Music of Polish-Jewish Composers

Music of Polish-Jewish Composers

The Polish Cultural Center presents the chamber music concert Music of Polish-Jewish Composers, that includes works of four composers: Roman Ryterband (1914-1979),  Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996), Simon Laks (1901-1983) and Ignaz Friedman (1882-1948).

The concert featuring Magdalena Molendowska (soprano) and Julia Samojło (piano) has the following program:

  • Roman Ryterband: Three Hebrew Songs (1938)
  • Mieczysław Weinberg:  Gypsy Bible / Biblia Cygańska – songs to poems by Julian Tuwim op. 57 (1950s)
  • Roman Ryterband: Variations on a folk song for piano solo (selection, 1940s)
  • Simon Laks:  Eight Jewish Popular Songs for soprano and piano (1947)
  • Ignaz Friedman A song flies / Leci piosenka, poem by Lucjan Rydel

The concert presents Polish-Jewish musical legacy of previously uncelebrated Polish-Jewish artists from Poland. The concert is organized by the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in Seattle and the Polish Home Association in partnership with the Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles.

This concert is part of an international tour of the Polish Chamber Musicians’ Association visiting Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Paso Robles, and New York from October until December 2021. These concerts are financed within the scope of the Multiannual Program Independent 2017–2022, as part of the Cultural Bridges subsidy program of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

Tickets: concert tickets available on Eventbrite are free of charge and serve as a reservation

COVID restrictions: Events at the Polish Cultural Center follow the current CDC and State guidelines. All participants over 12 years of age must present a proof of vaccination or a recent test result (photocopy accepted). Masks are obligatory. Please register to save your spot. The number of attendees is limited.

More: please contact Honorary Consul Teresa Indelak Davis for more info