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Program of the 2015 Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Krakow

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

March 17th, Tuesday  

noon 
Opening
of an exhibition of musical autographs of Ludwig van Beethoven and other composers in the Jagiellonian Library, 22 Mickiewicza street
Plus
Piano recital of
Krakow’s pianist Julia Kociuban playing Ludwig van Beethoven’s sonata in E sharp major op. 27 no. 1 “Quasi una fantasia” plus Frederic Chopin’s sonata in H minor op. 58.

7:30 pm
Concert  in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street. Krakow’s Beethoven Academy Orchestra with conductor Massimiliano Caldi plus Russia’s pianist Yulianna Avdeeva render Ludwig van Beethoven’s Coriolan overture op. 62, Edvard Grieg’s piano concerto in A minor op. 16, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s piano concerto in A major K. 488, and Johannes Brahms symphony no. 3 in  F op. 907 (admission 60 PLN).

March 18th, Wednesday

7:30 p.m.
Concert in the Krakow National Museum's Sukiennice Gallery (Cloth Hall, upstairs) in the middle of the Rynek Glowny central square. USA’s renowned Alexander String Quartet play Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s string quartet in F major K. 590, Dmitri Shostakovich’s string quartet no. 4 in D major op. 83, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s string quartet in A minor op. 132

March 19th, Thursday

7:30 p.m.
Concert in the Krakow National Museum's Sukiennice Gallery (Cloth Hall, upstairs) in the middle of the Rynek Glowny central square. USA’s renowned Alexander String Quartet play Ludwig van Beethoven’s string quartets in G major op. 18 no. 2 and in C flat minor op. 131 plus Johannes Brahms’s string quartet in C minor op. 51 no. 1

March 26th, Thursday  

7:30 pm
Concert  in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street. Krakow Philharmonic Czech Republic’s violinist Josef Spacek and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Jiri Belohlavek render Bohuslav Martinu’s Memorial to Lidice H. 296, Josef Suk’s fantasia in G minor op. 24, and Antonin Dvorak’s symphony no. 7 in D minor op. 70 (admission 120 PLN).
 

  • The exhibition of musical autographs takes place in the Jagiellonian Library at 22 Mickiewicza street from April 2nd through April 22nd except it's closed April 19-21. Opening hours are 10 am to 5 pm on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends and Good Friday. Free admission.  

Please note that Poland's Easter Festival of Ludwig van Beethoven has been moved from Krakow to Warsaw in 2004 but even as most of its concerts happen in the country's capital some events are organized in other cities including Krakow.  

 

Mrs. Elzbieta Penderecka is the Artistic Director of the 18th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival. 


The Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival is a member of the European Festivals Association (EFA)

Booking 
subscription, and accreditation inquires: the Filharmonia Krakowska hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, phone/fax (+4812) 4291345, phone (+48 12) 4229477.

Box office
stays open at the Filharmonia Krakowska hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street, Tuesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.

 

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