Tomasz Stańko and his ensemble will give a special concert "Music for A Good World" at the National Philharmonic.

The concert is dedicated to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews celebrating the half-way mark in the construction of the Museum. On this occasion, Tomasz Stańko, a renowned jazz trumpeter who is a member of the Polish Committee for Support of the Museum's Construction, will perform with his friends from Poland and the USA, Dominik Wania, Sławomir Kurkiewicz, Craig Taborn and Joey Baron.

This is the second concert under the "Music for a Good World" project. Last year Joshua Bell, an American violinist, performed at the Grand Theatre. The title of the concert series refers to one of the fundamental concepts of Judaism, namely "tikun olam" or "improving the world". The idea has been popularised by Isaac Luria, the 16th century Jewish mystic. The world is not perfect therefore one should strive to make it better through everything one does, in particular education, art, philanthropy and interpersonal dialogue. The concert will be held on a special moment in time as it falls on the day of Hanukah which precedes Christmas. It offers a great opportunity to meet and think how we can make the world a better place.

The building of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews was designed by a Finnish architect, Reiner Mahlamaeki. The construction works of the largest European museum devoted to the Jewish history started on June 30, 2009. Its shell has already been erected to the designed height and has just been roofed. The venue's characteristic entrance and curvy walls which will make a sculptural, illuminated and metaphorical space, are already clearly seen. The future rooms have already been outlined, including the permanent exhibition featuring 1000 years of the Jews' history in Poland, as well as the remaining educational and cultural spaces such as a big auditorium, projection, exhibition and workshop rooms, restaurant and a club.

The concert "Music for a Good World" featuring Tomasz Stańko and his ensemble will be held on December 8, 2010 at the National Philharmonic.

Source: PAP/Polish Press Agency