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Calendar 25 October 2014
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Madame Butterfly

The tragic story of Cio-Cio San, the Japanese woman unhappily in love with an American, has for years remained at number one on the list of the most gladly performed opera works in North America and occupies a similar position in ratings all over the world.

HMG Festival 2014

New international and Polish music will be performed during the festival, with special emphasis on Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and other Polish composers’ influence on musical culture.

fot. archiwum Filharmonii
Musical Tales. Philharmonic concerts for children

Concerts for children – organised by the Kraków Philharmonic – are the encounters with classical music designed especially for kindergarten and primary school-age children.

Kraków WOW

On Saturday 25 October, the fair of fashion, accessories and toys is held. Forum Przestrzenie becomes a unique zone of children’s design!

International Book Fair in Krakow

The Book Fair in Krakow as of its 18th edition will be known as the International Book Fair in Krakow.

4th Days of Music: Andrzej Panufnik

In October 2014, on the occasion of the100th anniversary of the birth of Andrzej Panufnik, the Academy of Music in Kraków presents a review of some of his most renowned compositions.

Drugie Życie Książki, fot. Robert Słuszniak,
Second Life of a Book 2014

Because the campaign has expanded significantly and attracts hundreds of participants each month, at your request, we are changing its location to a larger one. From the coming year forward, we will meet at the Tourist Services Centre (ul. Powiśle 11).

Piwnica pod Baranami Cabaret

The legendary Kraków's cabaret – Piwnica pod Baranami – possesses an unusual charm. Beware, it can cast a spell!

6th Conrad Festival – Shared Worlds

What do Paul Auster, Franz Kafka, Olga Tokarczuk, Boris Akunin and Koziołek Matołek have in common? The 6th Conrad Festival in Kraków!

Screen and Sound Fest. Let’s See The Music 2014

The Screen & Sound Fest. – Let’s See the Music, first held in March 2013, creates a platform combining artists’ visual imaginations with the world of symphonic music.

Kraków Philharmonic: October

Philharmonic October will be about chamber music. It also will be about symphony music. Or it will be about choral music . Actually, it will be about anything you want it to be.

Photo by Artur Żyrkowski
Concerts at St Adalbert's Church

Programme of the concerts is composed of best known classical pieces as well as the most popular film melodies.

Literacka ławeczka, fot. arch. KBF
City Codes

UNESCO’s decision in 1995 to hail 23 April as World Book and Copyright Day stresses the universal values of books and reading. Kraków feels the same – in fact, in late October 2013, the city was awarded the prestigious title of UNESCO City of Literature. Seize the day!

Folk Show at Jama Michalika

Meeting with Polish folklore, traditional and culture: see beautiful folk dances and costumes, listen to traditional Polish songs. During the show you can also try typical Polish dishes.

Kraków Folk Music Show at Tradycyja Restaurant

An opportunity to become familiar with polish traditions and its cuisine. Experience and enjoy the show of all Polish national dances such performed by professional group LajkFolk dressed in traditional Polish colorful costumes.

Anathema, photo from club's archive
Anathema at Studio

In recent years, Anathema have been enchanting reality with their vast, trance atmospheres and expansive arrangements.

Ad radices musicae 2014

The tradition returns. Octava Ensemble presents a cycle of every-month meetings with sacral early music, that return to its roots, to its very source.

Fot. arch. zespołu
20 Years of Wieniawa Orchestra

This year, the ensemble celebrates its 20th anniversary. To celebrate, the band and its leader Jarosław Ignaszak perform on 26 October at the Kraków Philharmonic during the concert Towards Kraków.

Concerts at St Martin's

Concerts of early music in St Martin's Church, organised by the Polish Bach Society, are held once a month – on the last Sunday of the month. The performers playng at St Martin's are renowned artists as well as by the standing out students of the Academy of Music in Kraków.

Klezmer Concerts at Isaac Synagogue

The concerts are an artistic attempt to preserve the heritage of Kazimierz, an area that once flourished with the Jewish culture and tradition. They offer a unique possibility of meeting the Jewish culture and tradition at its very source!

Chopin Concerts at the Bonerowski Palace

Concerts dedicated to the oeuvre of Fryderyk Chopin – iconic Polish composer, the genius of the piano.

Recitals of classical music at St Giles' Church

The little church of St Giles, situated at the foot of Wawel Hill, becomes in the scenery of classical chamber music concerts.

Chopin Concerts at Wierzynek Restaurant

Chopin's etudes, nocturnes, mazurkas and polonaises, as well as works by Liszt, Mendelssohn or Schumann, performed by young, talented, Kraków pianists at the Renaissance Hall of the legendary Wierzynek Restaurant.

Czech Music

Works by Dvořák, Smetana, Janáček, Martinů, Voříšek and Novak will resound performed students and lecturers of the Academy of Music in Kraków. Special guest of the event will be Czech pianist and teacher Prof. Radoslav Kvapil.

