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Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra
ul. Sokolska 2
tel. 58 98 85
hours: box office, 10-17; on concert day 10-13, 16-19

The century old Silesian Concert Hall houses the 200 person Philharmonic wonderfully conducted by Jerzy Swoboda. Concerts are normally given every Friday from September to June; recitals and school concerts are performed on Thursdays.

The Radio House of Music
ul. Plebiscytowa 3
tel. 51 76 40

Before there was tv, there was radio, and this site formerly housed the Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio. Currently, chamber music concerts among others are given here.

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Plac Sejmu Polskiego 2
tel. 51 89 03, 155 32 61
hours: 10-17 Tue to Fri; 11-16 Sat & Sun; closed Mon

And once you've got a good thing going, don't quit. The Radio Symphony Orchestra founded in the 30's continues today to perform excellent concerts, here and abroad, to much acclaim.

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