Wednesday, March 2, 2011 8:00pm
Music Director and Conductor
One of Poland’s leading Orchestras, the Opole, Philharmonic of Poland was founded in 1947 and became the resident Orchestra of Opole. In 1952, a major Performing Arts Center was built in the city of Opole as permanent home to the Opole, Philharmonic of Poland. In June of 1969, the Orchestra was awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Poland the State Award for Arts Excellence in honor of the great Polish Composer Jósef Elsner.
In September of 1999 Boguslaw Dawidow was appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Opole, Philharmonic Orchestra. Under Maestro Dawidow’s leadership, the Opole, Philharmonic of Poland has hosted a continually growing number of world-famous musicians, winners of international piano, violin and conducting competitions. The Opole, Philharmonic of Poland was the only Polish Orchestra invited to participate in the Gala Concert in Rome to mark the 80th birthday of Pope John Paul II in May 2000. In the Winter of 2011 under the Direction of Maestro Dawidow the Opole, Philharmonic of Poland will undertake for the first time an transcontinental tour of the United States of America.
Tickets $42, $32, $22
Tickets available at the door beginning at 7:00 PM.
Overture to “Paria” Stanisław Moniuszko (1819 – 1872)
Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911)
Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 22 Henryk Wieniawski (1835 – 1880)
Marta Kowalczyk, violin soloist
Second half of program features Sacred Arias for soprano and orchestra with soprano, Izabela Matula
I know that my Redeemer liveth – Messiah HWV 56 George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759)
Ave Maria Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
O Divine Redeemer Charles Gounod (1818 – 1893)
Exsultate, jubilate, motet for soprano and orchestra, K. 165 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)