4 Traditions Festival

Friday, April 21, 2023 - Friday, April 28, 2023

  • Friday, April 21, 2023 - Friday, April 28, 2023

Four Different Worlds…
…and the universal language of music! The Kraków Philharmonic welcomes back the 4 Traditions Festival, exploring the sounds of the Russian Orthodox Church, Judaism, the Middle East and Christianity to remind us that in centuries past, these diverse cultural circles intertwined and mingled in Poland. They are Lesya Dychko’s Solemn Liturgy, written more than 20 years ago, but still fascinating with its novelty and originality, a concert by Klezmorim Trio, polyphonic music from Georgia performed by the Basiani ensemble, and Karolina Cicha & Spółka’s project Karaim Music Map. The festival finale resounds with Bolesław Szabelski’s Concerto grosso, Andrzej Panufnik’s Sinfonia sacra penned for the celebrations marking the millennium of Christianity in Poland (on the 60th anniversary of its compositions) and Piano Concerto by Józef Koffler, Poland’s first composer to employ dodecaphony, featuring a solo part performed by Adam Kośmieja.

21 April 2023, 7:30pm
22 April 2023, 6pm
Kraków Philharmonic Choir
Piotr Piwko – choirmaster
Alexander Humala – conductor
Lesya Dychko Solemn Liturgy
Tickets: PLN 30-65

23 April 2023, 6pm
Klezmorim Trio:
Karolina Stasiowska – viola, vocal
Marcin Wiercioch – accordion
Piotr Południak – double bass
In programme: music of Jewish tradition
Tickets: PLN 25-50

25 April 2023, 7:30pm
Basiani (Georgia)
In programme: Eastern tradition on music
Tickets: PLN 25-70

27 April 2023, 7:30pm
Karolina Cicha & Spółka:
Karolina Cicha – accordion, keyboards
Patrycja Betley – percussion instruments, vocal
Karolina Matuszkiewicz – kamancheh, violin, vocal
Mateusz Szemraj – cimbalom, saz, oud, mandola
Michał Kuliczenko – vocal
Mariola Abkowicz, chairperson of the Polish Karaim Association – introduction
Karaim Music Map
Tickets: PLN 25-50

28 April 2023, 7:30pm
Adam Kośmieja – piano
Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra
Sebastian Perłowski – conductor
Bolesław Szabelski Concerto grosso for symphonic orchestra
Józef Koffler Piano Concerto Op. 13
Andrzej Panufnik Sinfonia Sacra
Tickets: PLN 30-65

Other: acceptable for people with disabilities

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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