Dazzling April

31 March 2017

This year’s Misteria Paschalia Festival takes a bow to French Baroque traditions. Premieres of masterpieces which fell into oblivion for centuries and dazzle with new brilliance in 21st-century Kraków provide a veritable musical feast and serve as testimony of our own culture: we will listen to music from Paris, from Venice, from London, from Vienna… And the Austrian capital is also in focus in early April: Vienna Days in Kraków introduce the city’s contemporary side and its world-famous dedication to the quality of life of its inhabitants, which Vienna has been sharing with our own city for many years.

Easter is late this year, which means April launches us straight into a hot season of events. Hot on the heels of the Misteria Paschalia Festival, activities in Kraków UNESCO City of Literature focus around the World Book Day celebrations. The day also marks the start of the International Festival of Kraków Composers, with the International Jazz Day lined up next… The annual KRAKERS weekend is perfect for taking a stroll round the city’s galleries, while the premieres at many of Kraków’s venues and spectacles of the Festival of Ukrainian Theatre mean a trip to the theatre is just the ticket. Finally, at the end of the month the Netia Off Camera festival kicks off – a long-awaited meeting of creators and fans of independent cinema and the first instalment of numerous film festival and events which will be keeping Kraków busy in the coming weeks.

Spring has sprung!

In this issue:

  • France as a reference point, staged opera sacra, two programme strands, premieres, international collaborations and new concert venue – this year’s Misteria Paschalia Festival (10-17 April) brings many changes. read more
  • Energising music, urban design and innovations that improve the lives of city dwellers dominate the Vienna Days in Kraków (3-5 April) – they’re bound to change the way you think about Austria’s capital! read more
  • What fascinates and worries filmmakers? What are the hottest titles around the globe right now? We seek answers to these questions during the 10th Netia Off Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema (28 April – 7 May). read more
  • Kraków is undoubtedly the cradle of jazz in Poland – jazz has resounded here for almost a century. read more
  • This festival brings together generations. The 23rd Young and Old, or Jazz in Kraków International Festival (25-30 April) once again features established stars of jazz from Poland and abroad and premiere performances by young musicians. read more
  • Three days with art, a celebration of Kraków’s galleries, a marathon for patrons of vernissages and artistic events – it’s time for the Cracow Gallery Weekend KRAKERS (21-23 April)! read more
  • Celebrating World Book Day, Kraków UNESCO City of Literature hosts the Kraków Book Fair (22-23 April). read more

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