CAS presents Polish philharmonic orchestra

For Immediate Release: Jan. 22, 2016

BLOOMSBURG— The Polish Baltic National Philharmonic Orchestra, the largest music ensemble in northern Poland, will perform in Mitrani Hall at Bloomsburg University’s Haas Center for Performing Arts on Friday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. as part of the Celebrity Artist Series.

The Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra represents a coming together of both international and historical influences, as well as the passions that witnessed tragedy and drove revolutions. The philharmonic captures the pride of contemporary Poland and the larger Baltic Sea coast through the sound of music.

Led by artistic director Ernst van Tiel, featured soloists for the BU performance are Emanuel Salvador, violin, and Marcin Koziak, pianist. Salvador will perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op 61. The program also will include Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and a piano concerto by Chopin.

Tickets, at $32 for adults and $16 for BU students and children age 12 and younger, are available at the Haas Center box office. For tickets, call the box office at 570-389-4409.

Celebrity Artist Series

  • The Clothesline Muse” — Six-time Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon lends her talents to this multi-disciplinary work that examines the role of the clothesline in shaping American culture and traditions. Saturday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Tickets: $25 for adults and $12 for children and BU students.
  • Don Quixote” — The Moscow Festival Ballet, founded by Sergei Radchenko, legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, will perform the most enduring adaptation of “Don Quixote” by choreographer Marius Petipa to music by composer Ludwig Minkus. Friday, March 18, 8 p.m., Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Tickets: $35 and $17 for children and BU students.
  • Koresh Dance Company — The dance troupe, with guest performers from local and regional dance studios, will perform works set to Middle Eastern and classical music, dipping into repertory vaults in celebration of the 25th anniversary in 2016. Saturday, April 23, 8 p.m., Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Tickets: $30 for adults and $15 for children and BU students.
  • Allison Miller: Boom-Tic-Boom — The percussionist from New York City is a drummer, composer and teacher who has been named a Rising Star Drummer and Top 20 Jazz Drummer in Downbeat Magazine’s Critics Poll. Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. Tickets: $20 for adults and $10 for children and BU students.

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