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Krakow Events in November 2021.

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

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November 1st, Monday, All Saints Day: Capella Cracoviensis ensemble plus sopranos Aleksandra Zakiewicz and Michalina Bienkiewicz , altos Matylda Stasto-Kotula and Zuzanna Kozłowska, tenors Bartosz Gorzkowski and Piotr Szewczyk, and basses Jerzy Butryn and Marek Opaska perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in D minor KV 626 and Ludwig van Beethoven±s Elegischer Gesang in Kosciol sw. Katarzyny church, 7 Augustianska street and Skaleczna street, at 8 pm (admission 70 PLN).
Traditional jazz and swing jam takes place in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
November 2nd, Tuesday:
Krakow’s organist Marcin Szelest and his students Artur Szczerbinin, Piotr Michalik, Marcin Surdziel, and Adam Zajac play Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck’s Toccata SwWV 285, Fantasia SwWV 261, Paduana Lachrymae SwWV 328, Balleth del granduca SwWV 319, Unter den Linden grune SwWV 325, Toccata SwWV 288, Psalm 23 Mein Huter und mein Hirt SwWV 310, Von der Fortuna werd ich getrieben SwWV 320, Da pacem Domine in diebus nostris SwWV 302, and Fantasia Ut re mi fa sol la SwWV 263 in Kosciol sw. Krzyza church, sw. Krzyza street and Plac sw. Ducha square, at 7 pm (free admission).
Jazz concert features Poland's Playing Family sextet in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
Georgia’s Rustavi company of singers and dancers perform the Georgian national and folk music in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 7:30 pm (admission from 125 PLN).
November 3rd, Wednesday:
Krakow’s organist Wacław Golonka plays Georg Friedrich Handel’s Sinfonia from Saul oratorio HWV 53, Johann Kaspar Kerll’s Passacaglia, Johann Pachelbel’s Ciacona in d, Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis’s fuga in C sharp major, Marian Sawa’s Fantazja nordycka, Peter Eben’s Partita, and Dmitri Dianov’s Tarantella in the Skalka Sanctuary’s church, 15 Skaleczna street, at 8 pm (free admission).
USA’s rock band Larkin Poe performs in Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 6 pm.
Funk and fusion jazz jam takes place in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
November 4th, Thursday:
Belgium’s organist Peter Van de Velde plays Paul de Maleingreau’s suite op. 14, Leon Jongen’s In memoriam regis, and Camille Jacquemin’s organ symphony in H minor in the Bazylika oo. Karmelitow Carmelite church, 19 Karmelicka street, at 8 pm (free admission). 
Concert of classical music features Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis orchestra rendering Franz Joseph Haydn’s symphony no. 62 in D major and symphony no. 63 in C major plus Franz Schubert’s symphony no. 5 in B major D 485 in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Poland's jazz quartet of trumpeter Marcin Elszkowski, pianist Michal Jakubczak, bassist Piotr Narajowski, and drummer Tymoteusz Papior play post-bop in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 30 PLN).
November 5th, Friday:
Poland’s organist Elzbieta Karolak plays Feliks Nowowiejski’s organ symphony no. 4 in D minor op. 45 no. 4 and In Paradisum op. 61 in the basilica of the Divine Mercy Sanctuary, 3 Siostry Faustyny street, at 7 pm (free admission).
India’s German born singer Deva Premal performs accompanied by Miten in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 7 pm (tickets from 120 PLN).
Poland's blues band, The Bluesource, performs in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 p.m. (admission 30 PLN).
Poland’s reggae act, Pablopavo i Ludziki performs in Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 7 pm (admission 60 PLN).
November 6th, Saturday:
Hungary’s soprano Timea Zita Somogyvari and bass Tamas Altorjay plus Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra Szeged and Viktor Vaszy Chorus perform Laszlo Kiraly’s Katyn Requiem in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm (admission 55 PLN).
