Program for the performance
Lutosławski, Mala Suite
Wieniawski, Violin Concerto no 2
Schubert, Symphony no 9 ‘The Great’
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The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra commenced its activities in December 1944. Its beginnings go back to numerous chamber and solo concerts given by musicians who, after World War II, established ties within Poland. The repertoire and artistic considerations, as well as the joy of making music together, led to a premiere chamber music concert, held on February 10, 1945 in the hall of the Music Society. This concert gave the impulse to extend the orchestra and a classical music gala was held on May 18 of the same year – the first symphony concert in post-war Poland.
Performances in Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Germany, South Korea, Denmark and Ukraine have been acclaimed by both critics and the public. The orchestra has participated in numerous international festivals and Franco Ferrara Conductors’ Seminar in Siena. The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic is the largest music institution in eastern Poland. It is visited not only by local music-lovers, but also by cosmopolitan Polish and international patrons alike.
The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic is currently managed by Maestro Wojciech Rodek, General Manager and Principal Conductor and Zuzanna Dziedzic, Deputy General Manager. Since 1944 until today, The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic has attracted a glittering list of prominent conductors, including Krzysztof Penderecki, Antoni Wit, Kazimierz Kord, Philippe Herreweghe, Jerzy Maksymiuk, and Jan Krenz. The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra’s US Tour, between January and March 2022, is the longest tour in its history. The orchestra will be accompanied by first prize-winners of the upcoming Chopin International Piano Competition and Wieniawski International Violin Competition.
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