May 14, 2019 | Tashkent, the “Uzbekistan” Palace of International Forums
Soloist – Ivan Bessonov, piano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Rachmaninoff. Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra in C minor, Op. 18
Tchaikovsky. Symphony No. 5 in E minor , Op. 64
On May 14, Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will play in Tashkent. The program of the concert follows the classical philharmonic format - Rachmaninoff”s Second Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony. The solo part in the Concerto will be played by the young virtuoso Ivan Bessonov, with whom the NPR and Vladimir Spivakov have collaborated a lot during this season, for instance, recently in Tyumen. Ivan Bessonov is a recent winner of such contests as the Astana Riano Passion, the F. Chopin Competition in St. Petersburg, the Blue Bird Competition and the XIX International Eurovision Young Musicians Contest in Edinburgh. The program of the final concert is dedicated to Tchaikovsky's work.
The “Uzbekistan” Palace of International Forums will host the NRR musicians on its stage for the third consecutive year. In 2017, Vladimir Spivakov brought with him stars of Moscow opera houses - Anna Aglatova and Vassily Ladyuk for a brilliant opera gala concert in which tenor Remiz Usmanov also took part. In 2018, the Maestro presented to the Tashkent audience one of his favorite projects - “Chaplin's Hour”, which features Charlie Chaplin’s legendary silent film “City Lights” with the NPR's live accompaniment.
Vladimir Spivakov has visited the capital of Uzbekistan many times and keeps the warmest memories of each meeting. "I really love Tashkent and this country which is a hospitable, generous, peaceful and quiet land," says the Maestro. - “Uzbekistan can be proud of its gifted youth... I got convinced that the people here highly appreciate the national culture, the spiritual heritage, the arts and traditions of each region of Uzbekistan ... all artistic trends are at a high level, in particular, the school of orchestral conducting. The great attention paid to the sphere of musical arts in Uzbekistan bespeaks the concern for the future of the country, the spirituality of the people, the upbringing of the harmoniously developed young generation. I would like to note especially that the Uzbek audience feel the music deeply and intensely, they just venerate arts."