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03
November 2017
Friday
8:00 PM
National Forum of Music, Main Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
An Evening with Pat Metheny
Performers:

Pat Metheny Group

Programme:

An Evening with Pat Metheny

Twenty time Grammy award winning guitarist, Pat Metheny, comes to Wroclaw as part of his 2016 - 2017 “An Evening with Pat Metheny” world tour. Metheny was recently inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame joining guitarists Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery. Following a year of reflection in 2015, Metheny said,  “The usual process for me over these years has been the traditional scenario that flows like this; write some music, make a record, do a tour. I wanted to break that pattern a bit this time. And also, I have so much music from over the years that I almost never play, I thought it would be fun and interesting to put together a really select group of musicians who could cover the widest range of everything I have done previously and could also possibly develop into something beyond that with a lot of playing together under our belts.”

Joining Metheny this year will be his long time drummer Antonio Sanchez who has been his most consistent associate. “Antonio is always incredible. He is one of the greatest drummers of all time and the fact that we have been able to share so much music together over these years is something really special for both of us. And I am so proud of all his recent successes with the Birdman score.” Antonio’s score was nominated for a Golden Globe award and 2016 Grammy award. Metheny continued by saying, “Being on the bandstand with Antonio is like nothing else I have ever experienced with any other musician. He has the capacity to listen and be inside the music with an intensity that is unique. That focus, combined with his truly otherworldly skills on the kit puts him in his own category.”

Malaysian bassist Linda May Han Oh has been extremely active on the New York scene for the past few years, playing with many of the major musicians in the community. Metheny commented, “I love to follow who the new players around town are and I go out often to check out what everyone is doing. The first time I heard Linda, she immediately went to the top of my list of candidates. She has everything I always am looking for; great time, great notes and a lot of imagination. But the most important thing I am always searching for in any musician is an elusive and hard to describe quality that embodies a certain communicative ability to connect - not just to the other musicians, but to the audience as well. Linda has that. When we got together, she was so easy to play with. She went on to tell me how much she had been affected as a young player by my record 'Question and Answer' and a few others, which is incredibly gratifying for me. I am really excited to get the chance to play with Linda.”

Rounding out the ensemble is British pianist, Gwilym Simcock, one of the most exciting new pianists to emerge from the UK in many years. Metheny said, “I first heard about Gwilym on a trip to London a few years back when someone at a radio station gave me his debut record while mentioning to me that he had often spoken of his interest in this music having been sparked by his exposure to one of my early records, again one of the most flattering things imaginable. When I listened to his CD, I became an instant fan; Gwilym is simply one of the best piano players I have heard in a long, long time. After trying to find time to get together over a number of years, in 2014 I was finally able to stay over after a gig in London to do some playing. We had planned on getting together for a few hours or so but wound up playing continuously for an entire afternoon. It was absolutely incredible what we were able to get to so quickly. I have only ever had that kind of communication and ease of playing with another musician a handful of times over the years to that degree. I am so excited to get the chance to play with Gwilym and there seems to be enormous potential there for us to develop a really unique way of playing together.”

As to what the performances will be like, Metheny claims, “It could really be anything and everything. I have already written a bunch of new music inspired just by the thought of this presentation, but I could also imagine playing only old music one night, or even playing entire albums. I like the idea of keeping it open and letting it become whatever it winds up being over the course of a tour. At this stage, I have so much music and it all is kind of one big thing for me without borders or distinctions between this period or that period. With Antonio, Linda and Gwilym, I think we could and will do a wide range of things from throughout all of it - and maybe uncover what the next period has in store as well.”

Tickets:
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  • I kategoria
299 PLN
II kategoria
  • II kategoria
199 PLN
III kategoria
  • III kategoria
149 PLN
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  • IV kategoria
99 PLN
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The National Forum of Music, plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław, co-managed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, City of Wrocław and Lower Silesian Province, registered in Rejestr Instytucji Kultury run by the City of Wrocław as RIK 38/2014.

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Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.