The Friends of the Lodz Philharmonic Association is an idea for those who just want something more than just to attend concerts. For the music enthusiasts who want to talk music, meet with artists and take a proactive attitude in putting their musical passions to life, thus enriching the portfolio of activities offered by the Philharmonic. For those who are willing to devote their private time, their abilities or financial aid to the Lodz Philharmonic.
In previous seasons, members of the Salon met, amongst others, composer and conductor Zdzisław Szostak, conductor José Maria Florêncio, composer Marcin Stańczyk, composer Andrzej Kwieciński, multi-instrumentalist Jacek Delong, researcher of the musicality of poetry Prof. Jerzy Wiśniewski, director of the record company DUX Małgorzata Polańska, musicologist, music critic, and journalist of Polish Radio’s Channel 2 Piotr Matwiejczuk, Rector of the Bacewicz Academy of Music Prof. Cezary Sanecki, pianist and composer Adam Manijak, as well as many members of the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra (e.g., violist Joanna Krysińska-Gwarda, trombonist Radosław Szulc, percussionist Tomasz Wrocławski, trumpeter Sławomir Cichor, bassoonist Dorota Cegielska, harpist Beata Tarnowicz-Kamińska, clarinetist Maria Owczarek, cellist and orchestra inspector Konrad Cedzyński, member of the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Chorus and multi-instrumentalist Anna Krysztofiak, tubist Michał Walczak, and choirmaster of the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Chorus Dawid Ber). In the 2016/2017 season, the guests included accordionist Leszek Kołodziejski, the chamber ensemble Apertus Quartet, harpsichord builder Krzysztof Kulis, conductor and choirmaster Mariusz Lewy, and conductor, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist Marek Pijarowski.
Membership in the Association is paid. Those who declare their participation in the project receive special cards. The membership fee is PLN 300.00. The holders of the Friends of the LP Association receive numerous benefits, including priority in purchasing subscriptions for symphony concerts and live “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD” broadcasts, they may attend private meetings with LP Symphony Orchestra musicians and the representatives of the Lodz Philharmonic management, they may attend sightseeing trips to selected cultural institutions, and take part in events organized by these institutions (concerts, exhibitions, etc.)
The Association gathers once a month. The project is coordinated by Barbara Jakubowicz (contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org, 601 160 048).
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