National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra joins European elite
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The National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, based in the southern city of Katowice, has joined the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO), an elite body that brings together Europe’s most prestigious concert venues.
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Among the organisation’s 21 members are London’s Barbican Centre, Vienna’s Musikverein, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, and the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels.
ECHO members promote the exchange of professional experience and undertake a wide range of joint initiatives.
The National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1935 in Warsaw.
After World War II it was given a new lease of life in the southern city of Katowice. Its current music director, Alexander Liebreich, ends his six-year tenure later this year and will be replaced in the 2019/20 season by Lawrence Foster.
In 2014, the orchestra moved into a new home, whose main 1,800-seat concert hall is considered one of the world’s finest projects of its kind. It is the work of Polish architect Tomasz Konior and Japanese company Nagata Acoustics.