Film music from the most popular Polish motion pictures: “The Doll” (in Polish “Lalka”), “Farewell to Mary” (in Polish “Pożegnanie z Marią”), “Family Feud” (in Polish “Wojna domowa”) and “Man of Iron” will sound out in the golden symphony hall of the Szczecin Philharmonic this Sunday (21st of MAy) at 17:00. The concert entitled “Celuloid”, performed by the musicians of the symphony orchestra and two guitarists: Marek Napiórkowski and Artur Lesicki, is to be broadcast live on the Philharmonic’s YouTube channel as well as on Radio Szczecin. The last of the tickets, from 35-15 pln, can be purchased at the ticket office of the Philharmonic or online at filharmonia.szczecin.pl
Marek Napiórkowski and Artur Lesicki are excellent guitarists and also friends from school days. Both of them grew up in Jelenia Góra where they learnt how to play the guitar, advising and helping out each other. Music lovers have had to wait a long time to see these unusual musical personalities play together.
‘Celuloid’ is their original project, in which the guitarists work on pieces by leading Polish film music composers: Wojciech Kilar, Andrzej Kurylewicz and Andrzej Korzyński. In their interpretation, Napiórkowski and Lesicki manoeuvre between gentle jazz and classical music. They do not break any rhythms, nor go for wild improvisations, nor look for innovative solutions by force. The musicians focus on creating beautiful, freely floating melodies supported slowly by solo parts – which is stressed by music critics.
The fruits of the meetings between Napiórkowski and Lesicki come in the album ‘Celuloid’, which was recorded over three days. Such a fast paced production is proof of their great skill and also the friendship which brought them together. It is an example of how a personal relationship has been moulded into a homogeneous sound. The compositions to films by Polish composers performed by the duo preserve their own charm, receiving at the same time new space and brilliance.
The musicians will be conducted by Rafał Karasiewicz.