12.01.2014 - 19.01.2014 Events, Music

Christmas in the style of jazz

Konstanty Wileński, born Kostyantyn Mykhailovych Vilensky (Ukrainian: Костянтин Михайлович Віленський, (born 25 December 1949, Kiev, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union – in present-day Ukraine) is a Ukrainian and Polish pianist, composer and jazz musician.

Born to a family of Kiev musicians, he is a grandson (by adoption) of Illya Vilensky (1896–1975), the first director of the Kiev Philarmonic Hall and founder of three musical theaters. His parents, Mykhailo Vilensky and Yelyzaveta Rostkovska, were choreographers. In 1974 he graduated from theKiev Conservatory, and in 1978 completed his postgraduate studies at the same Conservatorium. Since 1983 he was a lecturer of harmony, orchestration and composition in the same Conservatoire. In 1995–2001 he was a musical director of the Stefan Żeromski Theater in Kielce (Poland). He has 8 disks with own musical works.

Since 1995 he resides in Kielce (Poland), and obtained the Polish citizenship in 2002.

PROGRAM:

Kyiv

12 January
National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Volodymyrskyi Uzviz, 2 Concert begins at 19:00

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K. Wileński “Ukrainian Christmas Carols” for piano and string orchestra:

a) “Good Evening, Lord Master”, b) “Oh There Behind the Mountain”, c) “Koliaden, Koliaden”

K. Wileński “Polish Christmas Carols” for piano and string orchestra:

a) “Mizerna cicha”, b) “Gdy sliczna Panna”, c) “Pójdżmy wszyscy do stajenki”

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K. Wileński “Variations on the Bach Theme” for jazz trio and string orchestra

Pinkard and Bernie “Sweet Georgia Brown” for jazz trio and string orchestra

Kharkiv:   

19 January
Kharkiv Oblast Philharmonic, Rymarska st. 21 Concert begins at 18:30 Tickets are sold at the philharmonic ticket offices                                                                                                                     

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K. Wileński “Polish Christmas Carols” for piano and string orchestra:  

а) “Przybieżeli do Betlejem”, b) “Anioł pasterzom mówił”, c) “Kompozycja z trzech kolęd” (“Do szopy hej Pasterze”, “W złobie leży”, “Nowy Rok Bieże”), d) “Gdy śliczna Panna”, e) “Mizerna cicha”.

K. Wileński “Ukrainian Christmas Carols” for piano and string orchestra:

a) “Is Lord Master Home”, b) “Good Evening, Lord Master”, c) “Oh There Behind the Mountain”, d) “Oh the Plough is Ploughing in the Field”, e) “Koliaden, Koliaden”

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I. Berlin “White Christmas” for symphony orchestra

V. Rebikov “Waltz” from the fairytale opera “Christmas Tree” for symphony orchestra

“A Star Is On The Sky”, Ukrainian Christmas carol for choir and jazz trio

R. Rogers “My Fanny Valentine” for choir and jazz trio

“Pójdżmy wszyscy do stajenki”, Polish Christmas carol for piano (jazz trio), choir and symphony orchestra

“Joy to the World”, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (American and English) for piano (jazz trio), choir and symphony orchestra

“Stille Nacht” (Austrian) for piano (jazz trio), choir and symphony orchestra

“Jingle Bells”, “Let it Snow” (American) for piano (jazz trio), choir and symphony orchestra

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