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Warsaw | The Music of Faith – The Music of Peace 2019

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The third edition of the "Music of Faith – Music of Peace" Festival, organised by the Centre for the Thought of John Paul II, will be held in Warsaw on 21 October 2019. Among this year's stars of jazz, classical and improvised music will be Royal String Quartet, Wacław Zimpel, Marcin Masecki, Bastarda, Tomasz Pokrzywiński, Joanna Halszka Sokołowska and Jerzy Rogiewicz.

By focusing on sacred music of different cultures and religions, the festival refers to the interreligious meetings in Assisi initiated by John Paul II in 1986. This year's edition is a journey through several musical worlds. The Royal String Quartet has prepared a unique concert composed of sacred compositions by Arvo Pärt, Gregor Allegri, James MacMillan, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and Paweł Szymański.

Wacław Zimpel and Marcin Masecki, outstanding improvisers, will face the mystical works of Olivier Messiaen. Hasidic music will be presented to the festival audience by the Bastarda Trio. Tomasz Pokrzywiński together with Joanna Halszka Sokołowska will perform Melodies for the Polish Psalter. The festival will be closed by Jerzy Rogiewicz, who will reach for a collection of carols and by using modest instrumentation: jazz drums, bells, gongs, maracas and autoharp, will create a very personal and mesmerizing musical space.

Almost all of the presented music projects were created especially for the "Music of Faith – Music of Peace" Festival.

Free admission tickets to all concerts are available athttp://muzykawiary.pl/