good hotels in Krakow

restaurants in Krakow

concerts in Krakow

Krakow Info service

Sacrum Profanum Festival in Krakow

information about Krakow, Poland - attractions & entertainment & culture & business & nightlife & travel & transport & shopping & art & music & theater & museums & landmarks & curios & lifestyle & education & festivals & customs & tours & people

Krakow Info website doesn’t use cookies nor gathers personal data but advertisers and services providers may do it on their own responsibility. Privacy policy.

Krakow info logoKrakow Info home page

for mobile








Program of the 21st Sacrum Profanum Festival of Contemporary Music in Krakow, Poland.
September 2nd to November 12th, 2023.

Note: things keep changing, so take into account, please, that the following program is liable to alterations and cancellations. 


September 8th, Friday


Event Venue
7:30 p.m.
Concert of contemporary classic music features Poland’s Spoldzielnia Muzyczna ensemble rendering Szymon Wieczorek’s I will not let my body be torn for flute, bass clarinet, cello, performer, percussion, and live electronics (2023, world premiere), Lena Michajlow’s composition for clarinet,  saxophone, violin, cello, percussion, and electronics (2023, world premiere), Hubert Zmudzki’s Wie man wird, was man ist for flute, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion, and tape (2023, world premiere), Zaneta Rydzewska’s Insatiability for flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello, percussion, piano, and electronics.   Teatr KTO playhouse, 50 Zamoyskiego street. 

September 23rd, Saturday


Event Venue
5:00 p.m.

Concert BUGLE CALL features France’s piper Erwan Keravec playing Erwan Keravec‘s Urban Pipes (2023), Philip Glass’s Two Pages (1968), and Eliane Radigue’s OCCAM OCEAN XVII (2019) at 5 pm, followed by Poland’s Duo van Vliet duo of accordionist Rafal Luc and violist Rafal Zalech playing Pawel Malinowski’s And it rose and it fell and pulsed like a wave for accordion, viola, electronics, and video (2020), Monika Szpyrka’s Unhelpful Thinking Styles for accordion, viola, audio playback, and lights (2020), Rafal Zapala’s USLUGA for accordion, viola, and media (2020), James Black’s HEL for accordion, viola, and video (2022) at 6:30 pm. 

various places of the Rynek Glowny central square

September 24th, Sunday


Event Venue
7:00 p.m. Concert IN BETWEEN features Poland’s Jedrzej Siwek performing his Requiem  (2023) followed by Europe’s Ensemble E rendering Mats Gustafsson’s EE Opus One for mixed ensemble and conductor (2022) plus Mats Gustafsson’s Plugs Extended for mixed ensemble and conductor (2000/2018/2022, version 13).  Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japonskiej Manggha museum, 26 Konoponickiej street

October 20th, Friday


Event Venue
7:00 p.m. Concert of electronic music features Krakow’s Studio Muzyki Elektronicznej AMKP performing Jozef Rychlik’s La Cumparsita Fantasy (1976, 3’40’’), Barbara Zawadzka’s Greya (1987, 13’30’’), Mateusz Bien’s Flam (2023, 6’30’’), Marcin Strzelecki’s bOSCo (2018, 7’28’’), Marek Choloniewski’s and Franciszek Araszkiewicz’s Double Brain (2016, 16’23’’), Magdalena Dlugosz’s Na krawedzi swiatla remix (2023, 12’), Michal Pawelek’s iomadaidh (2023, 7’), Piotr Peszat’s Movement of people playing (2023, 9’’), and Boguslaw Schaeffer’s Poetries (1982, 13’25’’)   Akademia Muzyczna conservatory, 43 sw. Tomasza street.

November 9th, Thursday


Event Venue
7:00 p.m.

