BBC Symphony Orchestra
2 Nov 2018, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season A Centenary of Polish Independence

BBC Symphony Orchestra
A Centenary of Polish Independence
19:30 Fri 2 Nov 2018 Barbican, London
The BBC Symphony Orchestra marks the centenary of Polish independence with a concert celebrating the nation’s rich musical legacy.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra marks the centenary of Polish independence with a concert celebrating the nation’s rich musical legacy.

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Conductor Michal Nesterowicz is joined by Polish-Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska, who will bring her warmth and generosity of sound to Paderewski’s passionate and romantic Piano Concerto.

At the heart of a concert that also includes Elgar’s characterful symphonic prelude Polonia (dedicated to composer and statesman Paderewski) and Lutoslawski’s eloquent First Symphony, is a newly co-commissioned work by Pawel Szymanski inspired by Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points – the President’s famous principles for post-war peace and the foundation of the modern state of Poland.