and Moldova as well as Russia. She was the Deputy Director General and simultaneously headed Department of Eurasia in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 3 years ago she was appointed Israel’s Ambassador to Poland.


11.00 “LET’S TALK ABOUT WARSAW” – WALKING AND TALKING ABOUT LANGUAGES IN PRE-WAR WARSAW

Meeting point: Jan Kiliński Monument Podwale St. near Piekarska St.

During the walk, we will try to find in Warsaw those places that are featured by POLIN Museum in their permanent exhibition. We will learn where we would hear the whisper of prayers and where the sounds of music hits; who and where would we meet in the past on Warsaw’s streets; what language could we listen to: Hebrew, Yiddish or maybe Polish?

The walk will be conducted in Polish by Katarzyna Jakubowicz, a tour guide in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN.

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

Duration: ca. 2 hours

Please make your booking at Bilety.polin.pl


11.00 GUIDED TOUR OF THE NOŻYK SYNAGOGUE WITH BOLESŁAW ZAJĄC

The Nożyk Synagogue, 6 Twarda St. | Free admission

Bolesław Zając –is a tour guide engaged with Jewish problems and places connected to the presence of Jews in Poland.

Men are obliged to wear headgears.


11.00 “MIKVEH’S SECRETS” – LECTURE AND TOUR AROUND THE MYKVEH UNDER THE NOŻYK SYNAGOGUE

The White Building next to the Nożyk Synagogue, 6 Twarda St.

Hosted by: Magdalena Szpilman

Meetings start in Bejtejnu room (the White Building next to the Nożyk Synagogue).

Group of maximum 30 persons. Meeting addressed at women only. Entry upon buying contribution ticket for the Commune, cost PLN 15.

Registration: August, 29th 15.00-17.00 and August, 30th 16.00-17.00 in the White Building, 6 Twarda St.

Supporting event organized by the Warsaw Jewish Religious Community


12.00 OPENING OF THE FUNCTIONAL ART AND ARTISTIC CRAFTSWARSAW MANUFACTURES

Próżna St., Grzybowski Square

Yet another day with the exhibition of the artists form the Warsaw Manufactures Society. Another perfect occasion to see the local crafts. The walls will be decorated with ceramic and glass paintings as well as glass-painted, oil, watercolors and acrylic works. The fans of Warsaw’s folklore will be entertained by the street theatre performance.

Participants:

Urszula Gawlik-Nasiorowska – replicas of old maps, secessions and drawings made in 18th c. technique on the glass

Aleksandra Nasiorowska – decoupage jewelery, glass painting

Masha Wysocka – organic, handmade soaps, bags painted in batik technique

Beata Łuczak – “Felek and Mania” doll show

Exhibition organized in cooperation with Warsaw Manufactures Association

Exhibited works are open for viewing on September, 2nd and 3rd.


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

Meeting point: by the fountain on Grzybowski Square

An educator and a guide, Jagna Kofta, runs 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 – an 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 revitalisation of two town houses 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 for limited number of participants – maximum 25 people. Singing up starts on August, 7th in the Festival Office of the Shalom Foundation, 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 22 578 645 600 or 578 645 605


13.00 “ŚMIEJ SIĘ PANMUSIC AND SATIRICAL SHOW PREPARED BY THE ACTORS OF THE JEWISH THEATRE: MONIKA CHRZĄSTOWSKA, HENRYK RAJFER, MAREK WĘGLARSKI, WOJCIECH WILIŃSKI, ACCOMPANIMENT: TERESA WROŃSKA

The Small Stage, Kwadrat Theatre, 138 Marszałkowska St. |Entry tickets

The inter-war cabaret owes its great rank and level to the excellent Polish-Jewish composers, including: Wars, Petersburski, Gold or Kataszek, but first and foremost the writers: Tuwim, Słonimski, Hemar, Jurandot. In everyday life they were writing poetry and serious literature, but for the purpose of exercising their styles, they wrote purely cabaret/comedy texts, lyrics. Today, their songs and sketches are still recognized as the masterpieces of the genre and their charm just doesn’t go away…

Tickets will be available for purchase at: Eventim.pl, Teatr-zydowski.art.pl and as of 31 July in the ticket 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 “ALEF, BEJS, GIMEL” – YIDDISH LANGUAGE WORKSHOPS HOSTED BY DR. JACOB WEITZNER

Menora InfoPunkt, entry through Charlotte Menora, 2 Grzybowski Sq. | Free admission


13.00 “MIKVEH’S SECRETS” – LECTURE AND TOUR AROUND THE MYKVEH UNDER THE NOŻYK SYNAGOGUE

The White Building next to the Nożyk Synagogue, 6 Twarda St.

