The International Organ Festival of Ivan Sokol is the oldest festival of organ music held in Slovakia. Its founder Prof. Ivan Sokol (1937 - 2005) was a soloist of The Slovak State Philharmonic in Košice.
For 20 years the organ festival has been an integral part of The Košice Music Spring Festival
, since 1991 the festival is independent and it is held at the beginning of the philharmonic's season – in the second half of September
. The separation of the organ festival resulted in an increase in its importance and the inclusion of more classical music concerts and performances.
The Slovak State Philharmonic in Košice