The history of the Philharmonic
An orchestra on the road
Before there was a genuine and solid building for the Philharmonic in Szczecin, the orchestra musicians had played and practised in a variety of weird places. The first concerts took place in the old Bałtyk cinema, the State Clothing Plant and a tram depot. The first attempts to share the seat with the National Council of the City (today it is the City Hall building) invariably ended up with giving up the “concert hall” for the purposes of meetings of national importance. It was not until the official establishment of the State Philharmonic in Szczecin that the situation of the musicians became somewhat better. It happened on 15 December 1953, mainly thanks to the efforts of the then manager, Janusz Cegiełła.

The Philharmonic gets its audience
Appointed by the minister and located in the left wing of the building belonging to city authorities, the Philharmonic could finally start to develop. The number of musicians grew to 82, a Blüthner grand piano was added to the collection of instruments and in 1957 the concert hall underwent general renovation. The walls were lined with walnut wood and the most modern – at the time – fluorescent lamps were installed. Just after the renovation, Józef Wiłkomirski became the director and the 1st conductor. He was the longest acting director of the Szczecin Philharmonic. Also at that time, the institution was named after Mieczysław Karłowicz, a prominent composer who lived at the turn of the century.
The Philharmonic kept developing artistically. Concert series organised by the Philharmonic became increasingly popular: Music of the 20th century which presented the works of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Dmitri Shostakovich or Mieczysław Karłowicz and Jazz in Philharmonic which featured Krzysztof Komeda, Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski and Wojciech Karolak. In 1962 one of the former students of Szczecin’s State School of Music performed a concert in the Meetings with Melody series: Violetta Villas. The public went mad and the Philharmonic was virtually occupied by her devoted fans.

International language of music
The 1960s and 1970s were the time when the institution established many valuable contacts. Szczecin was visited by many prominent soloists from France, Israel, Japan, Argentina, Mexico; among them was also a Polish pianist Witold Małcużyński. But the biggest star of the 1970/1971 artistic season was the Symphony Orchestra of All-Union Radio and Television from Moscow, led by Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Thanks to the cooperation of Stefan Marczyk, the long-time director and 1st conductor, with Jan Szyrocki, the founder of the Academic Choir of the Technical University of Szczecin, the Philharmonic had rich choral repertoire. The 1980s brought the interest in opera music and the audience could listen to Traviata, Macbeth, and Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi. In 1994 a woman became the director of the Philharmonic for the first time. Among the successes of Jadwiga Igiel-Sak one can count the publication of the Famous Caprices album. The recording made by Szczecin orchestra under the baton of Jerzy Salwarowski and featuring Tatiana Shebanova and Jarosław Drzewicki as soloists was nominated to the Fryderyki Award in 1998 in the Solo Music category.

Philharmonic of the 21st century
At the beginning of the new century, the musicians promoted the institution during a tour in Spain and here at home a Committee for Building the New Philharmonic was created, the head of whom was Jadwiga Igiel-Sak. Renovated in the 1950s, the concert hall had lost its glamour and the number of seats proved inadequate. The construction of the new building was commenced by the then director of the Philharmonic, Andrzej Oryl. The new hall of the Philharmonic, designed by the Catalan architectural studio Barozzi/Veiga, was erected in 2014 in the place where the pre-war Konzerthaus used to be – at the intersection of Małopolska and Matejki streets . The move to the new hall was supervised by Dorota Serwa who became the director of the Philharmonic in 2012. The larger space allowed the Philharmonic team to work on new development directions, including less classical ones. The educational offer has also been expanded.


Compiled on the basis of archival materials of the Szczecin Philharmonic and the publication „Filharmonicy szczecińscy 1948-1998” by Mikołaj Szczęsny (Szczecin, 1999).
