The Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Krakow opens the anniversary season 2019/2020 with two concerts: on 4 October 2019 at 7.30 p.m. and on 5 October 2019 at 6.00 p.m. at the Nowa Huta Cultural Center. The concerts will feature all the institution's ensemble: the Philharmonic Orchestra, Mixed Choir and Boys' Choir under the baton of the institution's artistic director Charles Olivieri-Munroe.
The Kraków Philharmonic, as the oldest of Polish philharmonics, celebrates the 75th anniversary of its activity. The first philharmonic concert took place in the building at Zwierzyniecka Street in Krakow on 3 February 1945. The main celebrations related to the jubilee will take place in February 2020. Before this happens, until the end of the calendar year, the main building of the Philharmonic will undergo renovation and modernization works. Therefore, the upcoming season opening concerts will take place at the Nowa Huta Cultural Center.
The inaugural evenings will begin with the overture to the opera Raymond by Ambroise Thomas. Then, we will listen to the Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 8 by Mieczysław Karłowicz performed by Aleksander Kuls, the winner of the International Jozsef Szigety Violin Competition in Budapest. The second part of the program will be filled with the monumental Te Deum by Hector Berlioz performed by the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and both choirs. The tenor part will be sung by Erin Caves, an outstanding interpreter of Wagnerian roles.
More information at: http://www.filharmonia.krakow.pl/