Hosted by: Magdalena Szpilman

Meetings start in Bejtejnu room (the White Building next to the Nożyk Synagogue).

Group of maximum 30 persons. Meeting addressed at women only. Entry upon buying contribution ticket for the Commune, cost PLN 15.

Registration: August, 29th 15.00-17.00 and August, 30th 16.00-17.00 in the White Building, 6 Twarda St.

Supporting event organized by the Warsaw Jewish Religious Community


14.00 CONCERT: “STRANGELOVESONGS” – DANIEL KAHN, SASHA LURJE & FRIENDS |DE/LV|

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

“StrangeLoveSongs”… strange love, strange songs, strange tongues.

Specializing in desires, Daniel Kahn and Sasha Lurje welcome to the event presenting the most maliciously most beautiful songs. As the artists say – the audience will die laughing when listening about dying out of love, desires, murder, nature and melancholy of weltschmerz in English, Yiddish, Ukrainian and Russian.


14.00 “TELL ME YOUR STORY” – MEETING WITH ZYGMUNT ROLAT – SURVIVOR OF HOLOCAUST, A BUSINESSMEN BASED IN THE US, CULTURAL ACTIVIST, PHILANTHROPIST, ART PATRON AS WELL AS ACTIVIST FOR THE POLISH-JEWISH DIALOG.

Austrian Cultural Forum, 7/9 Próżna St. | Entry upon confirmation

Hosted by: Remigiusz Grzela

Zygmunt Rolat 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.

Entrance tickets will be available for collection in the Festival Office as of 7 August, 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 22 578 645 600 or 578 645 605


14.30 POETRY STOP: “POETRY WARDROBE”

Pasadena Restaurant, 2 Grzybowski Sq. | Free admission

Line-up: Joanna Rzączyńska, Ewa Tucholska

Accompaniment: Dariusz Falana (clarinet)

Poems selected by Joanna Lisek come from the anthology of Yiddish poets prepared by Bella Szwarcman-Czarnota, Joanna Lisek and Karolina Szymaniak.


14.30 HEBREW WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN WILL BE CONDUCTED BY MAGDALENA SOMMER

Professor Mojżesz Schorr Foundation, 6 Twarda St. | Free admission

Supporting event organized by the Moses Shorr Foundation


15.00 CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT: “ROMANTISM – EXTERMINATION / STRING QUARTET MASTERPIECES”, LINE-UP: KATARZYNA DUDA AND JAKUB JAKOWICZ (VIOLIN), AGNIESZKA PODŁUCKA (VIOLA), MARCIN ZDUNIK (CELLO)

The Nożyk Synagogue, 6 Twarda St. | Entry tickets

The concert will included selected works of: Feliks Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – remarkable 19th century German composer (grandson of the famous Jewish philosopher, Moses Mendelssohn), who composed mostly philharmonic and chamber music and his most famous piece is still the Wedding March; Dimitry Shostakovitch – recognized as one of the best symphonic composers of the 20th century, pianist and teacher from Russia and Erwin Schulhoff – born in Prague, composer and pianist from German-Jewish family, who was one of the first classical music composers inspired by jazz music; his career was stopped by the Nazi repressions and eventually, he died in the concentration camp in Wülzburg.

The program includes:

  • Feliks Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: 4 pieces for string quartet op. 81 (selection)
  • Dimitry Shostakovitch String quartet in c-minor no. 8 op. 110
  • Erwin Schulhoff: 5 pieces for string quartet (1923)

Katarzyna Duda, Katarzyna Budnik-Gałązka and Marcin Zdunik are the Polish elite string musicians of the young and middle generation, they have been nominated and awarded Polityka Paszport and Fryderyk awards. Today, they perform and are the winners of the most important music contests around the world. Agnieszka Podłucka is a young but honored violist who is one of the most outstanding musicians of her generation.

