Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays a concert in Łódź

British Royal Philharmonic Orchestra gave a performance in the hall of the Łódź Philharmonic Orchestra, central Poland.

Grzegorz Nowak, the artistic director of the National Opera in Warsaw, conducted.

“It would be a shame to miss an opportunity like that. This is truly a magnificent orchestra. Three albums have been released with music from the orchestra’s tour last year. Very often live concerts are so perfect that they’re suitable for an album. The audience contributes to the performance. There is a connection when the audience reacts, the musicians can feel it, it’s not really something that can be explained with words,” said Mr Nowak

The Orchestra played three pieces written by Mieczysław Karłowicz, opus 12, 13 and 14..

Konrad Binienda served as the solo pianist, playing Allegro de concert, Op. 46 by Fryderyk Chopin. He described the piece as “somewhat optimistic”, which he said is rare for Fryderyk Chopin works. The optimism comes from the fact that Chopin wanted the piece to be the first he would play in liberated Poland. The composer did not live long enough to see his dream come true.

Minister for Culture and National Heritage Piotr Gliński sponsored and attended the concert.