9th Moscow Music Festival «Vladimir Spivakov Invites…»

The 9th Moscow Music Festival «Vladimir Spivakov Invites…»

The Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International Performing Arts Center
October 1 – December 28, 2017

The “Vladimir Spivakov Invites...” Moscow Music Festival was first held in autumn 2001 and immediately manifested its features of a top-quality remarkable project. With his many years' experience of the Colmar Festival (France), Vladimir Spivakov had long cherished the dream of realizing such an enterprise in his homeland. He conceived a festival which does not follow the whole gamut of the largest music forums in Europe, but matches the best of them in terms of performance level and is aimed at an intelligent and demanding audience.

The Ninth "Vladimir Spivakov Invites ..." Festival will open at the Moscow International Performing Arts Center on October 1 and close on December 28, 2017. It promises again to be a memorable event in the cultural life of the Russian capital, a rendezvous with world-class performers, a multi-faceted mirror reflecting the artistic aspirations of Vladimir Spivakov, an outstanding musician and a public figure. "It's not the number of festival concerts, which is important, but the opportunity to show in Moscow what I love myself: something new, diverse in genres and styles, ingenious, talented," says the Maestro.

As usual most of the Festival's concerts will be delivered by the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, with two programs given to the "Moscow Virtuosi" Chamber Orchestra. Both Orchestras will be conducted by Vladimir Spivakov himself. In accordance with the Maestro's plan, musical masterpieces of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries will dominate in the affiche.

In October, the audience will hear European stars: coloratura soprano from Germany Simone Kermes and French musicians Xavier de Maistre (harp) and Romain Guyot (clarinet). The Russian performing school will be represented at the Festival by celebrated pianists, winners of the Tchaikovsky International Competition, Denis Matsuev and Nikolay Lugansky. They will participate in two monographic programs dedicated to the works by Beethoven and Brahms, forming a kind of mini-cycle.

On one of the Festival evenings, Vladimir Spivakov will put aside his conductor baton in order to play his magnificent Stradivari violin. In the ensemble with Denis Matsuev he will perform three Brahms' Sonatas - gems of chamber music, belonging to the most sophisticated opuses in the entire violin repertoire.

The luminaries of the Festival traditionally include also outstanding singers. Vladimir Spivakov is well known for his passion for vocal programs and cooperation with extra-class singers. At the Ninth Festival on the same stage with the Maestro there will shine Hibla Gerzmava, Albina Shagimuratova and Francesco Meli, who will offer a profound and exquisite repertoire.

PROGRAMMES

October 1, 2017
The Festival's Opening
Soloist – Simone KERMES, soprano (Germany)
The “Moscow Virtuosi” State Chamber Orchestra
Conductor – Vladimir SPIVAKOV

October 8, 2017
Soloists: Xavier de MAISTRE, harp (France)
Romain GUYOT, clarinet (France)
The “Moscow Virtuosi” State Chamber Orchestra
Conductor – Vladimir SPIVAKOV

October 25, 2017
Vladimir SPIVAKOV, violin
Denis MATSUEV, piano
Brahms. Three Sonatas for violin and piano

October 27, 2017
Soloist - Denis MATSUEV, piano
The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia
Conductor - Vladimir SPIVAKOV
Brahms. Concerto No. 1 for piano and orchestra in D minor, Op. 15
Brahms. Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra in B flat major, Op. 83

November 9, 2017
Soloist - Nikolai LUGANSKY, piano
The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia
Conductor - Vladimir SPIVAKOV
Beethoven. Concerto No. 4 for piano and orchestra in G major, Op. 58
Beethoven. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

November 23, 2017
Soloist – Hibla GERZMAVA, soprano
The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia
Conductor - Vladimir SPIVAKOV

December 28, 2017
The Festivals's Closing
Soloists: Albina SHAGIMURATOVA, soprano
Francesco MELI, tenor (Italy)
The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia
Conductor - Vladimir SPIVAKOV

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