Stars with Sinfonietta: Rafael Payare

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7:00 PM

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7:00 PM

The Sinfonietta Cracovia is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Since its foundation, the orchestra has worked with acclaimed musicians including Antoni Wit, Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, Gidon Kremer, Gábor Boldoczki, Xavier de Maistre and Mischa Maisky. And it celebrates its anniversary in fine company: the concert held as part of the cycle Stars with Sinfonietta (18 September, ICE Kraków) is conducted by Rafael Payare.

The Venezuelan maestro started off as assistant of Gustavo Dudamel and Claudio Abbado, and launched his international career following his victory in the prestigious Malko Competition in Copenhagen in 2012. He continues to confirm his class with his ongoing collaborations with orchestras from the UK, the US, France, Denmark and Sweden. He has been serving as honorary guest conductor of Sinfonietta Cracovia since 2017. Under his baton the ensemble performs a fascinating collection of 20th century works: Penderecki’s Serenade for string orchestra, Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosis and Schönberg’s symphonic poem Verklärte Nacht.

ICE Kraków Congress Centre

ul. Konopnickiej 17

A modern venue hosting concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, congresses, conferences, and other prestigious cultural and community events.

The multifunctional ICE Kraków Congress Centre is one of the most attractively situated and designed venues of this type in Europe. Opened in 2014, the modern venue hosts concerts, theatrical productions, exhibitions, congresses, conferences, and other prestigious cultural and community events. The high standard of the building has ranked it among the most exclusive and award-winning congress centres in Europe.

The ICE Kraków offers three impressive halls: Auditorium, Theatre, and Chamber with 2000, 600, and 300 seats respectively, plus an additional complex of conference halls. Its pride and hallmark is the all-glass three-storey lobby opening onto the Vistula and offering a magnificent view of Wawel and the Church “on the Rock”.

An InfoKraków city information point on the premises.

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