4th St Mary’s Organ Festival

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On summer evenings, under the star-studded ceiling of one of Kraków’s most beautiful churches, we can hear the St Mary’s Organ Festival. During the opening concert on 18 July, the instruments in the main and southern nave come alive under the skilled touch of Witold Zalewski, founder of the event and leading organist at Wawel Cathedral, with Sławomir Zubrzycki presenting the distinctive sounds of the viola organista built following Leonardo da Vinci’s designs. On 25 July, we will hear arias, preludes, sonatas and fugues performed by Willy Ippolito (organ), Anna Śliwa (violin) and Joanna Solecka (harpsichord). The festival continues until 29 August; next month we will hear organists Paweł Wróbel, Bartłomiej Banek, Andrew Reid and Filip Presseisen, joined by artists including the Kraków Reed Trio, the Preziosa Female Quartet, Ryszard Haba on percussion and the Kantorei Sankt Barbara choir. (Barbara Skowrońska)

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 8pm

Witold Zalewski – organ
Sławomir Zubrzycki – viola organista

in progamme: J.J. Froberger, J.S. Bach, M. Marais, L. Boëllmann

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 8pm

Willy Ippolito – organ
Anna Śliwa – violin
Joanna Solecka – harpsichord

in progamme: J. Pachelbel, G. Böhm, G.F. Handel, J.S. Bach, A. Vivaldi

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 8pm

Paweł Wróbel – organ

Kraków Reed Trio: 
Marek Mleczko – oboe
Roman Widaszek – clarinet
Paweł Solecki – bassoon

in progamme: J.C.F. Fischer, D. Buxtehude, R. Schumann, J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, F. Schmidt

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 8pm

Bartłomiej Banek – organ
Aleksandra Honcel-Banek – violin
Klaudia Ligas – oboe
Joanna Kapusta – viola 
Aleksandra Lignar – cello

Preziosa Quartet:
Olga Ostrowska – soprano
Anna Stolarczyk – soprano
Karolina Borodziuk – mezzo-soprano
Katarzyna Kosiek – contralto

in progamme: J.S. Bach, A. Stolarczyk, Ch.-M. Widor

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 8pm

Andrew Reid – organ
Ryszard Haba – marimba

in progamme: W. Byrd, J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Ch. Villiers Stanford, R. Haba, F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 8pm

Filip Presseisen – organ
Kantorei Sankt Barbara
Wiesław Delimat – conductor

in progamme: J.L. Krebs, J.S. Bach, G. Böhm

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