Estonia’s organist Ines Maidre plays Rudolf Tobias’s 12 Chorale Preludes (1914), Nun ruhen alle Walder (1914), fugue in D minor (1905), and Peeter Suda’s fugue in F minor (1910), basso ostinato (1914), Ave Maria (1914), Pastorale (1920), prelude and fugue in G minor (1920), and Scherzino (1917) in the Bazylika oo. Jezuitow church, 26 Kopernika street, at 7 pm (free admission).
Krakow Opera Company produces Giacomo Puccini's 'Tosca' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Poland's jazz quartet of bassist Antoni Debski, saxophonist Leszek Nowotarski, keyboardist Adam Niedzielin, and drummer Michal Heller play in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 40 PLN).
November 7th, Sunday: Poland’s organist Marek Fronc plays Gerard Bunk’s Einleitung, Variationen und Fuge uber ein Altniderlandisches Volkslied in D minor op. 31, Elegie in H minor  op. 28 no. 3, Adagio in D flat major  op. 28 no. 4, Canzone in G major op. 54 no. 7, and Passacaglia in A minor  op. 40 in the Bazylika Bozego Ciala church, 26 Bozego Ciala street and sw. Wawrzynca street, at 5 pm (free admission).
Japan’s pianist Kyohei Sorita plays Frederic Chopin’s music in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 3 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Giacomo Puccini's 'Tosca' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Jazz concert features Mike Parker Project in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm.
November 8th, Monday: Poland’s violinist Aleksandra Honcel-Banek and organist Bartlomiej Banek play Johann Sebastian Bach’s prelude and fugue in E flat major BWV 552, Tomaso Albinoni’s Adagio in G minor, Georg Böhm’s Vater unser im Himmelreich, Tomaso Antonio Vitali’s Chaconne in g, and Mieczyslaw Surzynski’s Improvisations on Holy God Theme op. 38 in the Skalka Sanctuary’s church, 15 Skaleczna street, at 8 pm (free admission).
Groove jam session takes place in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
November 9th, Tuesday: The Netherlands’ organist Jochem Schuurman plays Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck’s Psalm 140 and Toccata 9 toni SwWV 296, Georg Bohm’s Nun bitten wir den Heil'gen Geist, Praeludium in F, Matthias Weckmann’s Fuga in d, Dietrich Buxtehude’s Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BuxWV 196 and Toccata in F BuxWV 156 in Kosciol sw. Krzyza church, sw. Krzyza street and Plac sw. Ducha square, at 7 pm (free admission).
Poland's Just Jazz quintet play Dixieland jazz in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
November 10th, Wednesday: Jazz-funk jam session takes place in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
Poland’s pop act Kortez performs - Kwadro Tour - performs in Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 6 pm (tickets from 159 PLN).
November 11th, Thursday, Independence Day: Concert of the Polish patriotic songs takes place in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at noon (admission 40 PLN).
Concert INSIDE JAZZ features Poland's Groborz Trio of pianist Wojciech Groborz, bassist Wojciech Szwugier, and drummer Grzegorz Palka in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9.30 pm (admission 25 PLN).
Krakow’s singer-songwriter Leszek Wójtowicz gives a recital in Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club, 27 Rynek Glowny central square, at 7 pm.
November 12th, Friday: Poland’s veteran rock bands IRA, Sztywny Pal Azji, BIG CYC, Chlopcy z Placu Broni, and Roze Europy perform in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 6 pm (tickets 149 PLN).
Poland’s Sagittarius Blues Rock Group performs in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 30 PLN).
November 13th, Saturday: Poland’s mezzo-soprano Roksana Wardenga and baritone Viktor Yankovskyi plus Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir render Wojciech Kilar’s Polonaise, Michal K. Oginski’s Polonaise in A minor ‘Farewell to Motherland’, folk tunes Krakowiak, Kujawiak, Oberek, Stanislaw Moniuszko’s Mazurka from opera The Haunted Manor, and Sebastian Perlowski’s Independence Symphony op. 4 in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm (admission 55 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Stanislaw Moniuszko’s “The Haunted Manor” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Il Divo vocal quartet sing in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 8:30 pm (tickets from 185 PLN to 699  PLN).
