2020/21 Season Subscription Series

The Moscow Philharmonic Society and the Moscow International Performing Arts Center have started the sales of subscription tickets for the 2020/21 season. The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia offers as usual its own subscription series at its “home” venue, the Svetlanov Hall of the MIPAC, and at the main Philharmonic stage, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. In addition, the NPR will take part in several assembled MGAF subscriptions, shown in the list below.

The “Maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia” Subscription Series at the Moscow Performing Arts Center consists of nine musical nights, including two monographic concerts (Shostakovich's 114th birthday anniversary and Beethoven’s 250th birthday anniversary) as well as the program “Bartók and His Contemporaries” dedicated to the 140th anniversary of the 20th century Hungarian classic (this is the only concert when Vladimir Spivakov will play the violin solo). Three concerts will feature masterpieces of the cantata-oratorio genre – Requiem by Jenkins, Elijah by Mendelssohn and Missa Solemnis by Beethoven (the last two – as part of the Christmas Festival of Sacred Music). The subscription series also includes such significant works as Liszt's Dante Symphony and Mahler's First Symphony. The cycle will end by the “Waltz as a mirror of the epoch” program, presenting waltzes in all their variety. The Series will feature pianists John Lill (UK), Andrey Gugnin, Ivan Bessonov, Tony Yike Yang (Canada), cellist Danielle Akta, a scholarship holder of the Vladimir Spivakov Charity Foundation; conductors Gabriel Bebeşelea (Romania), Mihhail Gerts (Estonia), Arsenty Tkachenko. Five concerts will be played under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov, the NPR's artistic director and principal conductor.

The NPR will have two subscription series at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, one in the evening (No. 25, “National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia”) and the other in the afternoon (No. 35, “Here We Are!”) addressed to the widest audience. The conductors in the matinee subscription will be members of the NPR's trainee group. Among the popular Philharmonic series, which include concerts with the NPR, there are the “Great Instrumental Concertos” (No. 40–41), comprising masterpieces of the world musical art, and “Stars of the World Opera in Moscow” (No. 7). Pianists David Fray (France), Nikolai Lugansky, violinists Nikolai Sheps-Znaider (Denmark), Daniel Lozakovich (Sweden), cellist Alexander Knyazev, tenors Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres (USA) will star in these concerts directed by Vladimir Spivakov, Ludovic Morlot (France), Stanislav Kochanovsky, Alexander Vedernikov, Michael Balke (Germany).

The subscription tickets can be purchased at the box office and on the official websites of the Moscow Philharmonic Society and the Moscow International Performing Arts Center.

Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International Performing Arts Center

“Maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR” Subscription Series

September 25, 2020
The Opening Concert of the Concert Season
To the 114th anniversary of Dmitri Shostakovich
Soloists: Ivan Bessonov, piano
Alexander Bakharev, trumpet
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Shostakovich. Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70
Shostakovich. Concerto No. 1 for piano, trumpet and string orchestra in С minor, Op. 35
Shostakovich. Suite for variety orchestra

November 14, 2020
Soloist – Tony Yike Yang, piano (Canada)
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Mozart. Concerto No. 20 for piano and orchestra in D minor, KV 466
Mahler. Symphony No. 1 in D major

November 30, 2020
Academic Grand Choir «Masters of the Choral Singing»
Soloists – TBA
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Jenkins. Requiem

December 17, 2020
To the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloist – John Lill, piano (UK)
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Beethoven. Concerto No. 4 for piano and orchestra in G major, Op. 58
Beethoven. Концерт No. 5 for piano and orchestra in E-flat major, Op.73

January 20, 2021
XI Christmas Festival of Sacred Music
Soloists: Ekaterina Vasilchuk, soprano
Evgenia Asanova, mezzo
David Posulikhin, tenor
Igor Podoplelov, bass
Academic Grand Choir «Masters of the Choral Singing»
Conductor – Mihhail Gerts (Estonia)
Mendelssohn. Elijah: Oratorio, Op. 70

January 24, 2021
XI Christmas Festival of Sacred Music – the Closing Concert
Soloists: Ekaterina Petrova, soprano
Polina Shamaeva, mezzo
Alexei Neklyudov, tenor
Daniil Chesnokov, bass
Academic Grand Choir «Masters of the Choral Singing»
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Beethoven. Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123

