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Calendar 23 April 2014
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Poster of event, photo from organiser's archive
The Casualties at Lizard King

23 kwietnia do Krakowa powracają muzycy określani mianem "największych irokezów i kolców" na amerykańskiej scenie street punk.

Concerts at St. Peter and Paul’s Church – Cracow Chamber Orchestra of St Maurice

The concerts of classical music are held at St. Peter and Paul’s Church.

Italian Cultural Institute presents

Film screenings at Italian Cultural Institute.

aXes – the New Music Triduum

An international project, combining lectures and concerts to integrate artistic circles and facilitate the exchange of creative thoughts between various musical centres of Eastern, Central and Western Europe.

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).

Ealing Abbey Choir

The concerts will celebrate the canonisation of Blessed John Paul II and will feature the premiere of a new composition - “Ego sum pastor bonus” - by the Polish composer Paweł Łukaszewski.

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.

FI Cinema

Encounters with cinema francophone at French Institute in Kraków.

The Book and The Rose Małopolska Books Days 2014

For 11 years already, at about the time of World Book and Copyright Day, “The Book and The Rose” Małopolska Books Days festival has taken place.
Baranki in Diapers

A cycle of screenings for parents accompanied by small children.

Chopin Concerts in Polonia House

The piano recitals in Polonia House take place regularly throughout the year in Polonia House 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!

Concerts at the Church of Sts Peter and Paul – Classical and Film Music

Orchestra of the City of Krakow presents the most beautiful works of world-famous masters, from Baroque to contemporary music: Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, Morricone, Williams.

Poster of event, photo from organiser's archive
II Directions In Music Nights

Celebrating the 17th anniversary of Harris Piano Jazz Bar, Paweł Kaczmarczyk – one of the most promising young pianists of today – performs between 24 and 26 April; he returns on 3 May to present the most interesting projects from the series Directions in Music.

Kraków Philharmonic: April

In April, the Kraków Philharmonic resounds with works by three very different gentlemen: Ludwig van Beethoven, Giuseppe Verdi and Andrzej Panufnik.

Smolik, photo by Anna Gałuszko
Smolik feat. Skubas and Kasia Kurzawska at Fabryka

On 24 April, as well as lunar sounds, Fabryka hosts Skubas, known for his extraordinary voice, and Katarzyna Kurzawska, vocalist from the group Sofa.

Celebrations of the canonisation of Bl. John Paul II

This year’s Divine Mercy Sunday (27 April 2014) will mark a special occasion. On this day, at St Peter’s Square in the Vatican, Pope Francis will beatify two of his predecessors at the Holy See: John Paul II and John XXIII.

The Love for Three Oranges

An opera with expressive taste and an aroma that floats even over its title alone. An absurd sense of humour, pastiche libretto and flavourful music of Sergei Prokofiev guarantee an unforgettable night with an opera many have heard of but not that many have actually heard it.

Where is the Music? 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.

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The Love for Three Oranges

An opera with expressive taste and an aroma that floats even over its title alone. An absurd sense of humour, pastiche libretto and flavourful music of Sergei Prokofiev guarantee an unforgettable night with an opera many have heard of but not that many have actually heard it.

Hiromi, photo by Sakiko Nomura
20th International Masters and Youngsters, or Jazz in Kraków Festival

Hiromi, Medeski Martin & Wood, Cassandra Wilson, Adam Bałdych, Dominik Wania – they are all stars of the 20th International Young and Old, or Jazz in Kraków Festival, held between 9 and 30 April.

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.

Off Plus Camera 2014

Queer child, identity, assimilation and exclusion, an individual vs. ecosystem - these are the key topics of such sections as "Growing up sideways’", "Eco/Ego" and "Minority report," new propositions in the programme of the OFF PLUS CAMERA festival.

Grób Oskara Kolberga na cmantarzu Rakowickim, fot. Artur Jackowski/Karnet
Year of Oskar Kolberg

22 February 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Oskar Kolberg. To commemorate the occasion, he was selected as the patron of 2014, so let’s find out more about this ethnographer, populariser of Polish folk traditions, musician and composer, scholar of Polish culture and history.

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

Krakow Festival Office, the operator of cultural events at the Kraków Arena hall, along with Nu Coast, Dolphin Touring and Go Ahead Agency, invite you to a Kraków performance of Michael Bublé! On November 4, in the newly opened, hi-tech concert hall, the artist will give his only concert in Poland, which will be a part of his promotional tour for the album To Be Loved.


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