The Netherlands’ band, Tristan, performs pop jazz in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 40 PLN).
November 14th, Sunday: Chamber music concert features Poland’s trio of violinist Aleksandra Steczkowska, cellist Mikolaj Adamczak, pianist Mateusz Zubik and quartet of violinist Aleksandra Kuls-Koziak, violist Aneta Dumanowska, celist Barbara Lypik-Sobaniec, pianist Milena Kedra playing Andrzej Panufnik’s piano trio, Adam Walacinski’s Cinque Episodi, and Zygmunt Noskowski’s piano quartet in D minor op. 8 in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7 pm (admission 20 PLN).
Concert of the Polish chamber music features Poland’s violinists Pawel Wajrak and Justyna Dybek-Boczek, violist Anna Migdal-Chojecka, cellist Franciszek Pall, bassist Duszan Korczakowski, and pianist Ewelina Panocha playing music by A. Katski and B. Duranowski in the Willa Decjusza culture centre, 17 A 28 Lipca 1943 roku street, at 5 pm (free admission).
Concert Vortex of Spectralism features Poland’s Spoldzielnia Muzyczna contemporary ensemble performing Gerard Grisey’s Vortex Temporum and Horatiu Radulescu’s Agnus Dei in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 8 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Stanislaw Moniuszko’s “The Haunted Manor” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Jazz concert features Poland’s Fuzzy Birds female quartet of saxophonist Dorota Olech, pianist Julia Amirova, bassist Aga Fijolek, and drummer Liliana Zieniawa in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 p.m. (admission 25 PLN).
Poland’s singer-songwriter Sanah performs, Kolonska i szlugi Tour, in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 7:30 pm.
Poland’s pop singer Vito Bambino aka Mateusz Dopieralski performs in Studio club, 4 Budryka street, at 7 pm (admission 99 PLN).
November 15th, Monday: Groove jam session takes place in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
November 16th, Tuesday: Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis ensemble perfroms Carl Gesualdo da Venosa’s madrigals in the Malopolski Ogrod Sztuki culture centre, 12 Rajska street, at 5 pm.
Jazz concert features Poland's Playing Family sextet in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
Poland’s pop singer Andrzej Piaseczny gives a recital in the Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 8 pm (admission from 109 PLN).
November 17th, Wednesday: Jazz jam session takes place in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
UK’s Bars & Melody pop duo perform - Sadboi Tour - in Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 6 pm (tickets from 99 PLN).
November 18th, Thursday: Concert Music with Candles features instrumentalists of the Krakow Philharmonics with oboist Paweł Nyklewicz rendering Georg Philipp Telemann’s suite in G major TWV 55:G10 and Jean-Baptiste Lully’s Armida opera suite in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm.
Poland’s violinists Jakub Zurek and Szymon Nasciszewski, violist Blazej Michna, and cellist Marta Nagawiecka play Feliks Mendelssohn’s string quartet in A minor no. 2 op. 13 and Antonin Dvorak’s string quartet in G major no. 11 op. 106 in the Jagiellonian University’s Collegium Maius, 15 Jagiellonska street at sw. Anny street, at 6 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Jazz concert features Poland’s Fuzzy Birds female quartet of saxophonist Dorota Olech, pianist Julia Amirova, bassist Aga Fijolek, and drummer Liliana Zieniawa in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 p.m. (admission 25 PLN).
November 19th, Friday: Israel’s male soprano Maayan Licht sings and Poland’s Wioletta Fluda plays pianoforte in Palac Potockich, 20 Rynek Glowny central square, at 6 pm.
Jazz concert features Germany’s guitarist Giovanni Weiss and Poland's Hot Swing quartet playing swing music in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 p.m. (admission 50 PLN).
Russia’s band, Russian Village Boys, performs rave in Zascianek club, 4 Rostafinskiego street, at 7 pm (admission 49 PLN).
Poland’s veteran pop rock band, Czerwono-Czarni, performs in Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 7 pm (tickets 40 PLN)
