Baltic Philharmonic in California

The Filharmonia Bałtycka [Baltic Philharmonic] is making an extensive tour of the United States this winter, beginning with an appearance in Florence, Alabama on January 14 on the campus of University of Northern Alabama. The program featured Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman, Rimsky-Korsakoff’s Scheherazade, and Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with soloist Jarosław Nadrzycki. The concert was led by Bogusław Dawidow.

The orchestra will also perform in Huntsville and Anniston, Alabama as well as in many cities in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Kansas. By March 9, the musicians will be in California and are scheduled to perform at the Cohan Performing Arts Centre at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where the featured soloist, Marcin Koziak, will perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The Baltic Philharmonic will also appear at the Marin Center in San Rafael on March 12, the Harris Center in Folsom on March 13, the Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa on March 15, and the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert on March 16.

The tour then continues to Las Vegas, Grand Junction, and Beaver Creek in Colorado before the orchestra returns to Poland on March 20. Besides Maestro Dawidow, other conductors appearing with the Baltic Philharmonic include Ernst van Tiel and Massimiliano Caldi.

[Source: press release/tour calendar from producer Andrew S. Grossman]