Concert VIBRANT STRINGS features the USA’s guitarist Mary Halvorson and Mivos Quartet playing Patrick Higgins’s Aletheia for string quartet (2013, 7’) and Mary Halvorson’s Belladonna for electric guitar and string quartet (2022, 35’), followed by Poland’s electronic instrumentalist Aleksandra Slyz and Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra rendering Juste Janulyte’s Elongation of Nights for string orchestra (2009, 8’), Aleksandra Slyz’s Pure Voices for string orchestra and electronics (2023, world premiere, 20’), and Tomasz Sikorski’s Winter Landscape for strings (1982, 10’). 

Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street

November 10th, Friday


Event Venue
6:00 p.m.

Concert of contemporary classical music features Poland’s violinist Kuba Krzewinski, violinist and cellist Michal Pepol, clarinetist Michal Gorczynski, electronic instrumentalist Wojtek Kiwer, dancer Dominika Wiak, and Polsh Radio Choir performing John Cage’s Five for five voices (1988, 5’), Dominykas Digimas’s Oscillations for two sopranos and two altos (2020, 6’), Michal Gorczynski’s new piece for (2023, 20’), Nina Fukuoka’s on_the_other_side - scene for a violinist, (2018-2023, 10’), Alvin Lucier’s Love Song for two violins (2016, 13’), Julius Eastman’s Colors for a cappella choir (1973, 20’), improvisation by Michal Gorczynski & Wojtek Kiwer & Dominika Wiak (2023, 20’), Kuba Krzewinski’s Contre No. 1 fgor violin and cello (2017, 15’), Michal Pepol’s KCKM for cello and electronics (2022. 4’), and David Lang’s for love is strong (after The Song of Songs) for a cappella choir (2008, 11’). 

Stary Teatr playhouse, 1 Jagiellonska street and Plac Szczepanski square

November 11th, Saturday


Event Venue
7:00 p.m.

Concert PATTERNS features Switzerland’s Eklekto ensemble and France’s Ensemble 0 performing Tristan Perich’s Open Symmetry for three vibraphones and one-bit electronics (2018, 53’), followed by Poland’s performer Wojtek Blecharz and Germany’s pianist Rei Nakamura rendering Wojtek Blecharz’s Piano Concerto (2023, world premiere, 45’).

Malopolski Ogrod Sztuki culture centre, 12 Rajska street

November 12th, Sunday


Event Venue
4:00 p.m.

Concert PERSISTENCE features Poland’s Chain Ensemble performing Simeon ten Holt’s Canto Ostinato (1976, 60’).

Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japonskiej Manggha museum, 26 Konoponickiej street
8:00 p.m.

Concert COUNTRY SIDE features Scotland’s piper Brighde Chaimbeul and Poland’s saxophonist Paulina Owczarek render Brighde Chaimbeul’s Carry Them with Us (2023) 35, followed by Denmark’s vocalist and cellist Jakob Kullberg, singers Annekei and Niels Ronsholdt plus Poland’s vocalists Jacek Olesik, Alicja Lizer-Molitorys, Jadwiga Czarkowska, Krzysztof Batog, and Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej orchestra performing Niels Ronsholdt’s Country concerto for voice, cello, and chamber orchestra in 18 songs (2019/2020, 60’).  

Teatr Laznia Nowa playhouse, 25 os. Szkolne
Please link to each webpage of Krakow Info website as you wish. We give permission to all hyperlinks and there is no need to ask.
Tickets Tickets

Culture Information Centers InfoKrakow at 2 Sw. Jana Street, 11 Powisle street, and 2 Plac Wszystkich Swietych square.

Look up Krakow events, updates, and whatever goes on in the city. on in the city.

City of Krakow, Poland

Krakow Festivals
Hardly a month passes in Krakow without some time-honored occasion for common festivities or colorful ceremony.

Regular Culture Events in Krakow. Poland
There are over fifty culture festivals in Krakow every single year.

Lodgings guide to Krakow hotels and other accommodations

Over 35,000 beds in hotels and other hospitable places wait in the city of Krakow for visitors.

Good restaurants in Krakow


Krakow Info HOME PAGE


Copyright © 2011-2023 by MAREK STRZALA. All rights reserved.