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Krakow's Sinfonietta Festival of classical music. 

The Sinfonietta Festival was launched in Krakow in 2015. It takes place in early summer, lasts for several days, and features at least one concert of classical music every night. The festival is organized by Krakow's Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra. 


Program of the 4th Sinfonietta Festival of classical music in Krakow
June 21st to June 25th, 2018. 

Note: take into account, please, that the following program is liable to alterations.

June 21st, Thursday 
7 p.m. 
Poland’s Sinfonia Varsovia string quintet and Sinfonietta Cracovia Chamber Quintet play Witold Lutoslawski’s 5 melodii ludowych, Luigi Boccherini’s Sonata no. 22 in D major for cello and bass, Gioacchino Rossini’s Duet for cello and bass in D major, Antonin Dvorak’s string quintet no. 2 in G major op. 77, Krzysztof Penderecki’s Kartki z nienapisanego dziennika, and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s octet in E flat major op. 20 part 4. 
Venue: Krakow National Museum’s Galeria Sztuki Polskiej XIX Wieku gallery in the Cloth Hall, 1-3 Rynek Glowny central square. 

June 22nd, Friday 
7 p.m. 
Poland’s bass-baritone Tomasz Konieczny, harpsichordist Aleksandra Gajecka-Antosiewicz, violinist Maciej Lulek and cellist Marcin Maczynski plus Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra render Krzysztof Penderecki’s Trzy utwory w dawnym stylu, Sinfonietta concertante for violin, cello, and string orchestra, Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki’s concert for harpsichord and string orchestra op. 40 and Trzy utwory w dawnym stylu, Gustav Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder: Nun will die Sonn' so hell aufgehn, Nun seh' ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen, Wenn dein Mütterlein tritt zur Tür herein, Oft denk'ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen, In diesem Wetter
Venue: Krakow National Museum’s Galeria Sztuki Polskiej XIX Wieku gallery in the Cloth Hall, 1-3 Rynek Glowny central square.

June 23rd, Saturday 
5 p.m. - 6:15 pm - 7:30 p.m. 
Poland’s Kwartet DAFO string quartet render Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki’s string quartet no. 1 and Aleksander Lason’s Relief dla Andrzeja
Venue: Hotel Cracovia, 1 al. Ferdynanda Focha avenue.

5 p.m. - 6:15 pm - 7:30 p.m. 
Concert Petersburg features Poland’s Sinfo Quartet playing Dmitri Shostakovich’s string quartet no. 3 in F major op. 73 and waltz no. 2 from suite no. 2 for jazz orchestra. 
Venue: Krakow National Museum’s Hutten-Czapski branch, 12 Pilsudskiego street. 

5 p.m. - 6:15 pm - 7:30 p.m. 
Concert Prague / New York features flutist Jennyfer Fouani, violinist Maciej Lulek, violist Ryszard Sneka, and cellist Marcin Maczynski playing Antonin Dvorak’s string quartet no. 12 „American” op. 96, John Kander’s New York, New York, and Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story suite. 
Venue: Dom Jozefa Mehoffera museum, 26 Krupnicza street

5 p.m. - 6:15 pm - 7:30 p.m. 
Concert Paris features Poland’s Cordes Classiques string quartet playing Claude Debussy’s La plus que lente L. 121. Maurice Ravel’s string quartet in F major, and Frederic Chopin’s nocturne in E flat major no. 2 op. 9. 
Venue: Europeum museum, 6 Plac Sikorskiego square

8:30 p.m. 
Open-air concert Belgrade/Skopje features Poland’s Etnos Ensemble playing Jovano jovanke folk tune, Konrad Merta’s Walczyk, Szisza, Odglos gor, Taniec w kolo, and W ogródeczku, Odessa Bulgaresh folk tune, Piotr Gach’s Sleeping West, Kazimierz folk tune, Eden folk tune, U plavu zoru folk tune, Wojciech Kilar’s music from The Pianist movie, Michal Lorenc’s music from Bastard movie. 
Venue: garden of Dom Jozefa Mehoffera museum, 26 Krupnicza street

June 24th, Sunday 
6 p.m. 
Open-air concert Warszawski Lutoslawski features Poland’s singer Magda Navarrete and Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra performing Witold Lutoslawski’s modern classical music and pop songs. 
Venue: courtyard of the Krakow National Museum’s Hutten-Czapski branch, 12 Pilsudskiego street.

June 25th, Monday 
7 p.m. 
Concert Sinfonietta Cracovia vs. Sinfonia Varsovia. Grand Finale features Poland’s violinists Jakub Haufa and Maciej Lulek plus Warsaw’s Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra and Krakow’s Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra with conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk playing Polish Anonymous Sinfonia de Nativitate, Jerzy Maksymiuk’s Polonaise in D major, Witold Lutossawski’s Muzyka Zalobna, Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki’s Ball Polonaise, Krzysztof Penderecki’s Duo concertante for violin and bass, Giovanni Bottesini’s Gran Duo Concertante for violin, bass, and string orchestra, Krzysztof Penderecki’s Emanacje for two orchestras, and Bohuslav Martin’s Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano, and  Timpani
Venue: Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street.

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