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Krakow Events in March 2020.

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Krakow alert:   As a precaution against coronavirus all museums, theaters, cinemas, cultural venues and most tourist attractions closed to March 25, 2020. Events cancelled. 

This month's concerts of music, festivals, opera, ballet, spectacles, shows, and other events in Krakow. 

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March 26th, Thursday: Poland’s AUKSO orchestra with harpsichordist Marcin Swiatkiewicz render Arthur Honegger’s symphony no. 5 Di tre re, Francis Poulenc’s Concert champetre for harpsichord and orchestra, and Karol Szymanowski’s Mandragora op. 43 in Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 7:30 pm.
March 27th, Friday: Poland’s pianist Dominik Wania plays music by Ravel and Debussy in the Akademia Sztuk Teatralnych theater schools playhouse, 21-22 Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm.
Krakow Opera Company produces Jacques Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 140 PLN).
Poland’s rapper Young Multi performs – Trap After Death Tour – in Zascianek club, 4 Rostafinskiego street, at 8 pm (admission 129 PLN).
March 28th, Saturday: France’s Orchestre de Cannes with conductor Charles Olivieri-Munroe plus Lithuania’s pianist Kasparas Uinskas render Karol Szymanowski’s Etude in B minor, lbert Roussel’s Balet-pantomima Festin de L'araignee, Francis Poulenc’s piano concerto in C sharp minor, and Camille Saint-Saens’s symphony no. 2 in A major in Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 6 pm.
Krakow Opera Company produces Jacques Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
March 29th, Sunday: Concert of classical music features Poland’s organist Jakub Woszczalski and soprano Dorota Mentel in the Kosciol sw. Marcina church, 58 Grodzka street, at 6 pm (free admission).
Krakow Opera Company produces Jacques Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
March 31st, Tuesday: Krakow Opera Company produces Jacques Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).

April 2020 entertainment events in Krakow.

