Sinfonia Varsovia’s concert in the light of the setting sun, a midnight jam session, a play on the role of art in the contemporary world, and workshops and an exhibition of old and alternative photography techniques – this is this year’s Night of the Museums at Grochowska Street in a nutshell. The Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra opens its historical doors and buildings to all those looking for interesting events on this extraordinary night.
As in the past, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra joins the Night of the Museums celebrations by opening its historical gates on 19 May. This year, for the first time, events will not only take place in the historical auditorium in the main building, but also in the just-opened Concert Pavilion. This just makes for more surprises for our evening guests, not only in the field of music. Everything begins at 6 p.m., going on late into the night.
The most cultural night of the year starts off with two events – a performance of “God of Carnage” and an exhibition combined with photography workshops. The play will be performed by Teatr 59 minut which operates out of the ART.BEM Centre of Culture in Warsaw’s Bemowo district. The play is based on material written by Yasmina Reza, French actress and playwright. It is a mainstay of the world’s major theatres. A concert- and jazz music-inspired exhibition titled “The Illustrious Appeal of Photography” by Jolanta Dziedziczak and Danuta Kaim and workshops on using the unusual photography technique of gumoil also start at 6 p.m. Gumoil technique uses oil pigments with gum Arabic and photo-sensitive materials to create unique prints.
The musical part of the Night of the Museums begins at 8:30 p.m., with Sinfonia Varsovia taking the stage with the renowned jazz musicians – the Andrzej Jagodziński Trio and Agnieszka Wilczyńska. The programme will consist of works by Krzysztof Komeda arranged by Andrzej Jagodziński, including Lullaby from the film Rosemary’s Baby, as well as arrangements of folk songs: W olszynie and Krywań. And that’s not all. The musicians will also perform Fryderyk Chopin’s Etude in E major and Andrzej Jagodziński’s Piano Concerto in G minor. The concert will be hosted by Paweł Kapuła.
The evening will conclude with a midnight jam session with Robert Murakowski trumpet, Jerzy Małek trumpet and Tomasz Grzegorski saxophone.
Admission to all events is free.
Detailed programme please visit: Calendar