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Tribute to Komeda
March 31, 2015   
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The Krzysztof Komeda Film Scores Festival will be held in Warsaw April 29-30 for the seventh time, showcasing the work of the “Chopin of Polish jazz,” as Komeda is sometimes referred to.

The festival brings together Polish and European musicians and other artists inspired by Komeda and his work. A talented pianist, Komeda wrote music to over 70 Polish and foreign movies in just 11 years, making a major impact on contemporary Polish and European music. Seen as one of the leading members of the “Polish school of jazz,” Komeda remains the most famous Polish jazz and film score composer whose work is well known around the world. He died in Warsaw in April 1969.

Program:

April 29
7:30 p.m., exhibition opening:
Komeda-Polański, a selection of large posters for Roman Polanski’s movies with music by Komeda. Designed in different countries, the posters come from the collection of the Film Museum in ŁódĽ.

Komeda was friends with Polanski and wrote the soundtracks for many of his movies, from the shorts Two Men and a Wardrobe and When Angels Fall Down to the feature films Knife in the Water, Cul-De-Sac, Rosemary’s Baby and The Fearless Vampire Killers.

7:45 p.m., concert:
European Stars Plays Komeda performed by the Radio String Quartet Vienna. Boldly pushing the boundaries between classical music, pop and jazz, the ensemble will perform its own arrangements of music pieces by Komeda.

9:15 p.m., concert:
Special Komeda Project performed by Adam Bałdych and the Marcin Wasilewski Trio.

April 30
7:30 p.m., Polish Jazz Stars concert:
The Andrzej Olejniczak and Władysław “Adzik” Sendecki Quartet in a Tribute to Komeda.

9:15 p.m., movie screening:
Hvad med os and Kattorna by Danish director Henning Carlsen, a personal friend of Komeda’s. Carlsen was one of the first Western film directors to use music by Komeda in his movies.

7th Krzysztof Komeda Film Scores Festival
April 29-30
Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Auditorium
6 Anielewicza St., Warsaw
Tickets: http://bilety.polin.pl
For further information go to www.fmfkk.pl
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