1. MOTION TRIO CONCERT
Motion Trio Concert /world music – crossover/
Concert titles to be chosen by the Organizer: "Accordion Stories", "Accordion Furioso", "Pictures from the Street", "Motion in Motion"
An event which surprises with energy and spontaneity. The program of the concert includes pieces from the latest album "Accordion stories" and "The best of MT" - compositions which have been winning the fans’ hearts all over the world. Performed on the stages of the biggest jazz, rock or world music festivals in forty one countries in the world they arouse unrepeatable emotions.
Performing “You Dance”, “Libertine”, Carrousel”, “Game Over” or other compositions included on “Metropolis”, “Pictures from the Street”, “Playstation” records - Motion Trio plays with music, surprises, amazes but first of all shows a mighty power of an accordion trio.
Motion Trio Group breaks all the customs of a traditional way of playing the accordion. They show that instrument in an unconventional way using the so far undiscovered techniques of producing sound and acoustic
or percussion effects without any electronics. Each ACCORDION FURIOSO concert is a unique encounter of Motion Trio with the audience.
The concert includes compositions by Motion Trio members, as recorded on :
“Pictures From The Street”,“Metropolis”, “Play – Station” and “Live in Vienna” CDs.
Total time: 1:20 – 1:40
Venues: auditoriums, cultural centers, open air, special concerts, closed, etc.
2. CLASSIC IN MOTION
The program includes classical music
( J.S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, F. Chopin and others) in original arrangements by Janusz Wojtarowicz and in a lively performance by Motion Trio.
A concert for all those, who want to learn about the works of great masters performed by the masters of the accordion.
The loose form of the concert and the highest performance artistry are the undoubtedly advantages of the concert.
The famous La Folle Journee Festival has found out about it, inviting Motion Trio many times to this type of concerts during its editions in France, Japan, Russia and Poland.
Duration of the concert: 1:20 - 1:30
Venues: philharmonics, cultural centers, auditoriums, special concerts, closed concerts
Motion Trio Concert /classical music/
The concert includes works by greatest Polish composers such as :
F. Chopin, W. Lutosławski, K. Penderecki, H.M Górecki, W. Kilar, and others.
The pieces have been recorded on "CHOPIN" and “POLONIUM" CDs.
Arranged for the accordion trio by Janusz Wojtarowicz
Total time: 1:15 – 1:30
4. MOTION SYMPHONY
Motion Trio & a Symphonic Orchestra music performance
The concert includes compositions by Motion Trio members in orchestral arrangements by K.Dębski, J.P. Audin, and others.
The concert may also include works by: F. Chopin, D. Szostakowicz, W. Kilar.
Total time: 1:45 – 2:00 (a two-part concert)
5. SROKA IN MOTION
Motion Trio Concert
The project was developed together with Jacek Sroka and Jarosław Migoń and launched at Motion Trio’s birthday concert at the Krakow Opera in 2014.
The video projections, whose composition, colour and theme emphasise the emotions generated by the band during concerts, have been made on the basis of Jacek Sroka’s paintings. Each piece performed by Motion Trio is matched with mobile visualisations of selected paintings. The visual part of this performance was prepared by Jarosław Migoń. The camera, moving from the specific to the general, reveals minute details of each picture and shows them in a new perspective. Thanks to the motion inside the frame, the elements in the picture acquire a spatial dimension and create consecutive layers of its complex composition. This leaves the viewer - listener with unique impressions. The paintings blend with music to create one performance on stage and, by amplifying impressions, produce an unforgettable audiovisual experience.
Sroka in Motion was presented, among others, in Wrocław, Minsk, Świnoujście, Novosibirsk and the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lutosławice.
Official website "SROKA IN MOTION"
6. MOTION MODERNE
The concert's repertoire includes music originally composed for accordion (including A. Krzanowski, V. Siemienov, B.K.Przybylski, D.M Gordon).
Among the performed pieces, compositions dedicated to Motion Trio.
7. SILENT MOVIE
“Mr. West’s Amazing Adventures in the Bolshevik Country”
directed by Lew Kuleszow, USSR 1924, 56 min.
starring: Porfiri Podobed, Boris Barnet, Aleksandra Chochlowa, Wsiewolod Pudowkin and others.
(...)The project had its premiere in March during the Second Silent Film Festival in Warsaw’s Iluzjon Theater. The idea of combining contemporary music artists with old film projects is not an original one, but as it turned out, is inspired by musicians who are able to improvise. The first film that was shown at the festival was the masterpiece “Mr. West’s Amazing Adventures in the Bolshevik Country”, directed by Lew Kuleszow from Russia in the year 1924, a satire about the relationship between the West and then-Soviet Russia. The accordionists of Motion Trio performed brilliantly during the showing of this moving film, their emotions building as the film progressed. The most interesting scenes were the comical ones during which the three accordionists performed as true virtuosos, changing the tempo and taking full advantage of the sounds their instruments are able to produce. The leader of the group, Janusz Wojtarowicz, performed with such emotion that he broke the chair he was sitting on, a truly accidental occurrence (...)
