Philharmonic Music Summer 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 6:30 PM

  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 6:30 PM

The Kraków Philharmonic summer concerts at the Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace present unusual lineups of chamber musicians and composers rarely performed during regular concerts. The cycle opens on 5 July with classical elegance during an evening of arias and duets from Mozart’s operas (if là ci darem la mano, everything will be tranquillo e placido!). On 12 July, the Musica Graziosa trio takes us on a fantastic journey with the concert Music in the Mirror of Time, resounding with works by composers such as Jacques Ibert, Bohuslav Martinů and Johann Joachim Quantz. On 19 July, Agnieszka Kaczmarek-Bialic (harp) and Mariusz Pędziałek (oboe) perform music by French, Italian and Spanish composers and Witold Lutosławski, while on 26 July we will hear sonatas for double bass and basso continuo with Włodzimierz Gazdeczka on double bass and Paulina Tkaczyk on harpsichord. On 2 August, we will hear a bassoon quartet presenting psychedelic dance numbers, including the stunning March to the Scaffold from Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. On 9 August, we will immerse ourselves in music for wind instruments with the Kraków Philharmonic Reed Trio presenting a programme featuring Mozart’s Divertimento in B major KV 229 and contemporary compositions. 16 August flies the stars and stripes banner: we will hear works by Gershwin and Bernstein arranged for a string quartet, as well as Dvořák’s “American” String Quartet in F major. 23 August also features string instruments and early music compositions: a viol ensemble presents works dating from between the 16th and 18th centuries, mainly penned by English composers. The final concert of the cycle (30 August) centres around piano music, once again with string accompaniment. The artists appear as a piano quartet and quintet with works by Mozart, Noskowski and Nowakowski.

Igor Kuranda, Karnet magazine

5 July 2017, 6:30pm
Arias and duets from Mozart's operas

Katarzyna Guran – soprano
Maciej Drużkowski – baritone
Agnieszka Ignaszewska-Magiera – piano

12 July 2017, 6:30pm
Music in the Mirror of Time

Musica Graziosa:
Magdalena Di Blasi – flute
Paulina Tkaczyk – harpsichord
Michał Skicki – violin

Jacques Ibert – Deux Interludes
Jef Vanvinckenroye – Gioberney – Suite
Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer – Le Vertigo Premier Livre
Johann Joachim Quantz – Sonata in E flat major no. 348
Teresa Frączkiewicz-Kirkov – Fantasie for flute, violin and harpsichord
Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska – Musique ancienne
Bohuslav Martinů – Promenades H. 274    
Georges Migot – Trio for flute, violin and harpsichord

19 July 2017, 6:30pm

Mariusz Pędziałek – oboe
Agnieszka Kaczmarek-Bialic – harp

Jean-Baptiste Loeillet de Gant – Suite in E minor
Claude Debussy – Quatre pieces
Witold Lutosławski – Three fragments
Bernard Andres – Algues
Joan Manen – Five Spanish Dances

26 July 2017, 6:30pm

Włodzimierz Gazdeczka – double bass
Paulina Tkaczyk – harpsichord

Henry Eccles – Sonata in A minor for double bass and basso continuo
Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrac Royer – Les Marche des Scythes for harpsichord
Attilio Ariosti – Sonata in A major
Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrac Royer – Le Vertigo for harpsichord
Johann Sebastian Bach – Sonata for harpsichord and viol in D major BWV 1028

2 August 2017, 6:30pm

Bassoon quartet:
Wojciech Turek
Zdzisław Bogacz
Adam Mróz
Marcin Krakowski

Johann Sebastian Bach – Concerto in A minor BWV 593                                                
Michel Corette – ConcertoLe Phenix
Geoffrey Keating – Dance Hall Suite
Helmut Sadler – Drei Burlesken
Hector Berlioz – Symphonie fantastiqueMarch

9 August 2017, 6:30pm

Kraków Philharmonic Reed Trio:
Mariusz Pędziałek – oboe
Jan Cielecki – clarinet
Zdzisław Bogacz – bassoon

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Divertimento in B major KV 229
Aleksander Tansman – Suite pour Trio d’Anches
Jacques Ibert – Cinq Pieces en Trio
Libor Sima – 5 Miniaturen

16 August 2017, 6:30pm

Jadwiga Bialic – violin
Katarzyna Białowolska– violin
Anna Migdał-Chojecka – viola
Alicja Holewa – cello

Antonín Dvořák – String Quartet in F major Op. 96  
George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue for string quartet, Summertime for string quartet
Leonard Bernstein – America from West Side Story for string quartet

23 August 2017, 6:30pm

Consort of viols:
Mateusz Kowalski – viola da gamba
Justyna Rekść-Raubo – treble viol and viola da gamba
Aleksandra Buczyńska – viola da gamba
Agata Sanchez Martos – viola da gamba
Łukasz Madej – violone

Anonymus (Kremsier, 17Jhdt.)
Eustache du Caurroy – Fantasia no. 6
Michael East – Fantasia a 3
John Hingestone – Fantasia
Thomas Tomkins – In Nomine
Tobias Hume – A Spanish Humor
Orlando Gibbons – Fantasia no. 1
Willam Byrd – In Nomine, Fantasia a 4
Alfonso Ferrabosco – Fantasia a 4
Michel Corrette – Concert "Le Phenix"
David Funck – Structurae di Viola di Gambicae

30 August 2017, 6:30pm

Milena Kędra – piano
Katarzyna Białowolska – violin
Janusz Pisarski – viola
Barbara Łypik-Sobaniec – cello
Grzegorz Frankowski – double bass

Zygmunt Noskowski – Piano Quartet in D minor Op. 8
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Quartet in G minor KV 478
Józef Nowakowski – Piano Quintet in E flat major Op. 17

Other: open air event

The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace

ul. Kanonicza 17

The fascinating sculpture of Madonna from Krużlowa from the early 15th century is but one of the fine examples of art of bygone Poland that can be admired in the beautiful mansion (often referred to as a palace) at the foot of the Hill.

Situated in the vicinity of Wawel Castle, the Gothic-Renaissance mansion was built early in the 16th century from the funds of a diplomat and patron of arts, Bishop Erazm Ciołek. It boasts two permanent exhibitions presenting the art of bygone Poland from the 12th to the 18th centuries, and also the art of the Orthodox Church from the territory of the bygone Commonwealth of Poland–Lithuania. One of the most important exhibits is Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, a depiction hewn from stone by Wit Stwosz (Veit Stoss), the artist of the magnificent high altar at St Mary’s Church, transferred from the cemetery that once surrounded the church. One of the most captivating pieces of this exhibition, which brings together a great deal of works of sacred art from the churches, monasteries, and convents in Małopolska, is the sculpture of Our Lady with Infant Jesus from Krużlowa. dating back to the early 15th century. One room is devoted to ancient Polish funerary customs and traditions: unique portraits fixed to coffins, a griffin-shaped catafalque, mourning banners, and liturgical vestments are a fascinating testimony to Sarmatian rituals and customs. In turn, the collection of icons presented in the museum is one of the most ancient and precious collections of Orthodox paintings in Central and Eastern Europe. The warehouse in the vaults is where copies of precious architectural sculptures from all over Poland, notably Wawel Cathedral and Kraków’s Church of St Mary’s, are stored.

Tickets: normal PLN 9, concessions  PLN 5, family PLN 19, admission free on Sunday

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