29 August 2020 (Saturday)

Hashtag Ensemble:
Ania Karpowicz - flute
Adam Eljasiński - clarinet
Paweł Janas - accordion
Marek Bracha - piano, Hammond organ*
Marta Piórkowska - violin
Kamil Staniczek - violin
Aleksandra Demowska-Madejska - viola
Dominik Płociński - cello
Mateusz Loska - double bass

Lilianna Krych - conductor

Repertoire:
Salomone Rossi – selected pieces
Annie Gosfield – Phantom Shakedown
Paweł Szymański - Recalling a Serenade
Yair Klartag - Voglio e non vorrei**

* sp. feat.
** Supported by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Composers' Commissions Programme)

"Growing up in a non-artistic family, the only ancestral connection I had to music was my grandfather's childhood memories as he was a prominent member of the children choir in the Nożyk Synagogue in Warsaw. Even though he stopped singing there around the age of 8, and was in his late nineties during my childhood, he still considered himself a musician, and was still considering the great cantors of his childhood as his celebrity heroes. In the planned piece for WarszeMuzik, I would like to explore the phenomenon of having a strong musical experience that remains vivid over eighty years after it was experienced. What manipulations does memory do to the sounds? How is the memory reshaping the musical processes? What remains from a recollection of a choir singing that has gone through the horrors of the 20th century?" (Yair Klartag)

A walk inspired by the exhibition "Here, Muranów" at the POLIN Museum.
In the very beginning, we will move to the eighteenth century to meet a certain Venetian who longs for the native island of Murano. We will also take a walk around the former Northern District, which was the center of Jewish life before the war - at a time when Warsaw was home to Europe's largest Jewish diaspora. We will imagine Nalewki Street - vibrant and fancy. We will learn the dramatic fate of the Jews who were imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto created here. We will learn how architects lifted the capital from war debris, created a modernist housing estate. We will be looking for answers to the question, what makes Muranów such a unique place and why POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews was founded here. (quote from the exhibition's program)

23 August 2020 (Sunday)

Ania Karpowicz - flute
Marek Bracha - piano

Repertoire:
Aleksander Tansman – Sontatina for flute and piano
Tadeusz Kassern – Sonatina for flute and piano
Erwin Schulhoff – Sonata for flute and piano
Mieczysław Wajnberg – Lullaby (1935)

22 August 2020 (Saturday)

Ania Karpowicz - flute
Marek Bracha - piano

Repertoire:
Aleksander Tansman – Sonatina for flute and piano
Mieczysław Wajnberg – 5 Pieces
Tadeusz Kassern – Sonatina for flute and piano
Mieczysław Wajnberg – Lullaby (1935)

16 August 2020 (Sunday)

Aleksandra Demowska-Madejska - viola
Wojciech Pyrć - piano

Repertoire:
Aleksander Weprik - Kaddish
Ignacy Friedman - Romance
Jerzy Fitelberg - Serenada 
Mieczysław Wajnberg - Sonata for viola and piano
Karol Rathaus - Rapsodia Notturna 

15 August 2020 (Saturday)

9 August 2020 (Sunday)

Maria Sławek - violin
Mischa Kozłowski - piano

Repertoire:
Artur Gelbrun - Nigun&Dance
Jan Radzynski - Mazurka
Szymon Laks - Suite polonaise
Mieczysław Wajnberg - 3 Pieces
J.S.Bach - Largo from IV Sonata c-minor

8 August 2020 (Saturday)

Ania Karpowicz - flute
Marek Bracha - piano

Repertoire:
Franz Schubert – Sonata Arpeggione
Mieczysław Wajnberg – 12 Miniatures 
Władysław Szpilman – Mazurka (1940)

On a Saturday afternoon, we warmly invite you for a walk around the non-existent world and people associated with the Wola district, Mirów Quarter. This part of the district is usually associated with its industrial character: Norblin Factory, Ulrich Works, Jung Brewery, and others. We invite you on a journey discovering places where pre-war artists, people of culture lived and created. Their fate was in the great majority not different to the fate of other Jews during the Nazi-occupied Poland and other residents of the Warsaw ghetto. In our story, we will recall such names as Wajnberg, Szlengel, Ordonówna, Szpillman, Białoszewski, Czerniaków, and others. The walk will be led by Aleksandra Stefaniak, a Warsaw activist who passionately shares the "History of Warsaw Written in Brick" blog. Her texts about the WarszeMuzik tenement houses are included in the History tab.

