Gala concert marks opening of cultural landmark

Famed conductor Krzysztof Penderecki will conduct a concert to mark the opening of Kraków’s newest museum, the Małopolska Garden of Arts (Małopolski Ogród Sztuk), on October 19.

The 50 million zł project has taken the shell of a factory at ul. Rajska 12, and regenerated it to create one of P oland’s most advanced museums. It has been described by the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza as ‘the first multimedia cultural center in Galicia’. work on the museum officially began in January 2010, and the Słowacki theatre in Kraków, which manages the site, offers a blow by blow account of construction since then, on its news pages.

Penderecki will mark the opening by leading the Beethoven Academy Orchestra in a programme that includes both Beethoven and Dvorak. For more on forthcoming events at MOS, visit


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