NOVEMBER 27, 2012
Polish chamber orchestra to perform holiday concert at Tinnin Center
The Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra from Krakow, Poland, will perform a concert of Christmas music from around the world at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff.
Admission to the Christmas Around the World concert will be $10.
The Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra is on a tour of Missouri hosted by The Messiah Project, a Springfield, Mo.-based organization that promotes the Judeo-Christian heritage through the visual and performing arts.
"The orchestra had an open date on its tour, and we were delighted that this created an opportunity to bring these world-renowned musicians to the Tinnin Center," said Three Rivers Choral Instructor Cindy White.
The orchestra will perform a program of Christmas Around the World that includes traditional carols, including "Silent Night," "First Noel," and "What Shall We Give;" classical pieces Albinoni's concerto for two oboes and strings, Vivaldi's concerto for two oboes and strings, and Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; plus a collection of Polish Christmas carols.
The Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra was founded by conductor Piotr Sulkowski in 1993. Acting under the auspices of the Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland, Sinfonia's prize-winning performances have brought it many awards and engagements throughout Europe and the United States.
This year's conductor is Maciej Tarnowski, a promising Polish clarinetist and conductor. Orchestra members are First Violins Jedrysek Mateusz and Staniak Bartek; Second Violins Anna Gorecka and Konieczna Zosia; Viola Maria Ostrowska and Marta Czepielowska, Cello Krzywdziak Jedryse; and Concert Bass Damian Pytel. The concert will also feature from the United States Dr. Dan Ross and Katherine Bowden playing oboe.
This is the 10th year that the Messiah Project has hosted a Missouri tour of the Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra performing Christmas music, but the first year it has come to Poplar Bluff.
"This will be a wonderful performance that will we hope will provide a holiday treat for families, church groups, and music lovers from throughout the area," White said.
Tickets will be sold at the door. No advance tickets or reserved seating are available. The Tinnin Center lobby ticket booth will open at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5.