The foundation of Maja Metelska’s repertoire has been music by L. van Beethoven, J. Brahms, P. Tchaikovsky, W. A. Mozart, W. Lutosławski, J. Sibelius and I. Stravinsky, and she has conducted many symphonic works also by B. Bartok, G. Bizet, C. Debussy, A. Dvorak, J. Haydn, F. Mendelssohn, S. Prokofiev, S. Rachmaninoff, M. Ravel, D. Shostakovich and R. Strauss.

A special place in her repertoire has Polish music, including all works of Frederic Chopin for piano and orchestra, and pieces by W. Lutosławski, M. Karłowicz, K. Penderecki, K. Szymanowski, H. Wieniawski.

Her repertoire reaches also to baroque music – J. S. Bach, G. Haendel, G. F. Telemann, A. Vivaldi, as well as to modern music, including works by M. Lindberg, K. Penderecki, M. Górecki, C. Damström, T. Murail. She has conducted world premieres of works by composers Z. Krauze, D. Przybylski, W. Ratusińska, I. Hammo, T. Lanu, Ł. Urbaniak.

For string orchestra she has conducted a wide repertoire, including pieces of less known composers and her own arrangements. She has conducted works also for choir and orchestra, for example J. S. Bach’s Christmas oratorio, J. Haydn’s Te Deum, J. B. Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.

In opera she has conducted works by W. A. Mozart, S. Moniuszko, G. Puccini, G. Rossini, among others. One of her strengths has been working with distinguished soloists performing concerto pieces and accompanying arias.

List of main repertoire

Bacewicz, Grażyna

Concerto for string orchestra
Divertimento for string orchestra

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Brandenburg Concertos No. 1 – 6, BWV 1046 – 1051
Orchestral Suites No. 1 – 4, BWV 1066 – 1069
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, arr. L. Stokowski
Concerto for Oboe and Violin BWV 1060
St Matthew Passion BWV 244
St John Passion BWV 245
Christmas Oratorio BWV 248

Barber, Samuel

Adagio for Strings

Bartok, Bela

Concerto for Orchestra
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Divertimento for String Orchestra
Piano Concerto No. 1 – 3
Violin Concertos No. 1 – 2, Viola Concerto

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Symphonies No. 1 – 9
Overtures: Egmont, Coriolan, Leonoras No. 1 – 3, Fidelio, Creatures of Prometheus
Piano Concertos No. 1 – 5
Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61
Romances for Violin and Orchestra No. 1-2
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, op. 56
Missa solemnis in D major, op. 123 

Bellini, Vincenzo

Norma (opera)

Berg, Alban

Chamber Concerto

Berlioz, Hector

Symphonie fantastique, op. 14
Overtures: Roman Carnival, Le corsaire
Harold in Italy, op. 16

Bizet, Georges

Carmen Suites No. 1 – 2
Arlesienne Suites No. 1 – 2
Symphony in C major

Borodin, Alexander

Symphony No. 2
In the Steppes of Central Asia
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances, arias 

Brahms, Johannes

Symphonies No. 1 – 4
Overtures: Academic Festival op. 80, Tragic op. 81
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, op. 56
3 Hungarian Dances
Serenades for Orchestra No. 1 – 2
Piano Concertos No. 1 – 2
Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77
Double Concerto in A minor, op. 102
German Requiem, op. 45, Rinaldo op. 50                           

Britten, Benjamin

Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Simple Symphony 

Bruch, Max

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 26 

Bruckner, Anton

Symphonies No. 3 and No. 7

Chabrier, Emmanuel


Chopin, Fryderyk

Piano Concertos No. 1 – 2
Fantasy on Polish Airs, Rondo a la Krakowiak
Variations on “La ci darem la mano”
Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante

Copland, Aaron

Rodeo – Four Dance Episodes
Salon de Mexico, Appalachian Spring
Clarinet Concerto

Debussy, Claude

Prelude to the “Afternoon of the Faun”
La Mer, Printemps, Petite Suite, Première Rhapsody

Dukas, Paul

Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Dvořák, Antonín

Symphonies No. 7 – 9
Cello Concerto in B minor
Serenade for String Orchestra

Elgar, Edward

Cello Concerto in E minor, op. 85
Serenade for Strings

Falla, Manuel de

Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2
Love the Magician, Songs of Don Quixote to Dulcinea

Franck, Cesar

Symphony in D minor

Górecki, Henryk Mikołaj

Symphony No. 3 „Sorrowful Songs”
Three pieces in old style
Concert for Harpsichord and String Orchestra

Grieg, Edward

Peer Gynt Suites No. 1 – 2
Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16

Haendel, Georg Friedrich

Organ Concerto No. 15 

Haydn, Joseph

Symphonies No. 44, 45, 52, 88, 92, 94, 96, 99 – 104
Cello Concerto in C major, Cello Concerto in D major
Seven Last Words of Christ, Te Deum

Hindemith, Paul

Der Schwanendreher

Ives, Charles

Unanswered Question

Kabalevski, Dmitri

Violin Concerto in C major, Cello Concerto in G minor

Karłowicz, Mieczysław

Symphony in E minor “Revival”, Eternal Songs, Lithuanian Rhapsody, Stanislaw and Anna Oswiecim
Serenade for String Orchestra
Violin Concerto 

Kilar, Wojciech

Orawa, Krzesany, Exodus, Koscielec 1909 

Kodaly, Zoltan

Dances from Galanta

Krauze, Zygmunt

Operas: Polyectus, Balthazar, Olympia of Gdansk

Kurpiński, Karol

Overtures: Two Cottages, Castle of Czorsztyn, Jadwiga – Queen of Poland
Clarinet Concerto in B-flat major

