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Program of the 2014 Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Krakow

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

April 1st, Tuesday  

7:30 pm
Concert in the Krakow National Museum's Sukiennice Gallery (Cloth Hall, upstairs) in the middle of the Rynek Glowny central square. Sweden’s Dahlkvist String Quartet plus Krakow's violist Aneta Dumanowska and cellist Bartosz Koziak render Andrzej Panufnik’s string quartet no. 3, Prayer for string sextet, string sextet Trains and Thought, and Song to the Virgin Mary plus Edvard Grieg’s string quartet in g minor op. 27.

April 2nd, Wednesday
1 pm
 

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 Germany’s pianist Hinrich Alpers playing Ludwig van Beethoven’s sonata in f minor op. 57 “Appassionata.

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. Poland’s Apollon Musagete Quartett play Joseph Haydn’s string quartet in D major op. 71 no. 2, Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s string quartet  no. 3 in d minor op. 14, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s string quartet in e minor op. 59 no. 2

April 3rd, Thursday  

7:30 pm
Concert  in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street. Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, Austria’s violinist Julian Rachlin, and Germany’s cellist Claudio Bohorquez play Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio overture op. 72 c, Johannes Brahms’s double concerto in a minor for violin and cello op. 102, Krzysztof Penderecki’s Agnus Dei (string version), and Ludwig van Beethoven’s symphony no. 5 in c minor op. 67.
 

  • 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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