Marek Dusza, “Rzeczpospolita”
8. MOTION TRIO'S REPERTOIRE
(except trio members original compositions)
arrangements for an accordion trio - Janusz Wojtarowicz
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685 -1750)
- Concerto in A Minor BWV 593 after Vivaldi RV 522
- Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 after Vivaldi's Concerto Op.3 No. 11
- Fugue in G-minor BWV 578
- Toccata and Fugue in D-minor BWV 565
- Adagio BWV 974
- Arie "On the G String" from 3td Orchestral Suite BWV 1068
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
- Divertimento F - KV 138
FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810-1849)
- Prelude E- major Op.28 No.9
- Prelude e- minor Op.28. No 4
- Prelude Op. 28 Nr 15
- Prelude c-minor Op.28. No.20
- Nocturne c-sharp minor Op. posth No.20
- Nocturne Op.9 Nr 2
- Waltz c-sharp minor Op.64 No.2
- Waltz a-minor Op.34 No.2
- Waltz F- major Op.34 No.3
- The minute Waltz D-flat major Op.64 No.1
- Mazurka C-major Op.24 No.2
ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810 – 1856)
Kinderszenen Op. 15 "Scenes From Childhood"
- Hasche-Mann (Blind Man's Bluff)
- Bittendes Kind (Pleading Child)
- Glückes genug (Happy Enough)
- Wichtige Begebenheit (An Important Event)
- Träumerei (Dreaming)
- Am Kamin (At the Fireside)
- Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Knight of the Hobbyhorse)
- Fast zu ernst (Almost Too Serious)
- Fürchtenmachen (Frightening)
- Kind im Einschlummern (Child Falling Asleep)
- Der Dichter spricht (The Poet Speaks)
FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886)
- "Reve d’amour No.3″ Op.62
- Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
- Hungarian Dance No. 1
- Hungarian Dance No. 5
- Hungarian Dance No. 19
- Hungarian Dance No. 21
- "My Inmost Heart Doth Yearn" Chorale
CHARLES CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS (1835-1921)
- Danse macabre op. 40
MODEST MUSSORGSKY (1839- 1881)
Pictures at an Exhibition:
- The Old Castle
- Tuileries - Dispute Between Children at Play
- Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
- Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
- The Market Place at Limoges
- Cactacombae Sepulcrum Romanum
- Con Mortius in Lingua Mortua
- The Hut of Baba Yaga
- The Great Gate of Kiev
ANTONIN DVORAK (1841-1904)
- Humoresque Op.101 No.7
IGNACY JAN PADEREWSKI (1860-1941)
- Nocturne in B-flat major, Op.16 No.4
CHARLES IVES (1874-1954)
- Unasnsvered Questions
MANUEL DE FALLA (1876-1946)
- Danza ritual del fuego/Ritual fire dance
SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891 - 1953)
- Cindirella's Waltz
- Suggestion Diabolique Op.4 No.4
- The Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet Op. 64
FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963)
- Organ Concerto g minor, FP 93 (version for three accordions, timpani and strings)
ARAM KHACHATURIAN (1903 - 1978)
- Sabre Dance
DIMITR SHOSTAKOVICH (1906 - 1975)
Concert for Piano No. 2 F major, Op. 102 (version for three accordions and symphony orchestra)
GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ (1909-1969)
- Oberek No. 1
SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981)
- Adagio op.11
WITOLD LUTOSŁAWSKI (1913-1994)
- Allegro vivace
- Allegretto sostenuto
- Allegro molto
- Allegro marciale
- Allegro molto
- Allegro giocoso
- Allegro molto
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992)
WOJCIECH KILAR (1932-2013)
HENRYK MIKOŁAJ GÓRECKI (1933 - 2010)
Concerto for hapsichord and string orchestra op.40 - (version for piano and three accordions)
- Allegro molto
Three Works in the Old Style
- Menuetto II
KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI (1933 - 2020)
- “Trzy utwory w dawnym stylu”
- "Ciaccona" from Polish Requiem - memoriam John Paul II
- Oratorio "Seven gates of Jerusalem" part III "De profundis"
STEVIE REICH (1936)
- Clapping Music
MARTA PTASZYŃSKA (1943)
- "The last Waltz in Vienna" - (Dedicated to Motion Trio)
MICHAEL NYMAN (1944)
- In Re Don Giovanni
- Knowing the Ropes
- Trysting Fields
- Wedding Tango
- Come Unto These Yellow Sands
- Chasing Scheep is Best Left to Shepherds
- The Heart Asks Pleasure First
- Z & 00
- MGV "Musique a Grand Vitesse" (for three accordions) with Michael Nyman Band
- KINO (for three accordions) with Michael Nyman Band
VIACHESLAV SIEMENOV (1946)
- "Toccata Barbaro" (Dedicated to Motion Trio)
JUKKA TIENSUU (1948)
DAVID M. GORDON (1976)
Sequentarium (Dedicated to Motion Trio)
BRONISŁAW KAZIMIERZ PRZYBYLSKI (1941 - 2011)
ANDRZEJ KRZANOWSKI (1951 - 1990)
KRZYSZTOF KOMEDA (1931 - 1969)