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Warsaw Philharmonic on U.S. Tour
November 5, 2008   
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Musicians from the National Philharmonic in Warsaw are on a 17-date tour of the east coast of the United States in November. The tour started Nov. 1 with a concert at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach, Florida. The closing concert will take place Nov. 21 at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The previous time the orchestra and conductor Antoni Wit came to the United States was in 2004.

In New York City, the National Philharmonic will play Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Grace Rainer Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. During the concert, the musicians will be joined on stage by pianist Valentina Lisitsa. Born in Kiev in what is now Ukraine, she is lauded by critics as "a once-in-a-generation talent." Apart from solo concerts, Lisitsa often plays piano duets with husband Alexei Kuznetsoff. The program of the New York concert features works by Mieczysław Karłowicz, Franz Liszt, and Johannes Brahms. Tickets cost $45.

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Tour dates

Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Opelika Center for Performing Arts
1700 Lafayette Parkway, Opelika, AL 36803
Tickets: (334) 749-8105 and www.eastalabamaarts.org

Nov. 7, 8 p.m.
Schwartz Center, Cherry Logan Emerson Concert Hall, Emory University
1700 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322
Tickets: (404) 727-5050 and www.arts.emory.edu/tickets/index.html

Nov. 9, 7 p.m.
Ferguson Center for the Arts
Concert Hall, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606
Tickets: (757) 594-8752 and www.ticketmaster.com/venue/8936

Nov. 10, 8 p.m.
Sarah Graham Kenan Memorial Auditorium, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC 28403-5966
Tickets: (800) 732-3643, (910) 962-3500

Nov. 11, 8 p.m.
Wait Chapel Auditorium
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Tickets: (336) 758-5295 and www.wfu.edu/secrest/tickets.html

Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Eisenhower Auditorium
Penn State University Center for the Performing Arts, 105 Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park, PA 16802
Tickets: (800) ARTS-TIX and www.ticketmaster.com
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