Men are obliged to wear headgear, seats are not numbered

Tickets available on Eventim.pl and www.teatr-zydowski.art.pl, and, as of 31 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


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

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

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 ghetto tome, Professor L. Hirszfeld and the Zamenhof family lived. We will mention Ester Rachel and Ida Kamińskie Jewish Theatre and leaving the square, we will see the houses of Prywes, Wolanowski and Nożyk families. We will pass by the Nożyk Synagogue and go to Grzybowska Street, there 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.


15.30 “TELL ME YOUR STORY” – MEETING WITH LEON ROZENBAUM, MARCH EMIGRANT.

The Small Stage, Kwadrat Theatre, 138 Marszałkowska St. | Free admission

Hosted by: Jan Ordyński

Born in 1948, Leon Rozenbaum grew up in Warsaw. During the second year at the University of Warsaw, Political Economy Department (March 1968), he was suspended as a student and put in the penal company, after being released from the army, he was kicked out from the university. At the end of September the same year, he emigrated to Israel. In 1980, he moved to New York, where he lives up until today. By 2014, when he retired, he was heading the HR department of the municipal social aid agency for AIDS patients. in 1996-2011, he was the editor of the bulletin “Reunion’68” – the press for the March emigrants.


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

Meeting point: by the fountain on Grzybowski Square

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

Meeting for limited number of participants – maximum 25 people. Singing up starts on August, 7th in the Festival Office of the Shalom Foundation, 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 22 578 645 600 or 578 645 605


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

Galil Kosher Restuarant, 37 Zielna St. | Free admission


16.00 “THE JACKPOT” MUSICAL COMEDY INSPIRED BY THE PLAY WRITTEN BY SHOLEM ALEICHEM, DIRECTED BY TOMASZ SZCZEPANEK STAGED BY THE JEWISH THEATRE

The Large Stage of the Jewish Theatre, the Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw, 141a Niepodległości Ave. | Entry tickets

Directed by: Tomasz Szczepanek, script: Marta Guśniowska, stage and costumes designed by: Paweł Cukier, choreography: Aleksandra Dziurosz, music: Igor Przebindowski, lyrics: Marta Guśniowska, vocal training: Teresa Wrońska, assistant director: Katarzyna Post

Cast: Marcin Błaszak (Moteł/Kula), Piotr Chomik (Kopeł/Kula/Photographer), Joanna Przybyłowska (Grandma/Old Lady), Rafał Rutowicz (Salomon Fajn/Neighbor/Butler/Expert), Monika Soszka (Woman at the counter/Neighbor/Editor), Barbara Szeliga (Eti Meni), Małgorzata Trybalska (Bejłka), Marek Węglarski (Szymełe Sorokier), Piotr Wiszniowski (Hosts/Dziani)

A contemporary version of the Jewish classics written by the most important Yiddish writer – Sholem Aleichem, it is a comedy about the fate of poor tailor who wins big amount of money on the lottery. The history is full of metaphors and colorful narration, with an attractive message, it has been filled with funny dialogs, music and dance. Can “the jackpot” make us and our relatives happy? And if yes, how to make it happen? Or maybe our luck depends on what we think and not on what and how much we have? Maybe we should be discovering it in ourselves not in the material world that can take a hold on us? Because happiness, as the old saying goes, is not a rail station on which you get off but a way in which you travel.

Join the journey full of intelligent humor, fun and pun!

Tomasz Szczepanek – young director and playwright. He cooperated with Agnieszka Glińska, Jerzy Jarocki and others. He also worked in Teatr Studio, where, in 2013, he directed his diploma play.

Supporting event. Duration 1 hour 30 minutes, no intermissions

Tickets will be available for purchase at: Ebilet.pl, Eventim.pl, Teatr-zydowski.art.pl and as of 31 July in the ticket 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


17.00 SINGER JAZZ FESTIVAL – CLARINET SUMMIT: IRCHA CLARINET QUARTET (MIKOŁAJ TRZASKA, WACŁAW ZIMPEL, PAWEŁ SZAMBURSKI, MICHAŁ GÓRCZYŃSKI) |PL| / ROLF KÜHN |DE| / CHRISTIAN DAWID |DE| / BRACIA OLEŚ (BARTŁOMIEJ OLEŚ, MARCIN OLEŚ) |PL|

The large stage of Kwadrat Theatre, 138 Marszałkowska St. | Entry tickets

A true “summit” of six outstanding clarinet players and “the dream percussion section”!

