Led by Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, the Henryk Mikołaj Górecki Silesian Philharmonic will give the Polish premiere of Górecki’s Fourth Symphony in the concert hall of the Łódź Philharmonic. Left unfinished by the composer at the time of his death in 2010, the work was completed and orchestrated by his son, Mikołaj, and presented to the audiences in London, Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Held on February 15, the Łódź concert will also include Four Polish Dances and Quatre Mouvements by Aleksander Tansman. This concert is organized by the Tansman Festival, which was the original source of the 4th Symphony’s subtitle, “Tansman Episodes”—and the Tansman Society for Promotion of Culture in Łódź.
The Silesian Philharmonic will present Górecki’s Fourth Symphony again on February 27 in their own hall, together with the works by Witold Lutosławski and Ignacy Jan Paderewski.
February 15, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Tansman Festival 2015: Polish Premiere of Górecki’s 4th
Łódz Philharmonic Concert Hall
ul. Narutowicza 20/22, 90-135 Łódź, Poland
Info and Tickets: filharmonia.lodz.pl
February 27, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Silesian Premiere of Górecki’s 4th
Karol Stryja Concert Hall of the Silesian Philharmonic
ul. Sokolska 2, 40-084 Katowice, Poland
Info and Tickets: filharmonia-slaska.eu
Read a review of the US Premiere of the Fourth Symphony here.