NPR subscription series at the Moscow Philharmonic Society

The Moscow Philharmonic Society has started ticket sales for the 2017/2018 Concert Season. The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia participates annually in various projects of the Philharmonic Society and also carries out its own subscriptions series under the Society’s auspices. In the new season the NPR will present two subscription series at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Nos. 16-17), the second of which includes matinee concerts for family visits with programmes addressed to the widest audience possible. In addition, the NPR annually takes part in the Philharmonic Society’s assorted concert cycles at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and the Rachmaninoff Concert Hall in the “Philharmonia-2” Complex. They include popular subscriptions series devoted to masterpieces of the world musical art, such as «Romantic Сoncerti» (No. 33, No. 97), «Great Piano Concerts» (No. 6, No. 30), «Musical Peaks» (No. 59), and others.

Among the participants of these series there are the NPR’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Vladimir Spivakov, the “Novaya Opera” Chief Conductor Jan Latham-Koenig, Chinese maestro Li Biao, young conductors (including the NPR’s trainee group members) rapidly gaining popularity and professional repute – Stanislaw Kochanovsky, Konstantin Khvatynets, Alexander Solovyev, Alexey Vereshchagin, Philipp Chizhevsky.

Among the soloists there are world-famous pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Boris Berezovsky, new stars of the Russian performing arts Ekaterina Mechetina, Nikita Borisoglebsky, Sergey Antonov (the partnership of these three musicians counts 10 years, and they will celebrate the anniversary by playing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto), Alexander Buzlov, Alexander Ramm, Dmitry Shishkin, Philipp Kopachevsky, Aylen Pritchin, Lukas Geniušas, as well as the winners of the last season television project “Grand Opera” Ksenya Nesterenko and Tigran Ohanyan.

Season tickets can be purchased at the box-offices of the Moscow Philharmonic Society and online.

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Masterpieces of French Music

January 30, 2017 | The Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
The NPR’s Subscription Series No.17
Soloist – Sergey Dogadin, violin
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Ravel. Valses nobles et sentimentales
Saint-Saëns. Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso for violin and orchestra
Chausson. Poème for violin and orchestra, Op. 25
Fauré. Pavane, Op. 50
Ibert. Paris, symphonic suite
Рravel. La Valse, choreographic poem

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The NPR is recording the new album

On January 21, 2017, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia started a recording session of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s works. During four days to follow there will be recorded the composer’s Fourth Piano Concerto (soloist – Alexander Romanovsky) and “Symphonic Dances”, both conducted by Vladimir Spivakov.
In accordance with the established tradition the recording is done with the participation of German sound engineer and producer Philipp Nedel, a Grammy and ECHO Award winner, a constant partner of such recorded music companies as Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Sony Music and Onyx. In 2015-2016 Nedel and his company b-sharp took part in the NPR’s release under Sony Music’s label of an album of Edvard Grieg’s music “A Wounded Heart” (it can be heard in the “Audio Section), as well as in the recordings of Taneyev’s “John of Damascus” Cantata (see “Sacred Russia”), Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony and “Eugene Onegin” with top singers of Moscow opera houses.

The closing concert of the VII Moscow Christmas Festival of Sacred Music

January 24, 2017 | Svetlanov Hall of the MIPAC
The VII Moscow Christmas Festival of Sacred Music
Academical Great Choir «Masters of choral singing»
Artistic Director – Lev Kontorovich
Soloists:
Anna Aglatova, soprano
Svetlana Shilova, mezzo-soprano
Alexey Nekludov, tenor
Oleg Tsybulko, bass
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
 Saint-Saëns. Ave Maria  in G major (1865), arranged by Alexey Strelnikov
 Saint-Saëns. Requiem for soloists, choir and orchestra
 Saint-Saëns Ave Maria in F major, Op. 145 (1914), arranged by Alexey Strelnikov
 Tchaikovsky. Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

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Boris Berezovsky performs Great Piano Concertos

January 16, 2017 | The Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Subscription Series No. 33: Great Piano Concertos
Soloist – Boris Berezovsky, piano
Conductor – Konstantin Khvatynets
Rachmaninoff. “The Rock”, symphonic fantasy, Op.7
Rachmaninoff. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for piano and orchestra, Op.43
Gershwin. “An American in Paris”, Suite for orchestra
Gershwin. Rhapsody in Blue for piano and orchestra

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“Grand Opera” at the Bolshoi Theatre

The Bolshoi Theatre, New Stage | December 26, 2016
The Final of the “Grand Opera 2016” TV Project, live on the “Russia Kultura” Channel
Tigran Ohanyan (tenor, Armenia), Ksenya Nesterenko (soprano), Yury Gorodetsky (tenor, Belarus),
and winners and contenders of the previous editions
The concert will also feature world opera stars:
Kristine Opolais (Latvia), Hibla Gerzmava, Vasily Ladiuk, Nadja Michael (Germany), Marina Meshsciarikova, Veronika Dzhioeva
The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia
The “Helikon-Opera” Choir
Conductors: Vladimir Spivakov, Sesto Quatrini (Italy), Denis Vlasenko
Producer – Dmitry Bertman

Arias and Symphonic Excerpts from operas by Rossini, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Cilèa, Gounod, Puccini, Wagner, Dvořák, Bellini, Leoncavallo, Spontini, J. Strauss

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Bach’s Hour: “Man, Love the World and Peace!”

December 18, 2016 | «Helikon Opera», Moscow
December 19, 2016 | The State Academic Capella of Saint-Petersburg

BACH’S HOUR. “Man, Love the World and Peace!”
Vladimir SPIVAKOV, violin
Anastasia BELUKOVA, soprano
Timur PIRVERDIEV, violin
Dmitry PROKOFIEV, cello
Zoya ABOLITS, harpsichord
J.-S. Bach. Arias from Cantatas No.No. 208, 57, 186, 68 and Mass A major BWV 234
Sonata for violin and harpsichord A major BWV 1015

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