Infinito Quartet - Chamber Concerto

26.06., 8:45 pm –– Infinito Quartet concert
Courtyard of the Old Town Hall / admission free

Infinito Quartet:
Paulina Burczyńska - I violin
Kinga Politowska - II violin
Zuzanna Wiśniewska - viola
Klaudia Marzec - cello

A. Charpentier - Te Deum - Prelude
E. Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe
Morricone - La Califfa
R. Galliano - Tango Pour Claude
Mirabassi - Howl’s moving castle
from the movie: A Star Is Born
Szatrow - The Hills of Manchuria
Iradiew - La Paloma
Cohen - Allelujah
Gardel - Por una Cabeza
Skaldowie - Prześliczna wiolonczelistka
Wodecki - Zacznij od Bacha
Coldplay - Viva la vida
Presley - Love me Tender
Republika - Mamona

We all know how much poorer a film is without music. Music complements the film and leads the plot, and sometimes it becomes more important than the word or image. By activating a different sense, music tells the story of a film in a non-verbal and non-visual manner. The music of Ennio Morricone that co-created the film The Mission stands among the best scores in film music. One of the most beautiful moments of Joffé’s film is the scene when Gabriel’s father makes the first contact with the Guarani people. The missionary arrives there armed with the most effective weapon at the disposal of the Jesuit Order - music. Not only does the theme created by Morricone open up new spaces in the hearts of the Indians, but remains forever in the memory of cinema fans, music lovers and admirers of Morricone’s work. His talent will be rediscovered during this concert in the music that illustrates the French-Italian drama La Califfa, directed by Alberto Bevilacqua.

Other film music gems include the hit Shallow from the soundtrack of Bradley Cooper’s melodrama A Star is born, Leonard Cohen’s Allelujah, as well as the famous waltz On the Hills of Manchuria by Ilya Shatrov, and the fiery tango Por una Cabeza by Carlos Gardel used in such films as Schindler’s List and Scent of a Woman. The show will also include several hits such as: La Paloma by a Basque composer Sebastián de Iradier and Tango pour Claude by Richard Galliano.  

We know perfectly well that “a song is good for everything”, hence the evening’s repertoire will include Prześliczna wiolonczelistka (The lovely cellist) by Skaldowie, Zacznij od Bacha (Begin with J.S. Bach) by our dearly missed Zbigniew Wodecki, the immortal Love me Tender by Elvis Presley, Viva la vida by Coldplay and Mamona (Money) by Republika. The song will surely “help us through a lot” and maybe we will start looking on the bright side of things.

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