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As always, no end of season would be complete without a special event that for many years now has added colour and a particular importance to our philharmonic tradition. This event is the concert given by graduates of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music – the largest academy of music in Poland. The fact that the best alumni of the University perform on the Philharmonic’s stage has given it symbolic value – years of musical education are crowned with a unique and prestigious concert. For decades, the graduates of first the Conservatory, then the Academy of Music, and recently the University of Music, have gone on to join the ensembles of the Warsaw Philharmonic and will continue to do so in the future. It is a natural rite of passage and at the same time shows a real (day‑to‑day) dimension of the work performed by both institutions. However, before this year’s graduates embark on this journey, their participation in the concert ending the academic year 2017/2018 clearly marks an elevation in their status as artists. The concert programme long remains a surprise. Some of the reasons for this are quite prosaic – the composition of the ensemble is only known shortly before the rehearsals. However, there is one more, extraordinary reason – the programme will feature premieres of pieces written by young graduates of the University’s composing class. What forms will their fresh composing ideas take? This remains to be seen. And this is another reason why this evening is so special.