Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR Will Perform at Festivals in Italy

The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and Vladimir Spivakov will take part in two esteemed music festivals in Italy this September. On September 9, the collective will give a concert at the annual Südtirol Festival in Merano, a spa resort in the Italian Alps (Bolzano province). The concert in the local Kurhaus will feature the Russian musicians together with the renowned French cellist Gautier Capuçon who will play the solo part in Dvořák's Cello Concerto.

The NPR and the Moscow Performing Arts Center are opening the 19th Concert Season

September 3, 2021 | Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow Performing Arts Center
Opening of the 19th concert season
Soloists: Eva Gevorgyan, piano
Ekaterina Morozova, soprano
Bekhzod Davronov, tenor
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Grieg. Suite No. 1 from the music to the drama by H. Ibsen “Peer Gynt”, Op. 46
Grieg. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 16
Excerpts from operas by Tchaikovsky (“Eugene Onegin”), Dvořák (“Rusalka”), Flotow (“Martha”), Mascagni (“Cavalleria rusticana”), Cilea (“Adrienne Lecouvreur” and “L'arlesiana”) and Puccini (“Manon Lescaut”, “Madame Butterfly” and “Turandot”)


Vladimir Spivakov, the NPR and the Moscow Performing Arts Center are opening the new season on the 3rd of September. Both for the Orchestra and its main stage it is the 19th concert season that promises to music lovers a lot of various programs, encounters with world stars and newcomers gaining their fame.


The NPR’s 2021/2022 Concert Season: Main Events

The 2021/2022 concert season promises to be very busy and diverse for the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia. Among the most important events of the coming season there are the following:
– the 11th edition of the Moscow Music Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites...” at the Moscow Performing Arts Center and the Zaryadye Hall featuring world opera stars Hibla Gerzmava (soprano), Lise Davidsen (soprano, Norway) and Stephanie d'Oustrac (mezzo-soprano, France), violinist María Dueñas (Spain), pianists Nikolai Lugansky and Lucas Debargue (France), members of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House Aygul Akhmetshina (mezzo-soprano) and Alan Pingarrón (tenor); 
– tours in Russia, Italy, Austria and Uzbekistan (specifics below);
Christmas Festival of sacred music in the Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow Performing Arts Center;
– the final round and gala concert of the winners of the Vladimir Spivakov Violin Competition in Ufa;
– Professor Lev Kontorovich's Jubilee concert at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. 

The “Vladimir Spivakov Invites…” Festival in Omsk and Perm

As usual, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will complete its 2020/2021 season touring Russia and giving eight concerts as part of the “Vladimir Spivakov Invites...” Festival in Omsk (June 2-4) and Perm (June 6-10). The performances will feature musical masterpieces of various genres and epochs: from dance miniatures to a Requiem mass, from Viennese classics to modern film scores. This year the Festival will present several topical programs, including two monograph concerts dedicated to Mozart and Beethoven as well as a program made only of waltzes of all kinds (see Events).


Placido Domingo Will Perform with the NPR at the Cherry Forest Festival

May 31, 2021 | Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory
21th Edition of the Cherry Forest Open Art Festival
Oleg Yankovsky “Creative Discovery” Award
Soloists: Aida Garifullina, soprano
Dmitry Korchak, tenor
Placido Domingo, tenor/baritone
Vasily Ladyuk, baritone
Ildar Abdrazakov, bass
Denis Matsuev, piano
Conductors – Vladimir Spivakov, Placido Domingo
Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Dvořák, Gounod, Bizet, Massenet, Donizetti, Puccini, Rossini and others

The NPR’s Charity Concerts in Uzbekistan

Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR will give two charity concerts in Uzbekistan, which will take place in the square at the Alisher Navoi State Academic Bolshoi Theater in Tashkent on May 23 and in Registan Square in Samarkand on May 25. The concerts will feature Ekaterina Morozova (soprano) and Uzbekistan-native Bekhzod Davronov (tenor), both soloists of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia. The program consists of excerpts from operas by Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Mascagni and Cilea.

The concerts are organized by Alisher Usmanov's Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation together with the Art and Culture Development Foundation under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The concerts are free for students of the Uzbekistan State Conservatory, R.M. Glière Music School, V.A. Uspensky Music School and other educational institutions in the capital city and other regions, cultural workers and teachers, media figures, bloggers, wards of inclusive resource centers and special boarding schools for disabled children. The NPR members will give master-classes for students of music colleges.

To Andrey Sakharov’s 100th Anniversary

May 21, 2021 | Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow Performing Arts Center
Concert to Andrey Skharov's 100th Anniversary (1921–1989)
Soloist – Vladislav Sulimsky, baritone
Academic Grand Choir “Masters of the Choral Singing”
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Barber. Adagio for strings
Shostakovich. “The Execution of Stepan Razin” – Poem for bass, choir and orchestra
to text by Evtushenko, Op. 119
Rachmaninoff. Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Rachmaninoff. “We praise Thee” from the Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31

The 11th Edition of the Moscow Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites”

The 11th Edition of the Moscow Music Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites”
October 4 – December 27, 2021
Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow Performing Arts Center; Zaryadye Concert Hall

The 11th Edition of the Moscow Music Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites” will start on October 4, 2021, with the traditional New Year concert on December 27, 2021, as the final point. Сoncerts of the event will take place at the Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International Performing Arts Center and Zaryadye Concert Hall. The Festival, organized in 2001, is a bright example of a successful art project with its own style, priorities and a consistently widening audience. “For me, it is not the number of festival concerts that matters, but the opportunity to show in Moscow what I love myself: something new, in different genres and styles, inimitable, talented,” says Vladimir Spivakov. Read more...

Symphonic Opera Hits

May 15, 2021 – 15:00 | Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Subscription Series No. 35: “Here We are! Saturday Afternoon Symphonic Concerts”
Symphonic Opera Hits
Soloists: Kirill Soldatov, trumpet
Andrei Mikhailovsky, clarinet
Timur Pirverdiev, violin
Svetlana Stepchenko, viola
Conductors – members of the NPR's Conductor-Trainee Group
Dmitry Matvienko, Anna Rakitina, Alexander Humala, Anton Torbeev
Rossini, Wagner, Glinka, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Donizetti, Mascagni, Massenet, Prokofiev, Arban, Bassi, Sarasate, Ponchielli