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Washington Orchestra in Poland

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Roberto Galea 19.02.2016 11:40
The National Symphony Orchestra from Washington is billed in Warsaw’s National Opera on Friday under its Music Director Christoph Eschenbach.
The National Opera in Warsaw. Photo: Flickr.com/churuThe National Opera in Warsaw. Photo: Flickr.com/churu

The programme of the concert includes Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with Daniel Muller-Schott as the soloist, and the Adagio for strings from the Third Symphony by the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.

On Thursday, the orchestra performed in the south-western city of Wrocław, where Eschenbach was born in 1940.

The city, which was the German Breslau at the time, honoured him with a commemorative plaque at the National Music Forum, the first such plaque in what is to become an Avenue of Stars at this major musical venue.

“I’m delighted and moved to have been honoured in such a way by the place of my birth. Wrocław is a beautiful town and I’m happy to have arrived here with an universal message of peace which is always carried by the music. I am happy to see Poles and Germans living in harmony after the war,” Eschenbach said.

The concert in Wrocław, with the American pianist Lang Lang as the soloist in Grieg’s Concerto in A minor, was one of the musical highlights of the events of the European Capital of Culture – Wrocław 2016. (mk/rg)

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