The Academy of Music in Łódź invites you to the 8th AŻ Festival, which will be held online for the first time in history! The free broadcast will be available on the Academy's YouTube channel daily from 27 December 2020 to 1 January 2021 at 6.00 p.m. The programme will satisfy every audience: there will be a symphonic celebration of the Beethoven Year, a concert with baroque music, some opera music and themes from Hollywood, jazz and swing, as well as contemporary music.
The Baroque Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Łódź will present the music of the "giants of the Baroque" on 27 December. On 28 December, the PRIMUZ String Orchestra under the baton of Łukasz Błaszczyk and Stanisław Słowiński Septet will perform Słowiński's Violin Concerto No. 1 "Visions".
The programme of the Festival will include a concert of contemporary percussion music performed by Ewelina Hajda, Małgorzata Kolasa and The Bacewicz Percussion Ensemble. On New Year's Eve, students and graduates of the Faculty of Performing Arts will present fragments of operas and movie songs in the concert "From opera to Hollywood". We will hear film music by American and Polish composers, including Roman Palester, Henryk Wars, Jerzy Petersburski, Zygmunt Wiehler and Władysław Daniłowski. The final concert, dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven, will be performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Łódź and a soloist – pianist Jacek Wendler, who qualified for the upcoming Chopin Competition in Warsaw.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
More information at: http://www.amuz.lodz.pl/pl/wydarzenia/8-az-festiwal-online