Willamette Falls Symphony! A Concert for the Centenary of Polish Independence
"On November 11, 1918, the guns of World War I fell silent. The three imperial powers that had dominated Poland for nearly two centuries, eventually carving it up and devouring it for themselves, lay defeated or in disarray. The way was clear for the rebirth of Poland as a modern nation, for the white eagle to soar free of the black eagles that had plagued it for so long.
Celebrating this centenary, the Willamette Falls Symphony perform five pieces by Polish composers including Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 with Darin Qualls, Soloist.
More info: www.PortlandPolonia.com
Mark Perlman, Conductor
A Concert for the Centenary of Polish Independence
Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 Darin Qualls, Soloist
Mynarski: Symphony in F major, Op.14 "Polonia"
Noskowski: Symphonic Poem Op. 66 The Steppe
Artwork: Bartlomiej Worach
Willamette Falls Symphony started in 1981 as the Clackamas Community Orchestra with eight members. The orchestra moved to Barclay School where it was sponsored by Oregon City Community Schools. Since 2004 Willamette Falls Symphony plays in United Methodist Church and has expanded to over fifty players.
Willamette Falls Symphony is filling a gap in Clackamas County by providing an opportunity for residents to enjoy classical music locally at low cost. Three to four concerts a year are presented. The audience includes a large portion of senior citizens and is drawn mostly from the surrounding area, including Gladstone, Oregon City, West Linn, Milwaukie, Canby, Estacada and Molalla.
The objectives of the orchestra are twofold:
1) Make classical music easily accessible to the community at a low cost.
2)Give qualified community members of all ages and ethnic backgrounds an opportunity to play classical music.
Many orchestra members are involved in symphonyrelated projects, such as playing in smaller groups for local senior residences, service clubs, fund-raising picnics, and presenting elementary school concerts in Oregon City.
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Milwaukie, OR 97222
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