Szymanowski / Poland / World Festival 2022


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The key word of this year’s Szymanowski / Poland / World Festival is song. Therefore the programme features intimae and ascetic Three Lullabies, set to Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz poems and Symphony No. 3 “The Song of the Night” for orchestra, tenor and choir, a musical setting of a poem by the 13th-century Persian mystic Jalal ud-Din Rumi translated by Polish poet and friend of the composer Tadeusz Miciński. The Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of and Ameircam conductor Richard Rosenberg join soloists Urszula Kryger and Randall Bills in Mahler’s orchestral song cycle Das Lied von der Erde.

The programme focused on music from Central and Eastern Europe presents works by Janáček, Berger, Bartók, Zeljenka and Polish composers: besides Szymanowski also his friend Grzegorz Fitelberg, Ludomir Różycki and Witold Lutosławski. The festival closes with Krzysztof Penderecki’s Kaddish performed by Gerard Edery, one of the world’s foremost experts in the music of the Sephardic Diaspora. The final concert of the festival with such renowned performers as soprano Iwona Hossa and violinist Jakub Jakowicz will serve as the inauguration of the new artistic season of the Kraków Philharmonic.

3 September 2022, 6pm
Joanna Konarzewska
– violin
Michał Francuz
– piano
Rafał Kwiatkowski
– cello
Grzegorz Fitelberg Piano Trio in F minor Op. 10
Ludomir Różycki Rhapsody in D minor Op. 33 for piano, violin and cello

Tickets: PLN 40/30

10 September 2022, 6pm
Honorary Patronage of the Consul General of the republic of Slovakia in Kraków, Dr. Tomáš Kašaj
Slovak Chamber Orchestra
Leoš Janáček Suite for string orchestra
Ottorino Respighi Suite No. 3 “Ancient Airs and Dances”
Ilja Zeljenka Musica Slovaca for violin and string orchestra set to folk songs from Čičmany
Roman Berger Songs from Zaolzie
Witold Lutosławski Five Folk Melodies
Béla Bartók Romanian Dances
Tickets: PLN 30-65

23 September 2022, 7:30pm
24 September 2022, 6pm
Urszula Kryger
– alto
Randall Bills – tenor
Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra
Richard Rosenberg
– conductor
Karol Szymanowski Three Lullabies Op. 48 (transcr. Jan Krenz)
Gustav Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Tickets: PLN 30-65

30 September 2022, 7:30pm
1 October 2022, 7:30pm
Inauguration of the 2022/2023 Kraków Philharmonic artistic season
Iwona Hossa – soprano
Rafał Bartmiński – tenor
Gerard Edery – tenor
Jakub Jakowicz – violin
Sławomir Holland – recitation
Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Piotr Piwko
– choimaster
Alexander Humala – conductor
Karol Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 Op. 35
Karol Szymanowski Symfonia No. „Song of the Night ” Op. 27
Krzysztof Penderecki Kaddish
Tickets: PLN 30-65



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