The Warsaw Philharmonic, known as the national orchestra of Poland,
performs Nov. 2 at Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The
orchestra will perform works by composers Witold Lutoslawski, Frédéric
Chopin, and Antonín Dvořák. The concert is the first in Atlanta since
their 2008 sold-out show at the Schwartz Center.
For over 100 years, the Warsaw Philharmonic has been one of Poland's
most distinguished musical institutions. Artistic director Antoni Wit
conducts, with Yulianna Avdeeva joining the orchestra on the 2012-2013
tour. Avdeeva is the 2010 first prize winner of the 16th International
Frédéric Chopin Competition, and the first woman to win the competition
in 45 years. She was also awarded the Krystian Zimerman Prize for the
best performance of a sonata. Download reviews and bios of Wit and
The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra enjoys worldwide popularity and
recognition. The orchestra has made over 120 tours on five continents
and has performed in all of the major concert halls, winning applause
from audiences and critics for their charismatic music making.
The Nov. 2 concert is part of the 2012-2013 Flora Glenn Candler Concert
Series, hosting world-renowned solo artists, chamber groups, and
orchestras in the Schwartz Center’s Emerson Concert Hall. Event and
ticket details at arts.emory.edu/warsaw.