Krzysztof Penderecki Week

The Philadelphia Orchestra



Krzysztof Penderecki. Photo by Bruno Fidrych.

The Philadelphia Orchestra produced a "Krzysztof Penderecki Week" in October 2008 to honor the prolific composer and conductor's 75th birthday. Penderecki joined the Orchestra for a variety of events, including the US premiere of his Concerto Grosso for three cellos and orchestra performed by cellists Arto Noras, Daniel Muller-Schott, and Han-Na Chang in the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall; a performance of his chamber work by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Arto Noras; pre-concert lectures; and a composer-to-composer workshop open to the public and presented in collaboration with the American Composers Forum.