Philharmonic Music Summer 2023

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In the summertime, the Kraków Philharmonic leaves its walls to play in the open-air and among the palms. The repertoire changes as well: we will find ourselves in the old movie theatre, gardens of Spain and golden-era Hollywood. The Philharmonic Music Summer will be reigned by the chamber music played in unusual line-ups: four clarinets, four bassoons, trombones and tuba, percussion duo… Let’s enjoy the summer!

1 July 2023, noon
Consulate General of Austria in Kraków
Żeleński String Quartet:
Jadwiga Bialic – violin
Katarzyna Jawor – violin
Anna Migdał-Chojecka – viola
Alicja Gach – cello
At the Old Movie Theatre
Frederick Loewe My Fair Lady
Glenn Miller Moon Light Serenade
John Kander New York, New York

Henry Mancini Moon River
Leonard Bernstein America
George Gershwin Sumertime
Carlos Gardel Por una cabeza
Nino Rota Romeo and Juliet
Andrew Lloyd Webber The Pahntom at the Opera
Nino Rota The Godfather
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (arr. for string quartet)

8 July 2023, noon
Consulate General of Austria in Kraków
Fitelberg Quartet:
Aleksander Daszkiewicz – violin
Nikola Frankiewicz – violin
Paweł Riess – viola
Jakub Gajownik – cello
Michał Poniżnik – clarinet
Alexander Krein Esquisses Hebraiques Op. 13 for clarinet and string quartet
Jerzy Fitelberg String Quartet No. 1
Alexander Krein Esquisses Hebraiques Op. 12 for clarinet and string quartet
Carl Maria von Weber Clarinet Quintet in B flat major Op. 34

15 July 2023, noon
Botanical Garden, greenhouse
Michał Poniżnik – bass clarinet
Karol Sikora – bass clarinet
Jakub Sztencel – bass clarinet
Bartłomiej Kozina – bass clarinet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Antonio Vivaldi La Primavera
Gioacchino Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia (selection)
Georges Bizet Aragonaise
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphoy in G minor No. 25 K. 183
Claude Debussy Clair de la Lune
Felix Mendelssohn Concert Piece No. 2
Kenneth A. Wilson Variation on a Theme by Paganini
Zequinha de Abreu Tico-Tico
Vittorio Monti Csárdás

22 July 2023, noon
Botanical Garden, greenhouse
Arnold & Frączek Percussion Duo: Tomasz Arnold, Jakub Frączek
Fryderyk Chopin Mazurka in D flat major Op. 30 No. 3
Fryderyk Chopin Mazurka in F minor Op. 7 No. 3
Kazunori Miyake Chain
Tomasz Arnold Navigating the Nocturnes
John Thrower True Colours
Paul Smadbeck Rhythm Song
Fryderyk Chopin Mazurka in B minor Op. 33 No. 4

Fryderyk Chopin Mazurka in B major Op. 56 No. 1
David Friedman/Dave Samuels Carousel

29 July 2023, noon
Botanical Garden, greenhouse
Beata Kraska-Kosiara – soprano
Nadia Mazur – flamenco dance
Jesus Fajardo – flamenco vocal
Jakub Wagner – flamenco guitar
Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Georges Bizet Sérénade espagnole
Agustín Lara Granada
Federico García Lorca Sevillanas del siglo VIII

Manuel de Falla:

  • El pano moruno
  • Seguidilla murciana
  • Asturiana
  • Tangos de Malaga

Federico García Lorca El cafe de Chinitas, Nana de Sevilla
Izaac Albeniz Asturias
Tarantos flamenco
Federico Garcia Lorca La Tarrara
Manuel de Falla Danse espagnole from the opera La vida breve, arr. Fritz Kresiler
Vincenzo de Chiara La spagnola
Alegrias flamenco
Fernando Obradors El Vito
Leo Caerts Viva España

5 August 2023, noon
Botanical Garden, greenhouse
Bassoon quartet:
Zdzisław Bogacz
Wojciech Turek
Adam Mróz
Marcin Krakowski
Leroy Anderson Bassoonist holiday
Julius Fučik Thunder and Blazes

Peter Jansen

  • Drei Stucke fur Fagottquintett
  • Vier karikaturen fur Fagottquintett

Mátiás Seiber

  • Foxtrott
  • Medley
  • 2 Tanze

Fritz Kreisler

  • Liebesfreud
  • Liebeslied
  • Schön Rosmarin

Edward Grieg In the Hall oft he Mountain King
Wolfgang Hofmann Elefanten Serenade
Bert Reisfeld Mein kleiner, grüner Kaktus

12 August 2023, noon
Botanical Garden, greenhouse
Brass Riders:
Andrzej Tkaczyk – trombone
Tomasz Stolarczyk – trombone
Tomasz Gajewski – trombone
Jarosław Jastrzębski – tuba
Polish Film Music (arr. Tomasz Stolarczyk)
Jerzy Matuszkiewicz Stawka większa niż życie
Jerzy Matuszkiewicz Alternatywy 4
Andrzej Kurylewicz Polskie drogi
Jerzy Matuszkiewicz Poszukiwany poszukiwana
Jerzy Matuszkiewicz Janosik
Włodzimierz Korcz 07 zgłoś się
Henryk Kuźniak Vabank
Jerzy Matuszkiewicz Czterdziestolatek

19 August 2023, noon
Botanical Garden, greenhouse
Katarzyna Guran – soprano
Anna Bober – alto
Patryk Wyborski – baritone
Magdalena Di Blasi – flute
Marek Gumiela – horn
Michał Poniżnik – bass clarinet
Marta Czepielowska – viola
Błażej Michna – viola
Marta Nagawiecka – cello
Song of the Hollywood Golden Era

  • Anything Goes
  • Time After Time
  • My Favourite Things
  • Days of Wine and Roses
  • My Foolish Heart
  • Isn’t It Romantic
  • It Had to Be You
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • As Time Goes By
  • Moon River
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • At Last
  • The Things We Did Last Summer
  • Come Fly with Me
  • Manhattan

26 August 2023, noon
Botanical Garden, greenhouse
Mili Morena – vocal
Tadeusz Leśniak – piano
Tomas Celis Sanchez – percussion
String Quartet Archi:
Anna Hara-Pióro, Bogusława Ziegelheim – violin
Błażej Michna – viola
Agata Sanchez Martos – cello
Songs from the repertoire of the Buena Vista Social Club:
Chan Chan, El Cuarto de Tula, Para alegrar corazones, Enamorada, Blue Salsa, Guantanamera

Concerts in the greenhouse – organisational info

  • The holders of the tickets for the concerts at the greenhouse are entitled to visit the Botanocal Garden on the same day.
  • Due to the production requirements the visibility from the last rows of the audience can be restricted.
  • The average temperature range at the greenhouse is 24–26 degrees Celcius with humidity level of around 50%.
  • The organisers kindly ask he participants of the concert to take a bottle of water with them.



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