“No-one knows what you are inside…”, wrote Jonasz Kofta in one of the most beautiful songs in the history of Polish music. Can you even attempt to describe women, to define their ‘inscrutable’ nature, meandering emotions and the emotional turmoil they experience every day?
The Women, Women series is an attempt to follow the artistic path of Anna Sroka-Hryń. On this journey, the artist reaches for songs by amazing and outstanding women: from the beautiful fallen angels, like Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, to the monumental Ewa Demarczyk and the ethereal and luminous Hanka Ordonówna (Vintage), before concluding this stage with the poetry of a true expert on the female soul, Agnieszka Osiecka. According to Anna Sroka-Hryń herself: “these amazing women have taught me determination, faith in myself, musical sensitivity and femininity.”
The added value of this cycle is the participation of amazing musicians. The concert of Billie Holiday’s songs will be accompanied by eminent composer, pianist and teacher, Professor Włodzimierz Nahorny on piano. In Niczego nie żałuję (I Regret Nothing), we will hear Urszula Borkowska (piano, arrangements), Klaudiusz Baran (accordion), Konrad Kubicki (double bass) and Marcin Słomiński (drums). For the concert of Ewa Demarczyk’s songs, Ulica, którą płyną moje obie dłonie (The Street Through Which My Hands Flow), the line-up will be joined by Justyna Baran (violin) and Marcin Słomiński (flute, saxophones). Vintage will be accompanied by Urszula Borkowska (piano, arrangements), Konrad Kubicki (double bass) and Marcin Słomiński (drums), and at the concert of Agnieszka Osiecka’s songs Najpiękniejsza – Moja Ballada (The Most Beautiful – My Ballad) we will hear Jakub Lubowicz (piano, arrangements), Dawid Lubowicz (violin), Marcin Murawski (bass guitar), Artur Gierczak (guitars) and Fryderyk Młynarski (drums).
ROMA Musical Theatre is the patron of the series.