2 August 2020 (Sunday)

Jan Kalinowski - cello
Marek Szlezer - piano

Repertoire:
Maurycy Moszkowski – Berceuse 
Aleksander Tansman – Sonata nr 2 for cello and piano
Jan Radzynski – Mazurka
Ludomir Różycki – Sonata for cello and piano

1 August 2020 (Saturday)

Kamila Wąsik-Janiak - violin
Aleksandra Demowska-Madejska - viola

Hashtag Strings+
Agnieszka Guz-Tarnowska - violin
Marta Piórkowska - violin
Anna Loska - viola
Dominik Płociński - cello
Mateusz Loska - double bass

Lilianna Krych - conductor

Repertoire:
Yair Klartag – Half Tiger, Half Poet
Mieczysław Wajnberg – Sonata for two violins
Józef Koffler – String Trio
Aleksander Tansman – Concerto for viola
Mieczysław Wajnberg – Concertino for violin

1 September 2019 (Sunday)

Piotr Sałajczyk - piano

Repertoire:
D. Shostakovich, M. Wajnberg, W. Szpilman

31 August 2019 (Saturday)

Ania Karpowicz - flute
Marek Bracha - piano
Kamila Wąsik-Janiak - violin
Piotr Sałajczyk - piano
Hubert Zemler - percussion

Hashtag Ensemble:
Ania Karpowicz - flute
Dominik Płociński - cello
Adam Eljasiński - clarinet
Paweł Janas - accordion
Kamila Wąsik-Janiak - violin
Marek Bracha - cymbals*
Aleksandra Demowska-Madejska - viola
Mateusz Loska - double bass
Hubert Zemler - percussion
Wojciech Błażejczyk - sound design

Repertoire:
Mieczysław Wajnberg
- Sonatina (1949), Aria (1942/1947) , Mazurki (1933)
Hubert Zemler - instant-composition
Agnieszka Stulgińska - KAMIENICA (2019)**; 

* sp. feat.
** premiere performance, a piece commissioned in frames of the program "Composers' Commissions" by Ministry of Culture and Institute of Music and Dance

25 August 2019 (Sunday)

Ania Karpowicz - flute
Marek Bracha - piano

Repertoire:
M. Wajnberg, T. Z. Kassern, A. Copland

24 August 2019 (Saturday)

Ania Karpowicz - flute
Marek Bracha - piano

Hashtag Strings:
Kamila Wąsik-Janiak - violin
Marta Piórkowska - violin
Aleksandra Demowska-Madejska - viola
Dominik Płociński - cello
Mateusz Loska - double bass

Repertoire:
Mieczysław Wajnberg
- Flute Concerto No.1 (1961), Aria for strings (1942)
Mikołaj Majkusiak - Double Concerto for Flute, Piano and Strings (2019)

18 August 2019 (Sunday)

Tymoteusz Bies - piano

Repertoire:
F. Schubert, F. Chopin, M. Wajnberg

17 August 2019 (Saturday)

Marek Bracha - piano

Repertoire:
M. Szymanowska, J. Wieniawski, M. Wajnberg, A. Tansman, W. Szpilman

Listen: 
Władysław Szpilman - Mazurek 1940

On two Saturday afternoons of August, we invite you for a walk around the non-existent world and people associated with the Wola district, Mirów Quarter. This part of the district is usually associated with its industrial character: Norblin Factory, Ulrich Works, Jung Brewery, and others. We invite you on a journey discovering places where pre-war artists, people of culture lived and created. Their fate was in the great majority not different to the fate of other Jews during the Nazi-occupied Poland and other residents of the Warsaw ghetto. In our story, we will recall such names as Wajnberg, Szlengel, Ordonówna, Szpillman, Białoszewski, Czerniaków, and others. The walk will be led by Aleksandra Stefaniak, a Warsaw activist who passionately shares the "History of Warsaw Written in Brick" blog. Her texts about the WarszeMuzik tenement houses are included in the History tab.

11 August 2019 (Sunday)

Marek Bracha - piano

Repertoire:
M. Szymanowska, J. Wieniawski, M. Wajnberg, A. Tansman, W. Szpilman

10 August 2019 (Saturday)

Hashtag Ensemble:
Marta Grzywacz - voice
Ania Karpowicz - flute
Paweł Janas - accordion
Wojciech Błażejczyk - banjo
Krzysztof Kozłowski - synthesizer

urb<s>core (urban scores) 
Instant-compositions to photographic scores of the pre-war Warsaw Northern District architecture. Each of the historic photographs will be read as a musical score and will become an instant piece of music.

On two Saturday afternoons of August, we invite you for a walk around the non-existent world and people associated with the Wola district, Mirów Quarter. This part of the district is usually associated with its industrial character: Norblin Factory, Ulrich Works, Jung Brewery, and others. We invite you on a journey discovering places where pre-war artists, people of culture lived and created. Their fate was in the great majority not different to the fate of other Jews during the Nazi-occupied Poland and other residents of the Warsaw ghetto. In our story, we will recall such names as Wajnberg, Szlengel, Ordonówna, Szpillman, Białoszewski, Czerniaków, and others. The walk will be led by Aleksandra Stefaniak, a Warsaw activist who passionately shares the "History of Warsaw Written in Brick" blog. Her texts about the WarszeMuzik tenement houses are included in the History tab.