April 3rd, Friday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir with conductor Marcus Bosch plus Klavierduo Stenzl, soprano Ewelina Osowska, mezzo-soprano Elwira Janasik, tenor Aliaksandr Mikhniuk, and bass Tadas Girininkas render Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s concerto for two pianos KV 365/ 316a and Anton Bruckner’s Mass in F minor in Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego (Polish Aviation Museum), 39 Jana Pawla II avenue, at 7:30 pm.
April 4th, Saturday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Arthur Honegger’s ‘Jeanne d'Arc au bucher’ oratorio in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 100 PLN).
April 5th, Sunday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Arthur Honegger’s ‘Jeanne d'Arc au bucher’ oratorio in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 100 PLN).
Israel’s singer-songwriter Yasmin Levy performs world music inspired by Ladino songs and flamenco in the Jagiellonian University's Auditorium Maximum, 35 Krupnicza street, at 7 pm (admission 189 PLN).
April 6th, Monday:
Concert Michael Praetorius – Imagined Vespers features France’s Pygmalion ensemble and choir with conductor Raphael Pichon performing Michael Praetorius’s In dulci jubilo and Psalms in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 7 pm cancelled.
Concert Sei solo. A violino features Australia’s violinist Sophie Gent playing Johann Sebastian Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin in Kosciol sw. Krzyza church, sw. Krzyza street and Plac sw. Ducha square, at 10 pm.
April 7th, Tuesday:
Concert Schutz and Schein - The Tears of Resurrection features mezzo-soprano Fiona McGown, countertenor Vincent Lievre-Picard, tenors Sebastien Obrecht and Lisandro Nesis, bass-baritone Renaud Bres, and singer Georges Abdallah plus France’s Compagnie La Tempete orchestra with conductor Simon-Pierre Bestion performing Heinrich Schutz’s Historia der Auferstehung Jesu Christi and fragments of Johann Hermann Schein’s Israelis Brunnlein in Kosciol sw. Katarzyny church, 7 Augustianska street and Skaleczna street, at 7 pm cancelled.
Concert The World Before Bach features Ensemble Masques early music sextet with conductor Olivier Fortin rendering Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber’s Sonata no. 3 in D minor (Fidicinium sacro-profanum, 1683), Johann Heinrich Schmelzer’s Sonata no. 9 in D minor (Sacroprofanus concentus musicus, 1662) and Balletto quatro Die Fechtschule, Johann Rosenmuller’s Sonata X cinque in F major (Sonatae stromenti da arco et altri, 1682), Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber’s Pars III in A minor (Mensa sonora, 1680) and Sonata IX in B major (Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes, 1676), Romanus Weichlein’s Sonata II cinque in G minor (Enacenia musices, 1695), and Georg Muffat’s Sonata no. 5 in G major (Armonico tributo, 1682) in Kosciol sw. Krzyza church, sw. Krzyza street and Plac sw. Ducha square, at 10 pm cancelled.
April 8th, Holy Wednesday:
Concert Membra Jesu nostri features France’s Ensemble Correspondances orchestra and choir with conductor Sebastien Dauce rendering Dietrich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri patientis sanctissima, Klag-Lied, and Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr  in Kosciol sw. Katarzyny church, 7 Augustianska street and Skaleczna street, at 7 pm cancelled.
Concert Bach: Tradition and Transcription features the USA’s harpsichordist Skip Sempe playing music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Jakob Froberger, Juan Cabanilles, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Johann Kaspar Ferdinand Fischer, and Johann Kuhnau in Kosciol sw. Krzyza church, sw. Krzyza street and Plac sw. Ducha square, at 10 pm cancelled.
April 9th, Maundy Thursday:
Concert Motets features Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis orchestra and choir performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Furchte dich nicht BWV 228, Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225, and Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229 in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 8 pm.
April 10th, Good Friday:
Concert Johann Sebastian Bach – St John Passion features tenor Robin Tritschler, bass Tomaą Kral, soprano Mailys de Villoutreys, mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardot, tenor Laurence Kilsby, and bass Christian Immler plus France’s Pygmalion ensemble and choir with conductor Raphael Pichon performing anonymous O Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid!, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passio Secundum Joannem BWV 245, Sehet! Wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem cantata BWV 159, Passio Secundum Joannem BWV 245, and Christe, du Lamm Gottes plus Jacobus Gallus’s Ecce quomodo moritur iustus in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 8 pm cancelled.
April 11th, Holy Saturday:
Concert Stabat Mater features France’s soprano Mailys de Villoutreys and mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardot plus Capriccio Stravagante ensemble with conductor Olivier Fortin performing Francesco Bartolomeo Conti’s and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Languet anima mea cantata, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Overture no. 3 in D major BWV 1068 and Psalm 51 Tilge, Hochster, meine Sunden (based on Stabat Mater by G.B. Pergolesi) in one of the Wieliczka Salt Mine’s subterranean chambers at 8 pm cancelled.
April 12th, Easter Sunday:
Concert The Easter Vespers features Poland’s Jerycho ensemble and choir in the Bazylika oo. Jezuitow church, 26 Kopernika street, at 8 pm cancelled.
April 13th, Easter Monday:
Concert Hymns of Glory features Australia’s soprano Siobhan Stagg, France’s soprano Mailys de Villoutreys, and Ireland’s tenor Robin Tritschler plus France’s choir and Poland’s Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra with conductor Raphael Pichon performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft cantata BWV 50, Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach’s Heilig cantata, and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s symphony no. 2 Lobgesang in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 8 pm cancelled.
April 17th, Friday:
Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Antoni Wit plus Poland’s oboist Mariusz Pedzialek, flutist Natalia Jarzabek, cellist Tomasz Strahl, and France’s pianist Roger Muraro play Krzysztof Meyer’s Metamorfozy, Olivier Messiaen’s Concert a quatre, and Witold Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra in ZPSM Mieczyslawa Karlowicza, Centrum E, at 7:30 pm.
Krakow Opera Company produces Jacques Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffman” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
April 18th, Saturday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Antoni Wit plus Poland’s oboist Mariusz Pedzialek, flutist Natalia Jarzabek, cellist Tomasz Strahl, and France’s pianist Roger Muraro play Krzysztof Meyer’s Metamorfozy, Olivier Messiaen’s Concert a quatre, and Witold Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm.
April 19th, Sunday: Krakow Opera Company produces Jacques Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffman” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
April 23rd, Thursday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Jakub Chrenowicz plus pianist Marek Szlezer and clarinetist Michal Poniznik play Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Igor Stravinsky’s Ebony Concerto, Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet suite no. 2 (a selection), and Karol Szymanowski’s Concerto Symphony no. 4 op. 60in Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 6 pm.
April 24th, Friday: Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Jakub Chrenowicz plus pianist Marek Szlezer and clarinetist Michal Poniznik play Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Igor Stravinsky’s Ebony Concerto, Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet suite no. 2 (a selection), and Karol Szymanowski’s Concerto Symphony no. 4 op. 60in Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 6 pm.
Krakow Opera Company produces Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
April 25th, Saturday: Poland's pianist Ewelina Panocha, violinists Pawel Wajrak and Angelina Kieronska, violist Karolina Stasiowska, cellist Anna Podkoscielna-Cyz, flutist Magdalena Di Blasi, clasinetist Michal Poniznik, and bassist Duszan Korczakowski  render August F. Duranowski’s Fantasie suivie de deux airs varieÚs for violin and string trio op. 11, Robert Schumann’s piano quintet op. 44, and Jozef W. Krogulski’s piano octet in D minor op. 6 in Zydowskie Muzeum Galicja, 18 Dajwor street, at 6 pm.
April 26th, Sunday: Concert of classical music features Poland’s organist Wacław Golonka and Cracow Guitar Quartet in the Kosciol sw. Marcina church, 58 Grodzka street, at 6 pm (free admission).
Krakow Opera Company produces Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
April 29th Wednesday: Concert of choral music features Krakow Philharmonic Choir plus organist Michal Bialko performing Bogurodzica song, Andrzej Hakenberger’s Salve Regina, Jerzy Liban’s Ortus de Polonia, Stanislaw Moniuszko’s Offertorium in D major, Andrzej Panufnik’s Song to the Virgin Mary, Pawel Lukaszewski’s Anima Christi, Aldona Nawrocka’s Ave Maria, Krzysztof Penderecki’s O gloriosa Virginum, Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki’s Totus tuus, and Juliusz Luciuk’s O, ziemio polska in Kosciol Bozego Ciala church, Bozego Ciala street and Plac Wolnica square, at 8 pm.
April 30th, Thursday: Krakow Opera Company produces Giacomo Puccini’s “La boheme” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).

