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Krakow Events in June 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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June 2nd, Wednesday: Poland’s organist Micha³ Markuszewski plays Georg Muffat’s Toccata prima (Apparatus Musico Organisticus), Michal Markuszewski’s Improwizacja, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Aria Schafe koennen sicher weiden BWV 208, Henri Constant Gabriel Pierne’s Trois Pieces op. 29, Alexandre Guilmant’s Paraphrase sur un Choeur de Judas Macchabee de Handel op. 90, Gordon Balch Nevin’s Will O The Wisp, and Sigfrid Karg-Elert’s Lobet den Herren mit Pauken und Zimbel schon in the Skalka sanctuary’s church, 15 Skaleczna street, at 8 pm (free admission).
Poland’s sopranos Katarzyna Guran, Joanna Stawarska, and Anna Zawisza. Mezzo-soprano Joanna Swieszek, altos Aleksandra Kalicka and Anna Bober plus pianist Monika Plachta, violinist Joanna Konarzewska, and violist Anna Migdal-Chojecka render Philip Glass’ Metamorphosis 1, Frank Ticheli’s Earth Song, Morten Lauridsen’s Dirait-on, Ola Gjeilo’s The Rose and Tundra, Edward Elgar’s The Snow op. 26 no. 1 and Fly, Singing Bird op. 26 no. 2, Eric Whitacre’s Glow and Five Hebrew Love Songs, and Morten Lauridsen’s Sure on This Shining Night  in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm (admission 55 PLN).
June 3rd, Thursday:
Concert MTV Unplugged features Poland’s pop singer Natalia Przybysz in Hype Park club, 12 Kamienna street, at 9 pm (admission 99 PLN).
June 4th, Friday:
Poland’s violinist Joanna Konarzewska and Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Dawid Runtz render Karol Szymanowski’s violin concerto np. 1  op. 35 and Jean Sibelius’s symphony no. 2 in D major op. 43 in Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street, at 7:30 pm.
Gambia’s kora player Buba Badjie Kuyateh perorms world music in Strefa club, 31 Sw. Tomasza street, at 8:30 pm (admission 50 PLN).
June 5th, Saturday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Giorgio Madia's “Cinderella” ballet show based on Gioacchino Rossini operatic music in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 11 am (admission 100 PLN).
June 6th, Sunday:
Poland’s organist Piotr Michalik plays Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck’s Toccata (G1) SwWV 288, Samuel Scheidt’s Cantio Sacra Vater unser im Himmelreich SSWV 104, Hans Leo Hassler’s Canzon [in C], Georg Muffat’s Toccata septima (Apparatus musico-organisticus), and Dietrich Buxtehude’s Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gemein BuxWV 210 in Kosciol Swietego Krzyza church, sw. Krzyza street and Plac sw. Ducha square, at 7 pm (free admission).
Israel’s vocalist Yasmin Levy sings Jewish songs in ladino in the Jagiellonian University’s Auditorium Maximum, 35 Krupnicza street, at 7 pm (admission 189 PLN).
Poland's top singer-songwriter Grzegorz Turnau performs in Studio club, 4 Budryka street, at 8 pm (admission 110 PLN).
Krakow Opera Company produces Giorgio Madia's “Cinderella” ballet show based on Gioacchino Rossini operatic music in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 11 am (admission 100 PLN). 
June 9th, Wednesday:
Poland’s organist Roman Perucki plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude and fugue in E flat major BWV 552and Vater unser im Himmelreich BWV 682, Daniel Magnus Gronau’s Partita Ich hab mein Sach heimgestellt, Mieczyslaw Surzynski’s Wariacje kto sie w opieke, and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s organ sonata no. 6 in D minor Vater unser in Himmelreich op. 65 no. 6 in the Carmelite church, 19 Karmelicka street, at 8 pm (free admission).
June 11th, Friday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Georges Bizet's 'Carmen' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
Amsterdam’s organist Evan Bogerd plays Robertsbridge codex – Estampida, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck’s Psalm 23 Mein Huter und mein Hirt SwWV 310, Johann Jacob Froberger’s Capriccio VII in G FbWV 507 /Libro Quarto/, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck’s Ricercar SwSWV 280, Evan Bogerd’s Improvisation, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck’s Onder een linde groen SwWV 325, and Dieterich Buxtehude’s Ciacona in c in Kosciol Swietego Krzyza church, sw. Krzyza street and Plac sw. Ducha square, at 7 pm (free admission).
