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You can almost see Wawel Hill from the Church of St Martin on Grodzka Street. The Baroque Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession is renowned for its stunning acoustics, making it the perfect venue for the Lutheran Festival of Chamber and Organ Music Music on the Royal Route. The event celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, so there will be plenty of music by Protestant composers such as Bach, Handel and Telemann (performed by the early music trio Ars Concordiae and during the Evening for Four Hands and one organ). The repertoire also features Vivaldi, Mozart and Albinoni: we will hear their compositions during the concert by the young string orchestra Arco Cracovia, accompanied by Arkadiusz Bialic on organ, inaugurating the cycle. The festival abounds with music for organ, serving as proof that the instrument is about far more than sacral and liturgical music. During the evening Organ Underground, Julian Gołosz combines the organ with electronics and intertwines Bach’s masterpieces with his own compositions. Karol Białas presents organ improvisation on the themes from film soundtracks, while Filip Presseisen illustrates Fritz Lang’s silent cinema classic Metropolis with a live accompaniment on theatre organ. Music on the Royal Route resounds on all Sundays in July and August. (Barbara Skowrońska)

2 July 2017, 6pm

Arco Cracovia Chamber String Orchestra
Arkadiusz Bialic (organ)

A. Vivaldi Concerto No. 2 in G minor “Summer” RV 315
T. Albinoni Adagio in G minor for strings and organ
J.S. Bach Aria from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068
G.F. Handel Organ Concerto in G minor Op. 4 No. 1 HWV 289
W.A. Mozart Serenade for string orchestra in G major No. 13 KV 525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” (selection)
J. Rutter Suite for strings

9 July 2017, 6pm
Between Classicism and Baroque

Ars Concordiae: Joanna Walczak (Baroque violin), Jerzy Walczak (Baroque cello), Tomasz Głuchowski (harpsichord)

in programme: J.S. Bach and sons, G.F. Handel, J. Haydn, G.Ph. Telemann

16 July 2017, 6pm
Glamorous Trumpet

Tomasz Ślusarczyk (Baroque trumpet)
Piotr Rojek (organ)

J. Clarke Sonata in D major
G.F. Handel Water Piece
G. Jacchini Sonatain D major

23 July 2017, 6pm
Magic of Silent Movies

Metropolis (1927), dir. F. Lang, screening of the film with live improvised music
Filip Presseisen (theatre organ)

30 July 2017, 6pm

Qarte String Quartet:
Jadwiga Bialic (violin)
Magdalena Kamińska (violin)
Katarzyna Książek (viola)
Dagmara Książek-Lisicka (cello)

in programme: music from the soundtracks

6 August 2017, 6pm
Evening for Four Hands

Jakub Woszczalski / Krzysztof Musiał (organ)

Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 532 (perf. Jakub Woszczalski)
Feliks Nowowiejski Preludium Adoremus Op. 31 No. 2 (perf. Jakub Woszczalski
Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart Fantasia in F minor KV 608 for four hands
Charles-Marie Widor Cantilène from Symphony No. 10 “Romane” (perf. Krzysztof Musiał)
Gustav Adolf Merkel Sonata in D minor for four hands Op. 30
Joseph Reveyron Anamnèse for four hands

13 August 2017, 6pm

Cracow Guitar Quartet:
Miłosz Mączyński
Joanna Baran
Łukasz Dobrowolski
Mateusz Puter

Michael Praetorius Four Dances from Terpsichore
Luigi Boccherini Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D major G. 448
Leo Brouwer Cuban Landscape with Rain
Modest Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain
Celso Machado Brasilian Dances

20 August 2017, 6pm
Organ Underground

Julian Gołosz (organ, electronics)

Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in D minor BWV 539
Julian Gołosz Church Music #1
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 532
Julian Gołosz Church Music #2
Johann Sebastian Bach Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582

27 August 2017, 6pm
Final concert

Karol Białas (organ)

in programme: organ improvisations on film music themes

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