Kraków Philharmonic Oratorio Concert

Sunday, October 10, 2021, 6:00 PM

  • Sunday, October 10, 2021, 6:00 PM

The Kraków Philharmonic presents a work widely regarded as one of the supreme achievements of classical music. Alberto Basso summarizes it as follows:

“The Mass in B minor is the consecration of a whole life: started in 1733 for "diplomatic" reasons, it was finished in the very last years of Bach's life, when he had already gone blind. This monumental work is a synthesis of every stylistic and technical contribution the Cantor of Leipzig made to music. But it is also the most astounding spiritual encounter between the worlds of Catholic glorification and the Lutheran cult of the cross.”

Johann Sebastian Bach Mass in B minor BWV 232

Aldona Bartnik – soprano
Jolanta Kowalska-Pawlikowska – soprano
Ewa Wolak – alto
Maciej Gocman – tenor
Jarosław Bręk – bass
Kraków Philharmonic Choir
Baroque Orchestra of the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków

Piotr Piwko – choirmaster
Stanisław Krawczyński – conductor 

Concert forms a part of the Musical Bridges project.

Other: acceptable for people with disabilities

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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