A gala concert to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznań will take place on 3 March 2020 at 8:00 p.m. in the Poznań Fara Basilica, premiering Zbigniew Kozub's Te Deum.
The university began operating in 1920 as the State Academy of Music and School, renamed in 1922 to the State Music Conservatory. The first director was the composer Henryk Opieński. The conservatory was not only a valued educational institution, but also an important center of Poznań's musical life. After the war, in October 1945, the university resumed its activity at its current headquarters at St. Marcin street, from 1947 functioning as the State College of Music, and from 1981 as the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music. The Poznań Academy is associated with outstanding artistic personalities: Walerian Bierdiajew, Stanisław Wisłocki, Raul Koczalski, Stanisław Szpinalski, Andrzej Koszewski, Tadeusz Szeligowski, Jadwiga Kaliszewska, and Edward Statkiewicz.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Academy, its authorities commissioned Te Deum for soprano, alto, tenor, reciter, mixed choir, organ and symphony orchestra from Prof. PhD Habil. Zbigniew Kozub. The work will be premiered by the ensembles of the Poznań Academy of Music, the Volantes Soania Choir of the Poznań University of Technology and the Dysonans Chamber Choir conducted by Jakub Chrenowicz in the Poznań Fara Basilica, using all the sound qualities of this magnificent Baroque temple. Marzena Michałowska (soprano), Małgorzata Woltmann-Żebrowska (alt), Tomasz Zagórski (tenor) and Adam Ferency (reciter) will perform as soloists. The organ part will be performed by Sławomir Kamiński on the famous Ladegast instrument.
More information at: https://amuz.edu.pl/