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

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September 3rd, Thursday: Krakow’s Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra with the USA’s conductor John Axelrod render Krzysztof Penderecki’s Sinfonietta per archi, Robin Lilja’s Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta: Hommage - Krzysztof Penderecki, Krzysztof Penderecki’s Chaconne in memoria del Giovanni Paolo II for string orchestra, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence op. 70 in the Krakow National Museum’s Galeria Sztuki Polskiej XIX Wieku gallery in the Cloth Hall, 1-3 Rynek Glowny central square, at 7 pm (admission 50 PLN).
Poland’s HORNTET quintet of keyboardist Bartlomiej Lesniak, saxophonists Robert Wypasek and Szymon Ziolkowski, bassist Mikolaj Sikora, and drummer Piotr Przewozniak play in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 25 PLN).
Open-air concert features Poland’s female rocker Katarzyna Nosowska next to Forty Kleparz club, 2-4 Kamienna street, at 7 pm (admission from 45 PLN).
September 4th, Friday:
Poland’s Mozarteum ensemble, soprano Mariola Siepak, baritone Sebastian Szydlo, and harpsichordist Bogumila Gizbert-Studnicka perform music by D. Scarlatti, G. F. Handel, W. A. Mozart, and F. Chopin in the Museum of Krakow’s Krzysztofory palace, 35 Rynek Glowny central square, at 4:30 pm. 
Poland's blues band, Levi, performs in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Iceland’s multi-instrumentalist Ragnar Olafsson performs in ArtCafe Barakah, 28 Paulinska street, at 8 pm (free admission).
September 5th, Saturday:
Poland’s Cuore Nell Musica ensemble, soprano Julia Styrna, flutist Justyna Kusior, and harpsichordist Bogumila Gizbert-Studnicka perform music by H. Purcell, G. Frescobaldi, G. F. Handel, W. A. Mozart, J. Elsner, and L. van Beethoven in the Museum of Krakow’s Krzysztofory palace, 35 Rynek Glowny central square, at noon pm.
Krakow’s Bartek Noszka Trio play mainstream jazz in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 30 PLN).
September 6th, Sunday:
Open-air concert features Poland’s rapper O.S.T.R.next to Forty Kleparz club, 2-4 Kamienna street, at 7 pm (admission from 45 PLN).
September 7th, Monday:
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 veteran rock band, Varius Manx, performs in Kijow.Centrum playhouse, 34 al. Krasinskiego avenue, at 7 pm (admission 150 PLN).
September 9th, Wednesday: Blues-rock jam session takes place in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
September 10th, Thursday: USA’s rapcore band Rage Against the Machine performs in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 6 pm. canceled 
Poland’s Janusz Nowak Quintet of trombonist Janusz Nowak, saxophonist Bartek Noszka, pianist Tomasz Bialowolski, bassist Wojciech Szwugier, and drummer Wieslaw Jamiol play in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 25 PLN).
September 11th, Friday: England’s veteran rock band, Van Der Graaf Generator, performs in Studio club, 4 Budryka street, at 8 pm (admission 249 PLN).
Poland’s band ARRM performs ambient rock in Alchemia club, 5 Estery street, at 8 pm.
Blues concert features Poland’s Keith Thompson Band of the UK’s guitarist-singer Keith Thompson plus Poland’s bassist Jacek Chruscinski and srummer Artur Malik in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 p.m. (admission 30 PLN).
September 12th, Saturday: Open-air concert of operatic music features Krakow opera singers and orchestra in the Archeology Museum 's garden, 3 Senacka street, at 5:30 pm (admission 80 PLN).
Poland’s Slawek Pezda Trio of saxophonist Slawek Pezda, bassist Wojciech Szwugier, and drummer Maksymilian Olszewski play in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Poland’s top singer-songwriter Grzegorz Turnau performs in Studio club, 4 Budryka street, at 8 pm (admission 110 PLN).
Poland’s Kukurba & Słowiński Project performs in Teatr Variete playhouse, 71 Grzegorzecka street, at 7 pm (admission 65 PLN).
SuperScena Festival 2020 features Poland’s alt pop acts ZAMILSKA, Mery Spolsky, Rebeka, Syny, and Wczasy in Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 7 pm (admission 129 PLN).
