Detailed program of the Masterclass of Byzantine Chant (Iasi, 12th edition, 2019)

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Courses will be given by:

     Archon Protopsaltis Panagiotis Neochoritis (Constantinople)

     Assoc. Prof. Maria Alexandru, PhD (“Aristotelis” University of Thessaloniki)

     Soprano Mihaela Grăjdeanu (Romanian National Opera, Iași)

     Assist. Lect. Adrian Sîrbu, PhD Cand. (“G. Enescu” Arts University, Iași)

Conferences will be given by:

    Archdeac. Lect. Sorin Mihalache, PhD (“Dumitru Stăniloae” Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Iași)

     Archdeac. Răzvan Constantin Ștefan (Orthodox Theological Seminary Bucharest)    

     Assoc. Prof. Irina Zamfira Dănilă, PhD (“G. Enescu” Arts University, Iași)

     Researcher monk Filotheu Bălan (Petru-Vodă Monastery)

      Musical Paleography Team of ”Aristotelis” University, Thessaloniki

     Religious Music Specialization of “G. Enescu” Arts University, Iași 

 

 

Detailed Program

Day I - Monday, 15 July 2019

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8:30 – 9:30
Participant Registration

(“G. Enescu” National Arts University, 7 – 9, Costache Negruzzi Rd)

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9:30 – 10:45
Opening of the Event

Official welcome speech of the organizers and the guests.
Memorial Service for Protopsaltis Lykourgos Angelopoulos and Archim. Justin Pârvu
(“Achim Stoia” Room)

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10:45– 11:00
Break (“George Pascu” Room)

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11:00 – 12:20
Course of Psaltic Interpretation (I) 
Protopsaltis Panagiotis Neochoritis 

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12:20– 12:30
Break (“George Pascu” Room)

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12:30 – 13:00
Book Launch
Imnul Acatist al Maicii Domnului
Presenter: Monk Filotheu Bălan

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13:00– 13:30
Tradition and Continuity in the Melos of Eothina in the Octoechos from the 11th up to the 19th Century
Presenter: Archdeac. Răzvan Constantin Ștefan (Orthodox Theological Seminary of Bucharest)

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13:30 – 14:00
Polyeleos in Manuscripts from “Dumitru Stăniloae” Ecumenical Library of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Moldavia and Bukovina from Iași. Authors and Representative Musical Examples
Presenter:  Assoc. Prof. Zamfira Dănilă, PhD and the students of the Religious Music Specialization of the “George Enescu” National Arts University of Iași

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14:00 – 16:30
Lunch break

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15:40 – 16:30
Optional Course of Classical Oriental Music (Eastern instrumental music)
(introductory elements, chording techniques, basic exercises)
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Maria Alexandru, PhD 
(Room no. 33)

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16:30 – 18:30
Psaltic Ensemble (I)
Elements of vocal technique and interpretation

Asist.Lect. Adrian Sîrbu, PhD candidate

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18:30 – 19:30 
Dinner (“Titu Maiorescu” Canteen, 7-9, Titu Maiorescu Rd)

Day II - Tuesday, 16 July 2019

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8:30 – 9:20
Practical Course of Vocal Technique (I)
(Course open to all participants)

Given by Soprano Mihaela Grăjdeanu
(“Achim Stoia” Room)

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9:30 – 10:15
St. John Koukouzelis
 – “Master of Masters”. Elements of Theory and Formation of Chanting Technique
Given by Assoc. Prof. Maria Alexandru, PhD and the Paleography Musical Team of Aristotelis Univ. (Thessaloniki)

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10.15 – 11.45
Course of Psaltic Interpretation (II)
Protopsaltis Panagiotis Neochoritis

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11:45 – 12.00
Break (“George Pascu” Room)

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12:00 – 13.30
Course of Psaltic Interpretation (III)
Protopsaltis Panagiotis Neochoritis

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13:30 – 14:00 
New Editorial Issues
Byzantion Cultural Association (ed.), Chinonicarul vechilor dascăli
Byzantion Academic Choir, Renașterea Muzicală a Bizanțului românesc
Grigorios Stathis, Scara virtuților and Prinos de cinstire
Presenters: Assoc.Prof. Maria Alexandru, PhD and Assist.Lect. Adrian Sîrbu, PhD Cand.

