The Wroclaw Philharmonic


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Lovers of classical music have probably already heard of the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, which has been delighting audiences for over fifty years since the end of the Second World War. As well as entertaining the masses in its very own concert hall, the Orchestra is involved with a number special events, such as the 'Contemporary Polish Music Festival', the famous 'Wratislavia Cantans' and popular 'Philharmonic for the Young Festival'.

If you can't find them at home it could be because they are on tour - the Orchestra has already 'conquered' most of Europe and in 2005 made its first jaunt across the pond, to the mighty US of A. The NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestras was established in 1954 and from the beginning of its existence has drawn on the rich traditions of its home city which has played host to such great artists as Wagner, Brahms (who conducted the premiere of his Academic Festival Orchestra there), Mahler, Bruch, Paderewski and Ysaye. The Wroclaw Philharmonic was founded in 1954. Its Orchestra performs a diverse repertoire from baroque to contemporary music, chamber music as well as great works requiring a wide array of instruments and sounds. The ensemble gives regular concerts, performing about 120 different programs during a season. Apart from issuing its own CDs, the Orchestra makes radio and TV recordings and co-operates with many prominent conductors.

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