international conducting workshop and masterclass
international conducting workshop and masterclass
U Artist Music
 U Artist Music 

         U ARTIST MUSIC WORKSHOPS AND CONCERTS 2020                                                                 KYIV, UKRAINE   

                               ( August 10 - August 20, 2020 )

 

                 Concert performances for every participant,

                          Classical and Romantic repertoire

     

                                           VOCAL WORKSHOP

                                                                                                                                                          Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theater 

 

With world renowned Voice Professors, Coaches and Conductors from the USA  and Ukraine:   

                                                                                                                                                                  Professor TAMMY HENSRUD, soprano, Hofstra University, New York and St. Olaf College, Minnesota ( USA )                                                                                               Professor DARLA DILTZ, soprano, Director of Adelphi Opera Theatre, New York ( USA )                                                                                                                                        Professor VIOLETTA ZABBI, vocal coach, Adelphi University and Brooklyn College, New York ( USA )   and

 

Maestro VIKTOR PLOSKINA, Music Director, Principal conductor of the Kiev Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, Principal Guest Conductor of the National Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus ( Kyiv, Ukraine )

 

Maestro CHRISTOPHER LYNDON GEE, Principal Guest Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Lithuania, composer, professor, Adelphi University, New York, USA  ( Italy/Australia ) 

 

Participants of the Conducting Workshop

 

 

11 day long course focusing on classical and romantic selections from standart operatic and song literature in preparation for 3 public performances: 2 with the Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theter Orchestra and 1 Recital concert.

Group and individual voice lessons and coaching daily, 6 symphony orchestra rehearsals with faculty and conductors, participants of the Conducting Workshop, one-on-one singer-conductor pairing sessions, round table and panel discussions between all the participants, faculty and guests.

The course will include vocal techniques, conducting techniques and performances with a symphony orchestra and a pianist, text and role analysis, interpretation, stage presence, self management and career development. 

The course will be held in English, secondary in German, Italian, Russian and Ukrainian.

Only 11 singers will be accepted to the program

All the participants will receive a video copy of their concert performances

 

TRAINING SESSIONS, REHEARSALS AND DISCUSSIONS

 

Active participants choose a role,  any 2-3 Arias and/or scenes form the Repertoire list , which they are required to study and prepare in advance. The selected arias will be performed at the concerts with the symphiony orchestra. Please bring the piano accompaniment.

In addition to required repertoire, each participant is to bring 2-3 arias or art songs of his/her own choice  with the piano accompaniment to perform at the recital concert.

There will be individual and group sessions with piano daily and 6 symphony orchestra rehearsals in preparation for the Participants' 2 concerts with the symphony orchestra. Every singer will work with the conductors, participants of the Conducting Workshop. Several individual practice rooms with pianos will be available.

All the concerts will be video recorded. We encourage you to bring your recording devices and/or SD cards.

Auditors will observe all sessions and rehearsals.

 

ORCHESTRA    

 

             KYIV MUNICIPAL ACADEMIC OPERA and BALLET THEATER ORCHESTRA

 

http://www.musictheatre.kiev.ua/en

 

 

CONCERTS

 

As a part of the workshop there will be 3 Public  Concerts:  on Sunday, August 16 ( Recital ), on Wednesday, August 19 and Thursday, August 20, 2020 with the Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Orchestra at the Saint Sophia Cathedral stage.

Each Active Participant is guaranteed a solo appearnace at all 3 concerts 

 

 

 

REPERTOIRE ( for the Final Concerts with Symphony Orchestra )

 

Please note: 

 

Feel free to select any arias and/or duets from the below listed operas

 

Please contact us if you wish to have an Aria or Duet programmed for study and performance which is not listed. These requests will be considered on an individual basis, but not guaranteed

( the arias and/or duets listed below are for illustration purposes only, but many of them were performed with the orchestra at the U Artist Music Workchops and Concerts 2019 )

 

MOZART - The Marriage of Figaro

1."Se vuol ballare" - Figaro's aria from Act 1

2."Non piu andrai" - Figaro's aria from Act 1

3."Hai gia vinta la causa!" - Count's recitative and aria from Act 3

4."E Susanna nonvien...Dove sino" - Countess's recitative and aria from Act 3

5."Porgi amor" - Countess's cavatina from Act 2

6."Voi, che sapete" - Cherubino's arietta from Act 2

7."Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio" - Cherubino's aria from Act 1

