The Creation

Friday, December 8, 2017, 7:30 PM

  • Friday, December 8, 2017, 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017, 6:00 PM

Rumour has it that Joseph Haydn was inspired by Handel’s Messiah. The Austrian composer heard it for the first time during a trip to England. He was already 65 years old, with a wealth of achievements, and yet he was said to have felt as though he knew nothing about composition, and had to start his musical education from the very beginning.

This is the story behind The Creation oratorio, an expansive hymn devoted to nature created by the hand of God. But you can forget dull descriptions of the natural world: Haydn uses sounds to masterfully illustrate each scene, from the renowned musical version of chaos in the prelude, through the warmth of the rising sun, to the roar of the lion and the delight of the inhabitants of the Garden of Eden in the world around them.

Joseph Haydn The Creation

Paulina Boreczko – soprano
Nicholas Sharratt – tenor
Sebastian Szumski – bass
Jacek Kociuban – cello
Andrzej Zawisza – harpsichord
Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Andrzej Kosendiak – conductor
Teresa Majka-Pacanek – choirmaster


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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