CONCERTS FOR SCHOOLS

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC - INTRODUCTION

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Concert program:

Development of the sound language, equipping the audience with the basic tools necessary for a deeper understanding of the essence of the musical message.

- What is music - definitions.

- Hypotheses of the origin of music.

- The role of music in primitive peoples.

- Sound features.

- What is hearing - the basics of acoustics.

- Development of a sound language based on the discovery of the laws of nature (vibration analysis  strings).

- The emergence of the tonal system.

- Impressionism (tectonic elements).

- Dodecaphony.

- National directions, jazz.

- Concrete, electronic and computer music.

- Preparation of instruments.

- Back to the  syncretic forms (instrumental theater, audiovisual forms, 3,4,5D music videos, etc.).

- Film music, sung poetry.

- Ethics in music.

Leader:

Urszula Mizia

Janusz Kohut - piano

Concerts usually take place in the music salon of Bielsko Cultural Center Bielsko-Biała, ul. Słowackiego 27,

The lecture is illustrated with musical examples played on the piano. 

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Concert program:

  1. Roe

  2. Valleys, valleys

  3. "Bogurodzica"

  4. "Who loves his children" - old Gregorka

  5. "The Song of Moses" - excerpt from the oratorio "Droga Hope" by Janusz Kohut

  6. "Pod Baranią"

  7. "And this is our field"

  8. "Obey the Kamaradzi" - "My branny horse"

  9. "Our Bread" - words and music by Józef Broda

  10. "The Lord is my strength" - excerpt from the oratorio "The Way of Hope" by Janusz Kohut

  11. Stapes, groniczki "

  12. "Freedom" - words and music by Józef Broda

  13. "The valley rustles"

  14. "Father's house" "God, God great" - words and music by Józef Broda

The Expected Guest - the Beskid oratorio
based on a drama by Zofia Kossak

 

Music - Janusz Kohut
Text adaptation - Aleksandra Chrystowska

The oratorio "The Expected Guest" is a colorful story that plays in the soul about Jesus walking around the world and looking into people's homes. The story of a neighborhood quarrel becomes a starting point for a deeper reflection on people's attitudes towards the highest values. "You have to believe," wrote Zofia Kossak in the introduction to "The Expected Guest," that there is truth in this seemingly naive play. Jesus does come to anyone who calls on Him, but seldom stays anywhere longer. " This statement becomes the key to understanding the universal content of the song "Gość Expected".

 

The people to whom God comes react differently, how different - superficial or deep - their faith is.
The premiere of the oratorio took place during the 2nd International Festival of Sacred Music "Sacrum in Musica" in Bielsko-Biała in 2001. The piece was also performed in the Basilica of Divine Mercy in Kraków-Łagiewniki in 2002, honoring the consecration of the sanctuary by John Paul II. In addition, we could also hear "The Expected Guest" in the cathedral in Gliwice and Opole and in the Church of the Ascension of the Lord in Warsaw, where he was recognized as an artistic event of 2003, and in November 2004 at the Wilanów Palace. The concerts met with a very warm welcome and interest from the audience.

Performers:

Soloists: Beata Bednarz, Madzia Krupa, Anita Maszczyk, Ewa Uryga, Piotr Kusiewicz, Ireneusz Miczka, Adam Szerszeń, Janusz Szrom, Adam Zdunikowski, Jacek Wójcicki
Soloists - instrumentalists: Konrad Basiuk, Józef Broda, Grzegorz Gryboś, Janusz Kohut, Radosław Kuliś,

Highlander band "Grojcowianie"

The Katowice City Singers' Ensemble "Camerata Silesia" conducted by Anna Szostak

orchestra  Gliwice Musical Theater  conducted by Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk

MUSIC WORKSHOPS

Parts of the oratorio:
1. Overture - Canticle of Zechariah
2. Magnificat
3. Ascension
4. Pentecost
5. Three thousand souls
6. Healing the lame man
7. Sanhedrin I.
8. Ananias and Sapphira
9. Sanhedrin II
10. Simon Mag
11. Tabita's story
12. Revelation on the roof
13. Release from prison
14. The rock

SAINT PETER oratorio, based on the texts of the "New Testament", is a work depicting the birth of the New Church. The nation of Israel is waiting for a Messiah who will bring deliverance from Roman rule, therefore Jesus of Nazareth bringing the kingdom "out of this world" is rejected. After his death and resurrection, the apostles and disciples, out of fear of repressions, shut themselves up in the Upper Room. The day of Pentecost brings a new reality - the sending of the Holy Spirit. Disappointed and scared so far, the apostles go out to the streets of Jerusalem and boldly proclaim the Gospel. After the first sermon of Peter, a simple fisherman, 3,000 people are converted. Apart from many gifts of the Holy Spirit, the apostles also receive the gift of speaking in other tongues. Peter becomes, as the Master himself appointed him, "the rock upon which I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against him" (Matthew 16:18). The good news preached by the apostles is spreading. The first Christians are united with each other, they show one another great love and care. The possessed goods are divided according to the needs. Simple teaching, based on love, is at the same time very radical, as exemplified by the punishment suffered by Ananias and Sapphira for lying (Acts 5: 1-11).


The content of the oratory reflects the spiritual transformation of Peter, the other apostles and converts. It shows the time of the birth of the New Church, the persecution of the first Christians, and the final victory of the Gospel.
The premiere of the oratorio "Święty Piotr" took place on October 10, 2004 in the Church of St. Maksymilian Kolbe in Bielsko-Biała during a ceremonial concert on the occasion of the Papal Day. It was also performed in 2005 in the Basilica of Divine Providence in Wilanów. The concerts met with great interest from the audience.

 

Performers:
Krystyna Prońko, Ewa Uryga, Marek Bałata, Janusz Szrom
Academic Music Group of the Silesian University of Technology
preparation of the choir Krystyna Krzyżanowska- £ oboda
Bielsko Festival Orchestra
Piotr Baron - conductor