University Performance Series

2022 - 2023 Season

Each year, the College of Visual and Performing Arts carefully selects world-class professional individuals or companies to perform for the campus and surrounding communities. 

The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra

Maestro Wojciech Rodek conducts the Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra. Photo courtesy of Cami Music.


On February 2, 2022, the University Performance Series proudly presents an evening of exceptional classical music with a performance by the Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra, a truly world-class ensemble. The orchestra formed in Poland at the end of World War II and provided the first post-war concert in that country, a sign of resilience in very dark times. Since then, they have played around the world.

Maestro Wojciech Rodek is considered one of the best of his generation and soloists Thomasz Ritter (piano) and Sara Dragan (violin) are highly decorated. The performance will feature three fairly well-known pieces, the overture to Rossini's opera, La gazza ladra (or The Thieving Magpie), Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor and Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. 

Performance Date and Location
Feb. 2, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

General Public $15
Children $7.50
RU ID Free

Tickets go on sale three weeks prior to the event online or at the Hurlburt Hall Information Desk 540-831-5420