André Ochodlo & The Odem’s Quintet – GHETTO SONGS

André Ochodlo & The Odem’s Quintet – GHETTO SONGS

A concert commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

André Ochodlo is one of the most known and acknowledged contemporary singers performing Yiddish songs. He performed concerts in almost all of Europe, the US, Canada, and Israel. Lately, he received acclaim for his concert at the famous Viennese jazz club Porgy & Bess as part of the KlezMORE festival. He also recorded shows for many European, American, and Israeli tv stations. He is the author of “Yiddishland” – a worldwide unique collection of twelve CD albums which contain, among others, 120 new Yiddish songs written especially for André Ochodlo by twelve prominent Polish composers to the poems of the most important Jewish poets of the 20th century.

Most of the songs we will listen to during this concert come from the “Yiddishland” collection. These were composed to the lyrics of e.g. Kadya Molodowsky, Abraham Sutzkever, Itzik Manger, Mordechai Gebirtig, or Yitzkhak Katzenelson. These are deep, often shocking, and stylistically very varied poetic messages of the highest order.

An important part of the concert will also be a narrative in Polish, which will allow each viewer in the audience to get an even more intimate connection with the performed poetry. Three songs will be performed by André Ochodlo in Polish in marvelous translations by Agnieszka Osiecka (among them the famous song „Farewell to Krakow!”).

The Odem’s Quintet:
Adam Żuchowski – double bass, arrangements, kontrabas, aranżacje, musical direction
Phillip Dornbusch – clarinet, bass clarinet
Mateusz Smoczyński – violin
Maksymilian Kreft – percussion
Piotr Mania – piano
Set arrangement: Serhiy Savchenko

Tickets: 30 PLN (full income from this concert will be devoted to supporting projects aimed at Ukrainian refugees)
The tickets are available at the museum reception desk and online: CLICK HERE.

As part of events commemorating Yom HaShoah and the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising