Return to The Voice with Anna Maria Jopek
Anna Maria Jopek is a part of new project called Return to The Voice. It is the brand new theatrical spectacle from the internationally acclaimed, multi award-winning Polish company Song of the Goat (Teatr Pieśń Kozła). Return to the Voice is a passionate ensemble performance inspired by ancient Gaelic and Scottish music, including laments for death and love, psalms and songs of exile.
Return to The Voice will premiere in Edinburgh, (St Gilles Cathedral. 6-25.08.2014) this August and will be also showcased in London (Battersea Arts Centre, 28-29.08.2014). More: www.returntothevoice.com
"Wielka Polanna" - impression
Guest performance during Folklore to jazz project
Anna Maria Jopek has guest appearance in Radovana Tariška project called "Folklore to jazz". Special concert will take in Studio of Slovak Radio (Slovensky Rozhlas, Bratislava) on 9th April 2014, at 19:00. Tickets are available here: www.ticketportal.sk/event.aspx?id=17933
AVAILABLE SINCE 5th MARCH 2014
ANNA MARIA JOPEK IN RUSSIA
AMJ is lined up to perform in Sankt Petersburg and Moskow during Jazz Triumph Festival. You cannot miss following concerts:
26th February - Big concert hall Oktyabrsky, St. Petersburg
1st March - Svetlanovsky hall of Moscow International Performing Arts Center
2nd March - Igor Butman Club at Chistie Prudy, Moscow.
ANNA MARIA JOPEK IN ANKARA
AMJ Quartet (Krzysztof Herdzin, Robert Kubiszyn, and Pedro Nazaruk) will be performing in the picturesque capital of Turkey in two weeks, on January 29th.
Tickets (35-55 TL) are available at http://www.biletix.com/etkinlik/RVH01/TURKIYE/tr.
Feel encouraged to come out!
"WIELKA POLANNA" IN WARSAW
Wielka Polanna (Polanna the Great,) a concert variation of the Polanna project, leads us to wander off into musings on the essence of Polish soul in music. "I draw from both early music and peculiarly contemporary themes: from Wacław of Szamotuły, through Stanisław Moniuszko, to the pieces by Karol Szymanowski, Skaldowie, as well as folk and partisan songs. I have hummed them many a time to myself since childhood. They have moulded my music identity," says AMJ.
Performing Polish music all around the world in collaboration with multinational musicians has been Jopek's mission for many years now. She herself maintains that she simply sings what she considers significant, honest, and worth presenting to foreign audiences. "Barring the success of the genial Chopin, the notion of Polishness in music remains unrevealed. I wish the mazurka, kujawiak, and oberek would become what bossa nova has long come to be-a worldwide recognized music code; a convention in which many want to compose and improvise," AMJ confesses.
"Wielka Polanna" will feature a great band: classical, jazz, folk, and pop artists. Our traditional mazurkas and kujawiaks will be interpreted by foreign musicians, too. Gil Goldstein and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, two special guests of the concert, are ones of the most influential artists of our times.
"In a way, we are getting back to the original Polanna line-up (the project debuted at the Siesta Festival in Gdańsk), but in Warsaw we will be joined by my brilliant Colleagues, too: Stanisław Soyka and Mateusz Pospieszalski."
November 26th, 8 p.m., WARSAW, the Congress Hall (Sala Kongresowa)
AMJ AND CAMANÉ TO SING TOGETHER!
On November 14th, at Lisbon Coliseum, Camané--the Prince of Fado famous for his unique and hypnotising voice--will be holding a special concert featuring such artists as Carlos do Carmo, Aldina Duarte, Mário Lagina, and... Anna Maria Jopek.
Tickets (for EURO 15 and more) are available at: coliseulisboa.bilheteiraonline.pt
ANNA MARIA JOPEK RETURNS TO ASIA
This autumn, Anna Maria Jopek again appears on Asian concert stages. On October 5th, AMJ and her band will be holding two concerts at the world famous club Blue Note Tokyo. Following their performances in 2009 and 2011, it is going to be her fifteenth concert on that legendary stage. On the next day, AMJ will be taking to the stage at Jarasum International Jazz Festival, the most important jazz festival in South Korea. It is worth mentioning that it is held on the picturesque island of Jara, which attacts over 100 000 music lovers alongside top-class jazzmen every year.
Don't forget about meeting Anna Maria Jopek in Anjin Premium Live (4.10.2013), where she will have short recital.
For more details visit: bluenote.co.jp, jarasumjazz.com
Project supported by: www.culture.pl, www.azja.iam.pl
ANNA MARIA JOPEK & KROKE IN FRANKFURT
series of concerts by AMJ and Kroke is behind us, but the artists are
not going to slow down—we’re happy to announce their another
collaborative performance! This time, the musicians will be performing
abroad, in Frankfurt am Main, on July 30. More..
ELLING SINGS FOR JOPEK... IN POLISH!
According to the "Down Beat" (the most important jazz magazine in the
world) readers' survey, Kurt Elling is the no.1 male singer--and this
is all the more reason to mention that he surprised Anna Maria Jopek at
the TVP Kultura's jubilee concert by singing two songs from her hit
album "Upojenie." And not merely this; he also made a special
dedication to her, saying: "Anna, for you." It is noteworthy that both
"Me jedyne niebo" and "Cichy zapada zmrok" were sung in Polish. Anna
Maria Jopek, touched by such a distinction, commented on his
performace: "My mission is accomplished. Makoto plays 'Cyraneczka' for
Asian audiences, and Kurt Elling sings in Polish."
ANNA MARIA JOPEK & KROKE
AMJ and Kroke to perform together again! After the already announced
Bielsko-Biała show on May 11, the musicians will be holding a
collaborative concert in Grudziądz, on June 16. Visit Poland! Those
shows are certainly worth attending! More..
"JESTEŚ ŚWIATŁEM" PRE-RELEASE CONCERT ON
TRÓJKA POLISH RADIO
Herdzin's new album, with Anna Maria Jopek, Dorota Miśkiewicz, and
Grzegorz Turnau as vocalists, is set to release on Valentine's Day--and
it's worth waiting for! As a reminder, it will comprise a song cycle
composed to poems by Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński and Kazimierz
We are very excited to announce that on February 10, Herdzin will be
holding a pre-release concert for his upcoming CD at the Agnieszka
Osiecka recording studio. All of the artists who performed on Jesteś
światłem [You Are the Light] have already confirmed their presence! As
always, the first hour of the show will be broadcast live. Mark this
date in your calendars!