Kraków | 44th Festival "Music in Old Cracow"

MuzykaThe 44th edition of one of the oldest Polish festivals – "Music in Old Cracow" – will take place on 15-31 August 2019.

Cultural tradition in Cracow creates a special aura that conduces to music. Many outstanding European composers such as H. Finck, L. Marenzio and D. Cato worked here; G. Palestrina, G. Ph. Telemann and J. S. Bach dedicated their works to Polish kings. Liszt, Brahms, Paderewski and Rubinstein played here their concerts. The festival “Music in Old Cracow” refers to these great cards of Cracow cultural history.

This year's festival will feature such artists as violinist Krzysztof Jakowicz, harpsichordist Pierre Hantaï, organist Andrzej Białko, guitarist Dmytro Hołoweńko, cellists Steven Isserliss, Magdalena Bojanowicz and Bartosz Koziak, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Royal Rorantists, Cracow Brass Quintet, Collegium Zieleński, Camerata Polonia, Monastery of 13 Holy Assyrian Fathers Choir, Spanish Brass, Lviv Virtuosos and many others. Next to the famous artists, young talented musicians at the beginning of their careers are invited to the festival too.

The program of the festival “Music in Old Cracow” includes wide range of music – from the oldest to contemporary. This year, we will listen to works by Fryderyk Chopin, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Grażyna Bacewicz, Wojciech Kilar and Stanisław Moryto. The concerts will take place in various historical venues, which allows to see the most beautiful places in Cracow, in addition to musical impressions.

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