Lalo, Édouard

Symphonie espagnole, Op.21
Cello Concerto in D minor

Lindberg, Magnus

Arena, Feria, Away, Aura, Gran Duo

Liszt, Ferenc

The Preludes
Mephisto Waltzes No. 1 – 2
Piano Concertos No. 1 – 2 

Lutosławski, Witold

Concerto for Orchestra, Symphony No. 4
Chain I, Little Suite, 10 Polish Dances
Overture for Strings, 5 Folk Melodies
Songs for Voice and orchestra, Children’s Songs
Cello Concerto

Mahler, Gustav

Symphonies No. 1, No. 2, No. 7

Malawski, Artur

Hungaria 1956

Mendelssohn, Felix

Symphonies No. 3 – 5
Hebrides, Beautiful Melusine
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Suite
Violin Concerto in E minor 

Moniuszko, Stanisław

Fairytale Overture
Operas: Halka, Flis 

Mussorgsky, Modest

Pictures at an Exhibition, arr. M. Ravel, arr. L. Funtek
Night on the Bare Mountain, arr. N. Rimski-Korsakov

Mozart, Leopold

Toy Symphony 

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Symphonies No. 35 – 36, 38 – 41
Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Divertimento K. 136
Violin Concertos No. 3 – 5
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488
Symphonie concertante KV 364
Horn Concertos No. 1 – 4, Clarinet Concerto
Requiem in D minor, K. 626
Operas: Magic Flute, Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, Director of the Theatre, Mitridate

Nielsen, Carl

Symphony No. 4
Pan and Syrinx, Little Suite for Strings op. 1 

Noskowski, Zygmunt

Steppe, Morskie Oko overture

Nowowiejski, Feliks

Nina and Pergolesi

Panufnik, Andrzej

Sinfonia Sacra

Penderecki, Krzysztof

Symphony No. 2
Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima, Polimorphia
Three Pieces in Old Style

Pergolesi, Gian-Battista

Stabat Mater

Poulenc, Francis

La voix humaine (opera)
Concerto for organ, timpani and strings in G minor
Stabat Mater 

Prokofiev, Sergey

Symphony No. 1 „Classical” in D major, op. 25
Peter and the Wolf
Suite No. 2 from Romeo and Juliet
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, op. 26

Przybylski, Dariusz

Even stars cry with those who cry at night (world premiere)
Orphee (opera) (world premiere)

Puccini, Giacomo

Operas: Tosca, Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica

Rachmaninoff, Sergei

Symphonic Dances op. 45
Piano concertos No. 2 – 3
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43

Ravel, Maurice

Alborada del grazioso, Bolero, La Valse
My Mother Goose Suite, Daphis and Chloe Suite No. 2
Piano Concerto in G

Respighi, Ottorino

Fountains of Rome, Pines of Rome

Rimski-Korsakov, Nikolai

Scheherezade, Overture on Russian Themes

Rossini, Gioacchino

Operas: La cenerentola, Barber of Seville, Tancredi
Overtures: Wilhelm Tell, Italian from Algeria, Semiramide, La gazza ladra, La scala di seta

Saint-Saens, Camille                 

Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Danse macabre
Havanaise, Cello Concerto, Piano Concerto No. 2
Carnival of the Animals

Schoenberg, Arnold       

Chamber Symphony No. 1, op. 9
Pierrot Lunaire op. 21, Verklärte Nacht op. 4

Schostakovitch, Dmitri

Symphonies: No. 1, No. 5, No. 9, No. 11, No. 15
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, op. 35

Schubert, Franz

Symphonies No. 1 – 5, No. 8 “Unfinished” D. 759, No. 9 “Great” D. 944
Overture in Italian Style D

Schumann, Robert

Symphonies No. 2 – 4, Manfred Overture
Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54
Cello Concerto in A minor, op. 129

Sibelius, Jean

Symphonies No. 1 – 7
Lemminkäinen Suite, Finlandia, Saga,
Valse Triste, Tapiola
Rakastava, Romance in C major, Canzonetta
Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47

Smetana, Bedrich

My Fatherland

Stojowski, Zygmunt

Suite for Orchestra, Prayer for Poland, Spring

Strauss II, Johann

Operetta: Wiener Blut (operetta)
Fledermaus Overture
Waltzes, polkas, marches

Strauss, Richard

Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Don Juan, Death and Resurrection
Horn Concertos No. 1 – 2
Oboe Concerto, Four Last Songs

Stravinsky, Igor

Petrushka, Firebird Suite 1911, Pulcinella Suite
Soldier’s Tale, Song of the Nightingale
Dumbarton Oaks, Octet, Apollon musagete
Concerto in D for string orchestra

Suk, Joseph

Serenade for Strings

Szymanowski, Karol

Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, op. 19
Violin Concerto No. 1, op. 35
Stabat Mater

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr            

Symphonies No. 1 – 6
Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture, Nutcracker Suite
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor op. 23
Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35
Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33
Serenade for Strings op. 48
Ballets: Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker
Operas: Pique Dame, Eugene Onegin

Telemann, Georg Friedrich       

Don Quixote Suite, Concertos

Verdi, Giuseppe

Force of Destiny Overture
Arias from operas

Vivaldi, Antonio

Bassoon Concerto

Wagner, Richard  

Introductions/overtures: Tristan and Isolde, Rienzi, Tannhäuser, Flying Dutchman
Siegfried Idyll

Weber, Carl Maria von 

Overtures: Freischütz, Oberon, Euryanthe
Clarinet Concerto in E flat major

Wieniawski, Henryk

Violin Concertos No. 1 – 2
Polonaise Concertante in D major, Legend

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