Soon, music lovers will have a great opportunity to enjoy new organs of the Silesian Philharmonic. The organs will be provided by renowned Karl Schuke Berliner Orgelbauwerkstaat from Germany. The company also built organs for the Berlin Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic and Academy of Music in Kraków.
“Every organs have its own character and have to be adjusted to a building’s interior. The instrument for the Silesian Philharmonic was designed by Prof. Julian Gembalski. It will be built with mechanical tone action, three manual and one foot keyboards and will be 7,5 wide and 5,8 high” – says Marek Skocza, press spokesman of the Silesian Philharmonic.
The organs will cost net EUR 687 000.
The Silesian Philharmonic is currently under redevelopment. The existing building will be fully refurbished, two additional floors are to be added on top of the structure.
Also, the Philharmonic will be extended by a new part located at the back of existing building where a chamber room, rehearsal room and wardrobes are going to be located. The construction work being conducted by Mostostal Warszawa is to be finished in mid-2012.
The Silesian Philharmonic is located on Sokolska St. in a 138 years old building.