November 20th, Saturday: Krakow Opera Company produces Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Mozart and Salieri' chamber opera in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 60 PLN). 
Poland’s soprano Joanna Freszel gives a recital in the Malopolski Ogrod Sztuki culture centre, 12 Rajska street, at 4 pm.
Jazz concert features Austria’s guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel, Poland’s guitarist Marek Napiorkowski and singer Stanisław Soyka as well as young jazzmen in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 8 pm (admission 40 PLN).
Jazz concert features Krakow’s Kajetan Galas Trio in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 40 PLN).
Poland’s veteran rock band, Kult, performs in Studio club, 4 Budryka street, at 7 pm (admission 129 PLN). 
Poland’s two punk rock bands KSU and Sedes perform in Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 7 pm (admission 70 PLN).
November 21st, Sunday:  Krakow Opera Company produces Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Mozart and Salieri' chamber opera in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 60 PLN).
USA’s baritone Alex Rosen sings Iain Bell’s ‘The Man with Night Sweats’ modern operatic monodrama in Teatr Laznia Nowa playhouse, 25 os. Szkolne, at 7 pm.
Poland's fusion jazz quartet, V Speed, play in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 25 PLN).
November 22nd, Monday:
Krakow’s Mieszany Chor Marianski mixed choir and Ktrakow Young Phhilharmonics youth orchestra plus soloist singers perform the Polish patriotic songs and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 6 pm.
USA’s baritone Thomas Hampson gives a recital in Teatr Slowackiego playhouse, 1 Plac Sw. Ducha square and Szpitalna street, at 6 pm.
USA’s baritone Alex Rosen sings Iain Bell’s ‘The Man with Night Sweats’ modern operatic monodrama in Teatr Laznia Nowa playhouse, 25 os. Szkolne, at 7 pm.
Traditional jazz and swing jam takes place in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
November 23rd, Tuesday:
Concert of contemporary classical music features Krakow Academy of Music  Symphonic Orchestra and Choir plus Poland’s soprano Iwona Hossa rendering Krzysztof Penderecki’s Hymn do sw. Wojciecha for mixed choir and orchestra, Lacrimosa for soprano, mixed choir, and orchestra, and symphony no. 2 (Christmas Symphony) in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 8 pm.
Poland’s soprano Dorota Szczepanska gives a recital in Palac Potockich, 20 Rynek Glowny central square, at 6 pm.
Poland's Just Jazz quintet play Dixieland jazz in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
November 24th, Wednesday:
The Czech Republic’s tenor Petr Nekoranec gives a recital in the Malopolski Ogrod Sztuki culture centre, 12 Rajska street, at 6 pm.
Concert Queen Symphonic: A Rock Band & Orchestra Experience features the UK’s singers, a rock band, and an orchestra covering Freddie Mercury’s songs in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 8 pm (tickets from 149 PLN).
Concert of free jazz features BLUE SHROUD BAND in Alchemia club, 5 Estery street, at 8 pm (admission from 30 PLN).
Blues-rock jam session takes place in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
November 25th, Thursday:
Jazz concert features Giles Barratt Quartet of the UK’s guitarist Giles Barratt plus Poland’s pianist Krystian Jaworz, bassist Pawel Kluba, and drummer Michal Peiker in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 25 PLN).
Concert of free jazz features BLUE SHROUD BAND in Alchemia club, 5 Estery street, at 8 pm (admission from 30 PLN).
Poland’s pop acts Walus, Kraksa, Kryzys, Baasch, and Patryk Pietrzak perform in Studio club, 4 Budryka street, at 7 pm (admission from 59 PLN).
November 26th, Friday:
Concert Bella Italia! features Poland’s soprano Olga Pasiecznik and bass-baritone Robert Gierlach plus Krakow Philharmonics Chamber Orchestra with conductor Nicola Simoni performing Neapolitan arietta and Domenico Cimarosa’s Il maestro di cappella in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm.
Concert Jazz Meets The Beatles features Poland’s Sitkowski Band - Two Generations in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 40 PLN).