8."Giunse alfin il momento...Deh vieni non tardar - Susanna's recitative and aria from Act 4

9. "Sull'aria...che soave zeffiretto" - duet, Countess and Susanna from Act 3

 

MOZART - The Magic Flute

1. "Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon" - Tamino's aria from Act 1

 

MOZART - Don Giovanni

1."Ma qual mai s'offre, o Dei...Fuggi, crudele, fuggi!" - duet, Donna Anna, Don Ottavio from Act 1

 

ROSSINI - The Barber of Seville

1. "Largo al factotum" - Figaro's cavatina from Act 1

2. "Una voce poco fa" - Rosina's aria from Act 1

3. "Se il mio nome" - Count's cavatina from Act 1

4. "La calunnia e un venticello" - Basilio's aria from Act 1

 

VERDI - La Traviata

1."E strano! e strano!" - Violetta's aria from Act 1

2."Addio del passato" - Violetta's aria from Act 3

3."Lunge da lei. De miei bollenti spiriti" - Alfredo's aria from Act 2

4."Di Provenza" - Germont's aria from Act 2

5. " Un di, felice, eterea" - duet, Violetta and Alfredo from Act 1

6. "Parigi, o cara" - duet, Violetta and Alfredo from Act 3

 

VERDI - Rigoletto

1."Ella mi fu rapita!" - Duca's aria from Act 2

2."La donna e mobile" - Duca's aria from Act 1

3."Gualtier Malde! Caro nome che il mio cor" - Gilda's aria from Act 1

4."Tutte le feste al tempio" - Gilda's aria from Act 3

5."Povero Rigoletto! Cortigiani, vil razza dannata" - Rigoletto's aria from Act 2

6. "Questa o quella" - Duke's aria from Act 1

 

PUCCINI - La Boheme

1."Si Mi chiamano Mimi" - Mimi's aria from Act 1

2."Donde lieta" - Mimi's aria from Act 3

3."Che gelida manina" - Rudolfo's aria from Act 1

4."Quando men vo" - Musetta's aria from Act 2

5."Vecchia zimara senti" - Colline's aria from Act 4

 

PUCCINI - Madama Butterfly

 

PUCCINI - Tosca

 

TCHAIKOVSKY - Iolanta

1."Otchego..." - Iolanta's arioso

2."Chari lask..." - Vodemon's aria

3."Chudniy pervenez..." - Vodemon's aria

4."Kto mozet sravnitsya..." - Robert's aria

5."Uzelirokom..." - King's aria

 

BIZET - Carmen

1."Habanera" - Carmen's aria from Act 1

2."Seguidilla' - Carmen's aria from Act 1

 

BELLINI - I Capuleti e i Montecchi

1."Oh, quante volte" - Giulietta's aria from Act 1

 

DONIZETTI - L'Elisir d'Amore

 

DONIZETTI - La fille du regiment

1."Chanum le sait" - Marie's aria form Act 1

 

OFFENBACH - Les Contes d'Hoffmann

1."Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour" - duet, Giulietta, Nicklausse form Act 3

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

 

August 9 - Arrival

 

August 10

12:00 - 15:00 Registration, Meet and Greet, Lunch with All Participants and Faculty

15:00 - 19:00 Kiev City Bus Tour and  Review of schedule and repertoire selected by the participants

 

August 11

10:00 - 14:00 - Group and individual sessions with faculty, one-on-one conductor - singer pairing, repertoire selection and practicing with Faculty and a pianist

14:00 - Lunch

15:00 - 19:00 - Group and individual sessions with faculty, one-on-one conductor - singer pairing, repertoire selection and practicing with Faculty and a pianist, next day schedule review

 

August 12

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

14:00 - Lunch

15:00 - 18:00  After Rehearsal review, discussion and practicing with Faculty and conductors participants of the workshop

18:00 - Q and A session with Maestro Christopher Lyndon Gee and Maestro Viktor Ploskina       ( All the partisipants of the Vocal and Conducting workshops ), next day schedule review

 

August 13

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

14:00 - Lunch

15:00 - 18:00 After Rehearsal review, discussion and practicing with Faculty and conductors participants of the workshop

18:00 - Q and A session with Ms.Tammy Hensrud and Ms.Violetta Zabbi ( All the participants of the Vocal and Conducting workshops ), next day schedule review

 

August 14

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

14:00 - Lunch 

15:00 - 18:00 After Rehearsal review, discussion and practicing with Faculty and conductors participants of the workshop.

