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Annoucing A New International Music Conference to be held, June 2005

April 14, 2005

WORDS OF WELCOME

 

The music of the Orthodox Church, in all its diverse cultural manifestations, constitutes one of the riches of the artistic heritage of the world. The constantly increasing popularity and knowledge in the West of the various repertoires which make up this heritage, paralleling the increased exposure of the Orthodox Church outside its traditional territories, have generated a correspondingly greater interest both on part of performers, and of scholars in the fields of musicology and liturgiology.

 

This upsurge in scholarly activity, compounded by the constantly increasing accessibility of archives, means that there is now a need for an international conference, and after that, for a centre which has as its objective the collation and dissemination of these efforts, in conjunction with the organization of further practical, theoretical and bibliographical projects.

 

Such an approach will not only contribute to the raising of the profile of Orthodox Church music internationally, but provide a vehicle for deeper and lasting international co-operation in this field, thus avoiding unnecessary duplication of effort.

 

We believe it important that the conference should provide opportunities for sharing in the understanding of the liturgical music traditions between cantors, scholars and performers in different local Orthodox Churches, cultures, and languages. We invite you to come and live the experience of Orthodox music, on the borders of Lutheran Scandinavia and Orthodox Russia, in Finland.

 

In June it is warm enough for you to enjoy also the miracle of the nightless nights of the Finnish woods and lakes. Welcome to Joensuu, Finland, in June 2005. The number of places is limited; please apply as soon as possible.

 

Ivan Moody, Head of Organizing Committee

Petri Piiroinen, Head of Department of Orthodox Theology

 

 

JOENSUUN YLIOPISTO

DEPARTMENT OF ORTHODOX THEOLOGY

FACULTY OF THEOLOGY

UNIVERSITY OF JOENSUU

FOUNDATION OF ORTHODOX CULTURE

FINLAND

 

 

FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

"THE TRADITIONS OF ORTHODOX MUSIC"

13 - 19 June 2005
University of Joensuu, Finland

 

IVAN MOODY, Head of Organizing Committee

PETRI PIIROINEN, Head of Department of Orthodox Theology

HILKKA SEPPÄLÄ, Professor of Orthodox Church Music

Head of Local Organizing Committee

 

Local Organizing Committee Members: 
Petri Nykänen, Anneli Pietarinen, Petri Piiroinen, Wilhelmiina Virolainen

 

Speakers will include:

Ioannis Arvanitis, James Chater, Tarja von Creutlein, Bogdan Djakovic,

Anatoly Grindenko, Alexander Lingas, Petri Nykänen, Danica Petrovic,

Anneli Pietarinen, Svetlana Poliakova, Hilkka Seppälä, Wilhelmiina Virolainen,

Tatiana Vladishevskaya

 

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF FINLAND

ACADEMY OF FINLAND

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 

AS AT 9th JUNE 2005

(Provisional: All details subject to change)

 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WEBPAGE WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY AS DETAILS OF THE CONFERENCE ARE CONFIRMED; PLEASE CHECK IT REGULARLY FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION

 

13th June 2005, Monday

Arrivals, registration

 

18:00 Vespers at the Church of St John the Theologian, Torikatu 41

Rev. Father Rauno Pietarinen

Cantor: Anneli Pietarinen

 

19:00 Dinner at the Orthodox Seminary

 

14th June, Tuesday

10:00 Official opening session

Nikea Auditorium, H30, Agora Building, Faculty of Theology

 

Official welcoming speeches

Professor Petri Piiroinen 
– Introduction to the Department of Orthodox Theology

 

Archon Protopsaltes Nikolaos Nikolaides 
– Chanting of Ti hypermacho

 

Professor Teuvo Pohjolainen,Vice Rector, University of Eastern Finland
- Introduction to the University of Joensuu

 

His Grace, Bishop Arseni of Joensuu 
- Introduction to the Finnish Orthodox Church

 

Professor Hilkka Seppälä, Professor of Orthodox Church Music 
– Introduction to Orthodox Church Music Education at the University of Joensuu

 

Lecturer Elina Laakso
- Introduction to Lutheran church music education at the Sibelius-Academy, Helsinki and Kuopio, Finland

 

Nikolaos Nikolaides and Hilkka Seppälä 
– Launch of 3 CD set and Book of Byzantine educational material

 

Ivan Moody, Head of Organizing Committee 
- Introduction of all participants

 

12:30 Lunch at the University Restaurant “Aura”

 

14:00 First session: Balkan Chant I:

Alexandre-Marius Dumitrescu: 
Byzantine Musical Tradition in Romania, as revealed in the Romanian Anastasimataria (19th-20th centuries)

 

Dimitar Dimitrov: 
Pravoslavnaya Tserkovnaya Muzyka Sovremennoy Bulgarii

 

16:00 Second session: Orthodox Church Music in the West

James Chater: 
Staying awake at the wheel: some thoughts on arranging and composing Orthodox church music

 

Anneli Pietarinen: 
Daily Vespers- A new possibility for parish life

 

18:00 Vespers.

