Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Visiting Orchestras Series
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrey Boreyko, artistic and music director
Barry Douglas, piano
Tchaikovsky — Voyevoda
Penderecki — Piano Concerto, “Resurrection”
Mussorgsky — Pictures at an Exhibition
Andrey Boreyko and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra present a program featuring Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, a musical depiction of a tour through an art exhibition of 10 works by Russian artist Viktor Hartmann.
All Visiting Orchestras tickets include same-day admission to the The Baker Museum. Museum hours on day of performance: Noon-7pm. In addition, the doors to Hayes Hall will open 60 minutes prior to this performance. Arrive early to enjoy the exhibitions and light fare at Heidi's Place.
The Visiting Orchestras series is generously sponsored by Judy and Verne Istock.
A professionally administered negative COVID-19 rapid antigen or PCR test, along with a valid matching photo ID, is required for all visitors 12 and older. In lieu of a negative COVID-19 test, voluntary proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, along with a valid matching photo ID, may be presented. Masks are encouraged, and they are required for children between the ages of 2 and 11 unless a negative COVID-19 test or voluntary proof of being fully vaccinated (for children ages 5-11 eligible for vaccination) is presented on their behalf. Certain artists and ensembles may require masks. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Protocols.
Now in his eighth and final season as music director of Artis—Naples, Andrey Boreyko’s inspiring leadership has raised the artistic standard of the Naples Philharmonic. Andrey concludes his tenure as music director by continuing to explore connections between art forms through interdisciplinary thematic programming. Significant projects he has led include pairing Ballet Russes-inspired contemporary visual artworks of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave with performances of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and The Firebird, as well as commissioning a series of compact pieces by composers including Giya Kancheli to pair wiCth an art exhibition featuring small yet personal works by artists such as Picasso and Calder that were created as special gifts for the renowned collector Olga Hirshhorn.
The 2021-22 season marks Andrey’s third season as music and artistic director of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Their planned engagements this season include performances at the Eufonie Festival, the final and prizewinners’ concerts of the 18th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw and the orchestra’s 120th birthday celebration. They also plan to tour across Poland and the U.S.
Irish pianist Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow. As artistic director of Camerata Ireland and the Clandeboye Festival, he continues to celebrate his Irish heritage while also maintaining a busy international touring schedule.
Douglas’ recent highlights include a recital tour in the U.K. and U.S. and performances with orchestras across the globe, performances at BBC Proms in the Park with the Ulster Orchestra, a U.K. tour with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra and appearances with Orchestre de Auvergne, Barcelona Symphony, Bogota Philharmonic and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He also recently gave the premiere of Kevin Volans’ Fourth Piano Concerto with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and performed in recital at the Verbier Festival.
Douglas is an exclusive Chandos recording artist. He recently completed recording the full works for solo piano of Brahms, with the six albums
of receiving much critical praise. International Record Review wrote that “this is indeed Brahms playing of the utmost integrity and authority… this cycle looks set to become a benchmark version.” Douglas is also exploring Irish folk music through his own arrangements, working with ancient melodies as well as pieces by contemporary song writers. The first in this series, Celtic Reflections, was released in September 2014 and was followed in 2016 by a second disc: Celtic Airs.
In 1999, Douglas founded the chamber orchestra Camerata Ireland to celebrate and nurture the very best of young musicians from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. In addition to striving for musical excellence, one of the orchestra’s aims is to further the peace process in Ireland by promoting dialog and collaboration through its musical education programs. Douglas regularly tours with Camerata Ireland throughout the world. Highlights of past seasons were Camerata Ireland’s debut at the BBC Proms in London and a world premiere of a new cantata commissioned by The Irish Society, At Sixes and Sevens, alongside the London Symphony Orchestra to celebrate Derry-Londonderry becoming a City of Culture 2013.
Douglas received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2002 New Year’s Honours List for services to music.