In 2015, the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic will become the first concert hall in Europe equipped with both a Baroque organ and a Romantic organ – two instruments fully independent of each other.
The former, modeled on the one Johann Sebastian Bach used to play (a so-called Silbermann instrument) – will occupy the middle part of the wall behind the stage. It will be flanked by a bipartite Romantic organ with a portable console, which will enable comfortable cooperation with the symphony orchestra from a desired place on the stage.
The organs are being built by a consortium of two companies: Rieger Orgelbau GmbH from Austria and Wegscheider Orgelbau from Germany.
The concept of the organs was authored by Professor Ludger Lohmann, a distinguished authority on organ music, musician, and musicologist.
The project is co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund, the Regional Operational Programme for Łódź Province for the years 2007–2013, by the Marshall of Łódź Province, and by the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic from its own resources.