Concert of free jazz features BLUE SHROUD BAND in Alchemia club, 5 Estery street, at 8 pm (admission from 30 PLN).
Poland’s pop acts Spiety and Nanga perform in Studio club, 4 Budryka street, at 8 pm (admission from 59 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Ludomir Rozycki's “Pan Twardowski” ballet  in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN)..
November 27th, Saturday: Concert Bella Italia! features Poland’s soprano Olga Pasiecznik and bass-baritone Robert Gierlach plus Krakow Philharmonics Chamber Orchestra with conductor Nicola Simoni performing Neapolitan arietta and Domenico Cimarosa’s Il maestro di cappella in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm.
Concert of free jazz features BLUE SHROUD BAND in Alchemia club, 5 Estery street, at 8 pm (admission from 30 PLN).
Jazz concert features Poland’s Mr Krime Live Band in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 40 PLN).
Poland’s rapper Miuosh performs in Studio club, 4 Budryka street, at 8 pm (admission from 59 PLN).
Punk rock concert features Poland’s band Dezerter and a solo act, The Pau, in Hype Park club, 12 Kamienna street, at 7 pm (admission 65 PLN).
Poland’s veteran rock singer Krzysztof Cugowski performs with Zespol Mistrzow band in the Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 6 pm (admission 130 PLN).
Poland’s Happysad pop band performs in Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 7 pm (admission 90 PLN).
Open-air concert accompanying the Christmas market features Poland's DeocentriCity gospel choir, Pan Tu Nie Stal pop band, pop singers Antek Smykiewicz and Robert Sadowski in the Rynek Glowny central square at 4:30 pm (free admission).
Krakow Opera Company produces Ludomir Rozycki's “Pan Twardowski” ballet  in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN)..
November 28th, Sunday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Ludomir Rozycki's “Pan Twardowski” ballet  in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Show Wandering the Sound(scape): Citimprovisation - The Sounds in Between features Krakow’s bass guitarist Rafal Mazur, saxophonist Paulina Owczarek, guitarist Michal Dymny, percussionist Tomek Choloniewski and Seoul’s saxophonist Sunjae Lee, pianist Eunyoung Kim, drummer Junyoung Song, and flutist Taekjoon Kim playing free jazz in the Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 6 pm followed by BLUE SHROUD BAND of the UK’s bassist Barry Guy and trumpeter Percy Pursglove, Greece’s vocalist Savina Yannatou, Spain’s pianist Agusti Fernandez and drummer Ramon Lopez, Ireland’s guitarist Ben Dwyerm, Switzerland’s violinist Maya Homburger, tubist Marc Unternahrer, and drummer Lucas Niggli, France’s violist Fanny Paccoud, Norway’s saxophonist and trumpeter Torben Snekkestad, Germany’s saxophonists Michael Niesemann and Julius Gabriel, and Sweden’s saxophonist and clarinetist Per ‘Texas’ Johansson performing Barry Guy’s new composition ‘all this this here’ at 8 pm.
Germany’s pop band, Original Enigma Voices, performs in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 6 pm (admission from 169 PLN).
Poland’s rock band Luxtorpeda performs in Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 7 pm (admission 70 PLN).
Poland’s veteran rock band, Kult, performs in Studio club, 4 Budryka street, at 7 pm (admission from 59 PLN).
November 29th, Monday: Australia’s rock band, The Rumjacks performs Celtic punk in Zascianek club, 4 Rostafinskiego street, at 7 pm (admission from 65 PLN).
Funk and fusion jazz jam takes place in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
November 30th, Tuesday: Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis chamber orchestra with conductor Jorge Jimenez renders Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s symphony in E minor Wq. 177 (H. 652), Felix Mendelssohn’s string symphony no. 10 in H minor, and Joaquin Turina’s La Oracion del Torero in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 5 pm.
Jazz concert  features Poland’s Mazolewski Quintet in Teatr Variete playhouse, 71 Grzegorzecka street, at 7 pm (admission 95 PLN).
Jazz concert features Poland's Playing Family sextet in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).

