HornWeek in Kraków

Held annually since 2004 in Germany and the Netherlands, this year’s International HornWeek Festival will instead be hosted by the Kraków Music Academy. During the week of February 10, concerts of HornWeek will be augmented by 41 French horn players from Kraków Music Academy. Three evenings of recitals (Feb. 11, 12 and 13) are scheduled before a special performance at the Academy’s Florianka Hall on the 14th featuring Szabolcs Zempleni and Wioletta Fluda as well as the Horn Quartet Trompas de Brasil. On Sunday, Feb. 15 the Festival goes (literally) underground with a 4 p.m. concert held about 700 feet below ground in the ancient salt mine in Bochnia, a distant suburb of Kraków. The closing concert on Feb. 16 will feature 45 performers from Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Brazil, Spain, Venezuela, Australia, Hungary, Latvia, Costa Rica, Italy and Columbia. Led by professors Will Sanders, Willy Bessems and Wojciech Kamionka, brass arrangements of film music from such blockbusters as Star Trek, Independence Day, West Side Story, Alexander Nevsky, and Pirates of the Caribbean will be heard.

February 10-16, 2015
2015 International HornWeek Festival at the Kraków Music Academy
Various venues around Kraków, Poland
Info: www.amuz.krakow.pl (Polish) and cracow.travel (English)

[Source: polmic.pl]