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Program of the 2018 Sacrum Profanum Festival of Contemporary Music in Krakow, Poland.
September 11th through September 17th, 2018.

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

 

September 11th, Tuesday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.
Poland’s flutist Dominik Strycharski plays Witold Szalonek’s Głowa Meduzy ( Medusa’s Headf,1992)  and Dominik Strycharski’s Duch Meduzy (Medusa’s Spirit, 2018).   Cricoteka museum, 2 Nadwislanska street. 
9:00 p.m. Sweden’s saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and Fire! Orchestra render Krzysztof Penderecki’s Actions for a free-jazz orchestra (1971) and Boguslaw Schaeffer’s graphic scores.  Muzeum Inzynierii Miejskiej museum, 15 sw Wawrzynca street

September 12th, Wednesday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.

Poland’s baritone Maciej Nerkowski and vocalists Marta Grzywacz and Maniucha Bikont plus Hashtag Ensemble render Peter Maxwell Davies’s Eight Songs for a Mad King (1969), Zygmunt Krauze’s Tableau Vivant (1982), Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union (1975), Zygmunt Krauze’s Deklaracja (Declaration, 2018), and Agnieszka Stulginska’s Trzy kobiety (Three Women, 2017). 

Malopolski Ogrod Sztuki culture centre, 12 Rajska street 
9:30 p.m. Sweden’s saxophonist Mats Gustafsson plays his Bengt concerto for solo saxophone in tribute to Bengt Nordstrom.  Cricoteka museum, 2 Nadwislanska street 
 

September 13th, Thursday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.

Poland’s Chor Polskiego Radia choir and Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej Orchestra render Agata Zubel’s Madrigals for five voices (2015) and Andrzej Kwiecinski’s Personaggi: Euridice. 

Muzeum Inzynierii Miejskiej museum, 15 sw Wawrzynca street
 

September 14th, Friday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.

Concert DOING BY NOT DOING features Sweden’s GGR Betong noise chamber orchestra performing Pauline Oliveros’s Bottoms Up 1_RMX (1966), Tetsuo Furudate’s Below the Demarcation (2003-05), Lina Jarnegard’s New Piece (2018), Zbigniew Karkowski’s Doing By Not Doing (2002), Ruta Vitkauskaite’s Kragraga (2016), and Lasse Marhaug’s The Great Silence (2003). 

Malopolski Ogrod Sztuki culture centre, 12 Rajska street
9:00 p.m. Poland’s bassist Kasper T. Toeplitz plays Eliane Radigue’s Elemental II for solo bass (2004).  Cricoteka museum, 2 Nadwislanska street 
 

September 15th, Saturday

Hour

Event Venue
11:00 a.m.

Concert of contemporary classical music for children features Denmark’s accordionist Andreas Borregaard and the UK’s Red Note Ensemble performing Maja S. K. Ratkje’s Aeolian

ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street 
noon

Concert of contemporary classical music for children features Denmark’s accordionist Andreas Borregaard and the UK’s Red Note Ensemble performing Maja S. K. Ratkje’s Aeolian.

ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street
5:30 p.m.

Concert THE SHAPE OF JAZZ TO COME features Sweden’s vocalist Mariam Wallentin and Germany’s Zeitkratzer ensemble performing Lil Hardin Armstrong’s Struttin' with Some Barbecue (1927), Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s My Funny Valentine (1937), Abel Meeropol’s Strange Fruit (1939), an excerpt from Mary Lou Williams’s Zodiac Suite (1945), Arthur Hamiltonąs Cry me a River (1953), Sweet Emma Barrett’s Jelly Roll Blues (1963), Muhal Richard Abrams’s Bird Song (1968), Archie Shepp’s Blasť (1969), and Geri Allen’s Drummer Song (1994). 

ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street
8:00 p.m.
Germany’s saxophonist Peter Brotzmann, The Netherlands‘ trumpeter Marco Blaauw, UK’s tubist Melvyn Poore, France’s bassist Florentin Ginot, Germany’s cellist Dirk Wietheger, , Switzerland’s drummer Lucas Niggli and bass guitarist Marino Pliakas, and Germany’s Ensemble Musikfabrik render Rebecca Saunders’s fury (2005), Liza Lim’s The Green Lions eats the sun  (2014-15), Lisa Streich’s Sai ballare? (2015), John Zorn’s Merlin (2016), Michael Beil’s String Jack, Anthony Braxton’s Ghost Trance Music (1995) Composition No. 169 and Composition No. 199, Michael Wertmuller’s antagonisme controle  (years 2013-14).   ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street
 

September 16th, Sunday

Hour

Event Venue

10:00 a.m.
noon
3:00 p.m.

Children show Blisko features dancers Paulina Giwer-Kowalewska and Filip Meyer-Luters plus Poland’s clarinetist Wacław Zimpel.

Cricoteka museum, 2 Nadwislanska street 
4:00 p.m.

Musical theatre show The Otheroom with music by Rolf Wallin features Germany’s double bell quartet of Ensemble Musikfabrik, dancers Heine Avdal, Michiel Reynaert, Orfee Schuijt, and Benjamin Vandewalle, and Lithuania’s performer Krisjanis Sants.

Malopolski Ogrod Sztuki culture centre, 12 Rajska street
5:30 p.m.

Poland’s Spoldzielnia Muzyczna Contemporary Ensemble renders Piotr Peszat’s try to watch this without crying (2018), Teoniki Rozynek’s Tasmociag (2018), Mikolaj Laskowski’s Fire up/Zapal sie (2018), Marta Sniady’s The most beautiful music in the world (2018), and Pawel Malinowski’s They can’t see you like I can (2018). 

Muzeum Inzynierii Miejskiej museum, 15 sw Wawrzynca street
8:00 p.m. Poland’s singers Joanna Freszel, Ewa Biegas, Urszula Kryger, Jakub Monowid, Lukasz Konieczny,  Sebastian Szumski, and Bartlomiej Misiuda plus  AUKSO orchestra and Chor Polskiego Radia choir perform Alek Nowak’s opera Ahat Ili – the Sister of Gods. ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street at Monte Casino street
 

September 17th, Monday

Hour

Event Venue
7:00 p.m.

Concert Emigrants features the UK’s violinist Irvine Arditti and Arditti Quartet playing Barbara Buczek’s string quartet no. 2 "Transgressio" (1985), Elzbieta Sikora’s Solo (1984), Boguslaw Schaeffer’s Quartet No. 7 (1997), Hanna Kulenty’s String Quartet No. 5 (2011), Lucia Dlugoszewski’s Disparate Stairway Radical Other (1995). 

ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street 
9:00 p.m. Poland’s singers Joanna Freszel, Ewa Biegas, Urszula Kryger, Jakub Monowid, Lukasz Konieczny,  Sebastian Szumski, and Bartlomiej Misiuda plus  AUKSO orchestra and Chor Polskiego Radia choir perform Alek Nowak’s opera Ahat Ili – the Sister of Gods. ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street at Monte Casino street
 
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