CHRISTMAS MUSIC MENU. OLIVIA CAMERATA
16:00 - 18:30Free
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The special time is getting closer every day – Christmas. During this period, we pay more attention to meetings with family members, friends and acquaintances. We would like this unique time, like every year, to be filled with unforgettable experiences.
We would like to invite you to a Christmas edition of the series of concerts called Olivia Camerata, during which we will have a chance to listen to the most beautiful pieces of world chamber music classics, for example: Mozart, Beethoven, Bizet, Moniuszko or Strauss. We have prepared an exquisite Christmas Music menu. Apart from masterpieces, you will have a chance to listen to Christmas songs and, of course, beloved carols, which are particularly close to our hearts. Maybe we will sing them together? 🙂
As part of Christmas menu, we suggest the following pieces:
- A. Mozart: The Champagne Aria Fin ch’han dal vino from Don Giovanni opera
- van Beethoven: Put round the bright wine Op. 154 No. 6
- van Beethoven: Oj, upiłem się w karczmie Op. 158a No. 9
- Moniuszko: Shakespeare’s Song from The Seer’s Dream opera
- Moniuszko: Magda karczmarka
- Ravel: Chanson à boire from the series Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
- Bizet: Aria Ralpha Quand la flamme de l’amour from The Beautiful Girl From Perth opera
- Bernstein: Tavouk Guenksis from the series La bonne cuisine
- Bernstein: Rabbit at top speed from the series La bonne cuisine
- Strauss: Zupan’s couplets Piórem sadła nie ukrajesz from The Gypsy Baron operetta
And other Christmas songs 🙂
- White Christmas
- Let it snow
- Have yourself a merry little Christmas
- Choinkowe Święta
- Na całej połaci śnieg
As part of promotion of young talents, there will perform students from the Second Degree Music School in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz:
Zofia Lewandowska – viola (C. Stamitz – Concert D-dur Op. 1 part III)
Marcin Marzejon – clarinet (A. Messager – competition solo)
Krzysztof Bobrzecki, PhD – baritone. He began his music education in his hometown in Białystok, where he graduated from Second Degree State Music School in vocal studies conducted by professor Violetta Bielecka. He continued his studies on the faculty of Vocal and Acting at St. Moniuszko Music Academy in Gdańsk, in the solo singing class conducted by professor Ryszard Minkiewicz. He was improving his vocal skills while participating in many seminars and master classes for vocalists. He has recorded some CD pieces, such as Litanie Ostrobramskie by St. Moniuszko, Navidad Nuestra by A. Ramirez, Pasja Gdańska by G. Ph. Telemann. He has performed for example with Łomżya Chamber Orchestra, Podlasie Chamber Orchestra, Baroque Orchestra of W. Lutosławski Philharmonic in Wrocław, Silva Rerum Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra and Polish Choir of Peace, Orchestra and Musica Viva Choir (Germany), Hanseatica Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Chamber Orchestra, Brahms Symphony Orchestra. He willingly performs oratorio-cantata music, in his repertoire he has also several hundred of songs accompanied by a grand piano, among which there are his most recognised interpretations of romantic miniatures by German and Russians composers. While exploring music, he doesn’t keep off contemporary music – he has made many preview performances of works by composers who created in 20th and 21st centuries. In his opera repertoire he has, for example, parts of Don Giovanni (Mozart), Marcin and Serwacy (Verbum nobile by Moniuszko), Leonard (The Comedy of The Dumb Wife by Z. Kassern), Guglielm (Le Villy by Puccini), Doctor Falke (The Revenge of the Bat by J. Strauss). Since 2008, he has been invited to participate in the series of opera concerts in Bremen (Germany), where he was applauded as Samuel in A Masked Ball, Melitone and Surgeon in The Power of Fate, Crespel and Schlemil in The Tales of Hoffmann, as well as Shaunard in La bohème. He is eagerly given roles in contemporary operas. He has taken part, for example, in preview performance of the opera of J.M. Wieczorek titled Jan z Kolna, participated in opera staging of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Michael Nyman (Doctor P.) and in 2013 he participated in world preview performance of the opera by P. Zych Poiesis (Professor) within the scope of Bydgoszcz Opera Festival. He cooperates with Opera na Zamku in Szczecin and with Baltic Opera in Gdańsk. Since 2008, he has been employed at the Faculty of Vocal and Acting at St. Moniuszko Music Academy in Gdańsk. In 2016, together with a pianist Anna Mikolon, he released a record called Shakespeare Songs.
