Kraków Philharmonic Season Finale

Friday, June 10, 2022, 7:30 PM

  • Friday, June 10, 2022, 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, June 11, 2022, 6:00 PM

During his lifetime Odysseus was one of Bruch’s most frequently performed and highly regarded works. It corresponded well with a wave of patriotic euphoria across the country created by the German unification. It was a very successful performance of Odysseus in Liverpool in 1877 that led three years later to Bruch’s appointment as Director of the Philharmonic Society there.

Today, the fame of the oratorio has been shadowed by Bruch’s other work: Violin Concerto in G minor Op. 26. However full both of drama and beautiful melody, Odysseus certainly deserves to be better known, with its rich orchestral and choral writing and its interesting take on the Odyssey.

The concert at the Kraków Philharmonic with excellent soloists and its orchestra and choir will be led by its first guest conductor Łukasz Borowicz, known for restoring forgotten, neglected and rarely performed to the contemporary audiences.

Max Bruch Odysseus Op. 41 

Natalia Rubiś – soprano
Anna Bernacka – mezzo-soprano
Mariusz Godlewski – baritone
Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Piotr Piwko
– choirmaster
Łukasz Borowicz – conductor

Kraków Philharmonic Hall

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Besides their weekly symphony concerts, the Kraków Philharmonic also organises master recitals and educational concerts for children and young people.

The Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic Hall in Kraków was the first philharmonic to open in Poland after the Second World War. Besides the weekly symphony concerts, it organises master recitals and educational concerts for children and young people, while the summer meetings with music assume the form of chamber concerts of slightly lighter character. A hallmark of the Kraków Philharmonic repertoire is its programme of oratorios, which the Philharmonic can present thanks to its extensive and varied lineup: the orchestra, mixed choir, and boys choir. The Kraków Philharmonic has become recognised for its promotion of the works of Karol Szymanowski in Poland and abroad.

The Philharmonic Hall frequently hosts concerts by special guests, for example, at major festivals.

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