June 13th, Sunday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Georges Bizet's 'Carmen' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN). 
Poland’s organist Ma³gorzata Trzaskalik-Wyrwa plays Johann Pachelbel’s Toccata in e, Georg Muffat’s Toccata quarta, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV 690 and Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten BWV 691, Nicolaus Bruhns’s Praeludium in e, Francisco Correa de Arauxo’s Segundo Tiento de 4e tono, Antonio de Cabezon’s Pavana con su Glosa, Francisco Correa de Arauxo’s LIII Tiento de medio registro de dos tiples de 2 tono, and Juan Bautista Jose Cabanilles’s Pasacalles II de 1 tono in Kosciol Swietego Krzyza church, sw. Krzyza street and Plac sw. Ducha square, at 7 pm (free admission).
June 16th, Wednesday:
Germany’s organist Jorg-Hannes Hahn plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude in C -major BWV 547/I and Allein Gott in der Hoh' sei Ehr BWV 662, Johann Kaspar Ferdinand Fischer’s Chaconne in F, Gyorgy Ligeti’s I Etiuda Harmonies, Johann Gottfried Muthel’s Fantasia in F major, Gyorgy Ligeti’s II Etiuda Coulee, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Andante in F major KV 616, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr BWV 664 and Fuge in C major BWV 547/II in the Skalka sanctuary’s church, 15 Skaleczna street, at 8 pm (free admission).
June 19th, Saturday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 8 pm.
June 20th, Sunday:
Italy’s organist Nicole Sari plays Heinrich Scheidemann’s Benedicam Domino, Giovanni Gabrieli’s Ricercar II, Heinrich Scheidemann’s Gagliarda, Bernardo Pasquini’s Variazioni Capricciose, Domenico Zipoli’s All’Offertori and All’Elevazione, Johann Sebastian Bach’s concerto in G major BWV 592 and Liebster Jesu wir sind hier BWV 731, and Baldassare Galuppi’s Sonata in D minor in Kosciol Swietego Krzyza church, sw. Krzyza street and Plac sw. Ducha square, at 7 pm (free admission).
Krakow Opera Company produces Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm.
June 24th, Thursday:
USA’s pop star Alicia Keys performs in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street.
June 26th, Saturday:
Krakow Opera Company produces W.A. Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" comic opera in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 100 PLN).
June 27th, Sunday:
Concert of classical music features Poland’s organists Paulina Kocot and Michal Kocot plus guitarist Radoslaw Wieczorek in the Kosciol sw. Marcina church, 58 Grodzka street, at 6 pm (free admission).
Krakow Opera Company produces W.A. Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" comic opera in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 100 PLN).

July 2021 entertainment events in Krakow.

July 2nd, Friday: Krakow Opera Company produces Giuseppe Verdi's 'Otello', concert version in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 80 PLN).
July 4th, Sunday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Giuseppe Verdi's 'Otello', concert version in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 80 PLN).
July 9th, Friday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Gaetano Donizetti’s „L'elisir d'amore” in the Botanic Garden, 27 Kopernika street, at 7:30 pm (admission 70 PLN).
July 10th, Saturday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Gaetano Donizetti’s „L'elisir d'amore” in the Botanic Garden, 27 Kopernika street, at 7:30 pm (admission 70 PLN).
July 16th, Friday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Giacomo Puccini's 'Tosca' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
July 18th, Sunday:
Krakow Opera Company produces Giacomo Puccini's 'Tosca' in Opera House, 48 Lubicz street, at 6:30 pm (admission 120 PLN).
July 23rd, Friday:
USA’s famed rock band, Pearl Jam, performs in Tauron Arena Krakow, 7 Lema street.

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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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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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