The Kraków Philharmonic presented the first edition of the “Szymanowski / Poland / World” Festival from March 26-30, 2019. Highlighting music from 1850-1950, the festival portrayed the personality of the author of Stabat Mater as a great humanist with multifaceted interests who inspired artists from various fields of art. Karol Szymanowski traveled extensively around Europe, America and North Africa, visiting many art centers in the first three decades of the 20th century. For this first edition of the festival, the focus was the Czech Republic. Szymanowski’s greatest achievements, the operas The Highland Robbers and King Roger, were presented by the National Opera in Prague, and the finale of the festival featured the Orchestra of the National Theater in Prague.
For the full program, visit: filharmonia.krakow.pl.