Matinées – concerts for juniors and seniors

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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: Matinées – 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.

The winter/spring 2017 edition of the matinées harmonises with the Alter ego cycle, based on strong contrasts. The presentation of the orchestra’s alternative countenance involves juxtaposing works from different eras in a single concert, aiming to encourage the audience to ask questions about the wealth and variety of music and its universal appeal. (Barbara Skowrońska)

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

22 February 2017, 11am
The Sea in Spring

Georg Philip Telemann Concerto for 3 trumpets
Pietro Locatelli Sinfonia funebre
Karol Szymanowski Kurpian Songs

1 March 2017, 11am
The Kiss

Johannes Brahms Quartet in A minor
Claudio Monteverdi Missa in illo tempore
Anton Webern Langsamer Satz

8 March 2017, 11am
Bathing in the Reeds

Tomaso Albinoni
Giovanni Legrenzi
Antonio Stradella
Otto Müller
Arvo Pärt

15 March 2017, 11am
The View of Krumau

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli
Arnold Schönberg Trio Op. 45

22 March 2017, 11am
Wind’s Fiancée

Heinrich Schütz Musikalische Exequien
Gustav Mahler Adagietto from Symphony No. 5

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