Last year, the Wind Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Łódź celebrated its 20th anniversary. However, the musical celebration takes place a year later. During the anniversary concert, students under the baton of Artur Czereszewski will present a rich program, including the premiere of Grzegorz Duchnowski's Hocki-klocki. The concert will be broadcast on 9 May 2021 at 6.00 p.m. on the YouTube channel of the Academy of Music in Łódź.
The orchestra will welcome the audience with James Barnes' Fantasy Variations, based on the theme of the famous Caprice, Op. 24 by Niccolò Paganini. We will also hear works by Adam Gorb, Alfred Reed and Toshiro Mayuzumi. The concert will feature soloists: pianist Krzysztof Suwald in George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, trumpeter Igor Cecocho and trombonist Robert Żelazko in Joseph Turrin's Fandango. Grzegorz Duchnowski's Hocki-klocki for oboe solo and orchestra will be premiered by Agata Piotrowska-Bartoszek. The concert will be hosted by Piotr Mika.
The Classic Wind Orchestra was established in the academic year 1999/2000 on the initiative of the longtime head of the Department of Wind Instruments, Prof. Józef Ciepłucha. The orchestra worked under the direction of, among others, Prof. Krzysztof Kamiński and Marcin Radwański, and currently (since 2011) it is run by Artur Czereszewski. Since autumn 2013, the ensemble performs regularly in the Academy's new Concert Hall at Żubardzka St. It also takes part in educational concerts in the "Akademia Pełna Dźwięku" ("Academy Full of Sound") series.
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