Orchester 1756 at the Auditorium Maximum UJ

Classical music

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  • Saturday, January 18, 2020, 7:00 PM

Founded in Salzburg – the city of Mozart’s birth – Orchester 1756 comes to Poland to hold a tournée, which includes Kraków’s Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University. The concert will transfer us to Venetian musical theatres from the times of Vivaldi and to the Viennese Konzerthäuser once frequented by Mozart and Haydn. The original instruments, the intensive work with stylistics and rhetoric of the 18th century and a balanced combination of instruments, oriented towards the historic rules – that’s how the ensemble makes the music sound authentic.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A major K. 201
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 45 in F sharp minor Hob.I:45 “Farewell”

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Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons:
Concerto No. 1 in E major “Spring” RV 269
Concerto No. 2 in G minor “Summer” RV 315
Concerto No. 3 in F major “Autumn” RV 293
Concerto No. 4 in F minor “Winter” RV 297

Orchestra 1756 on period instruments
Dimitris Karakantas
Baroque violin
Konstantin Hiller
conductor, harpsichord

The Orchester 1756 was founded in Salzburg in 2006 by conductor and harpsichordist Konstantin Hiller. Since its beginning, it has been focus solely on historically informed performances on period instruments – complying with style and music rhetoric typical for Baroque and Classicism. Its repertoire ranges from Biber to Mozart, with a special appreciation for the works of the latter – the Salzburg-born genius of the Classical era. Since 2014, an excellent Greek violinist Dimitris Karakantas has been its concertmaster and soloist.

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