January 26th 2020 – the time when we heard the carols again. This year we did our Carols Concert on January 26th 2020. Even though it was January behind the windows we had almost spring weather inside the beautiful Fangor Mansion. In the concert hall we enjoyed a warm atmosphere. Certainly it was recalling us of the Christmas December Concert we did here several weeks ago.
The carols played by our students created a beautiful and emotional atmosphere in the audience. Especially when Emily Schandler (violin), who recently came from the US, played the carols Wśród nocnej ciszy (In the Middle of the Holy Night) and Gdy się Chrystus rodzi (When Christ is Born) accompanied by the beautifully harmonized part of piano.
Firstly the Carols Concert begun with performances presented by the students of Alicja Zdrojewska class of vocal:
- Alicja Nagot did Mustang – The Spirit of Freedom for Dreamers;
- Patrycja Tabor sung What I Know Now by Beetlejuice;
- Marysia Kobielska presented Send My Love by Adele;
- Karolina Kowalska sung Prom Queen by Beach Bunny;
- Weronika Gwardys did Autumn Leaves arranged by Eve Cassidy.
Subsequently Yuliya Leviuk class of piano was represented by:
- Helenka (seven years old) who did Przybieżeli do Betlejem Pasterze (As the Shepards Run to the Betlehem);
- Max Shao who presented miniature The Trolls by Agnieszka Lasko;
- Marysia Kowalczyk played the carol Wśród nocnej ciszy (In the Middle of the Holy Night);
- Maja Myczyńska played Waltz by Dimitr Kabalevsky and miniature Dzwoneczek (Tiny Bell) by Agnieszka Lasko;
- Basia Sobka did Gigue by Carlos de Seixas;
- Karolina Kowalska played Prelude by Carl Reinecke;
- Ola Kmiecik presented Allegretto Giocoso by Cornelius Gurlitt;
After that Dr Krzysztof Komarnicki class of guitar was represented by:
- Gustav performed carols Przybieżeli do Betlejem pasterze (As the Shepards Run to the Betlehem) and Dzisiaj w Betlejem (Today in Betlehem);
- Achille d’Orgeval did Rondeau by Mauro Giuliani.
Katarzyna Tarkowska class of cello was represented by:
- Sam Chandler who played Minuet from the Suite in G-Major for cello solo by Johan Sebastian Bach.
Dr Artur Chmara class of piano was represented by:
- Zosia Belgy who played Mały utwór (A Little Work) by Carl Czerny;
- Julia Jędrzejczak presented Walczyk ( Little Waltz) a miniature by Włodzimierz Miksein;
- Emily Chandler (piano) played The Little Prelude in d-Minor by Johan Sebastian Bach;
- Jaś Piwoński played Flight Departure by Michael Giacchino;
- Oliwia Ziontecka presented Klaus Badelt famous hit from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean Sea.
Zofia Zwolińska class of violin was represented by:
- Zosia Kowalczyk who played Koleżanki (Friends) a song from the violin repertoire for children;
- Kenny Shao presented My jesteśmy krasnoludki (We are the Dwarfs) – a traditional Polish folk song;
- Avril Lange played Korowód (Dancing Procession) by Natalya Baklanova;
- Haruki Shimizu played the first part of The Violin Concerto by Oscar Rieding.
In addition, during Carols Concert all students of the Class of Violin were accompanied by Dr Artur Chmara – piano teacher of our Academy.
During the end of the Concert we heard Ella Bai, former student of Zofia Zwolińska Class of Violin, who performed Polonaise by Emil Młynarski. Ella is now student in Joanna Okoń Class of Violin at the Musical High School in Warsaw (Joanna Okoń is former student of Zofia Zwolińska).
The soloists were announced by Dr Krzysztof Komarnicki – teacher of our Academy, moreover we could hear information about great compositions.
After Carols Concert Zofia Zwolińska congratulated the soloists and their teachers. Similarly to other concerts, Director invited all to the tray of candies traditionally served at the end of the event. In conclusion it was a great time and wonderful moment for students to put their skills into the practice.
Composers featured during the carols concert
Exploring the history of composers whose works were featured during a carols concert can help to deepen our understanding and appreciation of classical music. By learning about the lives and contributions of these composers, we can gain insight into the cultural and historical influences that shaped their music and the creative process behind it. This type of music education can help us to better understand and enjoy the classical music repertoire and its place in history.
