The NPR and Vladimir Spivakov will open the new season with a tribute to Archpriest Alexander Men

September 9, 2020 | Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International  Performing Arts Center
Remembering Archpriest Alexander Men
Soloists:  Anna Aglatova, soprano
                Polina Shamayeva, mezzo-soprano
                Alexey Neklyudov, tenor
                Daniil Chesnokov, bass
Academic Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing
Conductor– Vladimir Spivakov
Mozart. Requiem for soloists, choir and orchestra, KV 626

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The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and Vladimir Spivakov are back to their concert activities after months of the forced hiatus. The musicians will open the new season with a tribute to Archpriest Alexander Men whose life was tragically ended 30 years ago. In memory of the eminent theologian,  the maestro will conduct Mozart's Requiem – the  immortal masterpiece, a summit among funeral masses. The performance will feature soloists of leading Moscow opera houses and the NPR's  permanent partner - the renowned choir “Masters of Choral Singing” under the direction of Lev Kontorovich.

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Vladimir Spivakov’s First Appearance with the NPR at the Zaryadye Great Hall

March 13, 2020 | Zaryadye Great Hall
Soloist – Konstantin Emelyanov, piano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Prokofiev. Concerto No. 3 for piano and orchestra in C major, Op. 26
Tchaikovsky. Romeo and Juliet (Overture-Fantasia)
Prokofiev. Fragments from the ballet “Romeo and Juliet”

On March 13, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will perform at the Zaryadye Great Hall, but for the first time there under the baton of  its artistic director and principal conductor Vladimir Spivakov (the NPR previously played with other conductors on this stage, while Vladimir Spivakov directed the Moscow Virtuosi). The maestro will present one of the best carved  and beautiful programs of his collective, which invariably charms the audience. It will feature the masterpieces by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, inspired by Shakespeare's famed Verona tragedy, as well as the most popular of Prokofiev's Piano Concertos -  the “shining and sprightly” (as Boris Asafiev put it) Third Concerto in C major. Read more...

“City Lights” and The Chaplin Award

11 March, 2020 | Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International Performing Arts Center
“The Artist” Foundation Charity Concert
The Chaplin Award Ceremony
Special guests – Eugene Mironov and Kiera Chaplin
Charles Spencer Chaplin. «City Lights»
Film Screening with Orchestral Accompaniment
Arrangement and orchestration – Arthur Johnston and Alfred Newman
Score reconstruction – Timothy Brock
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov

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Masterworks for two pianos in the Zaryadye Concert Hall

March 8, 2020 | Zaryadye Great Concert Hall
Soloists: Alexander Ghindin and Boris Berezovsky, piano
Varvara Kutuzova and Konstantin Emelyanov, piano
Sergei Vasilyev, Dmitry Barkov, percussion
Pyotr Glasysh, cello
Vasily Andreev, double bass
Andrei Mikhailovsky, clarinet
Conductor – Arsenty Tkachenko
Mozart. Concerto No. 10 for two pianos and orchestra in E-flat major K. 365/316a
Bartók. Concerto for two pianos, percussion & orchestra, BB 121
Saint-Saëns “Carnival of the Animals” (A Grand Zoological Fantasy) for two pianos and chamber ensemble
Gershwin. “An American in Paris”, version for two pianos by Livingston Gearhart
Bernstein. “West-Side Story” Suite

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Beethoven and Tchaikovsky Festival. Dante and Goethe

March 5, 2020 | Zaryadye Concert Hall
Beethoven and Tchaikovsky Festival. Dante and Goethe
Alla Demidova, spoken word artist
Soloist – Anastasia Belukova, soprano
Conductor – Vinzenz Praxmarer (Austria)
Beethoven. Incidental Music to Goethe's play “Egmont”, Op. 84
Tchaikovsky. Capriccio Italiano, Op. 45
Tchaikovsky. Francesca da Rimini Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op. 32

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Musical Offering to Anatoly Sobchak

February 19, 2020 | Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society
20.00
In memory of Anatoly Sobchak
Soloist – Ivan Bessonov, piano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Tchaikovsky. “Romeo and Juliet”, Overture-Fantasy
Rachmaninoff. Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra in C minor, Op. 18
Rachmaninoff. “Symphonic Dances”, Op. 45

Anatoly Sobchak, a prominent Russian lawyer and politician, the first mayor of St. Petersburg (who returned to the city its historical name), died on February 19, 2000. Marking every fifth anniversary of this tragic date, Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia traditionally dedicate to Anatoly Sobchak a musical night in the Northern capital.

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Spanish Images in Works by French Composers

February 16, 2020 | Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
14.00
Subscription Series No. 22: «The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia”
Soloist – Timur Prtverdiev, violin
Conductor – Gabriel Bebeșelea (Romania)
Chabrier. España (“Spain”), rhapsody for orchestra
Lalo. Symphonie espagnole (“Spanish Symphony”) for violin and orchestra, Op. 21
Ravel.“Alborada del gracioso”
Ravel. Rapsodie espagnole (“Spanish Rhapsody”)

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On February 16, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will present one of the concerts of its matinee subscription series of the Moscow Philharmonic Society, aimed at a wide audience. Music lovers will hear popular masterpieces by French composers inspired by images of Spain.

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