December 2021 entertainment events in Krakow.

December 1st, Wednesday: Italy’s organist Eugenio Maria Fagiani gives a recital in the Skalka sanctuary’s church, 15 Skaleczna street, at 8 pm (free admission).
Traditional jazz and swing jam takes place in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
Poland’s pop singer Maciej Malenczuk and Rhythm Section band perform in Kijow.Centrum playhouse, 34 al. Krasinskiego avenue, at 7:30 pm (tickets from 130 PLN).
December 2nd, Thursday: Poland’s Slawek Pezda Quartet of saxophonists Slawek Pezda and Marcin Konieczkowicz, bassist Alan Wykpisz, and drummer Dawid Fortuna play in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Poland’s Mikromusic band performs avant pop in Studio club, 4 Budryka street, at 8 pm.
Traditional parade of the szopka Nativity scenes takes place in the Rynek Glowny central square at noon.
December 3rd, Friday: Poland’s organist Julian Gembalski plays Georg Muffat’s Toccata tertia, Piotr Drusinski’s Deus in adiutorium meum intende, Julian Gembalski’s Dwa preludia choralowe na Adwent, and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 659, 661 in the Arka Pana church, 1 Obroncow Krzyza street, at 7:30 pm (free admission).
Krakow Opera Company produces Gaetano Donizetti's 'Don Pasquale' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN). 
Poland’s jazz trio Daniel Latorre Organization of Brazil’s organist Daniel Latorre, saxophonist Tomasz Grzegorski, and drummer Piotr Budniak play in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 45 PLN).
Poland’s pop band Kashell performs in Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 6 pm (admission 50 PLN).
December 4th, Saturday:
Poland’s baritone Stanislav Kuflyuk, tenor Adrian Domanski, soprano Sylwia Ziolkowska, baritone Dawid Roy, bass Grzegorz Krolak, mezzo-sopranos Agnieszka Karpinska and Klaudyna Nitkiewicz, baritone Adam Kawa plus Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir perform Pawel Sydor’s Totus Tuus opera, Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki’s Beatus Vir op. 38, and Wojciech Kilar’s Exodus in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm (admission 55 PLN).
Krakow Chamber Opera company performs its Ich geh' und suche mystery play based on Bach’s cantatas in Kosciol XX Misjonarzy church, 4 Stradomska street, at 8 pm.
Poland’s jazz trio Daniel Latorre Organization of Brazil’s organist Daniel Latorre, saxophonist Tomasz Grzegorski, and drummer Piotr Budniak play in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 45 PLN).
December 5th, Sunday:
Poland’s organist Bogdan Narloch and trumpeter Roman Gryn play Jeremiah Clarke’s The Prince of Denmark's March, John Stanley’s Trompet Voluntary, Johann Sebastian Bach’s fantasia and fugue in G minor BWV 542, Frederic Chopin’s etude op. 10 no. 3, Vladimir Vavilov’s Ave Maria, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645 and Nun komm', der Heiden Heiland  BWV 659, Marek Czerniewicz’s For My Godfather, Theodore Dubois’s Cantilene religiese, Marek Czerniewicz’s The Song of a Snow Angel (world premiere), and Denis Bedard’s Variations sur Christus Vincit in the Saint John Paul II Sactuary at 6 pm (free admission).
Krakow Opera Company produces Gaetano Donizetti's 'Don Pasquale' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
December 6th, Monday: Norway’s two rock bands, Taake and Kampfar, perfrom black metal music in Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 6:30 pm (admission 85 PLN).
Show The Rocket Man: A Tribute to Sir Elton John features the UK’s tribute artist Jimmy Love in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 7 pm (tickets 250 PLN).
Poland’s pop singer Ralph Kaminski performs in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 8 pm (admission 149 PLN).
December 7th, Tuesday: Krakow’s violinist Katarzyna Olszewska and pianist Eliza Pawlowska render Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Fantasia in C major Wq 59/6, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Fantasia in C minor KV 475 and sonata in E minor KV 304, Jan Ladislav Dussek’s sonata in G minor op. 10 no. 2 in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 5 pm.
December 9th, Thursday: Concert The Rose in the Middle Winter features Krakow Philharmonic Choir and organist Michał Bialko performing Noel music by Praetorius, Sandstrom, Lauridsen, Brahms, and Chilcott plus carols of various nations in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm (admission 40 PLN).
