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“Ode to Salt” on the 60th anniversary of Museum in Wieliczka

The Cracow Saltworks Museum Wieliczka, on occasion of its 60th anniversary organises a concert. A group of musicians from Holland will give a performance: a band called VALERIUS ENSEMBLE and the INTERVOCAAL choir. The main part of the concert will be the Polish premiere of a cantata composed to the poem of Pablo Neruda, Nobel Prize winner, entitled “Ode to Salt” with the music of Frank Deiman.
The Cracow Saltworks Museum Wieliczka, on occasion of its 60th anniversary organises a concert. On May 6, 2011 at 6.30 p.m. in the A. Długosz Chamber in the Museum exhibition area in the salt mine, at a depth of 135 m, a group of musicians from Holland will give a performance: a band called VALERIUS ENSEMBLE and the INTERVOCAAL choir. The main part of the concert will be the Polish premiere of a cantata composed to the poem of Pablo Neruda, Nobel Prize winner, entitled “Ode to Salt” with the music of Frank Deiman. Valerius Ensemble was established in 1988. Its members are mainly musicians from the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. The band cooperates with outstanding soloists from various countries and plays concerts around the world. The musicians performed in the American Carnegie Hall. The international amateur Intervocaal choir was established eight years ago. Its artistic premise is performance of songs from various regions of the world, especially from the ones from which its members originate. Singing together, discussions and music workshops offer a possibility of becoming acquainted with and understanding various cultures. 60 years have passed… The Cracow Saltworks Museum Wieliczka was established in 1951. Since that time, a lot of things have changed; approx. 30,000 exhibits were collected and numerous projects indispensable for protecting the grand past of the Cracow Saltworks were implemented. Attention should also be drawn to activities aimed determination and stock-taking of the historical part of the Wieliczka salt mine and its inclusion, in 1978, in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Throughout the ages, the exhibition in the underground section (III level of the salt mine at a depth of 135 metres) was enriched by subsequent segments, which today constitute the rich and original history of the Wieliczka salt mining and salt making, attractively changed in the recent years. The exhibition is presented in 16 underground chambers, each of which presents a separate and important issue; the entirety created the image of life, in which the man and his work were dependent upon forces of nature. The Cracow Saltworks Museum Wieliczka is also a castle complex which, thanks to the efforts of the current director, Professor A. Jodłowski, was reconstructed and renovated after 20 years. Nowadays, the castle constitutes an architectural gem of Wieliczka. “However, we do not limit our activities to the past” emphasizes Director Professor A. Jodłowski, “the jubilee year was sealed with new challenges. An application was submitted for entering the Saltworks Castle in the UNESCO World Heritage List and work on adaptation of two new chambers in the exhibition of the mine was commenced thanks to funds received from the European Union within the scope of the Regional Operational Programme for Małopolska for the years 2007 – 2013.” Media patronage: Dziennik Polski, TVP Kraków, Radio Kraków, Modny Kraków.

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The following Project is cofinanced by the European Union under the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme for the years 2007 – 2013