3. Lubliner Festival – Jewish Culture Festival
Music is in the centre of the Lubliner Festival, which for the third time opens wide the window to the not so distant Jewish past of the city. We let the inhabitants of Lublin immerse themselves in this culture – even for a moment – allowing them to meet the culture and tradition of former neighbours and friends. The programme includes 10 concerts which will take place in the Inner courtyard of the Centre for Culture in Lublin, Lublin Philharmonics and the Concert Shell Amphitheatre in the Saski Garden. To mark the 30-th anniversary of the partnership between Lublin and the Israeli city of Rishon LeZion, the first day of the festival will be fully devoted to Israel. Olga Mieleszczuk, who is coming to Lublin from Israel especially for the Festival, will perform on August 9 th , officially opening the 3rd Lubliner Festival with her recital “From Rishon LeZion to Lublin”. Other artists perfoming of Festival stages will include Magdalena and Mirosław Czyżykiewicz, Symcha Keller, Monika Chrząstowska and bands: Shofar (Mikołaj Trzaska, Raphael Rogiński, Paweł Szpura), Klezmafour, Propabanda, Berberys.The final concert of the 3rd Lubliner Festival will be “Tango of my dreams”, with performances by singers Anna Dereszowska, Ania Karwan, Kuba Badach, Kaja Mianowana, Lala Czaplicka, and dancers Anna Głogowska and Rafał Maserak – in a joint project together with the Gang Tango group, conducted by Sebastian Wypych.
The programme of this year’s edition will include exhibitions and educational events. Over the six Festival’s days the audience can participate in, among others, Israeli dance workshops, klezmer and art workshops, and a self-defense course for women which enjoyed great popularity last year. IWe have prepared walks around the old Jewish cemetery, excursions on a melex for seniors and a visit to the State Museum at Majdanek and the Yeshiva of Lublin. During this year’s Festival, we could not remain silent about the events taking place just beyond our eastern border. At the Lublin Philharmonic, we will express our unbending solidarity with the Ukrainian nation with the concert “Oj letily dyki gusy”, performed by Roxana Vikaluk. Etel Szyc, the artistic director and founder of the Festival, emphasizes:
It is a great honour for me to be able to organize a Festival for a city with over 700 years of history, common to Poles and Jews. For a city with great traditions, where Jewish and Polish culture constantly mingle, learn from each other, fascinate and inspire successive generations of residents. Lubliner Festival was created out of love for the hometown, for the love of Jewish history, culture and tradition.
Free admission to all events.
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