A Blues Evening - the opening of the festival

A Blues Evening - the opening of the 20th International Festival "Nova Music & Architecture"
Friday, 24 June, 8.30 pm, The Old Market Square (in the open air)
Admission free

In keeping with the festival's tradition, the opening concert accompanies the celebrations of the Festival of the City of Toruń. This year it will be held on the most important day of the Festival, i.e. the feast of the city's patron saint, St John the Baptist.

Blues with a symphonic touch is a musical project led by Marzena Ugorna, a singer known from, amongst others, the programme 'The Voice of Poland'. Drawing on the heyday of Polish blues music in the 1970s, the artist brings back the figures of the greatest frontmen and frontwomen whose work has given her much inspiration: Tadeusz Nalepa, Mira Kubasińska, Martyna Jakubowicz, Czesław Niemen, and Janis Joplin. The repertoire is composed of thirteen selected musical pieces. Marzena Ugorna delves into a musical genre where the words carry a powerful message, while the sound envelops 'a piece of the soul'. She constantly draws inspiration from other people, their sincere emotions and the truth. The project has brought together a team of distinguished musicians. The singer will perform to the accompaniment of the Toruń Symphony Orchestra and her band.

Marzena Ugorna - voice
Kamil Barański - keyboard instruments
Krzysztof Kawałko - electric guitar
Bartosz Mielczarek - bass guitar
Maciek Gołyźniak - drums
Marta Dryll, Beata Orbik, Małgorzta Auron, Lena Sokalska - backing singers
Tomasz Filipczak – conductor
The Toruń Symphony Orchestra

Main Sponsor: Gmina Miasta Toruń
The Festival is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Sponsors: Nova Trading S.A., Fabryka Cukiernicza Kopernik S.A, EDF Toruń, Targi Toruńskie sp. z o.o.

20th International Festival "Nova Music & Architecture"