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14:00 – 16:30 
Lunch break

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15:40 – 16:30
Optional Course of Oriental Classical Music (Eastern instrumental music)
(introductory elements, chording techniques, basic exercises)
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Maria Alexandru, PhD 
(Room no. 33)

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16:30 – 19:00
Great Vespers in honor of St. Martyr Marina (feast day of “Sf. Sava” church in Iași)
Venue: St. Sava church in Iași (44, Costache Negri Rd)

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19:00 – 19:30
Swedish Buffet

Venue: Service House behind “St. Sava” Church

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19.30 –  
Course of Psaltic Interpretation (IV)
Protopsaltis Panagiotis Neochoritis

Venue: “Sf. Sava” Church

Day III - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

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8:30 – 9:20
Practical Course of Vocal Technique (II)
(Course open to all participants)

Given by Soprano Mihaela Grăjdeanu
(“Achim Stoia” Room)

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9.30 – 11.00
Chanting and Enchanting: a Draft for a Neuroscientific X-Ray of Musical Experience 
(part I)

Attention, Living Faith and Spiritual Chant. Philokalic Reflections and Recent Discoveries from Contemplative Sciences (part II, interactive workshop)
Given by Deac. Lect. Sorin Mihalache, PhD (”Dumitru Stăniloae” Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Iași)

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11:00 – 11.30
Break (”George Pascu” Room)

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11:30 – 14.00
Course of Psaltic Interpretation (V)
Protopsaltis Panagiotis Neochoritis

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14:00 – 16:30 
Lunch break

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15:40 – 16:30
Optional Course of Classical Oriental Music (Eastern instrumental music)
(introductory elements, chording techniques, basic exercises)
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Maria Alexandru, PhD 
(Room no. 33)

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16:30 – 18:30
Psaltic Ensemble (II)
Elements of vocal technique and interpretation

Asist.Lect. Adrian Sîrbu, PhD candidate

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18:30 – 19:30
Dinner
 (”Titu Maiorescu” Canteen)

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19:45 –
Course of Psaltic Interpretation (VI)
Protopsaltis Panagiotis Neochoritis

Venue: “Holy Three Hierarchs” Monastery

Day IV - Thursday, 18 July 2019

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8:30 – 9:20
Practical Course of Vocal Technique (III)
(Course open to all participants)

Given by Soprano Mihaela Grăjdeanu
(“Achim Stoia” Room)

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9.30 – 10.00
Methods to Apply Podobic Chants on Prosomoia without Prosody
Given by Assist. Lect. Adrian Sîrbu, PhD cand. (”George Enescu” National Arts University of Iași)

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10:00 – 11.45
Course of Psaltic Interpretation (VII)
Protopsaltis Panagiotis Neochoritis

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11:45 – 12.00
Break (Room “George Pascu”)

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12:00 – 14.00
Course of Psaltic Interpretation (VIII)
Protopsaltis Panagiotis Neochoritis

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14:00 – 16:30 
Lunch break

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15:40 – 16:30
Optional Course of Classical Oriental Music (Eastern instrumental music)
(introductory elements, chording techniques, basic exercises)
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Maria Alexandru, PhD 
(Room no. 33)

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16:30 – 17:30
Psaltic Ensemble (III)
Elements of vocal technique and interpretation

Asist.Lect. Adrian Sîrbu, PhD candidate

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17:30 – 18:40
St. John Koukouzelis’ Life and Work. Elements of Paralaghe as a Method to Improve Chanting Technique
Given by Assoc. Prof. Maria Alexandru, PhD and the Paleography Musical Team in  Aristotelis Univ. (Thessaloniki)

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18:40 – 19:30
Dinner
 (“Titu Maiorescu” Canteen)

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19:45 –
Course of Psaltic Interpretation (IX)
Protopsaltis Panagiotis Neochoritis

Venue: “Holy Three Hierarchs” Monastery

Day V - Friday, 19 July 2019

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8:30 – 9:20
Practical Course of Vocal Technique (IV)
(Course open to all participants)

Given by Soprano Mihaela Grăjdeanu
(“Achim Stoia” Room)

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9.30 – 11.45
Course of Psaltic Interpretation (X)
Protopsaltis Panagiotis Neochoritis

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11:45 – 12.00
Break (“George Pascu” Room)

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12:00 – 14.00
Course of Psaltic Interpretation (XI)
Protopsaltis Panagiotis Neochoritis

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14:00 – 16:00 
Lunch break

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16:00 – 16:30
Mini-Recital of Classical Oriental Music
Supervisor: Assoc.Prof. Maria Alexandru, PhD

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16:30 – 17.30
Psaltic Ensemble (IV)
Elements of vocal technique and interpretation

Asist.Lect. Adrian Sîrbu, PhD candidate

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17.30 – 18.00
Official award of diplomas

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18:00 – 19:30
Dinner
 (“Titu Maiorescu” Canteen)

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20:00 – 21:30

Extraordinary Concert of Byzantine Music

Part I
The Participants Choir

Part II
Byzantion Academic Choir (Iași)

Metropolitan Cathedral of Iași

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21:40 
Official  closing of the event
Reception
“Justin Moisescu” Hall (Metropolitan Complex)

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