WŁODZIMIERZ NAHORNY | “HIS PORTRAIT” Anniversary Concert
7 November 2021, godz. 7:00 p.m.
Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio, Warsaw
Dorota Miśkiewicz, Anna Serafińska, Anna Sroka-Hryń, Nula Stankiewicz, Lora Szafran, Janusz Szrom, Joanna Trzepiecińska, Grzegorz Turnaua, Magda Umer, Agnieszka Wilczyńska
Piotr Biskupski | percussion
Mariusz Bogdanowicz | double bass
Krzysztof Herdzin | piano
Bogdan Hołownia | piano
Andrzej Jagodziński | piano
Cezary Konrad | percussion
Mariusz “Fazi” Mielczarek | saxophone
Henryk Miśkiewicz | saxophone
Paweł Pańta | double bass
Janusz Strobel | guitar
Piotr Wrombel | piano
Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra
Krzysztof Herdzin | conductor
“HIS PORTRAIT” is a concert commemorating the artistic output of Włodzimierz Nahorny, one of the most outstanding Polish musicians and composers. It is a tribute paid by eminent composers and musicians to the doyen of the Polish music scene on his 80th birthday. The concert will be held on 7 November 2021 at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio.
The birthday concert will serve as a reminiscence of Nahorny’s merits and musical output. He is the author of numerous hits and compositions that have gone down in the history of Polish music. During the birthday concert, eminent Polish artists will perform them in new arrangements.
The vocalists will be accompanied by the following musicians: Piotr Biskupski – percussion, Mariusz Bogdanowicz – double bass, Krzysztof Herdzin – conductor, piano, Bogdan Hołownia – piano, Andrzej Jagodziński – piano, Cezary Konrad – percussion, Mariusz “Fazi” Mielczarek – saxophone, Henryk Miśkiewicz – saxophone, Paweł Pańta – double bass, Janusz Strobel – guitar, Piotr Wrombel – piano and the Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra conducted by Krzysztof Herdzin.
The following pieces will be performed: “Jej portret” – G. Turnau, “Czas rozpalić piec” – M. Umer and J. Strobel, “Ona chodzi tak prześlicznie” – J. Szrom, “Bliskość ciszy” – N. Stankiewicz, “Tutaj mieszkam” – A. Wilczyńska, “Pytam zimowych gwiazd” – M. Fazi Mielczarek, “Kobiety których nie ma” – A. Serafińska, “Przy winie” – Dorota Miśkiewicz.
Włodzimierz Nahorny is a pianist, saxophonist, composer, and arranger, born on 5 November 1941 in Radzyń Podlaski. He is also an excellent educator. His compositions include ambitious jazz pieces, as well as pop music hits. Nahorny is a multi-instrumentalist with an eclectic taste in music. Moreover, he composes music for film and theatre. Critics call him the “Chopin of jazz”. His music is poetry, and his life and achievements extend over almost the entire history of Polish jazz.
The event is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport from the Cultural Promotion Fund under the “Music” programme, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.