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Kraków | 6th Krakow Musical Autumn

Krakowska Jesień Muzyczna

For the sixth time the "Porta Musicae" Artistic Association together with the Karol Szymanowski Krakow Philharmonic invite you to participate in the Krakow Musical Autumn. This year, the organizers are offering you a series of five concerts on 20-24 October 2019, and an accompanying concert on 28 October 2019. Festival concerts will take place in the Main Building of the National Museum in Krakow.

The programme of this year's edition of the festival, as in previous years, involves the presentation of works by Polish and foreign composers, contemporary works and those belonging to the classics of the repertoire intended for chamber instrumental ensembles. This year, the invitation to perform the inaugural concert was accepted by the well-known and appreciated both by the audience and critics – the Lutosławski Quartet, who will present the works of Stanisław Moniuszko, Witold Lutosławski and Dymitr Szostakowicz.

On the second day of the festival, a duet that had never been before at the Krakow Musical Autumn, i.e. flutist Ania Karpowicz and pianist Marek Bracha, will present works by Mieczysław Weinberg, Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern and Aaron Copland. The third day will feature a concert for four hands: Piotr Różański and Grzegorz Mania will sit at one piano and present works of Antonin Dvořák, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Emil Wojtacki, Władysław Żeleński and Johannes Brahms.The first premiere will take place on day four: violinist Volodja Balzarolsky and pianist Peter Caelen will perform for the first time in Poland For Fred by American composer Aaron Alter. The programme will also include works by Leoš Janáček, Antonin Dvořák, Ludomir Różycki and Johannes Brahms.

At the end of this year's edition of the Festival, soprano Joanna Freszel and pianist Bartłomiej Kominek will present a selection of songs by Fryderyk Chopin, Stanisław Moniuszko, Sergei Rachmaninov, Karol Szymanowski, Grażyna Bacewicz, Alberto Ginastera and Sławomir Zamuszko. During this concert, the artists will also perform the world premiere of Marta Ptaszyńska's Conversation with an Angel, commissioned and written especially for the sixth edition of the Krakow Musical Autumn as part of the "Composing Commissions" programme of the Institute of Music and Dance.

Full programme available at: http://kjm.festiwalmuzyczny.com/