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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Poland

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WrocławLa valse

Berio, Mykietyn, Bernstein, Ravel
Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Jacek Kaspszyk; Marcin Markowicz

GdańskCandide

Bernstein: Candide
José Maria Florêncio; Unknown; Baltic Opera (Opera Bałtycka w Gdańsku)

KatowiceBerliner Philharmoniker on tour

Debussy, Prokofiev
Berliner Philharmoniker; Yannick Nézet-Séguin

WarsawMendelssohn

Mendelssohn: St Paul, Op.36
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Bartosz Michałowski; Robin Johannsen; Marcjanna Myrlak; Daniel Behle; Michael Nagy

WarsawFryderyk Chopin Birthday Concert

Chopin
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Jacek Kaspszyk
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A century of independence marked in Szczecin

Elzbieta Szmytka and the Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra © Marcin Zaborowski Photography
The highlight of a week-long musical project of the Szczecin Philharmonic entitled We are at home, a celebratory performance of Górecki's Symphony No. 3 by Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Wojciech Michniewski.
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Radulović's Barber the highlight at NFM Wrocław

Nemanja Radulović © Joanna Stoga
Eiji Oue doesn't quite convince in Bernstein and Copland, but Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto proves a winner. 
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A Requiem to soothe troubled souls at NOSPR in Katowice

RIAS Kammerchor, NOSPR and Alexander Liebereich © Bartek Barczyk
Debussy's early cantata is played with verve by NOSPR but exposes its composer's inexperience; Mansurian's memorial to genocide shows off the exceptional musicianship of the RIAS Kammerchor.
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Mystery and melancholy, but missing the madness

Bernarda Fink © Alexander Liebreich
A stellar performance of Mahler’s cosmic Third symphony reinforces the reputation of Katowice as a bone fide member of the premier European music league.
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A musical celebration of Polish Independence

Jacek Kaspszyk © ICA Artists
Warsaw Philharmonic celebrates the 100th anniversary of Polish independence with performances of great local composers – Lutoslawski, Szymanowski and Szabelski – and Debussy’s La Mer for good measure.
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