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20th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Krakow 

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Program of the 2016 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 7th, Monday  

of an exhibition of musical autographs of Ludwig van Beethoven and other composers in the Jagiellonian Library, 22 Mickiewicza street
Piano recital of Poland’s pianist Konrad Skolarski playing Ludwig van Beethoven’s sonata in C sharp minor op. 27 no. 2 “Quasi una fantasia” (Moonlight Sonata), Frederic Chopin’s Ballada in F minor op. 52, Alexander Scriabin’s Fantasy in H minor op. 28, and Ferenc Liszt’s Spanish Rhapsody S. 254.

7:30 pm
Concert  in the Krakow National Museum's Sukiennice Gallery (Cloth Hall, upstairs) in the middle of the Rynek Glowny central square. Poland’s Szymanowski Quartet of violinists Agata Szymczewska and Grzegorz Kotow, violist Vladimir Mykytka, and cellist Marcin Sieniawski render Waclaw of Szamotuly’s 3 Chorales, Joseph Haydn’s string quartet in H minor op. 33 no. 1, Karol Szymanowski’s Nokturne and Tarantella op. 28, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s string quartet in C major op. 59 no. 3 (admission 20 PLN).

March 9th, Wednesday

7:30 p.m.
Concert in ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street at Monte Casino street. Latvia’s pianist Georgijs Osokins and Krakow’s Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra render Franciszek Lessel’s Overtrure in G minor, Frederic Chopin’s piano concerto in E minor op. 11, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s symphony no. 7 in A major op. 92 (admission 40 PLN)

  • The exhibition of musical autographs takes place in the Jagiellonian Library at 22 Mickiewicza street from March 7th through March 25th except it's closed on Easter Sunday. 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)


Culture Information Centers at 2 Sw. Jana Street, 11 Powisle street (near the Krakow Royal Castle)
and in the Sukiennice-Cloth Hall on the
Rynek Glowny central square.


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