September 13th, Sunday: Open-air concert features Poland’s pop singer Maria Peszek next to Forty Kleparz club, 2-4 Kamienna street, at 7 pm (admission from 45 PLN).
September 14th, Monday: Poland’s cellist Bartosz Koziak and pianist Agnieszka Kozlo play Karol Szymanowski’s music in Dom Jana Matejki museum, 41 Florianska street, at 7 pm (free admission)
September 17th, Thursday: Concert HAYDN & PERGOLESI features Capella Cracoviensis orchestra plus soloist singers performing Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Missa Romana in F major and Joseph Haydn’s symphony in E flat major no. 43 in Kosciol sw. Katarzyny church, 7 Augustianska street and Skaleczna street, at 8 pm.
Krakow Opera Company produces Vincenzo Bellini's 'Norma' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 100 PLN).
Jazz concert features Poland’s SEMIOTIC QUINTET in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 p.m. (admission 25 PLN).
Rock concert features Russia’s band Arkona, UK’s band Tyr, Hungary’s band Dalriada, and Latvia’s band Varang Nord performing metal music in Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 7 pm (admission 100 PLN).
Open-air concert features Poland’s pop singer Pawel Domagala next to Forty Kleparz club, 2-4 Kamienna street, at 7 pm (admission from 45 PLN).
September 18th, Friday: Poland’s Polish Radio Orchestra plus vocalists Anna Lasota and Jasin Rammal-Rykala perform Wojciech Kilar’s cinematic music in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street, at 7:30 pm (admission 179 PLN).
USA’s hip-hop act GZA performs, Liquid Swords Live European Tour, in Kwadrat club, 1 Skarzynskiego street, at 8 pm (tickets from 79 PLN).
Poland’s Christine And The Blue Drags quartet performs blues jazz in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 30 PLN).
September 19th, Saturday: Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis ensemble renders Joseph Haydn’s symphony no. 45 in F sharp minor “Farewell” in the Franciscan monastery, 4 Franciszkanska street, at 11 am.
Poland's jazz quartet, PACELINE 4, of pianist Wojciech Groborz, saxophonist Marcin Konieczkowicz, bassist Tomasz Kupiec, and drummer kontrabas Grzegorz Palka play be-bob in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 30 PLN).
September 20th, Sunday: Poland’s string trio of violinist Anna Maria Stankiewicz, violist Katarzyna Budnik, and cellist Marcin Zdunik play Bach’s music in Dom Jana Matejki museum, 41 Florianska street, at 7 pm (free admission).
Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis ensemble and soloist singers perform Joseph Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai in the church of the Tyniec Abbey, 37 Benedyktynska street, at 4 pm.
September 21st, Monday: Poland’s veteran rock singer Krzysztof Cugowski performs with Zespol Mistrzow band in Kijow.Centrum playhouse, 34 al. Krasinskiego avenue, at 7 pm (admission 150 PLN).
Traditional jazz and swing jam takes place in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
Concert On the Mountain features Krakow’s singer Joanna Slowinska and her band performing world music in the Willa Decjusza culture centre, 17 A 28 Lipca 1943 roku street, at 8 pm.
September 22nd, Tuesday:
Concert MIELCZEWSKI & SABBATINI & MONTEVERDI features Capella Cracoviensis ensemble plus soloist singers performing Biaggio Marini’s Chi quella bella bocca, Marcin Mielczewski’s Canzona terza a tre, Galeazzo Sabbatini’s Non e ne mai sara, Antonio Bertali’s Lamento della Regina d’Inghilterra, Galeazzo Sabbatini’s Ciaconna Bella, e vaga, Girolamo Frescobaldi’s Toccata 2 (Il secondo libro), and Claudio Monteverdi’s Ballo Volgendo il ciel in Kosciol sw. Katarzyny church, 7 Augustianska street and Skaleczna street, at 8 pm.
September 23rd, Wednesday:
Krakow’s oboist Magdalena Karolak and harpsichordist Wioletta Fluda-Tkaczyk play Jacques Christian Michel Widerkehr’s Duo Sonata fur Oboe und Klavier  in the Franciscan monastery, 4 Franciszkanska street, at 11 am (admission 5 PLN).
