Bel Canto Treasures and Rarities: A Tribute to Dmitry Hvorostovsky

February, 2019 | Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire
Bel Canto Treasures and Rarities
To the memory of Dmitry Hvorostovsky
Soloist – Vassily Ladyuk, baritone
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov


The Moscow premiere of the "Bel Canto Treasures and Rarities" program, dedicated to the memory of the outstanding Russian singer Dmitry Hvorostovsky, will take place at the Great Hall of the Conservatoire on February 20. The star of the concert will be Vassily Ladyuk, a fine baritone, soloist of the E.V. Kolobov "Novaya Opera” Theatre, guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theater and one of the closest artistic partners of Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR.

French Music with Pierre Bleuse

February 15, 2019 | The Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Subscription Series No.19 “The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia”
Academic Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing”
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor – Lev Kontorovich
Soloist – Nadezhda Gulitskaya, Soprano
Conductor – Pierre Bleuse (France)
Debussy. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Debussy. “Nocturnes”, triptych for female chorus and orchestra
Ravel. “Shéhérazade”, three songs for voice and orchestra after the text by Tristan Klingsor
Chausson. Symphony in B-flat major



Subscription series of the NPR: 2019/2020

On February 1, the Moscow Philharmonic Society and the Moscow International Performing Arts Center have started sales of subscription tickets for the 2019/2020 concert season. As usual the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia  offers  its own concert series in the main Philharmonic halls and also at its "home" venue – the Svetlanov Hall of the MIPAC. In addition, the NPR again takes part in the Philharmonic assorted subscriptions given in the list below.

The only subscription series of the Orchestra in the Moscow International Performing Arts Center is connected with Beethoven's 250th birth anniversary which will be widely celebrated all over the world in 2020. Soloists from different countries – violinist Daniel Lozakovich (Sweden), pianists John Lill (UK), Alexander Romanovsky (Ukraine – Italy) and Russian Anna Tsybuleva will take part in four programs of the Beethoven-250 cycle. The Violin and all the Piano Concertos of the Viennese classic, as well as two symphonies and the  overture Die Weihe des Hauses (Consecration of the House) will be performed.

The pallet of the Philharmonic series is lavish and varied. In the new season, the NPR will traditionally have two own subscriptions at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Nos. 21-22, the latter includes matinee concerts for family visits with programs aimed at the widest audience), as well as a subscription in the  Rachmaninoff Concert Hall at the “Philharmonic-2” Complex (No. 99).

In a number of popular Philharmonic series, which include concerts with the NPR's participation, there are  subscriptions dedicated to  masterpieces of world music and outstanding performers: “Vocal Evenings” (No. 10), “The Great Piano Concerti” (No. 37, Tchaikovsky Hall), “Great Instrumental Concerti”(No. 43, Tchaikovsky Hall),“Musical Tops ”(No. 73, Tchaikovsky Conservatoire Great Hall), etc.

The concerts will feature the NPR's Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Vladimir Spivakov, conductors Alexander Vedernikov, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Gabriel Bebeșelea (Romania), Dimitris Botinis, Alexander Soloviev, Rani Calderon (Israel), baritone Matthias Goerne (Germany), soprano Nadezhda Gulitskaya, pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard (France), Boris Berezovsky, Dmitry Masleev, Philipp Kopachevsky, Timofey Vladimirov, Ivan Bessonov, cellist Alexander Ramm, jazz trumpeter Vadim Eilenkrig. A special program will present conductors-interns of the NPR's Trainee Project.

The subscriptions can be purchased at the box-offices of the Moscow Philharmonic Society, the Moscow International Performing Arts Center and online.

Gabriel Bebeșelea Will Give Two Concerts with the NPR

31 January, 2019 | Rachmaninoff Concert Hall («Philharmonia-2»)
Subscription Series No. 93: The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia at the “Philharmonia-2”
Soloist – Timur Pirverdiev, violin
Khachaturian. Concerto for violin and orchestra in D minor
Enescu. Symphony No. 1 in E-flat major
Conductor – Gabriel Bebeșelea (Romania)

5 February, 2019 | Svetlaov Hall of the MIPAC
Mozart. Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, KV 543
Beethoven. Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major («Eroica»), op. 55
Conductor – Gabriel Bebeșelea (Romania)

Two next concerts of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will be directed by 31-year-old Romanian conductor Gabriel Bebeșelea, a fast-rising star on the European conductor podium. In 2014, the Union of National Opera Houses of Romania awarded him the Best Conductor Prize. Having received an excellent education in Bucharest, Vienna and Amsterdam (as an intern at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Gabriel won the Jeunesses Musicales Contest in Bucharest and the Lovro von Matačić Competition in Zagreb, and was acclaimed at the Donatella Flick Competition in London and the Gustav Mahler Competition in Bamberg. He is currently the principal conductor of the National Romanian Opera in Cluj-Napoca and the famous Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra. Bebeșelea first conducted the NPR in the spring of 2017, and it was a vivid and memorable debut, which was attended by Mr Vasile Soare, the Romanian Ambassador to the Russian Federation. The concert ended with a well-deserved ovation. This season, Gabriel Bebeșelea will present two diverse programs to the Moscow public, which will show different facets of the conductor's interpretative skills.

Vladimir Spivakov Will Close the Christmas Festival with the Moscow Premiere of Requiem by Karl Jenkins

27 January, 2019 | Svetlanov Hall of the MIPAC
IX Moscow Christmas Festival of Sacred Music
Festival Closing Concert
Academic Grand Choir «Masters of Choral Singing»
(Lev Kontorovich, artistic director)
Soloists: Anna Aglatova, soprano
Ilona Nokelainen, harp
Vadim Kuznetsov, treble
Sergei Zhuravel, flute
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Jenkins. Requiem for soloists, choir and orchestra

Pierre-Laurent Aimard Will Play Great Piano Concertos with the NPR

January 17, 2019 | Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Subscription Series No. 33: Great Piano Concertos
Soloist – Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano (France)
Conductor – Mihhail Gerts (Estonia)
R. Strauss. “Don Juan”, Symphonic Poem, Op. 20 (1889)
Bartok. Concerto No.3 for piano and orchestra in E Major, BB 127 (1945)
Dvořák. Concerto for piano and orchestra in G minor, Op. 33 (1876)