12th Summer Music Festival Wawel at Dusk

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How better to contemplate classical music than listening to it performed live in the atmospheric setting of Kraków’s Wawel Castle on a summer’s evening? The 12th Summer Music Festival Wawel at Dusk kicks off in the morning of 6 July, with recitals by young pianists starting at 10am; at 8pm we return to the Arcaded Courtyard to admire the performance by Krzysztof Książek. One of the most acclaimed young pianists working today performs compositions including Chopin’s Fantasy on Polish airs in A-major, accompanied by the CORda Cracovia Orchestra under the baton of Łukasz Borowicz.
In July, the smaller Batory Courtyard resounds with masterpieces of guitar repertoire (13 July), songs by Chopin, Moniuszko and Verdi (20 July) and compositions for piano, violin and cello (27 July), while in August festival will feature five more concerts. On 3 August, we will hear a recital by Kevin Kenner. The American pianist, famous for his interpretations of Chopin’s works, pays homage to Polish composers: at the Arcaded Courtyard he also performs music by Paderewski and Szymanowski.
The next three concerts take us to the smaller Batory Courtyard. Performers include the clarinet and piano duo of Oleh Malovichko and Radosław Goździkowski (10 August), pianist Mariola Cieniawa supported by the Cordes Classiques string quartet (17 August), and Aleksandra Kuls on violin, Bartosz Koziak on cello and Marcin Koziak on piano performing works by Ravel and Debussy (24 August).
The festival closes with a performance by acclaimed soloists and the CORda Cracovia orchestra under the baton of Sebastian Perłowski recalling music by Stanisław Moniuszko as part of the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth: on 31 August, the Arcaded Courtyard resounds with The Fairytale Overture and excerpts from Halka(Sebastian Rerak)

6 July 2019

Arcaded Courtyard

Young pianists at Arcaded Courtyard

10am - Maria Słysz 
11am - Aleksandra Dąbek
Noon - Paweł Wojciechowski
program consisting of works by:
Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Karol Szymanowski…

Opening concert on Arcaded Courtyard
Krzysztof Książek – piano
CORda Cracovia Orchestra
Łukasz Borowicz – conductor
program consisting of works by:
Frédéric Chopin - Fantasy on Polish Airs in A major on piano and orchestra
Maurice Ravel - Piano concerto in G major
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No 5 in C minor 

13 July 2019
Batory Courtyard


Dmytro Holovenko – guitar
program consisting of works by:
Mauro Giuliani, Stanisław Moniuszko, Joaquín Rodrigo, Roland Dyens

20 July 2019
Batory Courtyard


Iwona Socha – soprano
Adam Sobierajski – tenor
Renata Żełobowska-Orzechowska – piano
program consisting of works by:
Frédéric Chopin, Stanisław Moniuszko, Giuseppe Verdi

27 July 2019
Batory Courtyard

Malawski Trio:
Maciej Lulek – violin
Barbara Łypik-Sobaniec – cello
Sławomir Cierpik – piano
program consisting of works by:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Artur Malawski, Adam Walaciński

3 August 2019
Arcaded Courtyard

Kevin Kenner - piano
program consisting of works by:
Frédéric Chopin, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Karol Szymanowski

10 August 2019
Batory Courtyard

Oleh Malovichko – clarinet
Radosław Goździkowski – piano
program consisting of works by:
Frédéric Chopin, Charles-Marie Widor, Witold Lutosławski, Marcel Chyrzyński

17 August 2019
Batory Courtyard

Mariola Cieniawa – piano
Cordes Classiques string quartet: 
Piotr Marciak – violin
Marcin Kmiecik – violin
Ryszard Sneka – viola
Tomasz Wyroba – cello
program consisting of works by::
Stanisław Moniuszko - String Quartet No. 1 in D minor
Frédéric Chopin - The Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor (with string quartet) 

24 August 2019
Dziedziniec Batorego

Aleksandra Kuls – violin
Bartosz Koziak – cello
Marcin Koziak – piano
program consisting of works by:
Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Karol Szymanowski

31 August 2019
Arcaded Courtyard

Final concert
Katarzyna Oleś-Blacha – soprano
Wanda Franek – mezzo-soprano
Tomasz Kuk – tenor
Przemysław Firek – bass
CORda Cracovia Orchestra
Sebastian Perłowski – conductor
program consisting of works by::
Stanisław Moniuszko (on 200th anniversary of composer's birthday):
Fairytale– fantasy overture
Halka overture
Selection of arias and opera's ensembles: Halka, The King of Peasants, The Haunted Manor
Mountainers' Dances 
from Halka
Mazur from Halkakoncertu mlodych piani

Tickets for each of concerts: PLN 60/40 (except for young pianists concert - admission free)
Tickets available at Tourist Infomation Point, Jana Street and Tourist Information Point of Wawel Castle, Promotion and Information Centre, building np. 9



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