Krakow Philharmonic in Krakow


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The building was completed in 1931 as Catholic House according to the design by Jozef Pokutynski. The main initiator of the building was Prince Adam Cardinal Sapieha. The initiators of the building were guided by a famous building of a similar use - Maison du Peuple in Brussels designed in 1897 by Viktor Hort.

The building facade and the concert hall have neo-baroque character compared to other rooms kept in modernistic style. The building was designed in the shape of a letter L. Having in mind esthetical effect of the buildings front facade was designed - the most important architectural element of the structure with a view from the side of Franciszkanska Street and Planty in mind.
Current high artistic position of the Krakow Philharmonics is present by concert activity. Except weekly symphony concerts the Philharmonics organizes serial events in historical Krakow’s rooms - „Wawel Evenings in Senators Room at the Wawel Royal Castle and University Concerts in the Collegium Novum hall; more masters recitals, organ recitals, concerts promoting music for youth and children (series "Musica - ars amanda"). It has substantial part in reviving cultural life of Krakow – a city of great traditions.
Address: 1 Zwierzyniecka Street

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