Feb
18
12:00 PM12:00

Prokofiev & Stravinsky

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Boon Hua Lien, conductor
Juan Perez Floristan, piano

Stefan KISIELEWSKI   Polka from ballet Niedziela nad Wisłą
PROKOFIEV   Piano Concerto No. 1 in Db, op. 10
STRAVINSKY   Firebird Suite (1919)

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Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Penderecki conducts Verdi Requiem

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor
Aga Mikolaj, soprano
Janina Baechle, mezzosoprano
Tuomas Katajala, tenor
Nichlas Söderlund, bass
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor
Chór Filharmonii Narodowej

VERDI   Missa da Requiem

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Mar
14
12:00 PM12:00

NOSPR Education Concert

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Boon Hua Lien, conductor
Andrzej Ciepliński, clarinet
Igor Maryshkin, bariton
Camerata Silesia
Anna Szostak, chorus master

Andrzej PANUFNIK   Sinfonia Sacra - Part I
Christoph Willibald GLUCK   Excerpts from Orfeo and Euridice (1762 Vienna version)
Claude DEBUSSY   Première rhapsodie for clarinet and orchestra
Ottorino RESPIGHI   Excerpts from Fontane di Roma
Wojciech KILAR   Victoria for choir and orchestra

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Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

Leonard Slatkin & NOSPR @ Beethoven Festival

POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Martina Jankova, soprano
Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor
National Forum of Music Chorus
Polish National Youth Choir
Agnieszka Franków-Zelazny, chorus master

RAVEL   Deux mélodies hébraïques: Kaddish
MAHLER   Symphony No. 2 in C minor "Resurrection"

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Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

Fazil Say plays Mozart

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Alexander Liebreich, conductor
Fazil Say, piano
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor

Christophe BERTRAND  Mana
MOZART   Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, KV 488
BEETHOVEN   Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67

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Jun
7
7:30 PM19:30

Borejko conducts Popow

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Andrzej Borejko, conductor
Yulianna Avdeeva, piano
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor

RACHMANINOV   Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, op. 30
Gawriił POPOW   Symphony No. 1, op. 7

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Feb
1
7:30 PM19:30

Beethoven & Shostakovich

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Alexander Liebreich, conductor
Ole Edvard Antonsen, trumpet
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor

BEETHOVEN   Leonore Overture No. 3
Rolf MARTINSSON   Bridge: Trumpet Concerto No. 1
SHOSTAKOVICH   Symphony No. 1 in F minor, op. 10

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Jan
27
7:30 PM19:30

Witold Lutosławski Festival: ŁAŃCUCH XV

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Alexander Liebreich, conductor
Peter Jablonski, piano
Camerata Silesia
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor
Anna Szostak, chorus master

LUTOSŁAWSKI   Chain 3
SZYMANOWSKI   Symphony No. 4 for Piano and Orchestra, op. 60
DEBUSSY   Nocturnes
LUTOSŁAWSKI    Mi-Parti for Symphony Orchestra

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Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

Slatkin conducts NOSPR

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Tania Tetzlaff, cello
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor

Leonard SLATKIN   Kinah
Ernest BLOCH   Schelomo, Rhapsodie Hébraïque for violoncello and orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY   Symphony No. 6 in B minor "Pathétique" , op. 74

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Jan
9
to Jan 14

1st Hong Kong International Conducting Competition

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HONG KONG SINFONIETTA

BEETHOVEN   Overture to Egmont, op. 84
WEBER   Overture to Der Freischütz
ROSSINI   Overture to The Barber of Seville
BARTÓK   Divertimento
CHOPIN   Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, op. 21
Hing-yan CHAN   November Leonids for orchestra
BEETHOVEN   Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67
BRAHMS   Symphony No. 3 in F, op. 90
SCHUMANN   Symphony No. 1 in B-flat "Spring", op. 38

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Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

Steinbacher plays Britten

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Lawrence Foster, conductor
Arabella Steinbacher, violin
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor

BRAHMS   Tragic Overture in D minor, op. 81
BRITTEN   Violin Concerto
DVORÁK   Slavonic Dances op. 46

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Dec
14
to Dec 18

12th Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition

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CADAQUÉS ORCHESTRA

SCHÖNBERG   Pierrot Lunaire
MOZART   Symphony No. 41 in C "Jupiter", KV 551
Juli GARRETA   Impressions simfòniques para orquesta de cuerda
BEETHOVEN   Symphony No. 7 in A, op. 92
Gabriel ERKOREKA   Tramuntana (work commissioned for the competition)
Vicent MARTÍN I SOLER   “Perfidi! In questa guisa... - Sento che dea son io” for soprano and orquesta
BRAHMS   Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, op.56a
SCHUMANN   Overture, Scherzo and Finale, op.52 

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Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Tortelier & Elschenbroich

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
Leonard Elschenbroich, cello
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS   Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
WALTON   Cello Concerto
WAGNER   Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
SCRIABIN   Poem of Ecstasy

