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16.10.2009
Category: Music
Tags: The Sound Office

Vocal Chopin

"The Sound Office", a well-known female vocal quartet based in Wrocław, Poland, has prepared a programme featuring jazz renditions of Fryderyk Chopin’s compositions to celebrate the composer’s 200th anniversary of birth.

The programme puts strong emphasis on vocal interpretation, thus referring back to the performance tradition of the already non-existent Novi Singers vocal quartet, which once won world-wide acclaim with its transcriptions of Chopin works. Accompanied by excellent musicians: Robert Jarmużek, Jakub Olejnik and Łukasz Sobolak, the ensemble presents its new project "Vocal Chopin" featuring their own jazz and jazz-like arrangements, and abstract music, to their own or folk lyrics.
Performing artists: 
Aleksandra Osiecka – singing, violin, arrangements
Olga Olech – singing 
Katarzyna Mirowska – singing, violin, arrangements
Anna Rejda – singing
Robert Jarmużek – piano, key instruments, arrangements
Jakub Olejnik – double-bass
Łukasz Sobolak – percussion instruments
Aleksander Mazur – arrangements
Programme
– "The Merrymaking" (arr. A. Osiecka, folk lyrics)
– "Spring" (arr. K. Mirowska, lyrics by St. Wytwicki)
– Ballade in F minor (arr. A. Osiecka, lyrics based on the excerpts of the novel by Ursula Le Guin)
– Ballade in G minor (arr. and lyrics by A. Mazur)
– Mazurka (arr. R. Jarmużek, folk lyrics)
– Nocturne (arr. R. Jarmużek, folk lyrics)
– Prelude in E minor Op. 28 (arr. R. Jarmużek)
– Prelude in D-flat major "Raindrop" (arr. A. Osiecka, lyrics by K.I. Gałczyński)
– Etude in C minor "Revolutionary" (arr. A. Mazur)
– Ballade in G minor (arr. A. Osiecka)
– Prelude in C minor Op. 28 No. 20 "Before" (arr. and lyrics by K. Mirowska)

Category
Music

Previous executions of the project
The première: the "Firlej" club in Wrocław, the Philharmonic Halls in Jelenia Góra and Wałbrzych, Poland. Concerts held as part of the project "Chopin - 12 glances" organised by the Centre of Culture and Arts in Wrocław (2007). Presentation of the project at the Muse Festival Seelze (2007). Presenation of the programme at the Young Art Festival in Bełchatów, Poland (2007). Participation in the 27th International Festival "Chopin in the Colours of Autumn", Antonin, Poland (2008). New Year's Eve Concert in Duszniki Zdrój, Poland (2009). Concerts in Trzebnica, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Wrocław.

Recommendations
Andrzej Merkur – International Federation of Chopin Societies, Duszniki Zdrój, Poland
Andrzej Lenarczyk – "Chopin in the Colours of Autumn", Antonin, Poland
Aleksander Mazur – Academy of Music, Wrocław, Poland
Jerzy Wojciechowski – "Jazz in the Museum", Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland

Organized by
The Sound Office

Contact
ul. Dzierżonia  18a/4
Wrocław 52-413
Phone: (+48) 609 19 57 34, (+48) 503 55 37 37
www.soundoffice.net
e-mail: soundoffice(at)soundoffice.net

Vocal Chopin

Vocal Chopin