Invitation for the concert “A Polish Celebration”

Victor Yampolsky will conduct the orchestra. He is the Carol F. and Arthur L. Rice Jr. University Professor in Music Performance, the Conducting and Ensembles director of orchestras at the Northwestern University School of Music, and the music director of the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County, Wisconsin.

The performance, supported by the Consulate General of Poland, will feature violin soloist Alyssa Park. In 1990, at the age of sixteen, she became the youngest prizewinner in the history of the Tchaikovsky International Competition. Since then, she has performed throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America with the Czech Philharmonic, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Japan Philharmonic, and the Lisbon Symphony, among others. She premiered Penderecki’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Polish Radio Orchestra, conducted by the composer himself.

Tickets for “A Polish Celebration” are $12 for the general public, $9 for senior citizens, and $6 for students. Tickets will be sold in the Pick-Staiger Concert Hall lobby prior to the performance; they may also be purchased by calling the Pick-Staiger Concert Hall box office at 847-467-4000 or visiting

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall is located at 50 Arts Circle Drive on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. Free parking is available in the garage south of the concert hall. For more information, please visit

May 12, 7:30 p.m., Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University