Composers-antipodes Mendelssohn and Wagner in the NPR’s programme

February 28, 2017 | Svetlanov Hall of the MIPAC
“Masterpieces for All Times” Subscription Series No.2
Soloist – Alexander Ghindin, piano
Conductor – Mihhail Gerts (Estonia)
Mendelssohn . ”Ruy Blas”, Overture, Op. 95,
Mendelssohn. “The Hebrides” (Fingal’s Cave), Overture, Op. 26
Mendelssohn. Concerto No. 1 for piano and orchestra in G minor, Op. 25
Wagner. Overtures to operas ”Tannhäueser”, ”Lohengrin”, ”Der fliegende Holländer”, “Die Meistersinger”

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Vladimir Spivakov Conducts Rachmaninoff

February18, 2017 | The Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory
«Masterpieces of Symphonic Music» Subscription Series
Soloist – Ekaterina Mechetina, piano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Rachmaninoff – Respighi. 5 Etudes-tableaux Op. 33 and 39
Rachmaninoff. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for piano and orchestra, Op.43
Rachmaninoff. Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

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We congratulate our friends and colleagues with a Grammy Award

The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia congratulates Maestro Krzysztof Penderecki with a Grammy Award! The Album, rewarded with one of the most esteemed musical prizes in the world, also features Russian bass Nikolay Didenko, a permanent artistic partner of the NPR. Our best compliments to Nikolay as well!

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony was held on the 12th of February 2017 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1 Album won in the Best Choral Performance Nomination.
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NPR subscription series at the Moscow Philharmonic Society

The Moscow Philharmonic Society has started ticket sales for the 2017/2018 Concert Season. The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia participates annually in various projects of the Philharmonic Society and also carries out its own subscriptions series under the Society’s auspices. In the new season the NPR will present two subscription series at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Nos. 16-17), the second of which includes matinee concerts for family visits with programmes addressed to the widest audience possible. In addition, the NPR annually takes part in the Philharmonic Society’s assorted concert cycles at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and the Rachmaninoff Concert Hall in the “Philharmonia-2” Complex. They include popular subscriptions series devoted to masterpieces of the world musical art, such as «Romantic Сoncerti» (No. 33, No. 97), «Great Piano Concerts» (No. 6, No. 30), «Musical Peaks» (No. 59), and others.

Among the participants of these series there are the NPR’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Vladimir Spivakov, the “Novaya Opera” Chief Conductor Jan Latham-Koenig, Chinese maestro Li Biao, young conductors (including the NPR’s trainee group members) rapidly gaining popularity and professional repute – Stanislaw Kochanovsky, Konstantin Khvatynets, Alexander Solovyev, Alexey Vereshchagin, Philipp Chizhevsky.

Among the soloists there are world-famous pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Boris Berezovsky, new stars of the Russian performing arts Ekaterina Mechetina, Nikita Borisoglebsky, Sergey Antonov (the partnership of these three musicians counts 10 years, and they will celebrate the anniversary by playing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto), Alexander Buzlov, Alexander Ramm, Dmitry Shishkin, Philipp Kopachevsky, Aylen Pritchin, Lukas Geniušas, as well as the winners of the last season television project “Grand Opera” Ksenya Nesterenko and Tigran Ohanyan.

Season tickets can be purchased at the box-offices of the Moscow Philharmonic Society and online.

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Masterpieces of French Music

January 30, 2017 | The Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
The NPR’s Subscription Series No.17
Soloist – Sergey Dogadin, violin
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Ravel. Valses nobles et sentimentales
Saint-Saëns. Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso for violin and orchestra
Chausson. Poème for violin and orchestra, Op. 25
Fauré. Pavane, Op. 50
Ibert. Paris, symphonic suite
Рravel. La Valse, choreographic poem

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The NPR is recording the new album

On January 21, 2017, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia started a recording session of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s works. During four days to follow there will be recorded the composer’s Fourth Piano Concerto (soloist – Alexander Romanovsky) and “Symphonic Dances”, both conducted by Vladimir Spivakov.
In accordance with the established tradition the recording is done with the participation of German sound engineer and producer Philipp Nedel, a Grammy and ECHO Award winner, a constant partner of such recorded music companies as Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Sony Music and Onyx. In 2015-2016 Nedel and his company b-sharp took part in the NPR’s release under Sony Music’s label of an album of Edvard Grieg’s music “A Wounded Heart” (it can be heard in the “Audio Section), as well as in the recordings of Taneyev’s “John of Damascus” Cantata (see “Sacred Russia”), Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony and “Eugene Onegin” with top singers of Moscow opera houses.