During the concert, the audience will have a chance to hear the biggest jazz star of this year’s Festival – Rolf Kühn. This world famous jazz artist, with German background, is a phenomenon: performer and clarinet player who is masterfully skilled in many music domains. In this unique project, he will also be joined by younger jazz musicians. We will hear Ircha Clarinet Quartet – founded by the outstanding Gdańsk-based saxophone and clarinet player, Mikołaj Trzaska, with similarly excellent musicians playing various kinds of clarinets: Wacław Zimpel, Paweł Szamburski & Michał Górczyński. We will also have Christian Dawid performing, the world class German clarinet player representing Eastern European trend in Yiddish music. Meanwhile, Oleś Brothers, called “the biggest treasure of Polish jazz in the 21st century,’ will take care of the rhythm section.

“Clarinet Summit” is the newest initiative of Adam Baruch – artistic director of Singer Jazz Festival.

Mikołaj Trzaska IRCHA CLARINET QUARTET is a group of four excellent musicians who play various kinds of clarinets and clarinet quartet is not so common to see. In addition, formed by the highest class of Polish musicians – the leader, Mikołaj Trzaska, Michał Górczyński, Paweł Szamburski and Wacław Zimpel – it sets cosmic standards in this very tight specialization – as Bartek Chaciński wrote in “Polityka.” IRCHA’s repertoire includes pieces composed by its members and magical music from various Central European and Middle Eastern traditions, complemented by richly developed improvisations deriving from free-jazz tradition. The quartet has cooperated with Joe McPhee and Gebhard Ullmann. As a result of the said collaboration, they released their first two albums. Another EP is a record of their concert given during the festival News Jewish Music and the latest one is two CD “Black bones.”

Christian Dawid is a well-known and acclaimed clarinet player, composer and arranger who specializes in world music. On everyday basis he draws from many sources, including classical, jazz, ethnic music, he is also known for the Yiddish pieces and compositions that reach to the East European music. As a co-performer, he was giving concerts with groups such as Brave Old World or The Other Europeans, Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird or Paul Brody’s Sadawi. Currently, he is the leader of Trio Yas and Ukrainian brass orchestra – Konsonans Retro. World class clarinet player whose phrase is magically lyrical [Jüdische Allgemeine]

Tickets available on Eventim.pl and www.teatr-zydowski.art.pl, and, as of 31 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


17.30 “GINCZANKA. LET’S GO” – PRE-PREMIERE OF THE STAGE SHOW OF THE JEWISH THEATRE

The Small Stage of Sz. Szurmiej, the Jewish Theatre, 35 Senatorska St. | Entry tickets

Adapted and directed by: Krzysztof Popiołek, stage designed by: Anna Wołoszczuk, costumes designed by: Piotr Popiołek

Cast: Ewa Dąbrowska, live music: Andrzej Perkman

“I am not afraid of the world’s vastness” – wrote a little girl in the last years of peace, in the world of beautiful past. She doesn’t know yet that it will be a brutally stopped, unfinished story: about unfair death, premature dying. This opening sentence is said to us from the end of the pre-war Warsaw. Such summer, such city, such world won’t be there anymore. Place after place you have to leave in a hurry – Warsaw, Lviv, Kraków – they will become a series, but not just geographical. It is first and foremost a series of anxieties that Ginczanka goes through.

“Something will come: love or war” – this is what she writes long before the year 1939. Continuous premonition of the coming catastrophe, feeling that we may not exist anymore, generates question: how to say goodbye to the world knowing that the end is close?

Krzysztof Popiołek – graduate of L. Solski National Theatre School in Kraków, director, cooperating with many thatres in Kraków, Warsaw, Szczecin, Olsztyn, Wrocław, Gdańsk and Latvia, among others.

