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Running throughout August, this month has seen the return of the WarszeMuzik festival, an intimate series of gatherings held inside the courtyards of the... Hidden History & Classic Concerts
Hidden History & Classic Concerts Hidden History & Classic Concerts

Running throughout August, this month has seen the return of the WarszeMuzik festival, an intimate series of gatherings held inside the courtyards of the city’s historic tenements.

Photo: warszemuzik.org

Presenting the music of some of Poland’s top composers, the concerts have been scheduled in surviving Ghetto tenements and are free to attend.

Photo: warszemuzik.org

“This is a series of intimate backyard concerts that are held to the accompaniment of barking dogs, chatting children, singing birds and passing trams,” say the organizers. Allowing visitors to glimpse a hidden side of Warsaw whilst enjoying top class music, the event is not short on atmosphere.

Photo: warszemuzik.org

Among others, locations include Żelazna 66, a battered building that was the former home of composer Mieczysław Weinberg, as well as the wedding cake building on Chłodna 20 – during the height of the Ghetto, it served as the seat of the Judenrat council.

And, there’s the extraordinary half-ruined structure of Waliców 12 – found in a state of abject disrepair, it’s impossible not to feel the ghosts of the past in its rickety ensemble of peeling stucco and crumbling walls.

Photo: warszemuzik.org

Resounding to the music of Mieczysław Weinberg, Jan Sanejka, Andrzej Czajkowski and Gustav Mahler, allow this unique festival to open the door to an unseen Warsaw.

Photo: warszemuzik.org

For more details, and a full schedule, see: warszemuzik.org


(All photos: press materials)

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