Now in its 42nd year, ‘Music in Old Cracow’ is one of the oldest Polish festivals. Cultural tradition in the ancient capital city of Kraków creates a special aura conducive 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 all dedicated works to Polish kings. Liszt, Brahms, Paderewski and Rubinstein played here their concerts. Programming for the Festival pays homage to these great aspects of the city’s cultural history. The Festival has hosted, so far, such artists as Henryk Szeryng, Ida Haendel, Jordi Savall, Shlomo Mintz, Krystian Zimerman, Krzysztof Penderecki, Emma Kirkby, Grigory Sokolov, Rafael Puyana and Igor Kipnis, as well as ensembles: Philharmonia Quartett, Melos Quartett, Academy of Ancient Music, Canadian Brass, Israel Chamber Orchestra, National Philharmonic, The Hilliard Ensemble, Chanticleer and many others. The concerts take place in various historical venues, what allows to see the most beautiful places in Cracow, in addition to musical impressions.
The 42nd edition of the ‘Music in Old Cracow’ Festival will take place from August 15-31, 2017, featuring a wide range of music – from the oldest to contemporary. Amongst many great composers from around the world, especially those associated with Kraków as listed above, many Polish composers from all eras will be performed, including: M. Karłowicz, W. Żeleński, L. Różycki, A. Panufnik, W. Lutosławski, J. Zarębski, B. Pękiel, G. G. Gorczycki, M. Zieleński, and Jan z Lublina. Next to the world-famous artists performing, such as Chanticleer, young talented musicians at the beginning of their careers, such as the Emes Piano Duo (Anna Młynarczyk and Małgorzata Strzelczyk), are also invited to the festival.
For a full program, visit: mwsk.pl.
August 15-31, 2017
‘Music in Old Cracow’ Festival
Various venues around Kraków
Info & Tickets: mwsk.pl