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Musical Tribute to Warsaw Uprising
August 1, 2014   
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The 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, the bloody armed struggle against the capital’s Nazi German occupiers in 1944, will be marked with a special concert at the Studio Theater Aug. 1 and 2.

A determined, bloody but ultimately unsuccessful attempt by Polish underground fighters to drive German forces out of the city, the Warsaw Uprising broke out Aug. 1, 1944. By the time Polish resistance crumbled on Oct. 3, the uprising had claimed the lives of almost 200,000 civilians. A compelling account of those dark, tragic days was given by poet and writer Miron Białoszewski in A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising. In this masterpiece, Białoszewski managed to convey the emotions and anxiety suffered by Varsovians without pathos.

Based on his memoir, the concert at the Studio Theater will comprise over a dozen songs composed by Mateusz Pospieszalski and performed by actress Kinga Preis, vocalist Adam Nowak of the band Raz, Dwa, Trzy, and by Pospieszalski himself, who will also be conducting a band and a choir. The story of the struggling city and how it went through agony are the leading theme of the songs. Warsaw’s ordeal is given a broader meaning in the concert, representing the tragedy of all wars.

M.R.

A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising: Concert
Aug. 1 and 2, 7 p.m.
Studio Theater
Palace of Culture and Science, 1 Defilad Sq. (entrance from Marszałkowska Street)

Tickets: bilety@teatrstudio.pl
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