Today (21 September), annual Polish Composer Union Awards were presented at Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
Due to the pandemic, awards for 2021 and 2022 were given.
We take pleasure and satisfaction in informing you that one of the awarded persons is Łukasz Borowicz, Principal Conductor of the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, and Music Director of the Poznań Philharmonic.
Maestro Borowicz was awarded the 2021 Honorary Award for reviving and promoting unjustly forgotten symphonic and opera works of 19th- and 20th-century Polish music; winner of the award and his accomplishments were presented in the laudation delivered by musicologist Andrzej Kosowski, former director of Polish Music Publishers, and the first director of Institute of Music and Dance.
The same trophy for 2022 was awarded to Jerzy Maksymiuk for his indefatigable work – full of passion and dedication – in favour of Polish music.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
we wish to inform you that the box office of the Poznań Philharmonic opens on 5 September (A. Mickiewicz University Auditorium, 1, Wieniawskiego st., entrance hall).
Opening hours in the 2022/2023 artistic season:
- September: Monday through Friday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm,
- October – June: Tuesday through Friday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm,
- on concert days, the box office further opens 30 mins. prior to concert and stays open till end of intermission.
DL and SG season tickets booked can be purchased between 5 and 29 September.
KP season tickets booked can be purchased between 12 and 22 September.
MW season tickets booked can be purchased as of 26 September.
Holders of 2021-2022 electronic tickets are requested to carry these while purchasing 2022-2023 tickets.
Ticket reservations as well as enquiries about new season should be made by e-mail at email@example.com, or by phone at tel. no. 618 536 935 or 618 522 266.
In September, you can contact us in box office opening hours at University Auditorium; for reservations, you are requested to contact us remotely.
Ticket sales commence on 19 September at box office of Poznań Philharmonic, at Centrum Informacji Kulturalnej (Cultural Information Centre, 44, Ratajczaka st.); for online sales, go to bilety24.pl.
Should pandemic alert and related guidelines be put in place, we reserve the right to change the above schedule of season and individual ticket sales, as well as alter the concert schedule.
1. After the summer break the ticket office of the Poznan Philharmonic will reopen on the 5th of September 2022. In the 2022/2023 artistic season it will be open:
- in September: Monday to Friday between 1 pm and 5 pm,
- from October till June: Tuesday to Friday between 1 pm and 5 pm,
- on the days of concerts organized by the Poznan Philharmonic the ticket office will additionally open an hour before a concert and will not close until the end of the intermission.
2. Booked DL and SG season tickets can be purchased from the 5th of September.
3. Booked KP season tickets can be purchased from the 12th of September.
4. Booked MW season tickets can be purchased from the 26th of September.
5. We would like to inform the auditors holding season tickets in the 2021/2022 season that during the purchase of the new season tickets the electronic season tickets from the previous season are necessary. 6. Reservations for individual tickets, as well as any questions concerning the new season will be taken from the 5th of September either by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (+48) 618-536-935 or (+48) 618-522-266. In September we are also at your disposal in the opening hours of the ticket office, though as to reservations alone we recommend the remote contact.
7. In case of an introduction of the pandemic alert and all the government’s guidelines related to it we reserve the right to modify the timetable of the sales of season tickets and individual tickets presented above, as well as changes in the concert schedule.
Tomorrow, on the 7th of June, at 8:03 pm on air of the prestigious national German radio Deu-tschlandfunk Kultur you can hear a retransmission of the concert held in the Poznan Philharmonic on the 27th of May. You are welcome to listen!
Jacek KORTUS – piano
Bartosz KOZIAK – cello
Łukasz BOROWICZ – conductor
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra
- Franz Xaver Scharwenka
König Witichis’s Werbung from the Opera Mataswintha
- Feliks Nowowiejski
- Karol Szymanowski
Symphony No. 4 ‘Symphonie Concertante’ Op. 60 for Piano and Orchestra
For more information, see: www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de
‘As an artist, Piotr respects and applies the rules of art, seeking the beauty and the good. We can find the aestethic values in the belcanto fluency of phrases, aided with a fine and natural timbre of voice. We also spot the ethos of moral values in the respectful attitude towards his profession – marked by humility, perseverance and an unusual consequence in pursuing artistic perfection.’ This is an excerpt of an eulogy pronounced yesterday (on the 17th of May) by Prof. Jan Ballarin at the ceremony of awarding the title of honoris causa of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice to Piotr Beczała.
