Polish-German youth orchestra to play Gorzów Philharmonic

The Polish-German Youth Symphony Orchestra will give a concert in the Gorzów Philharmonic, western Poland, on Saturday as part of the Odra River Music Days Festival, the philharmonic's spokesperson Urszula Śliwińska has announced.

According to Śliwińska, young musicians will perform outstanding works by composers from various eras, from classicism and Austrian composer Joseph Haydn's music, to Polish romanticism represented by Stanisław Moniuszko and pieces by the German early-romanticist Franz Schubert. The concert will also feature 20th century music composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Leonard Bernstein.

The Polish-German Youth Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1973 by Rudolf Schumann and Gunther Reinecker from Germany and Mieczysław Tomaszewicz and Franciszek Pappelbaum from the Music School in Zielona Góra, western Poland. The orchestra consists of young musicians up to the age of 25 and works under the direction of Polish and German conductors.

The Odra River Music Days Festival is known as the most important music festival in the border area between Germany and Poland.