Matinées – educational concerts for juniors and seniors

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 11:00 AM

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  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 11:00 AM

If it’s Wednesday… this isn’t necessarily Belgium. Where, then? At a concert! Schoolchildren, seniors (with or without grandchildren!) and anyone else who thinks that Wednesdays mornings are the best time for live music: using contemporary language, that’s the target group of Capella Cracoviensis’ cycle: Matinée – concerts for juniors and seniors.

The musical mornings are held alongside Capella Cracoviensis’ regular concerts. Each concert is preceded by a short introduction, with the nuances and background of the musical world. But background knowledge isn't the most important part. “Capella Cracoviensis doesn’t so much want to explain music, but rather accustom young people to the concert atmosphere and to concerts as cultural and social events, and shape their habits of interacting with art,” explain the organisers. To put it simply, listening to good music is just a great way of spending Wednesday mornings.

Concerts start at 11am and last about one hour with a commentary (usually in Pollish).

6.03.2019, 11am
Handel & Hindemith – Art as a Mirror of the Era
Capella Cracoviensis
in programme: G.F. Handel, P. Hindemith

13.03.2019, 11am
Baroque Mainstream: Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi
Marcin Świątkiewicz – harpsichord
Capella Cracoviensis
in programme: J.S. Bach, G.P. Telemann, A. Vivaldi

20.03.2019, 11am
Baroque in Central Europe
Agnieszka Świątkowska – baroque violin
Capella Cracoviensis

27.03.2019, 11am
Bach – Court Composer of the King of Poland and Elector of Saxony
Aapo Häkkinen – harpsichord
Capella Cracoviensis

3.04.2019, 11am
The Composers of the Classical Period in Eighteenth Century Vienna
Marcin Masecki – piano
Capella Cracoviensis

Cricoteka Centre for Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor

ul. Nadwiślańska 2

Successive rounds of the permanent exhibition in the former power plant present the ideas central to the work of Tadeusz Kantor.

Tadeusz Kantor (1915–90) – one of the most important theatrical artists and reformers of the 20th century – chose Kraków as the place both to work and live in. Although the premieres of the legendary Cricot 2 Theatre were held in various European cities and the productions travelled the whole world, their director always returned to the city in the shadow of Wawel. Conscious of the significance of his artistic legacy, he set up “a living archive” here: the Cricoteka. After the death of the artist, the operations of the Cricot 2 might have been suspended, yet the Cricoteka continues to organise exhibitions, symposia, performances, workshops, and meetings, at the same time publishing materials devoted to Kantor’s art. Its home is the former power plant of Podgórze “wrapped” in a modern construction. The exhibition halls are suspended over the roof of the historical building, and the café situated on the top floor commands a panorama of the city, extending over the other side of the Vistula. One by one, the mutations of the permanent exhibition present the crucial ideas in the art of Tadeusz Kantor. Objects used in the theatre, props, sketches, photographs from the Cricoteka collection, and videos and recordings of productions accompanying them portray the successive stages in the development of his theatre. The temporary exhibitions of contemporary art organised here are references to the artist’s oeuvre.

The Gallery – Studio of Tadeusz Kantor at ul. Sienna 7, where the artist spent the last years of his life, is also part of Cricoteka. Visitors are welcome to the room that the artist made his home and place of work, and a gallery presenting the cycles of his drawings.

Tickets: normal PLN 10, concessions PLN 5, family PLN 15, admission free on Tuesday

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