February 26, 2021
Soloist – Andrei Gugnin, piano
Conductor – Gabriel Bebeșelea (Romania)
Tchaikovsky. Francesca da Rimini: Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op. 32
Liszt: Totentanz: Paraphrase on Dies irae, S. 126
Liszt: Dante Symphony, S. 109

March 25, 2021
To the 140th anniversary of Béla Bartók
Soloist: Vladimir Spivakov, violin
Danielle Akta, cello (Israel)
Conductor – Arsenty Tkachenko
Bartók. Kossuth. Symphonic Poem for Large Orchestra, BB 31
Bloch. Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque for Violoncello and Orchestra
Kodály. Dances of Galánta for orchestra
Bartók. Rhapsody No. 1 for violin and orchestra
Bloch. Nigun from “Baal Shem” Suite for violin and orchestra

April 15, 2021
«Waltz as the epoch mirror»
Conductor – Arsenty Tkachenko
Lehar. Waltz, from “The Merry Widow”
J. Strauss Jr. “On the Beautiful Blue Danube”
R. Strauss. Waltz, from “The Knight of the Rose” (Der Rosenkavalier)
Waldteufel. Waltz “Spain” (“España”)
Tchaikovsky. Waltz of the Flowers from “The Nutcracker”
TchaikovskyWaltz from “The Sleeping Beauty”
Prokofiev. “Pushkin Waltz” No. 2
Prokofiev. Waltz, from “The Cinderella”
Shostakovich. “Lyric Waltz”
Shostakovich. Waltz No. 2 from the Suite for variety orchestra
Doga. Waltz (“My Sweet and Tender Beast”)
Sviridov. Waltz, from the musical illustrations to Pushkin's "Snowstorm"
Khachaturyan. Waltz, from incidental music to Lermontov’s “Masquerade”

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Subscription Series No. 25: “National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia”

December 4, 2020
Soloist – David Fray, piano (France)
Conductor – Ludovic Morlot (France)
Chopin. Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra in F minor, Op. 21
Schumann. Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major («Spring»), Op. 38
Berlioz. Overture «Roman Carnival», Op. 9

February 20, 2021
Soloist – Daniel Lozakovich, violin (Sweden)
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Brahms. Concerto for violin and orchestra in В major, Op. 77
Beethoven. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

March 3, 2021
Soloist – Nikolai Lugansky, piano
Conductor – Alexander Vedernikov
Faure. “Pelléas et Mélisande”, suite from incidental music for Maeterlinck's play, Op. 70
Medtner. Concerto No. 3 for piano and orchestra in E minor, Op. 60
Stravinsky. “The Rite of Spring”

Subscription Series No. 35: “Here we are!”. Saturday afternoon symphonic concerts
Concerts in one part. The NPR's Conductors Trainee Group

November 28, 2020 – 15.00
Mozart, Rossini, Wagner, Donizetti, Mascagni, Sarasate, Arban, Massenet, Glinka, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev

January 30, 2021 – 15.00
Gounod, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Gavrilin, Khachaturian, Shostakovich

March 27, 2021 – 15.00
Glinka, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Lyadov, Tchaikovsky

October 20, 2020
Subscription No. 7: Stars of the World Opera in Moscow
Soloists: Lawrence Brownlee, tenor (USA)
              Michael Spyres, tenor (USA)
Conductor – Michael Balke (Germany)

December 11, 2020
Subscription Series No. 41: “Great Instrumental Concertos”
Soloist – Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, violin (Denmark)
Conductor – TBA
Programme – TBA

December 26, 2020
Subscription Series No. 40: “Great Instrumental Concertos”
Soloist – Alexander Knyazev, cello
Conductor – Stanislav Kochanovsky
Mussorgsky. «Dawn on the Moscow River» (Prelude to the opera "Khovanshchina"), orch. Shostakovich
Shostakovich. Concerto № 1 for cello and orchestra in E-flat major, Op. 107
Shostakovich. Concerto № 2 for cello and orchestra in G major, Op. 126
Mussorgsky. «Night on Bald Mountain», symphonic pucture

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