 

19:00 Reception at the University of Joensuu,
Hosted by the Director of Administration Mr. Petri Lintunen

 

15th June, Wednesday

09:30 Third session: Orthodox Church Music in Finland:

Petri Nykänen: 
Approaching old traditions of singing in the Finnish Orthodox Church – Arrangements, Notation and Language

 

Wilhelmiina Virolainen: 
Some composers of Finnish Orthodox Church Music

 

Tarja von Creutlein: 
Rautavaara’s Vigilia

 

12:30 Lunch at the University Restaurant “Aura”

 

14:00 Fourth session: Chant in Russia I:

Jopi Harri: 
The “decay” revisited: The St Petersburg Court Chant in the context of other common chant traditions of 19th century Russia.

 

Svetlana Poliakova: 
Some observations on canon organization: evidence from the 12th c Russan Triodion and menaia

 

16:00 Fifth Session: Balkan Chant II:

Bogdan Djakovic: 
Serbian Orthodox Church Music in the first half of the 20th Century

 

Danica Petrovic: 
Church Chant in Serbian Orthodox Church through the Centuries

 

18:00 Vespers at the Church of St John the Theologian

Presided over by His Eminence, Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland

 

19:30 Dinner: Reception at the Theatre Restaurant of the Town Hall of Joensuu. 
Hosted by Joensuu City Clerk, Mr Jari Horttanainen

 

16th June, Thursday

09:30 Sixth session: Byzantine Chant:

 

Hilkka Seppälä: 
The dust from the ground praises his Creator. A starting-point to the chant of the Orthodox Church

 

Alexander Lingas: 
Festal Liturgy in Late Byzantine Thessalonike: Liturgy, Music and Mystagogy

 

Ioannis Arvanitis: 
The Heirmologion by Balasios the Priest: A Middle-point between

Past and Present

 

12:30 Lunch at the University Restaurant “Aura”

 

14:00 Seventh Session: Chant in Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania

Maria Takala-Rosczczenko: 
Aspects of studying the development of Orthodox Church singing in 16th Poland-Lithuania

 

Dn Dimitry Bolgarsky: 
The origins of the Kiev-Pecherskaya Lavra chant

 

16:00 Eighth Session: Free Papers:

Alexander Jaropolov: 
Conceptualization of the musical alphabet in Russian theory of the 17th century

 

Pekka Metso: 
Church music singing through the eyes of a theologian

 

19:00 - 21:00 Reception at the Regional Council of North Carelia
Torikatu 9

 

17th June, Friday

09:30 Ninth session: Russian Chant II

Tatiana Vladishevskaya: 
Osobennosti kondakarnago penija (na materiale russkix kondakarej XI-XII vekov

 

Anatoly Grindenko: 
Puti vosstanovleniya Znamennogo peniya v Rossii

 

12:30 Lunch at the University Restaurant “Aura”

 

14:00 Tenth session: Establishment of the International Society of Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM).

Elections

 

15:00 Press conference.

 

18:00 Vespers. Free night.

 

18th June, Saturday

09:00 Eleventh session: Conclusion and discussion

 

12:00 Lunch at the University Restaurant “Aura”

 

13:15 Departure by bus to Lintula Convent

 

14:15 Visit to Lintula Convent

 

16:00 Departure by bus to Valamo Monastery

 

16:30 Guided tour of Valamo Monastery, Museum and Lay Academy by Pekka Tuovinen

 

18:00 Vigil at the Church of the Transfiguration, Valamo Monastery

 

Presided over by the Hegumen of Valamo Monastery, Rev. Archimandrite Sergei

 

20:30 Reception by Archimandrite Sergei

 

22:00 Departure by bus to Joensuu

 

19th June, Sunday

10:00 Divine Liturgy at the Church of St Nicholas

 

12:00 Lunch at Orthodox Parish Centre of St Nicholas Church. Hosted by Fr Kalevi Kokkonen

 

Departures. 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

LANGUAGES

The language of the conference will be English, but simultaneous translation will be provided for papers presented in Russian.

 

PARTICIPATION FEE

The participation fee for the conference is 130 euros, which includes participation in the programme, meals and refreshments. Payment of booking fee of 30 euros (“Project 7203") should be made via the Nordea Bank account: IBA FI8116603000102478 (SWIFT: NDEAFIHH) of the University of Joensuu, B.O. Box 111, FI-80101 Joensuu, Finland. The balance of the participation fee is payable on arrival.

 

REGISTRATION

If you wish to participate in the conference, or if you have any queries or need further information, please contact Ivan Moody at: ivan.moody@joensuu.fi

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
In addition to e-mail you can contact Ivan Moody and also Professor Petri Piiroinen via e-mail 
(petri.piiroinen@joensuu.fi).

 

The webpages of the School of Theology, University of Eastern Finland are found at: http://www.joensuu.fi/tkk/avoin/opiskelu/verkko-opinnot/orthod/index.htm

 

 

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