Without music, life would be a mistake… – about the season 2021/2022

Even though Friedrich Nietzsche used these words to express his private, subjective opinion, people who do not find this field of art irrelevant know just how truthful they are.

Music, in particular music performed live, is a wonderful cure for all kinds of misery so much of which has befallen us in recent months; many have experienced it in a very acute way... As things are, more and more people seek direct and regular contact with music’s countless treasures. And so, we spare no effort to ensure that the 75th artistic season of the Poznań Philharmonic meets these expectations. We believe that in spite of the still-lurking epidemiological dangers we will be able to accomplish our plans.

Dear music-lovers, friends of the Poznań Philharmonic, here is our 2021/2022 season programme.

We complement time-proven cycles and individual events with new projects, like the series of concerts “Berliner Philharmoniker at the Poznań Philharmonic” which features soloists of the legendary orchestra. Though we continue to invite your favourite artists, well-established stars of world stages, we do not forsake introducing to you the stars of tomorrow – including prize-winners of most prestigious events, such as the Queen Elizabeth or Chopin competitions. Neither do we forget about the white hopes of Polish music: authors and performers alike. We also remember our great predecessors: we mark the 100th birth anniversary of Stanisław Wisłocki – not only the founder of our orchestra, but also a splendid composer (2021) – as well as the 25th death anniversaries of Zdzisław Śliwiński and Zdzisław Dworzecki, whose respective periods at the helm of our institution meant such meaningful contributions to its development (2022).

We have no doubt that in spite of numerous difficulties lying ahead of us – partly associated with the demanding housing conditions in which our teams and employees have to operate – next season’s concerts will offer the audiences several unforgettable and emotional moments, in which you are most cordially welcome to partake.

On behalf of the entire “family“ of the Poznań Philharmonic, we wish to express our gratitude to so many of you for having identified with our institution so strongly for so long, not least in the very particular times we are currently going through.

Wojciech Nentwig
Managing Director

Łukasz Borowicz
Music Director and Chief Conductor
of the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra