Classical Music Concert

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Classical Music Concert

Saints Peter and Paul Church, Street 52a, Kraków

18 February 2018

Saints Peter and Paul Church
Grodzka Street 52a, Kraków

Kościół Piotra i Pawła

Saints Peter and Paul Church

The Church of Saints Peter and Paul is the first structure in Kraków designed entirely in the Baroque style, and perhaps the first Baroque building in present-day Poland. It was funded by the King Zygmunt III Waza for the Jesuit order. The plan of the church as a cruciform basilica was drafted by an Italian architect Giovanni de Rossi. His design was carried out by Józef Britius at first (from 1597), and then modified by Giovanni Maria Bernardoni. The final shape of the present day façade, the dome and its Baroque interior belongs to Giovanni Battista Trevano, who completed them in the years 1605–1619. The Church was ceremonially consecrated on 8 July 1635.In the years 1809–1815, at the time of the Partitions of Poland, the place of worship served as an Orthodox church. Since 1842 until now, it belongs to the Roman Catholic All Saints parish. In 1960 the church was raised to the rank of the Smaller Basilica. It is the biggest of the historic Churches of Kraków in terms of seating capacity.

Every Thursday inside the Church, demonstrations are held of the longest Foucault pendulum in Poland (46,5 m), suspended for the popular display of the Earth’s rotation. Named after the French physicist Léon Foucault, the experimental apparatus consists of a tall pendulum free to swing in any vertical plane. The actual path of the swing appears to rotate; while in fact the plane is fixed in space, but the Earth rotates under the pendulum once a sidereal day. It is a simple and easy-to-see proof of the Earth’s movement.

Orkiestra Miasta Krakowa

The Orchestra Of The City Of Kraków

The Orchestra Of The City Of Kraków is a new chamber orchestra of Polish music scene wich came into existance thanks to members’ great love to baroque music. Orchestra consist of young and devoted to classical music graduates of Kraków Music Academy. The musicians are laureates of many international contests such as Violin Contest of H. Wieniawski in Poznan, The International Violin Contest of P. Czajkovsky in Moscow and The International Contest of N. Paganini in Genua. They were getting expierenceon many orchestral courses inter alia Bayreuth (Junger Kunstler Festival) in Graz, (European Youth Chamber Orchestra Of Styria) as well as on the courses of the music interpretation led by J. Ogg, S. Rampe, K. Weiss, N. Parl, M. Wolf. This young orchestra’s common feature is great involvement and passion shown when playing big concerts or performing for small audience.



J.S. Bach – Jesu bleibet meine Freude Cantata

W.A. Mozart – Divertimento II B-flat major

A. Dvorak – Humoresque No. 7

J.S. Bach – Concerto for Two Violins in d minor

J. Brahms – Hungarian Dance

T. Albinoni – Adagio in g minor

A. Vivaldi – La primavera (Spring)

A. Vivaldi – L’estate (Summer)

A. Vivaldi – L’atunno (Autumn)

A. Vivaldi – L’inverno (Winter)


J. Pachelbel – Canon

A. Vivaldi – Concerto in A-Minor

E. Grieg – “Holberg” Suite

W.A. Mozart – Divertimento I

F. Chopin – Mazurka Op. 6 no.1

A. Dvorak – Serenade for Strings

J.S. Bach – “Air” from Suite in D-Major

W.A. Mozart – “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”

A. Vivaldi – “Spring” from ‘’The Four Seasons”


A. Corelli – Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No.9

E. Morricone – “Once Upon a Time in America”

J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No.3

H. Arlen – “Over The Rainbow”

A. Piazzolla – “Oblivion”

W.A. Mozart – Divertimento III

E. Morricone – “Mission” Gabriel’s oboe

A. Schnittke – “Polka”

J. Williams – “Schindler’s List”

A. Vivaldi – “Winter” from “The Four Seasons”