One of the first concerts in the inaugural season of the new ICE Congress Centre in Kraków will feature Sinfonietta Cracovia’s program of Viennese classics on December 17, 2014. The program will include Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and his 29th Symphony, and the “Mercury” Symphony by Haydn. Another interesting item on the program is the Kraków premiere of an Overture by Franciszek Lessel, a Polish-born student of Haydn, whose manuscript is held by the Musikverein in Vienna. Daniel Ottensamer, the first clarinetist of the Vienna Philharmonic, will be the featured soloist in the Mozart Clarinet Concerto.

On December 1 Sinfonietta Cracovia officially concluded its 20th anniversary celebrations. Under Maestro Jurek Dybała the ensemble performed 20 concerts in various often unusual locations, including universities, factories, and local resorts. Called “Daj się zaskoczyć” [Allow yourself to be surprised], this cycle gave Sinfonietta Cracovia the opportunity to meet their public, provide them with new artistic experiences and be inspired by the warm reception they received.