October 2018
01 OCT, mn, 20:00 - ZALEWSKI ŚPIEWA NIEMENA koncert zewnętrzny
02OCTtu, 19:00
RUBATO 2018/2019A filettaTraditional concert
02 OCT, tu, 20:00 - 40-LECIE ZESPOŁU POD BUDĄkoncert zewnętrzny
03OCTwd, 19:00
MISTERIOSO 2018/2019Roman Padlewski artist - hero Chamber Concert
05OCTfr, 13:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmoniisight-seeing the Philharmonic
05OCTfr, 14:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmonii w języku angielskimsight-seeing the Philharmonic
05OCTfr, 15:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmoniisight-seeing the Philharmonic
05OCTfr, 19:00
PIANOFORTE 2018/2019Lemba | SzymanowskiSymphonic concert
06OCTsa, 09:00
Raniutto - LegatoWorkshops dla dzieci do 2. roku życia
06OCTsa, 10:30
Raniutto - PortatoWorkshops dla dzieci w wieku od 2. do 4. roku życia
06OCTsa, 12:00
Raniutto - StaccatoWorkshops dla dzieci w wieku od 4. do 6. roku życia
07OCTsn, 17:00
Salonik wiolinowy, czyli dziecko pod skrzydłami FilharmoniiWorkshops for children aged 3–6 years, without the participation of carers
07OCTsn, 19:00
BRILLANTE 2018/2019Monika Borzym – I am Spaceconcert
08OCTmn, 09:00
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na dwaChamber Concert
08OCTmn, 10:30
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na dwaChamber Concert
08OCTmn, 12:00
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na dwaChamber Concert
09OCTtu, 09:00
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na dwaChamber Concert
09OCTtu, 10:30
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na dwaChamber Concert
09OCTtu, 12:00
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na dwaChamber Concert
10OCTwd, 19:00
12OCTfr, 13:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmoniisight-seeing the Philharmonic
12OCTfr, 14:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmonii w języku angielskimsight-seeing the Philharmonic
12OCTfr, 15:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmoniisight-seeing the Philharmonic
12OCTfr, 19:00
PIANOFORTE 2018/2019Ravel | de Falla | LutosławskiSymphonic concert
13OCTsa, 12:00
Salonik wiolinowy, czyli dziecko pod skrzydłami FilharmoniiWorkshops for children aged 3–6 years, without the participation of carers
14 OCT, sn, 20:30 - TRIBUTE TO: ZBIGNIEW WODECKIkoncert zewnętrzny
15OCTmn, 19:00
ESPRESSIVO 2018/2019Vein Trio & Norbotten Big BandJazz concert
TOMORROW19 OCTfr, 13:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmoniisight-seeing the Philharmonic
TOMORROW19 OCTfr, 14:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmonii w języku angielskimsight-seeing the Philharmonic
TOMORROW19 OCTfr, 15:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmoniisight-seeing the Philharmonic
TOMORROW19 OCTfr, 19:00
21OCTsn, 17:00
Koncerty rodzinne 2018/2019Góra-dół – być jak Karłowiczspektakl muzyczny / premiera audiobookafor children aged 6+ with guardians
21OCTsn, 17:00
Salonik wiolinowy, czyli dziecko pod skrzydłami FilharmoniiWorkshops for children aged 3–6 years, without the participation of carers
22OCTmn, 09:00
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na razChamber Concert
22OCTmn, 10:30
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na razChamber Concert
22OCTmn, 12:00
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na razChamber Concert
23OCTtu, 09:00
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - W trasieChamber Concert
23OCTtu, 11:00
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - W trasieChamber Concert
23 OCT, tu, 19:30 - VIVALDI JAKIEGO (NIE) ZNACIE!koncert zewnętrzny
24OCTwd, 19:00
MISTERIOSO 2018/2019Philharmonics play chamber | Polish musicChamber Concert
25OCTth, 19:00
Arhythmic Perfection Plan vol. 3Sudnik | Haticoncert
25OCTth, 20:00
Arhythmic Perfection Plan vol. 3Mazzoll | Król | Sroczyński concert
25OCTth, 21:00
Arhythmic Perfection Plan vol. 3Malediwy | Sowy Polskiconcert
26OCTfr, 13:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmoniisight-seeing the Philharmonic
26OCTfr, 14:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmonii w języku angielskimsight-seeing the Philharmonic
26OCTfr, 15:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmoniisight-seeing the Philharmonic
26OCTfr, 19:00
SONORO 2018/2019Finals of the ZAIKS composition competitionSymphonic concert
27OCTsa, 09:00
Raniutto - LegatoWorkshops dla dzieci do 2. roku życia
27OCTsa, 10:30
Raniutto - PortatoWorkshops dla dzieci w wieku od 2. do 4. roku życia
27OCTsa, 12:00
Raniutto - StaccatoWorkshops dla dzieci w wieku od 4. do 6. roku życia
27OCTsa, 19:00
SOUNDLAB 2018/2019Andy Stott | LAB_1: El-deconstructionelectronic music concert
28 OCT, sn, 19:00 - IRA - XXX LECIE ZESPOŁUkoncert zewnętrzny
29OCTmn, 10:00
Orkiestra na językachSchool concert
29OCTmn, 12:00
Orkiestra na językachSchool concert
29 OCT, mn, 20:00 - MELA KOTELUK MIGAWKAkoncert zewnętrzny
30OCTtu, 19:00
INTERMEZZO 2018/2019Szczecin Artists | Tomasz JoczChamber Concert
30 OCT, tu, 20:00 - ZALEWSKI ŚPIEWA NIEMENAkoncert zewnętrzny
