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 the past seasons, members of the Association had the opportunity to meet Krzysztof Urbaniak – organist and a specialist in pipe organ, an artist-resident of the Lodz Philharmonic, Zdzisław Szostak – composer and conductor, Barbara Świderska – musicologist, organist, translator of J. S. Bach biography titled Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician by Christoph Wolff, Małgorzata Polańska – the director of the DUX music label, composer Olga Hans and cellist Dominik Połoński. The Association also organized meetings outside the Philharmonic building – in the Alfred Biedermann Palace, in the newly restored Ballroom of the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz and in the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center.
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: email@example.com, 601 160 048).
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