The inauguration concert of the 20th Touring Festial of the Łódź Philharmonic "Colors of Poland" will be held on 29 June 2019 at 7.30pm in the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Nicholas in Łowicz.
In the jubilee year of the Łódź Philharmonic Choir, the programme of the "Colors of Poland" festival has to include a performance of this experienced ensemble. The choir has been enriching the repertoire of the Philharmonic since 1969. Previously, it operated as an amateur band.
The celebration of the golden jubilee began on 17 February 2019 and it will last until March 2020. During this time, there will be over a dozen concerts presenting diverse repertoire. "The philharmonic choir is composed of talented, fully engaged artists - professional enthusiasts whose skills have been appreciated not only by music lovers from Łódź – emphasizes Tomasz Bęben, the general director of the Łódź Philharmonic. – I'm glad that from season to season the choir becomes more and more recognizable as an ensemble of our institution".
The concert in Łowicz will feature works from various eras, from Baroque, through Classicism, to the 20th and 21st centuries. We will listen to, among others, the premiere of Glosa for trumpet and mixed choir by Krzysztof Grzeszczak, a composer associated with Łódź. The work is dedicated to: "Dawid Ber and the A. Rubinstein Łódź Philharmonic Choir on the occasion of the 50th Jubilee". Gloria by Sławomir Kaczorowski will also be performed for the first time. The programme will also include Missa Brevis by Krzysztof Penderecki and Bibi Synku, bi by Anna Rocławska.
More information at: https://filharmonia.lodz.pl/