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Krakow Festivals
Krakow Lajkonik parade
Hardly a month passes in Krakow without some time-honored occasion for common festivities or colorful ceremony. Krakow residents have their own unique way of celebrating
Christmas, carnival, Easter etc. The city is also famous in Poland for its many spectacular festivals unknown elsewhere, such as the wild Lajkonik parade (see the picture above). 
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The city resounds with music of every kind. Its lively club scene is divided between hip-hop, house, funky, techno, traditional rock and still more traditional jazz. And demanding audience may choose among frequent concerts and recitals of classical music. 
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Krakow features prominently on the theater map of Europe. Its legendary National Stary Theater counts among the continent’s best companies of players. As the rest of the city's repertory theaters it runs several playhouses of varied capacity. 
 
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There are over fifty culture festivals in Krakow every single year. Some of them have been held for decades, some are relatively fresh calendar entries. Among the most prestigious such events count the
Music in Old Krakow’ International Festival, the International Biennial of Architecture, the International Graphic Art Triennial, and the Krakow Film Festival. 
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The new Krakow Opera House, seat of the Krakow Opera Company, boasts three auditoriums, being the city's most popular venue for opera, operetta, and ballet shows. 
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Krakow Folk Traditions
Krakow region has always been rich in colorful folk traditions, handed down from generation to generation, with almost every village cultivating its own set of time-honored customs. Nowadays, as new lifestyles spread, some ancient practices are dead but many flourish. 
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