Blues-rock jam session takes place in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (free admission).
September 24th, Thursday: Poland’s pianist Michal Francuz, violinist Joanna Konarzewska, and cellist Rafal Kwiatkowski play piano trios by Wladyslaw Zelenski and Grzegorz Fitelberg in Dom Jana Matejki museum, 41 Florianska street, at 7 pm (free admission).
Concert CARISSIMI HISTORIA DI JEPHTE features Capella Cracoviensis orchestra and singers performing Lassus’s Domine quid multiplicati sunt a 12, De Victoria’s Ave Maria á 8, Britten’s Fanfare for St Edmundsbury, and Carissimi’s Jephte oratorio in Kosciol sw. Katarzyny church, 7 Augustianska street and Skaleczna street, at 8 pm.
Jazz concert features Ireland’s David Lyttle Trio of drummer David Lyttle, saxophonist Michael Murray, and bassist Conor Murray in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 p.m. (admission 30 PLN).
Poland’s pop singer Anna Wyszkoni performs in Kijow.Centrum playhouse, 34 al. Krasinskiego avenue, at 7 pm (admission 120 PLN).  
September 25th, Friday: Poland's blues rock band, Nie-bo, perform in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Krakow’s alt pop band, Sublokator, performs in ArtCafe Barakah, 28 Paulinska street, at 8 pm (free admission).
September 26th, Saturday: Concert Farewell to Summer features Poland’s Duo Granat & Kreda of pianists Tamara Granat and Adrian Kreda playing Carlos Guastavino’s Tres Romances Argentinos: Las Ninas, Muchacho Jujeno, Baile and Astor Piazzolla’s Music from Buenos Aires: Michelangelo 70, Contramilonga a la funerala, Fuga y misterio, Vuelvo al sur, Allegro tangabile, Libertango, Milonga de la Anunciacion, and Thriller in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 6 pm.
Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis ensemble plus oboist Magdalena Karolak render Antonio Vivaldi’s concerto in D major RV 453 in the Franciscan monastery, 4 Franciszkanska street, at 11 am (admission 10 PLN).
Jazz concert features Poland’s Marcin Pater Trio of vibraphonist Marcin Pater, bassist Mateusz Szewczyk, and drummer Adam Wajdzik in Harris Piano Jazz Bar, 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square), at 9:30 pm (admission 30 PLN).
Poland’s hip-hop act Iggy Not Pop performs in ArtCafe Barakah, 28 Paulinska street, at 8 pm (admission 25 PLN).

September 27th, Sunday: Krakow Opera Company produces Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Concert of classical music features Czech Republic’s flutist Michaela Koudelkova and Poland’s harpsichordist Andrzej Zawisza in the Kosciol sw. Marcina church, 58 Grodzka street, at 6 pm (free admission).
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).
Poland’s pop band, Raz Dwa Trzy, performs in Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury culture centre, 232 al. Jana Pawla II, at 7 pm (admission 100 PLN).
Open-air concert features Poland’s veteran rock band, IRA, next to Forty Kleparz club, 2-4 Kamienna street, at 7 pm (admission from 45 PLN).
September 29th, Tuesday: Poland’s Herbert Trio of pianist Bartlomiej Wezner, violinist Joanna Kreft, and cellist Dominik Plocinski play Beethoven’s music in Dom Jana Matejki museum, 41 Florianska street, at 7 pm (free admission)

October 2020 entertainment events in Krakow.

October 1st, Thursday: Concert Hear My Prayer: A Collection of Prayers and Psalms Reflecting on Old and New Traditions features Scotland’s soprano Carine Tinney and lutenist Lukas Henning plus Cracow Baroque Consort ensemble in the Carmelite church, 19 Karmelicka street, at 8 pm (free admission).
October 2nd, Friday:
Concert Grands Offertoires Gregoriens features France’s Les Chantres du Thoronet vocal ensemble sings Gregorian chants of the 10th century in the Bazylika Bozego Ciala church, 26 Bozego Ciala street and sw. Wawrzynca street, at 8 pm (free admission).
