Marianna Sadovska & Kwartet Jorgi
Chopin Productions

"Sometimes a musician has such an inborn desire to communicate that her message naturally becomes universal...the responsibilities, protocol and tradition of whatever style she is working in just vanish; she replaces them with pure vitality. Such is the case with the Ukrainian singer Mariana Sadovska" - Ben Ratliff, New York Times


3/12/04 - 3/14/04


Ukrainian born singer, actress, and musician Mariana Sadovska returns to the US to perform with Kwartet Jorgi (The Quartet of Jorga), a group led by Maciej Rychly, one of Poland's foremost musicologists, composers and musicians.

Mariana Sadovska spent more than ten years collecting archaic folk songs and rituals in rural Poland and the Ukraine. She has since become one of Europe's most sought after vocalists, critically acclaimed for her transcendent voice and her deep commitment to a soulful connection with her audience.

NY Times critic Ben Ratliff said during a review of her 2001 "Enchantment Songs" "Sometimes a musician has such an inborn desire to communicate that her message naturally becomes universal...the responsibilities, protocol and tradition of whatever style she is working in just vanish; she replaces them with pure vitality. Such is the case with the Ukrainian singer Mariana Sadovska"

Kwartet Jorgi has been working as group since 1982. Their music derives from three musical traditions: classic, folk and jazz.

Leader Maciej Rychly plays numerous flutes and pipes (Carpathian shepherds pipes as well as medieval and ancient flutes which he reconstructs). He is a musician, psychologist and researcher of the archaic forms in the traditional culture. Since 1988 he has been working with the Centre for Theatre Practices Gardzienice and he often works with the Polish Radio and lectures at the Warsaw University.

Maciej Rychly is joined in Kwartet Jorgi by his brother Waldemar Rychly who plays guitar and Radoslaw Nowakowski on percussion.

In addition to their Chicago performance Sadovska and Kwartet Jorgi will play the Outpost Performance Space.

Performers
Maciej Rychly, Waldermar Rychly, Radowslaw Nowicki. Marianna Sadovska

Tags: Music, Polish, New Europe, 2004