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Nov
17
to Nov 27

10th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors

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SILESIAN PHILHARMONIC

VERDI   Overture to La forza del destino
WEBER   Overture to Oberon
BEETHOVEN   Symphony No. 7 in A, op. 92
MOZART   Symphony No. 35 in D "Haffner", KV 385
BRAHMS   Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98
TCHAIKOVSKY   Symphony No. 6 in B minor "Pathetique", op. 74
DVORÁK   Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104
SZYMANOWSKI   Violin Concerto No. 2, op. 61
LUTOSŁAWSKI   Concerto for Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH   Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47
PENDERECKI   Symphony No. 2 "Christmas Symphony"
SZYMANOWSKI   Symphony No. 4 "Sinfonia concertante", op. 60

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Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

Mozart & Brahms

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Alexander Liebreich, conductor
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor

MOZART   Symphony No. 29 in A, KV 201
Andrzej PANUFNIK   Violin Concerto
BRAHMS   Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98

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Oct
18
12:00 PM12:00

NOSPR Education Concert

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Boon Hua Lien, conductor
Antoni Ingielewicz, violin

HANDEL   Overture from Music for the Royal Fireworks
WIENIAWSKI   Fantaisie brillante sur des motifs de l'Opéra Faust de Gounod op. 20
RACHMANINOFF   Isle of the Dead
STRAVINSKY   Firebird Suite (1919)   

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Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Szymanowski's Violin Concertos

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Alexander Liebreich, conductor
Elina Vähälä, violin
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor
Chór Filharmonii Krakowskiej

SIBELIUS   Tapiola, op. 112
SZYMANOWSKI  Violin Concerto No. 2, op. 61
SZYMANOWSKI  Violin Concerto No. 1, op. 35
RAVEL  Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2

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Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

NOSPR @ 60th Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music

POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Alexander Liebreich, conductor
Richard Watkins, Katy Woolley, Nigel Black, Michael Thompson, horns  
Leszek Kołodziejski, accordion  
Eneasz Kubit, quartertone accordion  
Adam Kośmieja, Dimitri Vassilakis, pianos  
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor

Wojciech KILAR   Générique 
Tansy DAVIES   Forest * (Philharmonia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Warsaw Autumn Festival joint commission) 
Artur ZAGAJEWSKI   circulatio 
Christophe BERTRAND   Vertigo * 
Georg Friedrich HAAS   dark dreams *
* denotes Polish premiere

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Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Inaugurating Concert of the 11th M. Spisak International Music Competition

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Boon Hua Lien, conductor
Aleksandra Kobus, trumpet
Anna Górecka, piano

Michał SPISAK   Serenade
Alexander ARUTUNIAN   Trumpet Concerto
Henryk Mikołaj GÓRECKI   Piano Concerto Op. 40
Wojciech KILAR   Orawa
Wojciech KILAR   Mazur
Wojciech KILAR   Inwokacja & Polonez – Suite from “Pan Tadeusz“

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Jun
29
7:30 PM19:30

Richard Strauss Festival - Operngala

POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Alexander Liebreich, conductor
Christina Landshamer, soprano
Michelle Breedt, mezzosoprano
Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano
Michael Weinius, tenor
Participants from Richard-Strauss-Gesangswettbewerbs 2017
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor

Ks. Brigitte Fassbaender, moderator

Excerpts from
STRAUSS  Der Rosenkavalier, op. 59
STRAUSS  Die Liebe der Danae, op. 83
STRAUSS  Ariadne auf Naxos, op. 60

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Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

Eine Alpensinfonie

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Alexander Liebreich, conductor
Alexei Volodin, piano
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor

BRAHMS  Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb, op. 83
STRAUSS  Eine Alpensinfonie, op. 64

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Jun
11
12:00 PM12:00

Zoltán Kodály Day

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Stefan Asbury, conductor
Rafał Zambrzycki-Payne, violin
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor

SMETANA  Vltava (Die Moldau)
JANÁČEK  Violin Concerto "Putování dušičky"
KODÁLY  Concerto for Orchestra

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Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Domingo Hindoyan, conductor
Boris Giltburg, piano
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor

PROKOFIEV  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, op. 26
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36

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May
12
7:30 PM19:30

Festiwal Katowice Kultura Natura "Ziemia"

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Alexander Liebreich, conductor
Dietrich Henschel, baritone
Katharina Magiera, alto
Dominik Wortig, tenor
Michael Pflumm, tenor
Ralf Lukas, baritone
Stephan Genz, baritone
Kurt Azesberger tenor
Agata Zubel, soprano
Heidi Elisabeth Meier, soprano
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor
Kowieński Chór Państwowy
Camerata Silesia

HAYDN   Symphony No. 39 in G minor
SCHÖNBERG   Friede auf Erden
SZYMANOWSKI    Demeter
SCHÖNBERG   Die Jakobsleiter

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Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Mahler's Titan

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

José Maria Florêncio, conductor
Antônio Meneses, cello
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor

Marlos NOBRE  Furioso for 2 String Orchestras (European premiere)
DVORÁK  Cello Concerto in B minor
MAHLER  Symphony No. 1 in D major "Titan"

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Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

The Dream of Gerontius

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Paul McCreesh, conductor
Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano
Peter Hoare, tenor
David Stout, baritone
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor
National Forum of Music Choir
Polish National Youth Choir
Agnieszka Franków-Zelazny, chorus master

ELGAR  The Dream of Gerontius

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Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

Bruckner Ninth

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POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE

Alexander Liebreich, conductor
Alban Gerhardt, cello
Boon Hua Lien, assistant conductor

Unsuk CHIN  Cello Concerto
BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 9 in D minor

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