55th Organ Music Days

Thursday, December 1, 2022, 7:30 PM

  • Thursday, December 1, 2022, 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, December 4, 2022, 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 10, 2022, 6:00 PM

For Stanisław Moniuszko, the religious works came from the heart – they are a demonstration of his deepest personal feelings. In the frames of the 55th Organ Music Days, the Kraków Philharmonic presents a beautiful Latin Mass in D flat major, one of the last works penned by Polish composer.

At the same time, Moniuszko’s work will be a perfect example of a successful relationship between the greatest of the instruments and human voice which are the focus of this year’s Organ Music Days, one of the oldest organ festivals in Poland.

1 December 2022, 7:30pm
Angels’s Songs
Johann Sebastian Bach Piece d’orgue BWV 572
Gabriel Fauré Tantum ergo Op. 65
César Franck Chorale in B minor FWV 39
Frank Ticheli Earth Song
Arvo Pärt My Heart's in the Highlands
Ola Gjeilo Ave Generosa
Mieczysław Surzyński Improvisations s Święty Boże Op. 38

Felix Mendelssohn Motets from Op. 39: No. 1 Veni Domine; No. 2 Laudate Pueri Dominum
Sei Terre:
Joanna Stawarska
– soprano
Katarzyna Guran – soprano
Anna Zawisza – soprano
Joanna Święszek – mezzo-soprano
Aleksandra Kalicka – alto
Anna Bober – alto
Michał Białko – organ

4 December 2022, 6pm
Feliks Nowowiejski Organ Symphony No. 2 in G minor Op. 45, I. Preludio festivo
Johann Sebastian Bach Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 731

Mieczysław Surzyński Capriccio in F sharp minor Op. 36
Mateusz Rzewuski Improvisation Andante in the Romantic Style
Johannes Brahms Prelude and Fugue in G minor WoO 10

Mateusz Rzewuski Improvisation: Scherzo symphonique
Camille Saint-Saëns The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals (transcription: A. Guilmant)

Marcel Dupré Prelude and Fugue in G minor Op. 7 No. 3
Mateusz Rzewuski – organ

4 December 2022, 6pm
Church of the Holy Spirit in Żabno
Hanna Zalewska – organ
Dietrich Buxtehude Passacaglia d BuxWV 161
Johann Sebastian Bach Choral Prelude “Wir glauben all’ an einem Gott”, BWV 680, Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582
Witold Zalewski – organ
Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 572, Choral Prelude “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland”, BWV 659
Mieczysław Surzyński Improvisations on the theme of Polish sacral song Święty Boże Op. 38
Louis Vierne Carillon de Westminster

10 December 2022, 6pm
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki Zdrowaś bądź Maryja Op. 54
Marek Pawełek Improvisation
Stanisław Moniuszko Mass in D flat major 
Lidia Sosnowska – soprano
Dobromiła Lebiecka – alto
Tomasz Świerczek – tenor
Maciej Drużkowski – bass
Kraków Philharmonic Choir 
Piotr Piwko – choirmaster
Marek Pawełek – organ
Włodzimierz Siedlik – conductor

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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