Kraków Philharmonic Oratorio Concert

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 7:30 PM

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021, 7:30 PM

Time and place: 18th century, in the Tatra mountains; the title character: highlander robber-band chieftain (tenor). The opera Janek, prepared in the concert version by the Kraków Philharmionic under the baton of Sebastian Perłowski, makes strong references to the esthetics of Italian verismo style. The Polish composer reached to it encouraged by the stunning success of two verismo highlights: Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (which provided a remote paradigm for Janek) and Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci. The opera premiered in 1900 at the Municipal Theatre in Lviv (it honoured the opening of a new building), therefore it’s symbolic that we will hear it in the interpretation of Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra.

Władysław Żeleński Janek (concert version)

Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra
Sebastian Perłowski – conductor

Photo: Municipal Theatre in Lviv on a postcard from 1905

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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