18:00 - 19:00 Next day schedule review ( All the participants )

 

August 15

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

14:00 - Lunch 

15:00 - 18:00 After Rehearsal review, discussion and practicing with Faculty and sconductors participants of the workshop.  

18:00 - 19:00 Next day schedule review ( All the participants )

 

August 16 ( Recital concert day, vocal workshop participants only )

11:00 - Kiev City Double Decker Bus Tour ( optional )

16:00 Concert Dress Rehearsal

18:00 Recital concert featuring the Participants of the Vocal Workshop

 

August 17

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

14:00 - Lunch 

15:00 - 18:00 After Rehearsal review, discussion, seminar. Individual sessions with the conductors participants in preparation for two Symphony Concerts on August 19 and 20

18:00 - 19:00 Concerts' program review ( All the participants )

 

August 18 

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

14:00 - Lunch 

15:00 - 18:00 After Rehearsal review, discussion, seminar. Individual sessions with the conductors participants in preparation for two Symphony Concerts on August 19 and 20

18:00 - 19:00 Concerts' program review ( All the participants )

 

August 19 ( concert day )

10:00 - Kiev City Double Decker Bus Tour ( optional )                                                                                             

16:00 Concert Dress Rehearsal

18:00 Symphony Concert

 

August 20 ( concert day )

10:00 - Kiev City Double Decker Bus Tour ( optional )                                                                                             

16:00 Concert Dress Rehearsal

18:00 Symphony Concert

 

August 21 - Departure day

18:00 Faculty Concert with Kiev Soloists Orchestra ( optional )

 

 

 

TUITION

 

Application: $50

Active Participant: $1300

Auditor: $500

 

Please note:

 Tuition WILL NOT include accomodation, meals and air fare to and from Kyiv, Ukraine 

 Transfer from the airport to a hotel of your choice will be provided   

An average cost of meals is $5 - $10 for brakfast, $10 - $20 for lunch or dinner                                      An average cost of a taxi/uber is $4 (up to 4 passengers)

 

 

SUGGESTED ACCOMODATION

 

Single or double room occupancy in a hotel located in the very center of Kyiv 

 

Radison Blue Hotel, Kyiv Podil City Centre

 

https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-kyiv-podil

90 Euros ( $100 ) - single, 100 Euros ( $112 ) - double, breakfast included

 

Grand Apartments, Kyiv Ukraine

 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ua/grand-apartments.html?aid=1649686;label=radisson-blu-kyiv-podil-EsHI436IbJebxE0kI0hyvAS323904646221%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap%3Aneg%3Afi%3Atiaud-617622003771%3Akwd-52142460612%3Alp9004339%3Ali%3Adec%3Adm%3Appccp%3DUmFuZG9tSVYkc2RlIyh9YdwTcLIbWZlfefYGj3m2lIc;sid=ef9f786a5669206dd05a4cc6530ef70c;dest_id=-1044367;dest_type=city;dist=0;group_adults=2;group_children=0;hapos=1;hpos=1;no_rooms=1;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;sr_order=popularity;srepoch=1583434594;srpvid=db9085303f2901c1;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

 

$50 - single, $60 - double 

 10 minutes Taxi/Uber ride is required form Grand Apartments to the workshop's venue, $5 per ride, up to 4 passengers in a car

 

( Reservation must be made before July 10, 2020!                                                                        Please contact us for the hotel's manger contact info to reseve your room )

 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Submit an electronic application, a non-refundable $50 application fee to Pay Pal account: LSMUZIC@GMAIL.COM, a short resume and a short video recording of you performing by May 15, 2020. Please submit your video directly to LSMUZIC@GMAIL.COM in case of any problems uploading your video on the application form. Upon notification of acceptance, a tuition payment must be made by June 1, 2020. There is an option to pay a half of the tuition ( $650.00 ) by June 1, and the other half ( $650 ) on the day of registration in Kyiv, Ukraine

Auditors must pay full tuition by June 1, 2020

 

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

 

Make Checks or Money Orders payable to : UArtist, Len Sluetsky and mail to :

U Artist

26 Greenway, New Hyde Park, NY 11040

OR

Make payments via Pay Pal adding 3.5% Pay Pal's fee. Our Pay Pal account  is:

LSMUZIC@GMAIL.COM or https://www.paypal.me/LenSluetsky

OR

Make payments via wire transfer. Please contact us for our account/bank information

 

 

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