Music: John Zorn, Jarosław Bester, arranged by: Jarosław Bester, written and directed by: Miron Zajfert

Line-up: Bester Quartet featuring: Jarosław Bester (accordion), Dawid Lubowicz (violin), Maciej Adamczak (double bass), Ryszard Pałka (percussion) and Grażyna Auguścik (vocal), Dorota Miśkiewicz (vocal), Krzysztof Lenczowski (cello)

This project features a poem, “Libe-lid” by Debora Vogel

Infused with genius, the music themes were created over two decades ago by the outstanding American composer, John Zorn, and will be presented in an arrangement prepared especially for the Singer’s Warsaw Festival by the outstanding accordionist, composer, and arranger Jarosław Bester. The vocals of Dorota Miśkiewicz and Grażyna Auguścik, accompanied by the Bester Quartet, with the guest appearance of the cellist, Krzysztof Lenczowski, are a true feast for the connoisseurs of the brilliant sound with a literary soul.

Dorota Miśkiewicz, photo Kuba Majerczyk

Grażyna Auguścik, photo Krystyna Andryszkiewicz

Krzysztof Lenczowski, photo Joanna Wizmur

Enclosed in the dedicated to Bruno Schulz cycle “Sanatorium under the hourglass”, phenomenal arrangements of “Zorn” themes, perfectly complement the mysterious world of sensual, literary fantasies of the brilliant artist from Drohobycz. Jarosław Bester has masterfully combined nostalgia for the past with a bold look into the present. An extremely coherent and musically innovative whole was created. It is filled with sonic visions suspended on the verge of a dream and reality, flawlessly referring to great prose. “Sanatorium under the hourglass” is a captivatingly beautiful, magical journey, in which Schulz’s world never ceases to amaze and fascinate. Its symbolic finale is the poem “Libe-lid” written by a great friend of Schulz, Debora Vogel, with Bester’s music.

Bester Quarter, photo Jakub Słabek

Teatr Kwadrat, 138 Marszałkowska St.

Tickets: 80/60 PLN, purchases available at:,, in the Audience Office, phone no. +48 22 526 20 34; +48 22 850 64 50 or 51 and in the Jewish Theatre box offices at 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 22 850 64 35 or in the Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw, 141a Niepodległości Ave., phone no.: +48 22 850 56 56 (for details, please visit:

This concert will be broadcast online by Polish Radio 2


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