On December 1-3, 2021, Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will be touring the Orenburg Oblast. The collective will perform at the Gazovik Palace of Culture and Sport in the administrative center (Orenburg), then on the stages of Orsk (A.S. Pushkin State Drama Theater) and Novotroitsk (Palace of Metallurgists).
The tour program features masterpieces of Norwegian, French and Austrian classics, that is works by Edward Grieg, Jules Massenet and the Strauss Family (see Events). The piano part in Grieg's illustrious Concerto will be played by the 15-year-old Egor Sidorov, grant-holder of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation, student of the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory. Egor has won international contests in Kursk, Vladimir, Vilnus (the Balys Dvarionas Competition), Malaysia and Finland (WPTA Finland) and gathered awards at the Vladimir Krainev Moscow Competition (Second Prize) and the Young Chopin Competition in Martigny, Switzerland (Second Prize). In September 2021 he took part in the NPR's tour in Murmansk.
Performances of Vladimir Spivakov and his big orchestra in Orenburg have become quite regular in the latest years. The NPR opened seasons of the local Philharmonic Society in 2015, 2016 and 2019, while in 2018 and in the Spring of 2019 it gave several concerts not only in the administrative center, but also in Orsk and Novotroitsk in the form of a regional edition of the Vladimir Spivakov Invites Festival. Pavel Samsonov, the Vice Governor and Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Orenburg Oblast for Social Policy addressed the maestro with the following words: 'A visit of musicians of this class to the Orenburg Oblast is a great honor and an immense event for the region. On behalf of all Orenburg residents, let me express my sincere admiration and gratitude for the joy that you generously offer to music lovers, for your high professionalism and selfless dedication to the art '.