The most famous Polish singer, currently considered the best lyric tenor in the world, 30 years ago graduated from the academy mentioned above. Piotr Beczała divides his time between the most important opera stages of the world, including Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden and La Scala. He makes numerous records and receives prestigious awards and international distinctions.
With fondness and satisfaction we think back to the concert of Piotr Beczała in the Poznan Phil-harmonic on the 14th of April 2007. It was his first gala evening in Poland and in Europe. Ravishing and memorable! Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra was then led by Łukasz Borowicz. Since that moment both artists regularly cooperate on concert and opera stages, as well as record studios all over the world.
Maestro, dear Doctor, congratulations on receiving this honorable title!
Like every year, in the 2022/23 artistic season Poznan Philharmonic is planning to prepare for you musical evenings within the DL, SG and KP season tickets.
If you are interested in the purchase of season tickets for these concerts, please fill in the or-der form below and submit it in the ticket office of Poznan Philharmonic until the 24th of June 2022.
The estimated date of the collection of the tickets is September 2022. The details will be given later – please track the information on our website www.filharmoniapoznanska.pl.
We inform that the ticket office of Poznan Philharmonic will be closed from the 29th of April till the 3rd of May.
We encourage you to purchase the tickets online.
We also remind that the ticket office of Poznan Philharmonic is open as follows:
- Monday: closed
- Tuesday: 1pm – 5pm
- Wednesday: 1pm – 5pm
- Thursday: 1pm – 5pm
- Friday: 1pm – 5pm or 1pm – 7pm (on the days when Poznan Philharmonic concert is held)
We would like to inform you that the box office will be closed from the 14th to the 18th of April.
We encourage to purchase tickets online.
We invite you to the broadcast of the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert at the Warsaw Philharmonic. As part of 26th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival the ensemble, in the com-pany of prominent soloists and under the baton of Maestro Łukasz Borowicz, will perform Don Giovanni: an opera by Giuseppe Gazzaniga. The broadcast on Polish Radio 2 starts at 7 pm.
Traditionally another album of Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra was nominated for the Fryderyk award. This time it’s Faniska by Luigi Cherubini, nominated for the Fryderyk 2022 award in the category Album of the Year – Oratorio and Opera Music.
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra recorded it along with Natalia Rubiś (soprano), Krystian Adam Krzeszowiak (tenor), Katarzyna Belkius (soprano), Robert Gierlach (bass-baritone), Tomasz Rak (baritone), Justyna Ołów (mezzosoprano), Piotr Kalina (tenor) and Poznan Chamber Choir prepared by Bartosz Michałowski. The performance was led by Łukasz Borowicz.
Cherubini’s opera (with the libretto by Joseph Sonnleithner) was commissioned by the management of the Viennese Hofoper in spring 1805. The premiere performance took place in Kärntnertortheater in Vien-na on the 25th of February 1806 in the presence of the Emperor Franz II. The work fascinated Ludwig van Beethoven so much that he decided to create an opera too, and he did write one – Fidelio.
The opera is set in Poland, in one of the magnate castles near Sandomierz. Two main characters – Zamoski and Rasinski – are divided rulers of neighbouring provinces and the main theme concerns the attempt to release Faniska, Rasinski’s wife, who is held in custody by Zamoski in his castle’s dungeons. Everything leads to a happy ending.
The double album, which is a world phonographic premiere in the discography of Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, was released in December 2020 by the DUX label. In October 2020 the concert version of the Faniska opera was performed in the Warsaw Philharmonic, at the 24. Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, which was had been put off to autumn due to pandemic.