by Wally Fields Jazz Orchestra
Sunday 4 January 7.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall
South Bank Centre
Tickets: £15 – £25
Box office: 020 7960 4242
This special concert, presented by Top Hat Productions and supported by the Polish Cultural Institute, is a tribute to Polish resistance in 1939, throughout the war and to Jewish fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943. It also features the premiere of the ‘Partizan Rhapsody’ by Wally Fields and a programme of Big Band Jazz from that era.
The Warsaw Ghetto uprising was the first popular uprising in Europe against Nazi oppression and was fought against insuperable odds; and literally to the last man.
The ‘Warsaw Concerto’ by Richard Addinsell was featured in the film ‘Dangerous Moonlight’ RKO 1941. It starred Anton Walbrook as a young Polish concerto pianist and fighter pilot in a story of the heroic resistance of Poland during the bombing and invasion of 1939.
There is a full supporting programme of Classical Jazz by this superb orchestra, including pieces by Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, George Gershwin and Stan Kenton.