NOTE! This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

Like most websites, we use cookies to facilitate online booking and to ensure we give you the best possible experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume you're happy to receive cookies. You can learn more about changing your settings in our Privacy Policy.

Accept & close
04
February 2022
Friday
7:00 PM
Main Hall
plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

An American in Paris

Performers:

Giancarlo Guerrero – conductor
Joseph Alessi – trombone
NFM Wrocław Philharmonic

Programme:

S. Barber Adagio from String Quartet in B minor op. 11 
Ch. Corea Concerto for Trombone „A Stroll”
L. Bernstein  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
G. Gershwin An American in Paris

Joseph Alessi / fot. S.E. Shires
Joseph Alessi / fot. S.E. Shires

We invite you to an evening with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, which will perform masterpieces of American music under the baton of Giancarlo Guerrero. A perfect culmination of the concert will be the well-known composition of George Gershwin, An American in Paris, full of jazz inspirations.

The concert will begin with the famous Adagio by Samuel Barber, the second part of the String Quartet in B minor op. 11. The composer was rightly proud of his work, and he quickly prepared a version of this movement for string orchestra. It was first performed in November 1938 under the baton of Arturo Toscanini. This melancholic piece, full of pathos and suspense, quickly gained enormous popularity and was arranged in a great number of ways.

Joseph Alessi, a trombonist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, once heard Chick Corea’s Brasilia. The melody fascinated him so much that he thought of asking the legendary pianist to write a concert for him. The great jazzman agreed, and the result was a five-movement composition entitled A Stroll, consisting of: A Stroll Opening, A Stroll, Waltse for Joe, Hysteria, Joe’s Tango. It turned out to be one of the last works of the artist who died in February 2021. This remarkable piece harmoniously combines elements of classical and jazz music.

Next will be the Symphonic Dances from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. This versatile artist is now remembered mainly as an excellent conductor, an outstanding interpreter of Gustav Mahler or Ludwig van Beethoven’s symphonies, but his extensive legacy also includes lighter music written for Broadway theatres. The most famous is West Side Story, a part of which are these brilliant, excellently orchestrated, lively and imaginative dances.

The evening will be crowned with An American in Paris by George Gershwin written in 1928 and following the composer’s stay in the French capital. According to Gershwin’s commentary, the work presents the impressions of the eponymous American walking along the streets of the metropolis. There are echoes of blues here, symbolizing homesickness, and sensual saxophone solos intertwine with the sounds of genuine taxi horns. transported across the ocean with a view to the world premiere of the piece. The light, melodic and accessible composition immediately won the hearts of the audience and is very popular to this day.

Tickets:
SEAT TYPE AVAILABILITY KINDS OF TICKETS PRICES
VIP Only a few seats left
  • Bilet VIP
65 PLN
I kategoria Available
  • I kat - Bilet normalny
  • I kat - Bilet ulgowy
55 PLN
45 PLN
II kategoria Available
  • II kat - Bilet normalny
  • II kat - Bilet ulgowy
  • NFM dla Młodego Muzyka
45 PLN
35 PLN
20 PLN

Similar events

09
December 2021 | Thursday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Ariadne auf Naxos
Alexander Gadjiev / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
Last tickets: 48
10
December 2021 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Ariadne auf Naxos
Alexander Gadjiev / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
11
December 2021 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
Red Hall
Kolja Blacher Plays/Directs Shostakovich and Debussy
K. Blacher / NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra
17
December 2021 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Magnificat
Wrocław Baroque Orchestra
Last tickets: 17
22
December 2021 | Wednesday
Orchestral concerts
Town Hall, Principal Room
Chants de Noël
Wrocław Baroque Ensemble
28
December 2021 | Tuesday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Christmas Carols of the World
West Side Sinfonietta
14
January 2022 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
New Year Gala 2022
 
16
January 2022 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
The Messiah
 
28
January 2022 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Concert Variations
P. Jacobs / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
29
January 2022 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Appassionato italiano
J. Swensen / Leopoldinum
30
January 2022 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Dresdner Philharmonie & Marek Janowski
Marc-André Hamelin
11
February 2022 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Romantarctica
H. Kraggerud / NFM Filharmonia Wrocławska
12
February 2022 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
Red Hall
Concert of a laureate of the International Joseph Joachim Violin Competition in Hannover
Maria Ioudenitch
13
February 2022 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
Red Hall
The Garden of Love
Caspar Singh / West Side Sinfonietta
14
February 2022 | Monday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Cameristi della Scala & Daniela Pini
 
18
February 2022 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Bohemian Folk
I. Várdai / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
19
February 2022 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
In Old Style
 
25
February 2022 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
New Sacred
Brett Dean / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
04
March 2022 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Dance Apotheosis
 
05
March 2022 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Seven Last Words
J. Swensen / Leopoldinum
11
March 2022 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Beauty of the Earth
 
12
March 2022 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
Red Hall
Verklärte Nacht
NFM Orkiestra Leopoldinum
18
March 2022 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Organ Symphony
W. Marshall / NFM Wrocław Philharmonics
19
March 2022 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
Red Hall
The Baroque Spirit
Wrocław Baroque Orchestra
25
March 2022 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Songs of a Princess
I. Sobotka / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
26
March 2022 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
Red Hall
Equinox
R.de Bouw / Leopoldinum
27
March 2022 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra
Gilbert Varga / József Balog
07
April 2022 | Thursday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Avner Biron & Israel Camerata Jerusalem
Szymon Nehring
10
April 2022 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
Red Hall
Walpurgis Night
A. Bielov / Leopoldinum
13
April 2022 | Wednesday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Responsoria for the Holy Week
Ælbgut / Wrocławska Orkiestra Barokowa
22
April 2022 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Bomsori Kim & the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
 
23
April 2022 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
My Little Symphony
Imogen Cooper / Leopoldinum
Last tickets: 29
24
April 2022 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
Town Hall, Principal Room
Missa paschalis
Alicia Amo / Wrocław Baroque Ensemble
02
May 2022 | Monday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie & Ewa Strusińska
Alexandra Dariescu
08
May 2022 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Philippe Herreweghe & Orchestre des Champs-Élysées
Magdalena Kožená / Andrew Staples
13
May 2022 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Cello Stories
G. Tchitchinadze / T. Strahl
27
May 2022 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Soyoung Yoon / Michał Nesterowicz
01
June 2022 | Wednesday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Carnival of the Animals
International Children's Day
03
June 2022 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Emperor Concerto
Jonathan Biss / Martyn Brabbins
12
June 2022 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Mahler in Manhattan
Zakończenie sezonu NFM Orkiestry Leopoldinum
22
June 2022 | Wednesday
Orchestral concerts
Main Hall
Song of the Night
Maria João Pires / Iwona Sobotka

NFM – City of Wrocław institution of culture co-managed by:

Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.