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Crossing boundaries

We invite you to the 55th International Festival Wratislavia Cantans, one of the prominent classical music events in Europe. This year’s edition will focus on crossing musical boundaries and the greatest works of brave and uncompromising composers who were ready to break the conventions of their times.

Established in 1965 by Andrzej Markowski as an oratorio-cantata festival, today Wratislavia Cantans focuses above all on presenting  the beauty of the human voice. Hosted by the National Forum of Music (NFM) in Wrocław, Poland, it stands for top quality, both artistically and organisationally. Each year, concerts by classical music stars attract thousands of music lovers to the state-of-the-art NFM concert halls and historical interiors in Wrocław and a dozen towns in Lower Silesia. This year, the festival programme features international stars: Magdalena Kožená, Duncan Ward, Agata Zubel, Thomas Ospital, Pedro Memelsdorff, Klangforum Wien, Huelgas Ensemble, Quatuor Mosaïques, Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Lawrence Foster with the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Giovanni Antonini with Il Giardino Armonico, alongside the NFM resident ensembles: Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, Wrocław Baroque Ensemble, NFM Choir, NFM Boys’ Choir and NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, the last of which is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Giovanni Antonini

Born in Milan, Giovanni Antonini studied at the Civica Scuola di Musica and at the Centre de Musique Ancienne in Geneva. He is a founder member of the Baroque ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, which he has led since 1989. With this ensemble, he has appeared as conductor and soloist on the recorder and Baroque transverse flute in Europe, the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, Japan, and Malaysia. He is Artistic Director of the Wratislavia Cantans International Festival in Poland and Principal Guest Conductor of the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and Kammerorchester Basel.

History

The International Festival Wratislavia Cantans in one of the most important European events in the field of classical music. It was founded in 1966 by Andrzej Markowski. The general director of the Festival is Andrzej Kosendiak, and the artistic director is Giovanni Antonini. 

Wrocław

04
September 2020 | Friday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
NFM, Main Hall
The Power of Voice
Kožená / Ward
04
September 2020 | Friday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
NFM, Main Hall
Explosions
Zubel / Ospital / Preinfalk
05
September 2020 | Saturday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Bakery, Centre for Performing Arts
Werther
Wrocław Baroque Orchestra
05
September 2020 | Saturday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
Pierrot lunaire
Zubel / Klangforum Wien
06
September 2020 | Sunday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
NFM, Red Hall
Beyond Silence
Quatuor Mosaïques
06
September 2020 | Sunday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
Yearnings of the Soul
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
07
September 2020 | Monday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
White Stork Synagogue
Caribbean Concert Spirituel
Memelsdorff / Arlequin Philosophe
08
September 2020 | Tuesday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
Extreme Harmonies
Paul Van Nevel / Huelgas Ensemble
09
September 2020 | Wednesday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
University Church of the Blessed Name of Jesus
Troubled Times
Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri
10
September 2020 | Thursday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
Energies Combined
Zefiro Ensemble
11
September 2020 | Friday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
NFM, Main Hall
The World Is Born
Foster / NOSPR
12
September 2020 | Saturday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
NFM, Red Hall
La Giuditta
Benjamin Bayl
12
September 2020 | Saturday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
Lights to the World
Wrocław Baroque Ensemble
13
September 2020 | Sunday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
NFM, Main Hall
Benjamin Britten Noye's Fludde
Kovacic / Leopoldinum
13
September 2020 | Sunday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
NFM, Main Hall
Beethoven & Beethoven
 

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Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.