Nigel Kennedy's Polish Weekend
25th May 2010
Throughout this Bank Holiday weekend violinist Nigel Kennedy, as Artistic Director, brings Poland to Southbank Centre. Nigel Kennedy’s Polish Weekend extravaganza includes a feast of music, from jazz and klezmer to classical, performed by Kennedy himself and a number of Polish musicians. The weekend features the UK debut performance of Kennedy’s own orchestra, the Orchestra of Life; Nigel Kennedy’s Chopin Super Group, which celebrates the music of Chopin in a fresh and original way; and Kennedy’s exciting World Cup Project, where Kennedy and guests perform a soundtrack to a screening of the 1973 World Cup qualifying match between Poland and England.
The Nigel Kennedy Quintet performs music from their new album and each night of the festival features late-night informal jam sessions. There are free activities across the weekend, with breakdancers, Polish food and drink, and workshops. Buy a day pass or a weekend pass for exceptional prices.
• Watch Nigel Kennedy discuss the artists he has picked to appear over the weekend
• Listen to Nigel talking about his Polish weekend on the Classic FM Podcast