ORCHESTRA

The Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra (ARPO) is one of the oldest orchestras in Poland: its predecessor was the Łódź Symphony Orchestra established in 1915 by Tadeusz Mazurkiewicz, who was also its first conductor and director.

 The orchestra works on a regular basis with its First Guest Conductor Kai Bumann and Artist-in-Residence, cellist and conductor, Ivan Monighetti.

Over the past several years, the ARPO has been led by such conductors as: Muhai Tang, Karel Mark Chichon, Peter Hanke, Carlo Montanaro, Jan Krenz, Krzysztof Penderecki, Łukasz Borowicz, Michael Zilm, Simon Gaudenz, Vladimir Kiradjiev, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Shlomo Mintz, Michał Nesterowicz, Michael Sanderling, Andrzej Straszyński Michał Dworzyński, and Krzysztof Urbański.

The ARPO is also proud to have performed with many renowned soloists, including: Lang Lang, Midori, Elina Garanča, Maria Guleghina, Evelyn Glennie, Kevin Kenner, Piotr Anderszewski, Rafał Blechacz, Sergej Krylov, Alexei Volodin, Ivo Pogorelich, Simon Trpčeski, Markus Schirmer, Avri Levitan, Jonathan Plowright, Natalie Clein, Julian Rachlin, Natalia Gutman, Sharon Kam, Elżbieta Chojnacka, Aleksandra Kurzak, Mariusz Kwiecień, and Garrick Ohlsson.

The Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic is one of the few institutions of this type in Poland that can boast a mixed chorus alongside a symphony orchestra. The chorus was established in 1959 and comprises only of professional vocalists. Currently, its repertoire encompasses approximately 130 famous oratorios and cantatas as well as many small compositions in a variety of styles.

 

The Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus have made over a dozen recordings, and at the end of 2013 a CD with Witold Lutosławski’s works for voice and orchestra was released under the DUX label.

The ARPO has made many international tours. It has recently visited Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, and Italy, giving concerts at such prestigious concert halls as the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Salle de Musique in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp, the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, the Verdi Hall at the Milan Conservatory, and De Doelen (home of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra). The ARPO has also given performances in other Polish cities.

Along with a classical repertoire, the ARPO often plays contemporary music, e.g., by Krzysztof Penderecki, Giya Kancheli, Sofia Gubaidulina, Ivan Fedele, Peteris Vasks, Joep Franssens, Marta Ptaszyńska, Paweł Mykietyn, Philip Glass, Andrzej Kwieciński, and Paweł Szymański.

The Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra (ARPO) is one of the oldest orchestras in Poland: its predecessor was the Łódź Symphony Orchestra established in 1915 by Tadeusz Mazurkiewicz, who was also its first conductor and director.

 The orchestra works on a regular basis with its First Guest Conductor Kai Bumann and Artist-in-Residence, cellist and conductor, Ivan Monighetti.

Over the past several years, the ARPO has been led by such conductors as: Muhai Tang, Karel Mark Chichon, Peter Hanke, Carlo Montanaro, Jan Krenz, Krzysztof Penderecki, Łukasz Borowicz, Michael Zilm, Simon Gaudenz, Vladimir Kiradjiev, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Shlomo Mintz, Michał Nesterowicz, Michael Sanderling, Andrzej Straszyński Michał Dworzyński, and Krzysztof Urbański.

The ARPO is also proud to have performed with many renowned soloists, including: Lang Lang, Midori, Elina Garanča, Maria Guleghina, Evelyn Glennie, Kevin Kenner, Piotr Anderszewski, Rafał Blechacz, Sergej Krylov, Alexei Volodin, Ivo Pogorelich, Simon Trpčeski, Markus Schirmer, Avri Levitan, Jonathan Plowright, Natalie Clein, Julian Rachlin, Natalia Gutman, Sharon Kam, Elżbieta Chojnacka, Aleksandra Kurzak, Mariusz Kwiecień, and Garrick Ohlsson.

The Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic is one of the few institutions of this type in Poland that can boast a mixed chorus alongside a symphony orchestra. The chorus was established in 1959 and comprises only of professional vocalists. Currently, its repertoire encompasses approximately 130 famous oratorios and cantatas as well as many small compositions in a variety of styles.

 

The Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus have made over a dozen recordings, and at the end of 2013 a CD with Witold Lutosławski’s works for voice and orchestra was released under the DUX label.

The ARPO has made many international tours. It has recently visited Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, and Italy, giving concerts at such prestigious concert halls as the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Salle de Musique in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp, the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, the Verdi Hall at the Milan Conservatory, and De Doelen (home of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra). The ARPO has also given performances in other Polish cities.

Along with a classical repertoire, the ARPO often plays contemporary music, e.g., by Krzysztof Penderecki, Giya Kancheli, Sofia Gubaidulina, Ivan Fedele, Peteris Vasks, Joep Franssens, Marta Ptaszyńska, Paweł Mykietyn, Philip Glass, Andrzej Kwieciński, and Paweł Szymański.

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