Antoni Wit, Conductor
Yulianna Avdeeva, Piano
The Warsaw Philharmonic, The National Orchestra of Poland, is treasured as one of Poland's most distinguished musical institutions. During World War II, the orchestra lost 39 of its 71 musicians. Since the war, it has returned to prominence as one of the world's leading orchestras. During its American tour in 2008, The New York Times praised the "rich, handsomely blended sound of the Warsaw strings," and the Washington Post said, "The music making is smooth and natural, emerging with a burnished elegance." For the Hodgson Hall performance, Maestro Antoni Wit will be joined by the brilliant young Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva, the 2010 First Prize winner of the 16th International Frédéric Chopin Competition in Warsaw.
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, Emperor
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, Pathétique
Pre-concert lecture begins forty-five minutes prior to the performance.
Make It an Evening
Enjoy dessert and special pre-concert tours at the Georgia Museum of Art as well as the pre-concert lecture in Ramsey Concert Hall prior to the performance.