Supporting event

Tickets will be available for purchase at: Ebilet.pl, Eventim.pl, Teatr-zydowski.art.pl and as of 31 July in the ticket 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


18.00 JEWISH WRITERS READING ROOM: MASTERS READ – “THE STREET OF CROCODILE” BY BRUNO SCHULZ INTERPRETED BY JERZY RADZIWIŁOWICZ

Austrian Cultural Forum, 7/9 Próżna St. | Entry upon confirmation

Accompaniment: Dariusz Falana (clarinet)

Jerzy Radziwiłowicz – outstanding Polish theatre and film actor, teacher and translator of several plays written by Molier. Acting in Teatr Stary in Kraków and The National Theatre in Warsaw. His biggest creations were in the shows directed by Konrad Swinarski, Jerzy Jarocki and Jerzy Grzegorzewski. Numerous guest appearances took place in Berlin, Brussels, Paris and Lyon, he also performed in the TV Theatre.

Between the end of the 1970s and beginning of the 1980s he became popular because of his roles in the “Man of Marble” and “Man of Iron” by Andrzej Wajda. In recent years, he took part in the famous “Pokłosie” a movie made by Władysław Pasikowski and in the TV shows “Glina” and “Bez tajemnic.”

His stage creations have been highly acclaimed and appreciated having received more than ten important theatrical awards. He is also the winner of the TV award Wiktor of 2005 and many state decorations: Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta and Silver Medal “Gloria Artis” as well as the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France.

entrance tickets will be available for collection in the Festival Office as of 7 August, 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 22 578 645 600 or 578 645 605


19.00 SINGER JAZZ FESTIVAL: CONCERT – KĄDZIELA/ETTUN/ZAGÓRSKI |PL, IL|

Jazz Club AKWARIUM on Hoover Square 60a Krakowskie Przedmieście St. | Free admission

Collaborating on everyday basis percussion player, Adam Zagórski and saxophone player, Maciej Kądziela, winners of the Grand Prix of the 2016 Festival Jazz Wolności for their project Zagórski Kądziela Collaboration, will be joined by the highly acclaimed bass player, composer and band leader, Ehud Ettun.

The musicians are consciously experimenting with the notes and go way beyond the constraints of the contemporary music. Their showcase is amazingly open harmony and enormous expression. They combine highly advanced Dutch hard-bop with a light note of Copenhagen’s avant-garde and noticable inspiration from the folk music.

Supporting event organized in cooperation with the Polish Jazz Association


20.00 GRAND FINALE CONCERT: DAWID D’OR & MIRI MESIKA |IL|

Open air concert at Grzybowski Square | Free admission

Hosted by: Dawid Szurmiej

David D’Or and Miri Mesika – the “platinum” stars of Israel’s music scene will, for the first time, perform on the same stage in a unique conjuncution, and it will happen during the Singer’s Warsaw Festival.

David D’Or is one of the biggest vocalists in the history of Israel’s music scene. Born in Israel, the countertenor comes from Libyan family of cantors and has been gifted with the one and only 4 octave voice – for many years the artist has been creating and composing his own music. Despite amazing predisposition to develop opera career, he decided to refrain from being tied permanently with any of the great opera houses. Instead, using the help of musicians who come from various countries and cultures, he records albums and gives numerous concerts, in the most renowned symphony halls and opera houses in New York, Vienna, Moscow, Beijing, Las Vegas, Rome, Budapest or Shanghai, never ceasing to amaze the audience of Europe, Middle and Far East and both Americas with his beautiful singing. He also performed for popes, presidents and royals. Winner of enormous number of awards and prizes, his albums are quickly becoming platinum, sometimes double.

Miri Mesika, an Israeli singer and actress, she won the title of the Singer of the Year in Israel several times. Having started to study music in childhood, she released her first EP in 2005. Although her first huge successes came only 10 years ago or so, since the time, her records have sold in Israel only 200 thousand pieces. As an actress she played in several movies and TV shows. She also took place in the production of the show awarded the title of the Musical of the Year 2005 staged by the National Theatre Habima in Tel-Aviv. She also did productions that combine her talent for music and acting, performing, recording and singing songs in, among others, the movie “Shalosh Ima’ot” [Three mothers]. In recent years, she has been giving more and more cameo guest appearances in movies. Her enormous popularity won her invitation to become a judge in the Israel’s 2012 version of “Idol” and in 2016 she became the trainer in “The Voice Israel.”


22.30 “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