Recommended: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 led by the Polish conductor Anna Sułkowska-Migoń
Anna Sułkowska-Migoń Conductor
Wu Man Pipa
Nowowiejski Overture to Baltic Legend
Zhao Pipa Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Jan 11, 2024, 7:30 PM
Jan 13, 2024, 8:00 PM
A brilliantly textured tapestry of music embracing Eastern and Western cultures and styles from the Romantic to the contemporary, this concert is led by the Polish conductor Anna Sułkowska-Migoń, who is helping change the face of orchestral music.
Considered Poland’s “national opera,” Feliks Nowowiejski’s Baltic Legend is set in pre-Christian times in the mythical city of Vineta, which sank beneath the sea when a princess angered the gods. Sułkowska-Migoń conducts the brilliant overture, a work reminiscent of 20th-century Hollywood film scores.
The program concludes with one of Tchaikovsky’s most romantic masterworks, the Fifth Symphony. Intensely exciting, achingly beautiful, this passion-filled work is a wild ride of emotions that takes the listener’s breath away, blotting out all consciousness of anything but this glorious music.