Singer’s Warsaw in Wawer District: concert presented by Bester Quartet & Dorota Miśkiewicz, Krzysztof Lenczowski, Michał Bylica
Line-up: Bester Quartet featuring: Jarosław Bester (accordion), Dawid Lubowicz (violin), Maciej Adamczyk (double bass), Ryszard Pałka (percussion) and Dorota Miśkiewicz (vocal), Krzysztof Lenczowski (cello), Michał Bylica (trumpet)
The legendary formation Bester Quartet (formerly Cracow Klezmer Band) is an authentic icon of Jewish music in Poland. In the second half of the 1990’, they were the ones that started the renaissance of new Jewish music here.
From the beginning of their existence, the musicians have cooperated with the iconic “Tzadik Records”, John Zorn’s record label based in New York. There, they released nine of around a dozen their albums. The band has played hundreds of concerts, at home and on almost all continents. This year, they are officially celebrating 25 years of their stage presence.
During the concert in the Wawer Cultural Center, the artists will play the most interesting compositions of their leader, outstanding accordionist and composer Jarosław Bester, as well as pieces by the Jewish icon of the interbellum period, Mordechai Gebirtig, songs of the legendary Polish-Jewish artist David Beigelman, and pieces composed by John Zorn especially for Bester Quartet.
The vibrancy and bitter-sweet mystery, tradition, and modernity, all this will feature in the kaleidoscopically colorful journey through the amazing Jewish music of Bester Quartet. The band will be joined by the outstanding vocalist Dorota Miśkiewicz, Krzysztof Lenczowski (cello), and Michał Bylica (trumpet).
Wawer Cultural Center, Show Hall, 1a Żegańska St.
Tickets: 30 PLN – available at Biletyna: https://wck-wawer.pl/kup-bilet or in WCK’s box office (Mo.-Fri. 9.00-16.00)