(from a press release)
On June 2 at Strathmore the National Philharmonic will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Polish Independence.
The National Philharmonic ends its 2017-2018 season at The Music Center at Strathmore with a musical celebration, “100th Anniversary of Poland’s Independence,” on Saturday, June 2 at 8 p.m. at the Concert Hall at the Music Center at Strathmore. Conducted by world-renowned Polish Maestro Mirosław Jacek Baszczyk, the concert will feature music composed by Poland’s greatest musicians, performed by some of today’s leading vocalists and musicians. The performance will commence with an introduction by the Ambassador of Poland, Piotr Wilczek. The 100th anniversary of Poland has significant meaning for the National Philharmonic, which is led by Polish-born Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski. One of the National Philharmonic’s veteran artists, Brian Ganz—who will perform at the Polish celebration concert—is also a frequent performer of Frédéric Chopin, beginning a quest in 2011 to perform all of the great Polish composer’s works. During this celebratory concert, Maestro Błaszczyk will lead the National Philharmonic Chorale, accompanied by Esther Heideman, soprano; Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano; Tyler Duncan, baritone; and the National Philharmonic in Krzesimir Dębski’s Hussars’ Polonaise and Karol Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater and Mr. Ganz in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21. Ticket prices are $23-$76 and are free for young people age 7-17. Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301.581.5100.