Music in Old Krakow is one of the oldest Polish festivals, initiated by the city’s authorities in 1976. Krakow’s cultural traditions create an atmosphere that is particularly conducive to classical music. The festival derives from the golden age of Krakow’s culture, when the city was visited by such artists as Liszt, Brahms, Paderewski or Rubinstein. The important aim of the festival is presenting prominent soloists and ensembles, especially from Krakow. Every year, it gives an opportunity for many foreign guests to familiarise with our musical culture. In addition to famous artists, young talented musicians are invited to participate in the festival, which often triggers their careers.
The programme of Music in Old Krakow Festival is very broad. During the two weeks of the festival, listeners can choose from the music of the Middle Ages to the contemporary. Festival concerts are held every summer in the most beautiful Krakow churches, museums, historic courtyards, etc. The festival also aims to use music as a tool of better appreciating the charm of Krakow’s tradition and historical sites.
Music in Old Krakow Festival 2017
The exact programme is yet to be published. The festival is held each year between 15 and 30 August.