55th Wratislavia Cantans Starts This Friday

The 55th running of Wratislavia Cantans, Wrocław’s primary classical music festival, is to “hold a light for the world” when it gets underway on Friday. 

The festival runs until Sunday September 13th and features musicians from Poland, Germany and Italy among others. 

The majority of the concerts during the festival will of course be held at Wrocław’s National Forum of Music.

Tickets can be purchased online via the festival websitebut please be aware that the capacity is limited to 50% in order ti allow better social distancing. 

Dear Sir or Madam,

2020 brought a new and unknown situation for us, it affected everyone. The new world that will emerge after the pandemic is sure to be different. Hopefully it will be better. Humanity has experienced similar events from time to time. Epidemics, wars, cataclysms and plagues have always been with us. Sometimes they are associated with breakthroughs, mark the end of a civilization, or become the beginning of something new and wonderful. In difficult times, different attitudes and emotions emerge. In the world of violence, selfishness and exclusion, there will always be great people, people who help against all odds. It’s similar today.

The theme of this year’s edition of the Wratislavia Cantans festival is “Light for the world”. Sound and light are waves, they vary in length. Sound waves need air to propagate. Music will not sound in a vacuum. Light and air is a living environment for people, plants and animals – music is a space for beauty.

I am thinking of all those who help each other in these difficult times. Music supports such attitudes. It is a space where people unite. It helps to look to the future with hope. We want it to be better, more beautiful thanks to those who work for good. They are lights to the world.

I am very happy to invite you to the festival concerts.

Andrzej Kosendiak
General Director of the International Wratislavia Cantans Festival Andrzej Markowski

Gregor Gowans

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