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Premiere of Olga Hans' "Absence"

Am ŁódźOn 24 April 2021 at 6.00 p.m. the Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Łódź conducted by Marcin Wolniewski will present music of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Franz Joseph Haydn and Olga Hans. The concert will be broadcast on the Academy's YouTube channel.

The concert will begin with the premiere of Olga Hans' Absence for string orchestra. According to the composer, this piece was created in the last days of November 2020 as a reaction to the pandemic. The mood and thoughts that accompanied the artist at that time are perfectly reflected in Wisława Szymborska's poem Rachunek elegijny [Elegiac Calculation] – hence the title of the composition, which is the last word of this poem.

The programme will also include Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 and Joseph Haydn's Symphony in D major No. 104 – the twelfth in the series of "London Symphonies", also known as "Solomon Symphonies", after Johann Peter Salomon who organised the composer's concert tours.

The Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Łódź will perform with Adrianna Zając, winner of the Academy's Competition for the best performance of a concerto or aria. Adrianan Zając is a violin student of Ludwika Maja Tomaszewska-Klimek.

More information: http://www.amuz.lodz.pl/pl/koncerty-i-wydarzenia-zapowiedzi/kwiecien-2021/155768-koncert-symfoniczny