5th Krakow Music Salon

Saturday, September 25, 2021, 8:00 PM

  • Saturday, September 25, 2021, 8:00 PM
  • Monday, September 27, 2021, 6:00 PM
  • Monday, September 27, 2021, 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 2, 2021, 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 2, 2021, 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021, 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 16, 2021, 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 7:00 PM
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For the fifth time, the Polish Chamber Musicians' Association presents Krakow Music Salon, a festival with the main focus on the 19th-century tradition of musical salons of the aristocracy and bourgeois. Its aim is to recall not only the long-lost art of home music-making, but also the works of underestimated and/or forgotten composers.

Concerts held live and rebroadcast on Polish Chamber Musicians' Association's YouTube channel. Admission to all concerts is free, however free entry cards apply. The information on getting the free entry cards to be published soon on Polish Chamber Musicians' Association's Facebook page.

2 September 2021, 6pm
Władysław Żeleński
lecture (in Polish only), Dr. Maciej Negrey

2 September 2021, 7pm
Żeleński – The Master of Songs
Urszula Kryger (mezzo-soprano)
Grzegorz Mania (piano)
in programme: songs by W. Żeleński, J. Brahms, F. Schubert
rebroadcast on the Polish Chamber Musicians’ Association’s YouTube channel: 5 September 2021, 6pm

9 September 2021, 7pm
Polish Quintets
Julia Kociuban (piano)
Messages Quartet: Małgorzata Wasiucionek, Oriana Masternak (violin), Maria Shetty (viola), Beata Urbanek-Kalinowska (cello)
in programme: G. Bacewicz, A. Tansman
rebroadcast on the Polish Chamber Musicians’ Association’s YouTube channel: 12 September 2021, 6pm

16 September 2021, 7pm
100% Żeleński
Karol Kozłowski (tenor)
Łukasz Hajduczenia (baritone)
Mischa Kozłowski (piano)
Katarzyna Ewa Sokołowska (piano)
in programme: songs by W. Żeleński (on the centenary of the death of the composer)
rebroadcast on the Polish Chamber Musicians’ Association’s YouTube channel: 19 September 2021, 6pm

21 September 2021, 7pm
Salon Premieres
Zbigniew Zamachowski (recitation)
Herbert Piano Trio: Bartłomiej Wezner (piano), Joanna Kreft (violin), Dominik Płociński (cello)
Jan Wezner (percussion instruments)
in programme: M. Dobrzyński, P. Mykietyn, R. Janiak
rebroadcast on the Polish Chamber Musicians’ Association’s YouTube channel: 24 September 2021, 6pm

25 September 2021, 20.00
Wiłkomirski Trio: Celina Kotz (violin), Maciej Kułakowski (cello), Łukasz Trepczyński (piano)
in programme: R. Schumann, M. Ravel
rebroadcast on the Polish Chamber Musicians’ Association’s YouTube channel: 28 September 2021, 6pm

27 September 2021, 6pm
Women in Music, Women’s Music
lecture (in Polish only), Dr. Agnieszka Draus

27 September 2021, 7pm
Women-Composers
Monika Gardoń-Preinl (piano), Jakub Jakowicz (violin), Bartosz Koziak (cello)
in programme: C. Chaminade, R. Clarke
rebroadcast on the Polish Chamber Musicians’ Association’s YouTube channel: 30 September 2021, 6pm

The Jan Matejko House

ul. Floriańska 41

This is where the most famous Polish painter of the 19th century, whose paintings generations of Poles became perfectly familiar with, was born.

The most famous Polish historical painter of the 19th century, the artist behind the monumental canvases describing the turning points in the history of Poland, was born in this mansion on ulica Floriańska. The paintings of Jan Matejko (1838–83) became known to generations of Poles. The museum faithfully reconstructs the decor and furnishing of the rooms from the time when the artist occupied them, embellishing it with numerous mementoes. The living room and bedroom have preserved original furnishings together with personal effects, trinkets, and family photographs. The painting gallery features, among others, sketches that preceded the great canvases, including Nicolas Copernicus and King John III Sobieski at Vienna, which are presented in far larger galleries in Poland. A video devoted to the work of the great master can be seen in his former workshop. The museum also contains testimonies to the collecting passions of Matejko: the artist gathered examples of artistic crafts and militaria from Poland, Europe, and the Middle and Far East, which he used as props for his paintings. Yet his collection contains not only fabrics, costumes, suits of armour, and weapons dating back to various periods in history, but also ancient instruments of torture.

Tickets: normal PLN 15, concessions  PLN 10, family PLN 25, admission free on Tuesday

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