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December 2018 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
The Most Beautiful Christmas Carols
February 2019 | Thursday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Valentine Day Concert
May 2019 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
From Breslau to Vienna
June 2019 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
From Viennese Classicists to Operetta Classics

West Side Sinfonietta

West Side Sinfonietta is an ensemble bringing together the musicians of the National Forum of Music in Wrocław and  the Szczecin Philharmonic.  This initiative is unique in Poland and even Europe. Musicians from both leading cultural institutions based in western Poland share diverse artistic experiences, giving great and passionate concerts. The orchestra does not play under a conductor’s baton, but is directed by the violinist. And thus eminent musicians play-direct the West Side Sinfonietta: its concert masters Paweł Maślanka and Marcin Danilewski. They form the core of the ensemble together with the excellent double bass player Jacek Sosna.

The orchestra's repertoire is varied, including both classical and salon music. The orchestra enjoys the friendly patronage of Andrzej Kosendiak, director of the NFM, and Dorota Serwa, Director of the Szczecin Philharmonic. 

NFM Salon Orchestra

The NFM Salon Orchestra was created thanks to the kindness of the NFM Director Andrzej Kosendiak, the initiative of the concertmaster of the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic, Marcin Danilewski and Jacek Sosna – the Orchestra’s personnel manager and talented organiser. The ensemble, according to the old tradition, is led by the first violinist who plays-directs. This role was taken by Marcin Danilewski, who has been running Salonorchester St Moritz in Switzerland and decided to share his experiences with the Wrocław audience.

The orchestra continues the nineteenth-century tradition of salon concerts. It consists of NFM Wrocław Philharmonic musicians playing string and wind instruments. An indispensable element in the salon orchestra is also the piano, which complements the sound of the ensemble. The wide repertoire of the group includes salon, opera and operetta music as well as classical works.



Joanna Bogdańska
Joanna Bogdańska
Manager of West Side Sinfonietta & Wrocław Baroque Ensemble
mobile: +48 728 930 176

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.