The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated its centenary in 2001 and is one of the oldest musical institutions in Europe. On Saturday 12th February, they will be performing in Edinburgh's Usher Hall and Edward Grieg's 'Piano Concerto' is one of three acts.
The Orchestra will perform a programme of popular, easily recognisable pieces including Rossini’s Overture, William Tell with its well-known trumpet theme and Grieg’s tender and enchanting Piano Concerto in A minor with its touchingly beautiful melody. Closing the programme is Saint Saëns barn storming Symphony No. 3 in C minor, a real crowd pleaser from its first performance in 1886. This piece includes a wealth of sparkling melodical material which conspire to produce a thrilling mix of ideas.
Usher HallConductor and Musical Director: Antoni Wit
Saturday 12 February, 7.30pm
Overture, William Tell by Rossini
Piano Concerto Op. 16 in A minor by Grieg
Symphony No.3, Op. 78 in C-minor by Saint Saëns
Soloist Ewa Poblock (Piano)
John Kitchen (Organ)