Bank Millennium sponsors the Sacrum Profanum Festival

Sacrum Profanum is an international project, which has gained the status of one of the most interesting musical events in Europe. It presents latest music, aiming at erasing the borderline between contemporary classical music, often treated as difficult and incomprehensible, and the achievements of the ambitious entertainment-experimental scene. Its rank is built by participation – on the one hand – of the best ensembles performing contemporary classical music, i.a. Ensemble Modern, Alarm Will Sound, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Kronos Quartet, on the other hand – stars of the world’s alternative scene i.a. Aphex Twin, Jónsi, Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), Adrian Utley (Portishead), Kraftwerk or Sigur Rós.

The festival has won the most recognised Polish prizes and awards. It has also been included in the official calendar of the Polish Presidency in the Council of the European Union. The Festival, recommended by prestigious music magazines including Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, Mezzo television, is widely acclaimed by critics and the public at large. The Festival’s events are covered every year by more than 160 reporters from Poland and abroad.

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Current reports

Bank Millennium appreciated again for supporting culture during the pandemic

For the sixth time now Bank Millennium was hailed Dźwigacz Kultury (Uplifter of Culture) by Kraków Festival Bureau for sponsoring the Sacrum Profanum festival. This is yet another award this year for the bank for supporting cultural events.

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Sacrum Profanum 2020

Supporting culture during the pandemic? Move with the times and invest in online events? This year’s cooperation of Bank Millennium with the Sacrum Profanum Festival proves this is the way to go. For the first time in its history the Festival will take place online - on the PLAY KRAKÓW platform – going out of the envelope and quite in line with innovation, which is Bank Millennium’s middle name.

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Sacrum Profanum 2019

On 27 September, the 17th edition of the Cracow Sacrum Profanum festival. Over the eight festival days there will be seventeen concerts and numerous satellite events held. Following the already well-established tradition, Bank Millennium is the sponsor of the event.

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Sacrum Profanum 2018

Today the 16th Sacrum Profanum festival shall begin. This year’s edition of the Kraków-based festival is focused around four mottos: NPDLGŁŚĆ / WLNŚĆ / EMNCPCJ / FNTZMT. 11-17 September will celebrate Independent Music. Bank Millennium is the traditional sponsor of the event.

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Sacrum Profanum 2017

On 26th of September, a next edition of the Cracow Sacrum Profanum festival starts. During the six festival days there will be seventeen concerts held and numerous satellite events. Following the tradition, Bank Millennium has become the sponsor of this event.

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Sacrum Profanum 2016

On October 1st Kraków will become the music capital of Europe. For eight days the stage of Sacrum Profanum Festival will see nine concerts, including two operas. Bank Millennium has traditionally become the sponsor of the event.

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Sacrum Profanum 2015

A mixture of 20th century classical music and artistic pop gives surprising results The Festival’s thirteenth edition was stylistically involved with the “modern classical” movement presenting ambitious works by composers coming from the pop music community – Four Monographic Concerts – by Bryce Dessner, Richard Reed Perry, Kate Moore and Johann Jóhannsson, two creative transformations of the music of John Cage by So Percussion and Matmos and of Frederic Chopin interpreted by Olafur Arnolds and Alice Sara Ott plus two special projects – cooperation between These New Puritans with the classics as a recap of the last three editions of the Festival and “The Magic Mountain” by Paweł Mykietyn – Filip Berkowicz, the Festival Director presented the programme in a concise way.

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Sacrum Profanum 2014

The twelfth edition of Sacrum Profanum featured: the father of American minimalism – Philip Glass, avant-garde artist – Laurie Anderson, guitarist of Sonic Youth – Lee Ranaldo and Squarepusher.

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Sacrum Profanum 2013

The Sacrum Profanum Festival is an oasis of genuine musical freedom Which way was contemporary classical music heading? They already know that in Kraków – the right way. And this opinion is quite reasonable if you take into account the interest on part of artists, listeners and the media in the eleventh edition of the “Sacrum Profanum” Festival. Sometimes you may have the impression that the programme of subsequent releases of the festival is something in the likes of a game with the listeners to check how much more taut can the string be drawn without breakage.

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Sacrum Profanum 2012

The Sacrum Profanum is a festival, which creates its own world The “Sacrum – Profanum” festival, established in 2002, is one of the most unique musical projects in Europe. It is international and open to various musical movements, presenting 20th century and contemporary music, combining various genres in a sometimes surprising manner. Every year it features music by composers from various countries, performed by true stars of contemporary music and the alternative scene.

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