Symphonic Concert Filharmonia Narodowa

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Symphonic Concert
Yulianna Avdeeva, photo: Maxim Abrossimow


[...] Before the representatives of the Young Poland movement set about their artistic reforms, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, while staying in Normandy, decided to immerse himself in Polish national traditions. His Fantaisie polonaise in G sharp minor for piano and orchestra is based on original, but stylised melodies and rhythms characteristic of Polish dances. Soloist in this work will be Yulianna Avdeeva, winner of the 16th Chopin Competition, who is a regular guest performer at the Warsaw Philharmonic.

Our retrospective journey through Polish music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries will conclude with Krzysztof Penderecki’s ‘Christmas’ Symphony.

Bartłomiej Gembicki

The Polonaise in E flat major, preceded by the Andante spianato, is one of Chopin's few compositions for piano with orchestral accompaniment. The Polonaise was written in the years 1830–1831, while the Andante dates from 1834 or 1835. The work was published in its complete form in 1836. The Polonaise is maintained in an excellent style brillant. For all its undoubted poetic quality, it is a work of outstanding virtuosity, while the preceding Andante is of a nocturne character. Chopin performed the work with great success during his concert at the Paris Conservatoire on 26 April 1835.

Tadeusz Marek (Żakiej)

BNP Paribas Foundation – the Warsaw Philharmonic Partner of the Year – warmly welcomes you to join us in this concert
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Andrzej Boreyko

2023/2024 marks Andrzej Boreyko’s final season as Music and Artistic Director of the Warsaw Philharmonic. This season, they return to the International Krzysztof Penderecki Festival, Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival and Chopin and his Europe Festival and will tour across Japan and South Korea. Andrzej Boreyko also enters his season as Resident Conductor of Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, conducting their season-opening concert at the Teatro alla Scala which pairs Gustav Mahler’s Lied von der Erde with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. He returns to open the Mahler Festival in Leipzig with Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, and will also conduct the passacaglia Mystery of Time by Czech composer Miloslav Kabelač.

In the spring of 2023, he made an outstanding return to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducting Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 alongside works by Victoria Poleva and Elena Langer. He received glowing reviews, including: ‘[Boreyko] gave a masterclass in how a conductor serves the interests of composers and their works, and how to leave the audience shouting for more… rapturous playing by the whole orchestra; elegant and insightful conducting’ (

Andrzej Boreyko is also a popular guest conductor of the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Aarhus Symfoniorkester and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, as well as many others, including the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice (NOSPR).

In 2022, Andrzej Boreyko concluded his eighth and final season as Music Director of Artis—Naples. Previous appointments include Music Director positions of the Jenaer Philharmonie, Symphoniker Hamburg, Berner Sinfonieorchester, Dusseldorfer Symphoniker, Winnipeg Symphony and Belgian National Orchestra.