November 2018
02NOVfr, 13:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmoniisight-seeing the Philharmonic
02NOVfr, 14:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmonii w języku angielskimsight-seeing the Philharmonic
02NOVfr, 15:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmoniisight-seeing the Philharmonic
02NOVfr, 19:00
ANIMATO 2018/2019Berlin Youth OrchestraSymphonic concert
04NOVsn, 17:00
JESTEŚMY W DOMU | Koncerty rodzinne 2018/2019TUTAJ Family concert
04NOVsn, 17:00
Salonik wiolinowy, czyli dziecko pod skrzydłami FilharmoniiWorkshops for children aged 3–6 years, without the participation of carers
05NOVmn, 19:00
JESTEŚMY W DOMUSubjective history of Polish jazzJazz concert
06NOVtu, 19:00
JESTEŚMY W DOMUColours of PolandTraditional concert
07NOVwd, 19:00
JESTEŚMY W DOMUKulka | Strahl | JabłońskiChamber Concert
08NOVth, 19:00
JESTEŚMY W DOMU | SOUNDLAB 2018/2019NOW LAB 2_El-Polska: Stańczyk | Zamilskaelectronic music concert
09NOVfr, 13:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmoniisight-seeing the Philharmonic
09NOVfr, 14:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmonii w języku angielskimsight-seeing the Philharmonic
09NOVfr, 15:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmoniisight-seeing the Philharmonic
09NOVfr, 19:00
JESTEŚMY W DOMUVilnius Halkakoncert muzyki dawnej
10NOVsa, 10:00
Państwo – miastohappening dla dzieci od 6. roku życia
10NOVsa, 19:00
JESTEŚMY W DOMUKto ty jesteśconcert
11NOVsn, 17:00
JESTEŚMY W DOMU100/100 – Górecki’s Third SymphonySymphonic concert
12NOVmn, 10:00
Orkiestra na językachSchool concert
12NOVmn, 12:00
Orkiestra na językachSchool concert
16NOVfr, 13:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmoniisight-seeing the Philharmonic
16NOVfr, 14:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmonii w języku angielskimsight-seeing the Philharmonic
16NOVfr, 15:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmoniisight-seeing the Philharmonic
16NOVfr, 19:00
SONORO 2018/2019Shostakovich | Beethoven | ČiurlionisSymphonic concert
17NOVsa, 09:00
Raniutto - LegatoWorkshops dla dzieci do 2. roku życia
17NOVsa, 10:30
Raniutto - PortatoWorkshops dla dzieci w wieku od 2. do 4. roku życia
17NOVsa, 12:00
Raniutto - StaccatoWorkshops dla dzieci w wieku od 4. do 6. roku życia
18NOVsn, 19:00
DECISO 2018/2019Janáček Philharmonic OstravaSymphonic concert
19NOVmn, 09:00
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na dwaChamber Concert
19NOVmn, 10:30
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na dwaChamber Concert
19NOVmn, 12:00
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na dwaChamber Concert
20NOVtu, 09:00
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na dwaChamber Concert
20NOVtu, 10:30
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na dwaChamber Concert
20NOVtu, 12:00
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na dwaChamber Concert
21NOVwd, 19:00
PIANOFORTE 2018/2019Artyści Szczecina | koncert stypendystówChamber Concert
22 NOV, th, 18:00 - MONIKA MARIN - WIECZÓR AUTORSKIkoncert zewnętrzny
23NOVfr, 13:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmoniisight-seeing the Philharmonic
23NOVfr, 14:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmonii w języku angielskimsight-seeing the Philharmonic
23NOVfr, 15:00
Zwiedzanie Filharmoniisight-seeing the Philharmonic
23NOVfr, 19:00
PIANOFORTE 2018/2019Rossini | TchaikovskySymphonic concert
24NOVsa, 09:00
Raniutto - LegatoWorkshops dla dzieci do 2. roku życia
24NOVsa, 10:30
Raniutto - PortatoWorkshops dla dzieci w wieku od 2. do 4. roku życia
24NOVsa, 12:00
Raniutto - StaccatoWorkshops dla dzieci w wieku od 4. do 6. roku życia
25NOVsn, 17:00
Salonik wiolinowy, czyli dziecko pod skrzydłami FilharmoniiWorkshops for children aged 3–6 years, without the participation of carers
25NOVsn, 19:00
BRILLANTE 2018/2019Szczecin legends for adultsSymphonic concert
26NOVmn, 09:00
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na razChamber Concert
26NOVmn, 10:30
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na razChamber Concert
26NOVmn, 12:00
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na razChamber Concert
27NOVtu, 09:00
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na razChamber Concert
27NOVtu, 10:30
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na razChamber Concert
27NOVtu, 12:00
DoNuta taktuje 2018/2019DoNuta taktuje - Na razChamber Concert
28NOVwd, 19:00
PIANOFORTE 2018/2019Polish music | Julia Kociubanrecital
30NOVfr, 19:00
VIRTUOSO 2018/2019Beethoven | Haydn | MendelssohnSymphonic concert
«
2018
»
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
REPERTUAR
COOKIESIn order to make it easier for you to use filharmonia.szczecin.pl, and also for statistical purposes, we use cookies. If you do not block cookies, it means that you agree to use them and store them in your device’s memory. You may manage your cookies by changing the settings of your browser.
Privacy Policy | Privacy policy | I AGREE