UK’s show The Simon and Garfunkel Story is produced in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 7 pm (tickets from 130 PLN).
December 10th, Friday: Poland’s soprano Olga Pasiecznik, baritone Krzysztof Szumanski, and pianist Joanna Maklakiewicz render Jan Adam MAKLAKIEWICZ’s Four Japanese Songs, Impromptu in B minor, and 3 Vocalises, Tadeusz MAKLAKIEWICZ’s songs Jakze mi slodka cisza, Kolysanka, Piesni tesknoty, Czekalem na Ciebie, Stlum te chec, and Modlitwo moja cicha, Franciszek MAKLAKIEWICZ’s songs Kocham Cie, Zyczenie, Zawod, Panieneczka, Jakze mozecie kwiaty, and A jesli chcesz zapomniec in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Gioacchino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
USA’s Glenn Miller Orchestra performs swing jazz in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 6 pm.
Poland’s post-punk rock band, Wczasy, performs in Re club, 4 sw. Krzyza street, at 8 pm (admission 50 PLN).
December 11th, Saturday: Poland’s pianist Jakub Kuszlik plays Frederic Chopin’s walzes op. 34 in A flat major, A minor, and F major, mazurkas op. 30 in C minor, H minor, D flat major, and C sharp minor, nocturne op. 62 no. 2, polonaise in F sharp minor op. 44, fantasy in F minor op. 49, and sonata in H minor op. 58 in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm (admission 70 PLN).
Concert Winter Songs of Frank Sinatra features Poland’s pop singer Natalia Swierczynska and her band in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 5 pm.
Krakow’s veteran singer-songwriter Andrzej Sikorowski performs in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 7 pm (tickets 150 PLN).
December 12th, Sunday: Krakow Opera Company produces Gioacchino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Poland’s Jazz Band Mlynarski-Masecki performs in the Jagiellonian University’s Auditorium Maximum, 35 Krupnicza street, at 6 pm.
Ukraine’s Royal Lviv Ballet performs Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker' in the Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at noon (admission 110 PLN).
Ukraine’s Royal Lviv Ballet performs Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake' in the Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 5 pm (admission 110 PLN).
December 13th, Monday:  Concert Orcheston features Poland’s Beethoven Academy Orchestra plus DJ Gromee and pop singers Edyta Gorniak and Beata Kozidrak performing music of such electrica acts as Eric Prydz, David Guetta, ATB, Jean Michael Jarre, Vangelis, Daft Pank, Kraftewerk, Modjo, Donna Summer, Aviciiego, Robert Miles, and Swedish House Mafia in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 8 pm (tickets from 185 PLN).
December 14th, Tuesday: Short concert of classical music called Roads to Bach I takes place in the Teatr Slowackiego playhouse, 1 Plac Sw. Ducha square and Szpitalna street, at 5 pm.
December 15th, Wednesday: Short concert of classical music called Roads to Bach II takes place in the Teatr Slowackiego playhouse, 1 Plac Sw. Ducha square and Szpitalna street, at 5 pm.
Poland’s singer-songwriter Kaska Sochacka performs in the Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 7 pm (admission 70 PLN).
December 16th, Thursday: Short concert of classical music called Roads to Bach III takes place in the Teatr Slowackiego playhouse, 1 Plac Sw. Ducha square and Szpitalna street, at 5 pm.
December 17th, Friday: Pianist Lukas Geniusas plus Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra render Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto no. 1in B minor op. 23 and Krzysztof Penderecki’s symphony no. 2 ‘Christmas Symphony’ in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm.
Concert Bad Acid Trip features Poland’s Spoldzielnia Muzyczna contemporary ensemble performing Olga Neuwirth’s Fondamenta and Fausto Romitelli’s Professor Bad Trip in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 8 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Poland’s pop band, Raz Dwa Trzy, performs in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 8 pm (admission 159 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker' ballet in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 5:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
December 18th, Saturday: Pianist Lukas Geniusas plus Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra render Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto no. 1in B minor op. 23 and Krzysztof Penderecki’s symphony no. 2 ‘Christmas Symphony’ in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm.
