It is for the third time that we invite all music lovers to the Katowice Kultura Natura Festival, which will take place from the 12th – 21st of May 2017.

This year, the Katowice Kultura Natura Festival will host the outstanding Budapest Festival Orchestra with its Artistic Director and founder Ivan Fischer. Ranked among the world’s ten best orchestras by the magazine Gramophone,  the ensemble will give concerts on the 15th and 16th of May.

Following the previous years’ tradition, the Festival’s programme includes a piano recital. On the 13th of May, we will hear Piotr Aderszewski, world-famous Polish pianist, regarded as one of the most eminent musicians of his generation.

On the 14th of May, we are thrilled to host international opera star countertenor Bejun Mehta, who will give a concert with the outstanding Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, well-known to the Festival audience from the last year’s unforgettable concert.

As with earlier editions, this year’s Festival will also offer a chance to savour chamber music. On the 17th of May, we will host the acclaimed German Artemis Quartett.

The night of the 19th of May will belong to early music. We are excited to host Graindelavoix, remarkable vocal ensemble founded in Antwerp, with a special taste for medieval and renaissance music.

As in previous years, the Festival programme includes two subscription concerts by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Alexander Liebreich, Artistic Director of the Festival (12th and 18th of May).

On the 20th of May at 7:30 p.m., in the chamber hall, the New Music Orchestra under the baton of Szymon Bywalec will give the premiere performance of Enumeration  for 3 voices and 9 instruments by Paweł Mykietyn, commissioned by the Katowice Kultura Natura Festival. On the same night, at 8:30 p.m., the New Music Orchestra and Agata Zubel will perform Gérard Grisey’s Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil for soprano and ensemble.

The Festival will close with a jazz concert by Enrico Ravy, eminent Italian trumpeter, and pianist Geri Allen.

The Festival accompanying events will include the music installation Mother Lode I-III by Agata Zubel, an outstanding vocalist and composer. The installation will use the space of the Silesian Museum: the Bartosz pit shaft Engine Room, the Workshop and the Smithy, and the Gallery of One Work. In each of these locations, the New Music Orchestra will present a short piece of music – music dedicated specifically to this particular place, from which it, in turn, borrows inspiration.

Tickets for the concerts are available in the Ticket Office and online.

A 30% discount is offered on purchase of tickets for 5 Festival concerts; a 20% discount, for 4 concerts; and a 10% discount, for 3 concerts (this special offer applies to standard tickets for concerts scheduled on: May 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 and 21, 2017).