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Opera Rara 2014

Handel, Gluck, Rameau and Hasse. Admeto, Paride ed Elena, Les Boréades and Piramo e Tisbe. Il Complesso Barocco, Capella Cracoviensis, Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble and Europa Galante. Four masters of Baroque composition, four masterpieces and four excellent performances.

Poster of event, photo from organiser's archive
Slash at Kraków Arena

Top hat, a mass of black curls, a cigarette in his mouth – it’s an unforgettable image. Slash, the former guitarist with Guns N’Roses and Velvet Revolver and icon of the rock scene, appears on 20 November at the Kraków Arena.

Poster of event, photo from organiser's archive
Jack White at Stara Zajezdnia

On 12 November, the artist appears during two low-key concerts at Stara Zajezdnia in Kazimierz.

photo from organisers archives
Paul Simon & Sting at Kraków Arena

Sting & Paul Simon, two of music’s most prolific and seminal artists, will bring their critically-acclaimed On Stage Together tour to Europe in 2015.

Dominik Przygodzki, fot. arch. autora
Architecture of the Imagination

Dominik Przygodzki – a man with broad horizons. Architect, co-creator of designs for the redevelopment of the Main Market Square, the Rynek Underground and New Sukiennice, propagator of the Critical Mass cycling event in Kraków, creator of many corporate brands, and more recently designer.

Plakat koncertu, fot. arch. organizatora
Katy Perry at Kraków Arena

Following the huge success of her current UK shows, that have seen rave reviews from fans and critics alike, global superstar Katy Perry has today announced that she will be heading back to Europe in 2015, hitting 18 countries with her stunning ‘Prismatic World Tour’ show.

9th Krakow Jazz Autumn

Lovers of free jazz probably don’t mind the passing of the summer so much – after all, the best is still to come! The programme of the 9th Kraków Jazz Autumn features scores of unforgettable concerts, most of which are Polish premieres of the latest achievements of leading musicians on the improvisation scene.

Plakat koncertu, fot. arch. organizatora
Michael Bublé at Kraków Arena

Michael Bublé, the Canadian jazz and pop vocalist and actor, appears at the Kraków Arena on 4 November as part of his tour promoting his latest album To Be Loved.

6th Conrad Festival – Shared Worlds

What do Paul Auster, Franz Kafka, Olga Tokarczuk, Boris Akunin and Koziołek Matołek have in common? The 6th Conrad Festival in Kraków!

Dragon Swing: Lindy Hop Underground 2014

The ground will tremble in November! The 5th Dragon Swing: Lindy Underground – International Lindy Hop Festival takes us back in time to the interwar period – it’s bound to sweep even the most committed wallflowers off their feet.

Photo by K. Miura
Recital by Nikolai Demidenko

Prick up your ears, fans of masterful piano performance: on 22 November, the Kraków Philharmonic welcomes Nikolai Demidenko!

Screen and Sound Fest. Let’s See The Music 2014

The Screen & Sound Fest. – Let’s See the Music, first held in March 2013, creates a platform combining artists’ visual imaginations with the world of symphonic music.

Plakat koncertu, fot. arch. organizatora
Elton John at Kraków Arena

Sir Elton John, one of the most colourful personalities in the pop music world, appears at Kraków Arena on 5 November!

Plakat festiwalu, fot. arch. organizatora
59th Kraków Zaduszki All Souls Jazz Festival

It all started exactly 60 years ago in Kraków. On 1 November 1954, at the gym in a primary school at Królowej Jadwigi Street, jazz musicians and fans from all over the country met during a closed event.

20 Years of Sinfonietta Cracovia – From the New World

On 23 November, Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra presents a concert at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre to celebrate its 20 years jubilee!

Sacrum Profanum 2014

The 12th Sacrum Profanum Festival brings together two distant musical worlds – classical and alternative – like an artistic Large Hadron Collider. What kind of energy will be released through such a confrontation? We’ll find out between 14 and 20 September.

Karol Radziszewski, America Is Not Ready For This, 2012, video, 67 min, courtesy of the artist
Are You Ready for This?

MOCAK’s event of autumn is the exhibition Julian Opie. Sculptures, Paintings, Films. One of the most readily recognisable British artists has prepared new works especially for the exhibition. That’s one – although not only – reason to visit museum at Lipowa street.

21. IFF Etiuda&Anima

The event, created and directed by Bogusław Zmudziński, juxtaposes the works by students of film and art schools the world over with the achievements of creators of artistic animations – professionals, students, and independent artists.

Beauty and the Beast on Ice at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre

Romance, tragedy, drama and magic as Beauty Belle falls in love with the Beast and breaks the spell on the cursed Prince...

Bryan Adams at Kraków Arena

Krakow Festival Office – the operator of cultural events at the Krakow Arena – along with Nova Music, Dolphin Touring and Go Ahead Agency are pleased to announce that Bryan Adams will come to Poland on his concert tour on the 30th anniversary of his Reckless album and will perform at the Krakow Arena on 16th December!


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