Dr hab. Anna Mikolon – pianist, grant beneficiary of Frederic Chopin Association and Children’s Art Foundation, 1st prize winner in Early Music Competition in Łódź, the winner of Solfeggio Competition in Łódź. She graduated from Music Academy in Gdańsk in grand piano class. She completed an artistic internship within the scope of grand piano chamber music at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. In 2016, she obtained a post-doctoral degree in an artistic discipline called instrumentalistics. As a pedagogue at Music Academy and chartered teacher in the Second Degree Music School in Gdańsk, she contributes to the successes of students and pupils (she has received 3 awards of the Head Teacher of Maritime Schools for her educational achievements). She has been a pianist during 8 PhD and post-doctoral courses, as well as many master classes of such artists as: Prof. Bożena Harasimowicz, Prof. Izabela Kłosińska, Prof. Urszula Kryger, Prof. Charlotte Lehmann, Prof. Helena Łazarska, Prof. Jadwiga Rappe, Prof. Claudio Desderi, Prof. Paul Esswood, Prof. Ryszard Minkiewicz, Agnes Wolska, Dr hab. Jarosław Bręk, Dr hab. Anna Radziejewska, Katarzyna Dondalska, PhD, Andrzej Saciuk, Andre Orlowitz, Marek Rzepka, PhD, Wojciech Mrozek, PhD, Jacek Szymański, PhD. She has been many times awarded as an accompanist during competitions. She is an artist and scientist with a wide range of interests. She is the author of the following monographs: Język muzyczny Dymitra Szostakowicza jako forma osobistej wypowiedzi (PhD dissertation in 2011) and Specyfika pracy pianisty-korepetytora wokalistów. In her portfolio she has many publications and recordings, for example: the series of grand piano miniatures by Z. Noskowski, solo and chamber pieces by J. Gablenz, D. Szostakowicz, grand piano solo in Rosenkavalier opera by R. Strauss, chamber pieces by J. Bruzdowicz (record of the month of Muzyka 21 monthly), songs by R. Quilter, E.W. Korngold, G. Finzi, F. Chopin, S. Moniuszko, B. Britten, G. Verdi, V. Bellini, K. Pałubicki, H. Jabłoński, W. Walentynowicz, M.K. Ogiński, R. Kłoczko and many other. Conducting diverse concert activity – chamber and solo – cooperating both with vocalists and instrumentalists, Anna Mikolon has already given 900 concerts in Poland, Austria, Denmark and Russia. Since 2013, together with Anna Liszewska, she has been creating grand piano duet. She has participated in such music festivals as: Gdańskie Lato Muzyczne – Chopin nad wodami Motławy, Gdańsk Music Festival, International Festival of Grand Piano Duets, Gdynia Classica Nova, Sopot Days of Vocal Art, Sonosfera, Dobrodzień Classic Festival, Summer Chamber Meetings in Drezdenko and Krzyż Wielkopolski, New Waves Contemporary Music Festival, Gdańsk Days of Vocal Arts, Music Days Drozdowo-Łomża, Kaleidoscope of Musical Forms and Festival of Sacred Music in Sopot. She doesn’t keep off preview performance of new music (Olivier Greif, Bruno Vlahec, Marcin Łukaszewski, Rafał Kłoczko) or long forgotten music. For some years, she has been an artistic director of Olivia Camerata concerts. For 11 years, she was a pianist-tutor of soloists in Baltic Opera. She has made about 1000 rehearsals, 180 performances as orchestra musician, she has 43 operas in her repertoire, she received the POB Award for the realisation of Rosenkavalier opera by R. Strauss, she cooperated with Theatre in Ingolstadt, she realised The Rape of Lucrece by B. Britten for TV Mezzo, accompanied during auditions for ZBF Agentur Leipzig 2003, European Opera Center Liverpool 2007 and Belvedere Competition 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2017, she received Cultural Scholarship of the City of Gdańsk.
Zofia Lewandowska has been learning under the supervision of Tomasz Pozorski, M.A., in viola class in Fryderyk Chopin Second Degree Music School in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz for a year. Concurrently, she is learning at Wacław Sierpiński 6th Secondary School in Gdynia. She has participated in many trainings, both violin and viola ones. She won the 3rd place in 2017 National Viola Competition in Żywiec. She has been a participant, finalist and laureate of many non-musical competitions and contests. She was the finalist of the district stage of 29th National Philosophy Contest 2017. She won the 1st place in Voivodeship-Metropolitan Bible Contest at district stage in 2016. She was twice a finalist of Voivodeship-Metropolitan Bible Contest at regional level in the years 2015-2016. She was the winner of the 10th edition of the competition organised by European Alliance Group 2015. Thanks to that, she had an opportunity to passively participate in plenary sessions of the Committee of the Regions in Brussels (July 2015). She is a permanent participant of annual editions of “Mikołajkowe Nutki” programme in the Pediatric Oncology ward in Provincial Hospital in Gdańsk, she has also been cooperating with Cordis Foundation in Augustów since 2017.
Marcin Marzejon – clarinettist, he graduated from Janina Garścia First Degree State Music School in Tczew. In 2009, he won the second place in Pomeranian Auditions of Wind Instruments Class in Lębork. Currently, he is learning at Fryderyk Chopin Second Degree Music School in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz in clarinet class conducted by Professor Ireneusz Mraczek and is a postgraduate student at Gdańsk University of Technology. In 2017, he won the 3rd award in 13th Macroregional Meetings of Chamber Bands in Gdańsk and was distinguished in the 1st National Polish Music Competition in Jarosław. He is the first clarinettist of Stanisław Moniuszko Scouts Orchestra of Wind Instruments in Tczew, with which he has played many concerts, including the ones during 40th and 41st Film Music Festival in Gdynia, 43rd National Festival of Youth Orchestras of Wind Instruments (1st place in the category Stage concert of large orchestras), 3rd Baltic Festival of Brass Orchestras (1st place). What is more, he has participated in such music projects as: 18th Music Year for Przymorze or concerts to mark 70 years of Music School in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz in Polish Baltic Philharmonic (as a soloist) and in Oliwa Archcathedral. He improved his skills during workshops and master classes with such clarinettists as Dr hab. Jan Jakub Bokun, Prof. Jean-Marc Fessard, Prof. Bogdan Ocieszak, Grzegorz Wieczorek, PhD.