10/11/2018 Saturday

Special concert to mark independence centenary

A November 10 concert at Warsaw's National Stadium will be among numerous events marking this year's Polish independence centenary, Kamil Wnuk, spokesperson for the centenary organisers, informed PAP on Wednesday.

The concert, headed "Concert for Independent Poland," will feature top domestic performers in a programme recalling major hits from the inter-war years and World War Two years, the 1960s, and the 1980s, known as the "golden age of Polish rock."

Attending the event will be the Polish president, prime minister, members of the government, parliamentarians, as well as former state heads and government leaders.

Planned at noon on November 11, Polish Independence Day, is a collective rendering of Poland's national anthem during official Independence Day and Independence Centenary celebrations in Warsaw and at local observances countrywide. Also on November 11 Warsaw will play host to an Independence Festival featuring concerts, dance performances, film screenings, and sightseeing routes related to Poland's independence struggle.

In the evening Warsaw's National Opera House will feature a "Musical Decades of Freedom" concert accompanied by 11 similar events countrywide and 11 abroad. On the next day the National Opera will host the premiere of "Independence" a film by Krzysztof Talczewski consisting of original film footage of Polish life between 1914 and 1923.

Also planned countrywide are exhibitions devoted to Poland's path to independence and historical leaders.

Poland regained independence on November 11, 1918, after 123 years of partitions.