Direct from Poland, the 86-member NFM Wroclaw (pronounced vrohts-wahf) Philharmonic, featuring violinist Bomsori Kim, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the Webb Center. Wickenburg is one of 12 cities selected for the orchestra’s first U.S. tour since 2012. Under the direction of conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, music director of the Polish orchestra since 2017, the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic is at the heart of the Polish musical scene.
Throughout the 23-day tour, the orchestra will perform works of Polish composers from across generations. Wickenburg’s concert program will feature Karol Szymanowski’s “Violin Concerto No. 1,” showcasing Bomsori Kim’s world-renowned skill, along with the orchestral works of Witold Lutosławski and Antonín Dvoák. Bomsori is a prize-winner of Poland’s International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition and is presented on tour with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic as part of the country’s continued support of this “fierce” (New York Times) talent described by the Violin Channel as “one of the eminent young, rising stars of the international concert stage.”
“With this important tour, NFM Wrocław Philharmonic reaches beyond the borders of the city to become a real cultural ambassador for Poland,” Guerrero said. “I am energized by the vision of what this orchestra is becoming, and I am proud to bring them on tour to the United States to represent this important European cultural center.”
When the orchestra is not touring it participates in a huge range of projects such as subscription concerts, education projects, recordings, radio broadcasts and outdoor concerts. The educational activities include concerts for young people and collaborations with the Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw, Poland and the NFM Orchestra Academy and Choral Academy.
Tickets for the Jan. 29 concert with the Wroclaw Philharmonic start at $55 for adults and $5 for youth 18-and-under.
All tickets to the Webb Center’s 2019-20 Season are now on sale. Call the Webb Center Box Office at (928) 684-6624 or go online to dewpac.org for a full schedule of events and to watch video previews.