4 June 2014, 11:30 a.m.
Castle Square, Warsaw
The Włodek Pawlik Trio, the Polish Chamber Choir and Sinfonia Varsovia under the direction of Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski will perform at the main event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first free elections in post-war Poland. The gala event will be attended by many heads of state, and presidents Barack Obama and Bronisław Komorowski will deliver special speeches to mark the occasion.
Invited by the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, the artists will perform for leaders of more than 10 countries, including the presidents of Poland, United States, Germany and France, as well as for many foreign guests and for the public gathered at the Royal Castle Square.
The musicians will perform a symphonic-jazz suite titled “Wolność” [Freedom], composed especially for the occasion by this year’s Grammy Award winner Włodek Pawlik.
Over the last quarter of the century, Sinfonia Varsovia artistically accompanied the democratic changes taking place in Poland – from the concert for Prime Minister Mazowiecki’s National Gift Foundation, through Solidarity of Arts, concerts in Warsaw and in Brussels to celebrate Poland’s accession to the European Union and the Polish Presidency in the EU to the concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first free elections in post-war Poland.
Włodek Pawlik "Freedom" a symphonic - jazz suite in four movements
Włodek Pawlik Trio
Włodek Pawlik piano
Paweł Pańta double-bass
Cezary Konrad drums
Polisch Chamber Choir Schola Cantorum Gedanensis
Jan Łukaszewski masterchoir
Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski conductor