Capella Cracoviensis: Haydn – Symphonies

Thursday, April 18, 2024, 7:00 PM

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  • Thursday, April 18, 2024, 7:00 PM

Are you an avid fan of Papa Haydn’s clarity of form, perfect symmetries and courtly liveries? The Capella Cracoviensis orchestra continues its ambitious plan to perform all his symphonies, this time bringing us Nos. 65 and 66. They will be led by the stellar Baroque violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte; we will also hear him performing Haydn’s Violin Concerto in C major.

Joseph Haydn Violin Concerto in C major
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 65 in A major
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 66 in B flat major

Théotime Langlois de Swarte concertmaster / violin solo
Robert Bachara Zofia Wojniakiewicz Jadwiga Czepielowska Tomasz Góra Agnieszka Świątkowska Katarzyna Olszewska Maciej Czepielowski Seojin Kim violin
Jacek Dumanowski Mariusz Grochowski viola
Konrad Górka cello
Rafał Makarski double bass
Annelie Matthes Katarzyna Czubek oboe
Tomasz Wesołowski Beniamin Lewi bassoon
Félix Polet Mateusz Cendlak horn

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.

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