Buffalo Philharmonic to head to Poland in its first overseas tour in 30 years

Posted on: October 10, 2017

“The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is anticipating a Poland spring,” writes Mary Kunz Goldman in Saturday’s (10/7) Buffalo News (NY). “In March 2018, the orchestra is traveling to Poland to perform in four cities, in four of the nation’s most acclaimed concert halls. It is the orchestra’s first overseas tour since 1988. The tour was announced Saturday before the BPO’s concert in Kleinhans Music Hall. The centerpiece of the tour will be an appearance at Warsaw’s Ludwig Van Beethoven Easter Festival. It features many of Europe’s leading orchestras, ensembles and the world’s great soloists. Each year, the festival has a theme. In 2018, it celebrates the centennial of Leonard Bernstein and the 85th birthday of eminent Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Penderecki was a guest of the BPO in December 2015. The tour comes at the invitation of Elzbieta Penderecka, the composer’s wife. She is president and founder of the two-week festival. … ‘The opportunity to tour Poland at the invitation of the Beethoven Easter Festival will be a transformative artistic benchmark in the history of our Buffalo Philharmonic,’ ” said Music Director JoAnn Falletta.”

Posted October 10, 2017