The Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra

February 01, 2016
Monday at 07:30 pm

We don’t often get the opportunity to bring a full orchestra to our community, much less an international ensemble with the reputation and renown of The Polish Baltic Philharmonic.

Direct from Gdansk, Poland, The Polish Baltic Philharmonic was founded in 1945 after the city obtained independence from German annexation in WW II. The Philharmonic grew and developed as a symbol of national pride and identity as Gdansk became the center of opposition to the Communist Party rule.

The Philharmonic plans to perform a mixed program including the Overture to Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman; Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 2;” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5.”

This last piece is familiar to nearly everyone with its iconic, “”ta-ta-ta-Taaa” opening which evokes the idea of Fate knocking at your door. (Audio samples not performed by Polish-Baltic Philharmonic)

Fun Bonus: Play the game Google created to celebrate Beethoven’s 245th Birthday

Sponsored by The Scioto Foundation

http://www.filharmonia.gda.pl/index.php/en/

Tickets for lower tier seating are $33 regular, $29 senior, $25 students, $15 children under 12. Prices lower in upper tier. Discounts for families.