Krakow’s Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra renders Michael Praetorius’s Terpsichore dances, Johann Sebastian Bach’s suite no. 2 in H minor BWV 1067, and Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Hippolyte et Alicie suite in the Akademia Muzyczna conservatory, 43 sw. Tomasza street, at 6 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Poland’s female rock singer Agnieszka Chylinska performs in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 6:30 pm (tickets from 139 PLN).
Russia’s Moscow City Ballet  performs Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake' in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 4:30 pm.
Krakow Opera Company produces Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker' ballet in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 5:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
December 19th, Sunday: Venezuela’s male soprano Samuel Marino, Ukraine’s alto Yana Hurtova, and the UK’s tenor James Geer and bass Peter Harvey plus Poland’s Capella Cracoviensis orchestra and Krakow Philharmonic Choir perform Georg Friedrich Handel’s Messiah oratorio HWV 56 in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm (admission 80 PLN).
Christmas concert music features Poland’s pianists Marta Molodynska-Wheeler, Anna Duda, Monika Gardon-Preinl, Ireneusz Boczek, Grzegorz Mania, and Piotr Rozanski playing carols for four and six hands in the Willa Decjusza culture centre, 17 A 28 Lipca 1943 roku street, at 5 pm (free admission).
Concert Color Café features Poland?s singing actor Michal Bajor performing French and Italian pop songs in Kijow.Centrum playhouse, 34 al. Krasinskiego avenue, at 6 pm (tickets from 110 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker' ballet in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 5:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
December 20th, Monday: Show Love Actually in Concert features Poland’s NFM Filharmonia Wroclawska orchestra and choir performing live music score during the scereening of the British famed movie Love Actually in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 8 pm (tickets from 149 PLN).
December 21st, Tuesday: Krakow Opera Company produces Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker' ballet in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 11 am (admission 40 PLN).
December 23rd, Thursday: Sweden’s rock band Majestica performs symphonic power metal in Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 6 pm (tickets from 85 PLN).
December 31st, Friday: New Year’s concert features the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir performing favorite music by the Strauss family plus operatic choirs in the Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm (admission 200 PLN).
New Year's concert features operatic music in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6 pm and again at 9:30 pm.

Events in Krakow in January 2022 and beyond


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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Krakow's music 
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 Theater
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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Krakow Nightlife 
There is no shortage of places to drink, eat, and stay merry late into the night in Krakow. 
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Sport in Krakow 
You can see the best soccer in the country. Or try paragliding instead.  
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Krakow's Regular Culture Events
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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Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine
Museums in Krakow
Krakow boasts the best collections in Poland, and some of its treasures are the envy of every museum in the world. 

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Opera in Krakow 
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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Krakow Food Festivals

 

   
   
   
 
Selected events and festivals in Krakow this year

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In the proximity of Krakow

Krakow is Poland's tourist Mecca, and also a gateway to many other must-see sites in the region.


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There are over 26,000 Krakow beds to choose from. 

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