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Day 8: Zakopane

In the morning, we performed for children from local schools. We performed an abbreviated program, with various cuts in the pieces. For most of our audience, this was probably the […]

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Day 7: Auschwitz Reflections

“Arbeit macht frei” – Work sets you free. We set out to the distant town of Auschwitz from the Penderecki Center. As bus rides go, the roads were familiar: bumpy, […]

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Day 6: At the Penderecki Center

Today was our first day at the Penderecki Center! We were able to get up pretty late that day, as there wasn’t anything planned immediately that morning. We got our […]

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Day 5: Discovering Krakow

Today we set out early in the morning and drove from the quaint city of Wroclaw to the larger and much older city of Kraków. With a long drive ahead […]

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Day 4: Arrival in Poland!

Day four of our trip included many new things, most importantly our journey to a new country! An early breakfast prepared us for the five hour drive from Berlin to […]

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Day 3: The Berlin Philharmonic

Today was Day 3 as part of the GTCYS Eastern Europe Tour with the Berlin Philharmonic filling our day’s events. In the morning session, the symphony orchestra had the opportunity […]

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Symphony Tour Days 1-2: Berlin

Walking out of the Berlin Tegel Airport, I was almost positive that I wouldn’t make it through the day. I had gotten about an hour or so of sleep on […]

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Sinfonia East Conductor Named

After a formal search process, we are delighted to announce that Ernesto Estigarribia will join GTCYS’ artistic team as the conductor of Sinfonia East – GTCYS’ new full orchestra for east […]

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