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For a few days we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of accession Poland to the European Union. The best way to honour this national feast is listening to a beautiful classical music with an accents of patriotism. Thanks to the piano and the most known Polish Polonaise it will be an evening full of an extraordinary experiences. The Marshal of Pomorskie Mieczyslaw Struk and the Mayor of Gdansk Pawel Adamowicz are inviting to the event. Maestro Ernst van Tiel will conduct The Symphonic Orchestra of Baltic Philharmonic and the wonderful pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk. May the 1st at 7:00 pm in the Polish Baltic Philharmonic. Ask for an invitation in our ticket office!

During the concert we will hear a lot of unique, well-known masterpieces. The first example is a prelude to the Charpentier's Te Deum, which became the official signal of the European Broadcasting Union. This passage opens the annual Eurovision Song Contest and is emitted during the Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert.

Polonaise of Wojciech Kilar, written for the movie adaptation of Pan Tadeusz(dirrected by Andrzej Wajda), in the opinion of many is the most popular polonaise since the wonderful Farewell to Homeland by Michael Cleophas Oginski. Composition is opened by characteristic impulsive theme intone by the oboe. Theme passes successively through the flute and trumpet until full orchestral tutti. In the central part, maintained in a minor key, the horns comes into prominence. For the music to Pan TadeuszWojciech Kilar has received lots of awards.

Piano Concerto in F minor, Op. 21 is a beautiful lyric composition, dominated by a delicate pastel hues. Chopin divided it into three parts, and each of them has unique leading topics. Particularly noteworthy is the second part. The composer wrote that it was created for perfection "...which I dream about, for which memento the adagio of my concert was written". It is not difficult to guess that this ideal was Konctancja Gladkowska, the first love of wonderful composer.

Finland, the most popular Sibelius symphonic poem, is the composition of a very emotional character. It is a musical story of Finns protesters against tsarist rule (historical events took place in 1899). The poem consists of two parts, first expressing the pain and suffering of Finns, and second is about their victorious fight.

Although the most famous of Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms is Hungarian Dance is No. 5 in F sharp minor (G minor for orchestra), we know that they consist in total of 21 melodies. They are based on folk motives, different in tone and pace. Each of them was originally designed for piano duet, and later the composer arranged the individual dances for piano solo or orchestra.

The culmination of the evening will be an amazing symphonic poem: Vltava. The composer, Bedřich Smetana, used poetic music pictures which shows him his native country (Czech Republic). Music flowing like the river transforms from a tiny rill in a huge, magnificent river, which perfectly reflects the changing of instrumentation.