Krakow Opera Company produces Georges Bizet's 'Carmen' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Jazz concert features Poland’s saxophonist Adam Pieronczyk, pianist Dominik Wania, bassist Slawomir Kurkiewicz, drummer Dawid Fortuna , and DJ Eprom in Cricoteka museum, 2 Nadwislanska street, at 7 pm.
Krakow’s Fraktale quartet play jazzy ambient in ArtCafe Barakah, 28 Paulinska street, at 8 pm (free admission).
October 3rd, Saturday:
Open-air concert features Krakow’s Capella Cracoviensis ensemble playing Ludwig van Beethoven’s septet in E flat major next to the Willa Decjusza culture centre, 17 A 28 Lipca 1943 roku street, at 5 pm (free admission).
Concert Beatitudines features Poland’s Jerycho male vocal ensemble and Lithuania’s Morgaine ensemble perform the 16th-century Polish Protestant church songs in Kosciol sw. Szczepana church, 19 Sienkiewicza street, at 8 pm (free admission).
Jazz concert features Poland’s vocalist Natalia Kordiak, saxophonist Marta Wajdzik. Bassist Andrzej Swies, guitarists Jakub Paulski and Rafal Sarnecki, bassist Alan Wykpisz, drummer Grzegorz Palka, pianist Mateusz Kolakowski, and trombonist Grzegorz Nagorski in Cricoteka museum, 2 Nadwislanska street, at 7 pm.
Krakow’s Sarama band performs world music in ArtCafe Barakah, 28 Paulinska street, at 8 pm (admission 15 PLN).
October 4th, Sunday: Krakow Opera Company produces Georges Bizet's 'Carmen' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Jazz concert features Poland’s bassist Kamila Drabek, pianist Kasia Pietrzko, guitarists Marek Napiorkowski and Jakub Mizeracki, saxophonist Piotr Checki, violinist Mateusz Smoczynski, and drummer Max Olszewski in Cricoteka museum, 2 Nadwislanska street, at 7 pm.
October 5th, Monday:
Concert Vuestra canción, mi sentir - The Palacio Songbook Adrift features Spain’s Da Tempera Velha quartet performing the Spanish early church songs in Kosciol XX Misjonarzy church, 6 Stradomska street, at 8 pm (free admission).
October 6th, Tuesday:
UK’s The Gesualdo Six vocal consort sing the English Motets in the Bazylika Bozego Ciala church, 26 Bozego Ciala street and sw. Wawrzynca street, at 8 pm (free admission).
Poland’s dance electronic act duo, Bass Astral x Igo, perform in Studio club, 4 Budryka street, at 6 pm.
October 7th, Wednesday:
Concert Just Ignore It features Dream Team jazz trio of Poland’s pianist Leszek Mozdzer, Sweden’s bassist Lars Danielsson, and Israel’s drummer Zohar Fresco plus Holland Baroque ensemble the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 8 pm (tickets 240 PLN).
October 9th, Friday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s “A Midsummer Night's Dream” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Poland’s pop singer Michal Szpak performs - The Moon Tour - in the ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street and Monte Casino street, at 7 pm (tickets 150 PLN)
October 11th, Sunday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s “A Midsummer Night's Dream” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
October 22nd, Thursday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Jacques Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 140 PLN).
October 23rd, Friday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Jacques Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
October 24th, Saturday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Jacques Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld” in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
October 25th, Sunday:
Concert of classical music features Poland’s organis Michal Bialko, violist Elzbieta Gromada, and cellist Agata Sanches-Martos in the Kosciol sw. Marcina church, 58 Grodzka street, at 6 pm (free admission).
Open-air concert features Krakow’s violinists Celina Kotz, Sebastian Czaja, Sulamita Slubowska , and Zuzanna Budzynska, violists Anna Krzyzak and Tomasz Rosinski, cellists Jan Lewandowski and Krystyna Wisniewska playing Franz Schubert’s string quintet in C –major and Felix Mendelsshon Bartholdy’s octet in E major next to the Willa Decjusza culture centre, 17 A 28 Lipca 1943 roku street, at 5 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).
October 29th, Thursday: Krakow Opera Company produces Giacomo Puccini's 'Tosca' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
October 31st, Saturday: Krakow Opera Company produces Giacomo Puccini's 'Tosca' 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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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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