Music of Mauro Giuliani
Mauro Giuliani was an Italian composer and guitarist who was active in the 19th century. He was born in 1781 in Bisceglie, Italy and began his musical career as a guitarist and composer. He later became a highly respected musician and composer, and his music was widely performed and popular during his lifetime.
Giuliani is best known for his guitar music, particularly his solo guitar pieces and guitar concertos. His guitar music is known for its technical demands and virtuosity, and it is considered an important part of the classical guitar repertoire. In addition to his guitar music, Giuliani also composed a number of other works, including chamber music and vocal music. He is considered an important figure in the classical guitar repertoire and his music was widely performed and popular during his lifetime.
Music of Carl Czerny
Carl Czerny was an Austrian composer, pianist, and music teacher who was active in the 19th century. He was born in 1791 in Vienna, Austria and began his musical career as a child prodigy, performing as a pianist and composing music at a young age. He later became a highly respected composer and music teacher, and his music was widely performed and popular during his lifetime.
Czerny is best known for his piano music, particularly his piano etudes and exercises, which are still widely used by pianists today to improve their technique and virtuosity. He also composed a number of other works for piano, including solo piano pieces, piano sonatas, and piano concertos. In addition to his piano music, Czerny also composed works for other instruments, including violin, cello, and voice.
He was known for his technical and virtuosic piano music. He is best known for his piano etudes and exercises, which are still widely used by pianists today to improve their technique and virtuosity. His music was widely performed and popular during his lifetime.
Music of Cornelius Gurlitt
Cornelius Gurlitt was a German composer, pianist, and music teacher who was active in the 19th and early 20th centuries. He was born in 1820 in Hanover, Germany and began his musical career as a pianist and composer. He later became a highly respected music teacher, and his music was widely performed and popular during his lifetime.
Gurlitt is best known for his piano music, particularly his piano sonatas, which are known for their technical demands and expressive character. He also composed a number of other works for piano, including solo piano pieces, piano concertos, and piano chamber music. In addition to his piano music, Gurlitt also composed works for other instruments, including violin, cello, and voice. His piano sonatas are particularly well-known and are considered an important part of the classical piano repertoire. His music was widely performed and popular during his lifetime.
Music of Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino is an American composer and conductor who is active in the film and television industry. He was born in 1967 in Riverside, New Jersey and began his musical career as a composer for video games. He later transitioned to composing music for film and television, and his music has been featured in numerous movies and TV shows.
Giacchino is known for his versatile and energetic music, which ranges from dramatic and suspenseful to playful and lighthearted. He has composed music for a wide variety of film and television projects, including animated films, live-action films, and TV series. Some of his most notable works include the scores for the movies “Up,” “Inside Out,” and “Star Trek,” as well as the TV series “Lost” and “Alias.” He has composed music for a wide variety of projects and is highly respected in the film and television industry.
What makes carols concert special?
Unisono music school carol concerts can be special for many of the same reasons that carol concerts in general are special. In addition to the festive and joyful atmosphere, the variety of musical styles, and the opportunity to hear guest artists, music school carol concerts may also have the following characteristics that make them particularly special:
Performance by student musicians. Music school carol concerts feature performances by student musicians, which can be a great opportunity for these young musicians to showcase their skills and talents. These concerts can be a source of pride for the students and their families, and can be a great way for the community to support and celebrate their achievements.
A sense of community. Music school carol concerts can be a great way for students, parents, and community members to come together and celebrate the holiday season and the achievements of the music school. These events can foster a sense of community and shared joy, and can be a great way to connect with others during the holiday season.
Carols are important part of european tradition
Carols are an important part of many traditions around the world. These songs, which are typically associated with Christmas and the holiday season, are a way to celebrate and honor the birth of Jesus Christ and the values of the Christian faith. Carols are often sung in church services and other religious gatherings, and can be a way for people to connect with their faith and express their devotion.
In addition to their religious significance, carols are also an important part of cultural traditions. Many people enjoy singing and listening to carols as a way to celebrate the holiday season and create a festive atmosphere. Carols are often passed down from generation to generation, and singing them can be a way to connect with the past and preserve cultural traditions.
Overall, carols are an important part of tradition because they provide an opportunity for people to celebrate, connect with their faith and culture, and express their joy and devotion.