Events to watch in Krakow.
The city gets more than its due of concerts,
festivals, shows, exhibitions, sporting events,
entertainments. An array of happenings takes
place in Krakow every single day so everybody stands a good
chance to find something to his or her liking (see
calendar of events in Krakow).
Krakow’s musical life.
Concerts of classical music occur in Filharmonia Krakowska
concert hall at 1 Zwierzyniecka street, Aula Florianka at 8
Basztowa street, Akademia Muzyczna conservatoire at 43 Sw.
Tomasza street, and in other auditoriums. Popular venues for
musical events in Krakow are the city’s churches, notably
the ancient temples of the Old Town such as St. Catherine’s
at Skaleczna street, St. Marys’ at the central square, SS.
Peter and Paul’s at Grodzka street, and the Franciscan
basilica at Franciszkanska street.
Apart from individual concerts and recitals some twenty
festivals of classical music take place in Krakow every
year. Most admired are
Misteria Paschalia throughout the Holy Week and
Festival of Polish Music in July,
in Old Cracow’ in August, and
Sacrum Profanum in September.
A number of daily concerts for tourists,
including piano recitals of Chopin’s music, compete for the
attention of Krakow visitors.
Jazz and rock
clubs in Krakow typically have concerts a couple
of days every week but a few offer live music practically
every day. The number of jazz, rock, blues, and pop concerts
in the clubs peaks on Fridays and Saturdays whereas Mondays
often turn out short on them.
A brand-new venue for mass-audience musical events is
Arena which may seat 15,000. Every year a
number of open-air concerts take place on
Blonia common from May through September while
Krakow’s squares, notably the
Rynek Glowny central plaza, are venues for live
music round the year.
Opera and ballet in Krakow.
Opera Krakowska, the city’s opera company,
usually give performances a couple of nights every week form
October through June, in its modern playhouse at 48 Lubicz
street. Plus its dancers perform several ballet shows per
month. Other opera and ballet companies – local, Polish, and
foreign – perform in Krakow from time to time.
Sporting events in Krakow.
The most popular spectator
sport in Krakow is football and Krakow’s two top
and Cracovia, have hordes of fans so tickets for their matches
often prove hard to get. The city also boasts the country’s
top teams of male hockey and female basketball, namely
Cracovia and Wisla respectively, whose games are more
available. Other clubs and sports attract relatively few
theaters in Krakow give performances practically
every night save summer and holiday seasons. In Krakow there
is also a number or active independent companies of players,
more or less professional, which perform erratically. Except
sporadic visits of foreign troupes, shows staged in other
languages than Polish happen very seldom.
Current events in Krakow
Hardly a month passes in Krakow without some time-honored
occasion for common festivities or colorful celebration.
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