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Tchaikovsky's Polish Symphony
Philharmonic | Masterworks Series
Program

The William S. Anderson Memorial Concert

Bacewicz Overture

Paderewski Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 17

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3, “Polish”

This performance includes a 20-minute intermission.

About the Concert

You’re in for a rare treat—Tchaikovsky’s genial Third Symphony—not performed as often as it deserves to be, with a folk-dance finale that earned it the nickname “Polish.” Another rarely heard gem is the piano concerto by Paderewski (himself a flamboyant performer à la Liszt and president of the then-newly independent Polish Republic), whose playing caused audiences to go just a little crazy. Dayton audience-favorite Janina Fialkowska returns to bring out the poetry, passion, and high-voltage bravura of the piece. Setting the stage for our Polish-themed concert is Grażyna Bacewicz’s blazing Overture.

Artistic Director & Conductor