4 Traditions Festival

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - Saturday, May 11, 2024

  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - Saturday, May 11, 2024

Music explores myriad languages, nationalities and cultures, yet the emotions it dresses up in sounds are universal to us all. That’s the message of the 4 Traditions Festival prepared by the Kraków Philharmonic, exploring various cultural circles once comprising the Commonwealth – and even stepping beyond its borders. Urszula Makosz sings songs of Sephardic Jews in the programme Mi amor, mi alegria, the Etnos Ensemble brings sounds of the Balkans with all their Eastern and Western influences, while the Moravski Chamber Choir from Kyiv presents music of the Orthodox Church. Polish culture is represented by symphonic poems from the turn of the 20th century: Zygmunt Noskowski’s The Steppe and Mieczysław Karłowicz’s The Returning Waves performed by the Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Sebastian Perłowski.

7 May 2024, 7:30pm

in programme: Mykola Dyletsky, Mykola Leontovych, Kyrylo Stetsenko, Olena Radko, Tatiana Yashvili, Yevhen Stankovych, Stanislaw Ludkiewicz, Wolodymyr Wolontyr

Moravski Chamber Choir 

8 May 2024, 7:30pm

Mi amor, mi alegria – Sephardic songs

Urszula Makosz – vocal
Paweł Pierzchała – piano 
Michał Półtorak – violin, mandolin
Krzysztof Cyran – guitar
Sławomir Berny – percussion instruments
Michael Jones – violin, viola, djembe, ravanhuta

9 May 2024, 7:30pm

Konrad Merta Shisha
Piotr Gach Kometa
U plavu zoru
Night in the Garden of Eden (trad. Klezmer song)
Longa Shahnaz (trad. Turkish song)
Hijaz Mandira (trad. Turkish song)
Dwa serduszka (trad. Polish song)
Hutulca din brodina (trad. Moldavian song)

Bartosz Pacan – clarinet
Konrad Merta – accordion 
Piotr Gach – cello
Michał Kapczuk – double bass
Przemysław Pacan – percussion instruments

10 May 2024, 7:30pm
11 May 2024, 6pm

Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa Prélude et Grande Fugue „La Catastrophe” for symphony orchestra, boy soprano and harp
Zygmunt Noskowski The Steppe Op. 66
Władysław Żeleński Romance in F major Op. 40 for cello and orchestra
Mieczysław Karłowicz The Returning Waves Op. 9

Irena Czubek-Davidson – harp
Michał Dąbek – cello
Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra
Sebastian Perłowski – conductor

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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