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Program of the 2018 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 12th, Monday  

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 Poland’s pianist Krzysztof Ksiazek playing Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s Theme varie in A major op. 16 no. 3 and Nokturne in B major op. 16. no. 4 plus Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano sonata fortepianowa in A major op. 2 no. 2.

7:30 pm
Concert in the ICE Krakow Congress Center at 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street. Germany’s violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter, USA’s pianist Lambert Orkis, and Slovakia’s bassist Roman Patkolo play Johannes Brahms’s Scherzo in C minor from F-A-E sonata, Krzysztof Penderecki’s Duo concertante for violin and double bass, J.S. Bach’s Partita no. 2 in D minor, Krzysztof Penderecki’s La Follia per violino solo and Sonata no. 2 for violin and piano (tickets 100 PLN).

March 13th, Tuesday

7:30 p.m.
Piano recital in the Krakow National Museum’s Galeria Sztuki Polskiej XIX Wieku gallery in the Cloth Hall, 1-3 Rynek Glowny central square. Poland’s pianist Krzysztof Ksiazek plays Claude Debussy’s Children’s Corner suite for solo piano L 113 Estampes L 100 plus Karol Szymanowski’s Mazurkas op. 50 nos 1-4 and Frederic Chopin’s Polonaise in F-sharp minor op. 44 and piano sonata in H minor op. 58 (admission 20 PLN)

March 14th, Wednesday

7:30 p.m.
Concert in the Krakow National Museum’s Galeria Sztuki Polskiej XIX Wieku gallery in the Cloth Hall, 1-3 Rynek Glowny central square. Poland’s theorbo player Anton Birula, gambists Julia Karpeta and Krzysztof Karpeta, and percussionist Jaroslaw Kopec play Marin Marais’s suite in A minor from Pieces de viole book 5, Sieur de Sainte-Colombe’s XLI Concert a deux violes esgales “Le retour”, Robert de Visee’s Chaconne des Harlequins de Mr. Lully, Marin Marais’s suite no, 4 in A minor Pieces de viole book 4, Robert de Visee’s Prelude and Gigue in D minor, Paolo Pandolfo’s A Solo (Tombeau), Antoine Forqueray’s La Leclair and La Couperin, and Marin Marais’s Couplets de folies d’Espagne (admission 20 PLN)
 

  • The exhibition of musical autographs takes place in the Jagiellonian Library at 22 Mickiewicza street from March 12th through April 14th 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 22nd Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival. 


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

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Tickets

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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