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Tchaikovsky’s Polish Symphony

In-Theatre Performance

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Location Date and Time
Schuster Center February 24, 2023 7:30 pm
Schuster Center February 25, 2023 7:30 pm

About the Concert

Please note: Janina Fialkowska, who was scheduled to perform Paderewski’s Piano Concerto No. 2, is unable to appear due to a surgery that prohibits her travel from Europe. In her place, we’re thrilled to welcome pianist Spencer Myer, who will perform Chopin’s Concerto No. 2 in F minor. 

This Polish-themed event begins with Grażyna Bacewicz’s Overture, a gleaming piece of music brimming with hope and optimism that contrasts the time in which it was written: the German occupation of Poland in World War II. Then, after making an effervescent debut in 2014, pianist Spencer Myer returns to the stage to perform Chopin’s Concerto No. 2 in F minor. Upon its 1839 premiere in Warsaw, the work was hailed for its indescribable beauty and sublime nature. The concert closes with Tchaikovsky’s rarely performed Symphony No. 3, nicknamed “Polish” due to its rousing, folk-dance final movement. 


Bacewicz Overture

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3, “Polish”

William S. Anderson Endowed Concert

This performance includes a 20-minute intermission.

Featured Artists

Patrick Reynolds, conductor

Spencer Myer, piano

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

Take Note – Live at 6:30 in the Schuster!

Conductor Patrick Reynolds presents his Take Note Talk live from the stage in the Schuster Center, from 6:30-7 pm. Learn about the featured works on this evening’s program before Pat gets to the downbeat!

Take Note is generously sponsored by the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association.

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