NewsKrakow as a Christmas Gift – Christmas passes already available for purchase
Add date: Monday, 2 December 2013
What kind of present would you like to find under the Christmas tree? What would please you the most? Instead of yet another bottle of perfume or jewellery, we say: it is worth investing in culture, and the highest quality culture at that! Just like every year, we offer the Kraków pod choinkę (Krakow as a Christmas Gift) Christmas passes to all music lovers out there. All those who decide to buy them will be the first to be guaranteed seats at selected festivals organised by the Krakow Festival Office. A limited series of passes to the following festivals went on sale today: the Misteria Paschalia pass (the 15th-21st of April 2014; price: PLN 600), the Sacrum Profanum pass (the 14th-21st of September 2014; price: PLN 400), and the FMF – Film Music Festival in Krakow pass (August-September 2014; price: PLN 250).
Add date: Friday, 29 November 2013
On the 12th of December, a great musical celebration will take place in Krakow as part of the Opera Rara series: the world premiere of Francesco Maria Veracini's opera Adriano in Siria. It is an opera unheard for nearly 300 years. It returns to concert halls thanks to outstanding Fabio Biondi and the Europa Galante group. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Don't miss it!The master’s birthday
Add date: Saturday, 23 November 2013
An outstanding composer and Krakow’s Honorary Citizen, Krzysztof Penderecki, is celebrating his 80th birthday today. Therefore, we would like to invite you to a premiere screening of a documentary entitled Penderecki. Droga przez labirynt [Penderecki. A Road through the Labyrinth] which will take place this Monday (the 25th of November) at the Kijów.Centrum cinema.Born to be a composer
Add date: Friday, 22 November 2013
“I started composing at a young age. When I turned 16, I already had a heavy suitcase filled with my pieces. My father found a theoretician of music in Krakow, Professor Skołyszewski, who was to evaluate the level of my works. I brought him the suitcase and he asked me to leave it with him and return in two days. When I came back, he told me that I was born to be a composer. I agreed without any hesitation. He also told me to give up the violin, because anyone can learn to play the violin, while very few can be composers,” Krzysztof Penderecki tells Jacek Nizinkiewicz in an interview in Rzeczpospolita.Penderecki. Droga przez labirynt
Add date: Monday, 18 November 2013
This coming Monday (the 25th of November) – two days after Krzysztof Penderecki's 80th birthday – we would like to invite everyone to the Kijów.Centrum cinema for the premiere screening of Anna Schmidt's documentary, Penderecki. Droga przez labirynt (Wege durch Labyrinth. Der Komponist Krzysztof Penderecki).