Bulat Okudzhava—the voice of a generation, whose songs—thanks to Agnieszka Osiecka or Wojciech Młynarski, who have been popularising his works—were the music that millions of Poles have grown up with, is coming back on stage with the help of the ensemble Piramidy. “Bulat Okudzhava—the most beautiful songs and ballads” is a selection of the most renowned and beloved songs of the bard, such as “Pieśń gruzińska,” “Piosenka o niebieskim baloniku,” “Wybaczcie piechocie,” “Trzy miłości,” “Ostatni trolejbus,” “Piosenka o Arbacie,” “Wańka Morozow,” “Puszkin,” and of course the legendary “Modlitwa” (“Dopóki ziemia kręci się”). The listeners are guaranteed that those 80 minutes will be touching, reflective, serene. For some it will surely be a journey back to their young years, for others a great occasion to meet Okudzhava for the first time. For all of us—great emotions shared through poetry, acting, and music by three musicians who love the works of Bulat Okudzhava like you do.
Performing will be three musicians who are members of Piramidy ensemble: Piotr Kajetan Matczuk (pianist, guitarist, arranger, songwriter, Piramidy’s leader), Artur Chyb (guitarist), Tomasz Imienowski (bass guitarist, composer).
Besides Matczuk, Chyb, and Imienowski, Piramidy consists of Tomasz Paszko (drummer) and Dawid Lipka (trumpeter). The ensemble wasa founded in 2009 by Piotr Kajetan Matczuk, who had an idea for a project combined of modern music and classical poetry of great Polish romantic poets: Adam Mickiewicz, Juliusz Słowacki, and Cyprian Kamil Norwid. The working title for the project was “Rozmowa z piramidami” (“A talk with the pyramids”)—from one of Słowacki’s poems. It kept evolving, musicians kept changing, arrangements were maturing. Amongst the inspirations were also the bards: Jacek Kaczmarski, Włodzimierz Wysocki, and Bulat Okudzhava. November 2018 Piramidy were invited by Ms. Olga Okudzhava to Moscow. They performed together with the greatest Russian actors and singers in a gala concert dedicated to Okudzhava’s memory, that took place in one of the greatest, most prestigious concert hall in the world—Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. It was transmitted live in various countries.
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