To the 100th Anniversary of returning the status of Russia’s Capital to Moscow

March 10, 2018 | Svetlanov Hall of the MIPAC
«Masterpieces for All Times» Subscription Series No.1
Soloist – Narek HAKHNAZARYAN, cello (Armenia)
Conductor – Vladimir SPIVAKOV
Tchaikovsky. “Romeo and Juliet”, Overture-Fantasy
Tchaikovsky. "Variations on a Rococo Theme" for cello and orchestra, Op. 33
Shostakovich. Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 70
Shostakovich. Suite for variety orchestra



Winners of the «Grand Opera» TV Project will perform with the NPR

February 27, 2018 | Philharmonia-2: Rachmaninov Concert Hall
«From Dream to Perfection» Subscription Series No. 85
Winners of the «Grand Opera» TV Project - 2016
Ksenya Nesterenko, soprano
Tigran Ohanyan, tenor (Armenia)
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Arias and Symphonic Excerpts from operas by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Bizet, Gounod, Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, Giordano etc.



The new Conductor-Trainee Group of the NPR started its work

The Conductor-Trainee Group of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia in its updated edition started its work in January. At the first meeting with the trainees Georgy Ageev, Director of the Orchestra, talked about the principles of concert program formation.

A professional-club  format envisages classes to be held twice a month under the leadership of Alexander Solovyev. Each meeting will address a specific topic. Thus, on January 29, the role of a conductor in the modern musical art was discussed, and the problem spurred an interesting discussion. The subjects for further meetings include among others “Intonation”, “Tempo”, “Phrasing”, “Structure”, “Form Generation”, “Accompaniment”, “Working with a choir”, “Planning a rehearsal”, “Choice of concert programs”. In addition, several sessions will be focussed on analysis and performance of certain musical works.

The Year-Finalizing Concert of the Group's members will be given on May 26, 2018, at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall  in the framework of the Moscow Philharmonic Society's new project named "Mom, I am a Music Lover". The program will be based on the public's vote.

Just to remind: the NPR's Conductor-Trainee Group was organized in the 2004/2005 Season on the initiative of Georgy Ageev. In 2017, a new competition was announced for the Group's membership, on the result of which Arsenty Tkachenko, Anna Rakitina, Sergei Akimov, Dmitry Matvienko, Arif Dadashev, Pyotr Gladysh and Alexander Humala joined it. On December 5-6, 2017, open rehearsals of six of the seven competitors were held at the Moscow International Performing Arts Center.


«Invitation to Dance»

February 16, 2018 | Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory
«Invitation to Dance»
Conductor – Vladimir Simkin
Weber. Invitation to Dance (Orchestration by Berlioz)
Dvorák. Slavonic Dances, Op.46
Brahms. “Hungarian Dances”


On February 16, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia invites music lovers to the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory for a concert which will feature the most popular symphonic dances of the 19th century. On the conductor podium this night there will be the Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Vladimir Simkin, who has been collaborating with Vladimir Spivakov's Orchestras since 2004.

NPR subscription series at the Moscow Philharmonic Society

The Moscow Philharmonic Society has commenced the sales of 2018/2019 season subscription tickets. The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia always participates in the Society's various projects, and also holds its own subscription series under the Society's auspices. In the new season, the NPR will have two subscription series at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, namely No. 19 and No. 20, the latter including family concerts with programs addressed to a wider audience, as well as subscription series No. 93 at the Rachmaninoff Concert Hall ("Philharmonia-2").

In addition, the NPR takes part in the Philharmonic Society's other subscriptions at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and the Rachmaninoff Concert Hall, such as popular series dedicated to masterpieces of the world musical art: "Romantic Concertos" (No. 99), "Great Piano Concertos" (No. 33), "Musical Achievements" (No. 67), etc.

The concerts will feature Vladimir Spivakov, the NPR's Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, conductors Ken-David Masur (Germany-USA), Stanislav Kochanovsky, Pierre Bleuse (France, his debut with NPR), Gabriel Bebeșelea (Romania), Dimitris Botinis, Alexander Soloviev, Mihhail Gerts (Estonia). Among the soloists there will be pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard (France), Philipp Kopachevsky, Andrei Gugnin, Zlata Chochieva, baritone Vasily Ladyuk, soprano Nadezhda Gulitskaya, cellist Alexander Ramm and others.

Subscriptions can be purchased at the Philharmonic's ticket offices and online.

Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov will give only one concert in Moscow

February 7, 2018 | Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Anna Netrebko, soprano
Yusif Eyvazov, tenor
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov

Anna Netrebko (soprano) and Yusif Eyvazov (tenor) will give only one concert in Moscow on February 7, 2018. It will take place at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and will be accompanied by the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov.
Part 1 is completely devoted to the music by Giuseppe Verdi: fragments from such operas as “Attila”, “Otello”, “Macbeth”, “Il trovatore”, “I masnadieri”, “I vespri siciliani” and “Un ballo in maschera” will be performed. Part 2 includes fragments from operas by Italian verists (“I Pagliacci” by Leoncavallo, “Cavalleria rusticana” by Mascagni, “Andrea Chénier” by Giordano, “Manon Lescaut” by Puccini) and their antagonist Alfredo Catalani (“La Wally”) and also from Russian classics (Tchaikovsky's “The Queen of Spades” and Rimsky-Korsakov's “The Tsar's Bride”).

Vladimir Spivakov dedicates the closing concert of the Christmas Festival to Leonard Bernstein

January 24, 2018 | Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow Performing Arts Center
VIII Christmas Festival of Sacred Music
Concert to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein
Academic Grand Choir "Masters of Choral Singing"
Artistic Director – Lev Kontorovich
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Kancheli, Mozart, Barber, Bernstein