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Cabinet of curiosities

Welcome to the cabinet of curiosities!

Can music imitate the sounds we know from everyday life? How to play birds chirping on instruments, scary thunderstorms or vendors calling at the market? Is it possible to tell a whole story, including unhappy love or… kidney stones surgery? During the Forum Musicum, we will see that all this and much more is possible!

This year we invite you to a Forum Musicum devoted to programme music. During the concerts, we will hear a whole galaxy of real and fantastic creatures portrayed by sound. At the beginning, they will be mythological figures – nymphs, Greek gods and heroes, whose perversions, mainly emotional, have been described in the symphonies of Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf according to Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

In the following days, with the sounds of mainly French and Italian music (composers such as Marin Marais, Jean-Philippe Rameau, François Couperin, Giovanni Battista Fontana) we will return to the real world, where sometimes the charms of rural life or the pleasure of hunting await us, and then sudden changes in the weather, fires, as well as various animals: friendly quadrupeds, ethereal butterflies, and noisy cuckoos. All the instruments that will play these roles have been tamed and obediently surrender to the virtuoso artists playing them. We invite you for five concerts of the festival cabinet of curiosities and for crazy fun during the Renaissance dance party with live music.

Edition 2019

17
August 2019 | Saturday
Forum Musicum
NFM, Red Hall
Symphonies According to Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'
 
18
August 2019 | Sunday
Forum Musicum
NFM, Chamber Hall
Laboratoire de la Petite Galerie
Music of the French Baroque
22
August 2019 | Thursday
Forum Musicum
Principal Room of the Town Hall
Cabinet de curiosités
Music of the French Baroque
23
August 2019 | Friday
Forum Musicum
Oratorium Marianum
Uccelli e campane – musica representativa
Italian Music of the 17th Century
Last tickets: 27
24
August 2019 | Saturday
Forum Musicum
Mleczarnia Club & Cafe
Renaissance Dance Party
 
Last tickets: 22
25
August 2019 | Sunday
Forum Musicum
Principal Room of the Town Hall
Oci, oci, fi de li fi. From Symbol to Musical Illustration
Music of the 14th Century

Edition 2018

17
August 2018 | Friday
Forum Musicum
NFM, Red Hall
Andrzej Siewiński – opera omnia
 
18
August 2018 | Saturday
Forum Musicum
NFM, Chamber Hall
Fantasiae, cantiones et choreae – Polish music of the 16th century
 
19
August 2018 | Sunday
Forum Musicum
Principal Room of the Town Hall
A Sarmatian Must-Have
 
24
August 2018 | Friday
Forum Musicum
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
Mikołaj z Radomia – opera omnia
 
25
August 2018 | Saturday
Forum Musicum
Mleczarnia Club & Cafe
Anniversary Dance Party
 

Edition 2017

18
August 2017 | Friday
Forum Musicum
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
Music from Nunneries to the Glory of Holy Women
 
19
August 2017 | Saturday
Forum Musicum
Oratorium Marianum
Anna Bon – Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord
 
24
August 2017 | Thursday
Forum Musicum
Evangelical-Augsburg Church of Divine Providence
Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre – Violin Sonatas and Cantatas
 
25
August 2017 | Friday
Forum Musicum
Principal Room of the Town Hall
Di Madalena Casulana il secondo libro de madrigali a quattro voci
 
26
August 2017 | Saturday
Forum Musicum
Oratorium Marianum
O che nuovo stupor! What New Wonders!
 

Edition 2016

18
August 2016 | Thursday
Forum Musicum
Cathedral of St John the Baptist
Kapellmeisters of Wrocław Cathedral
 
20
August 2016 | Saturday
Forum Musicum
Principal Room of the Town Hall
Cracovia civitas – music from the 15th-century Kraków manuscripts
 
21
August 2016 | Sunday
Forum Musicum
Wrocław, Market Square
A Crest of Stone - accompanying event
 
24
August 2016 | Wednesday
Forum Musicum
Oratorium Marianum
The Gems of Gdańsk Baroque Music
 
25
August 2016 | Thursday
Forum Musicum
Principal Room of the Town Hall
A Concert of Young Performers
 
27
August 2016 | Saturday
Forum Musicum
Mauzoleum Piastów Śląskich
O Padua – sidus praeclarum
 

Edition 2015

15
August 2015 | Saturday
Forum Musicum
National Museum, Wroclaw
NEIDHART - STORIES FROM ‘THE VALLEY OF TEARS’
 
16
August 2015 | Sunday
Forum Musicum
Aula Ossolineum
A SALON OF ROMANTIC LIEDER
 
20
August 2015 | Thursday
Forum Musicum
Mleczarnia Club & Cafe
OPEN FOLK
 
21
August 2015 | Friday
Forum Musicum
NFM, Red Hall
HAYDN, BEETHOVEN, MENDELSSOHN
 
22
August 2015 | Saturday
Forum Musicum
Oratorium Marianum
GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI – LA SERVA PADRONA
 

NFM – City of Wrocław institution of culture co-managed by:

Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.