Musical Offering to Anatoly Sobchak

February 19, 2020 | Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society
In memory of Anatoly Sobchak
Soloist – Ivan Bessonov, piano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Tchaikovsky. “Romeo and Juliet”, Overture-Fantasy
Rachmaninoff. Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra in C minor, Op. 18
Rachmaninoff. “Symphonic Dances”, Op. 45

Anatoly Sobchak, a prominent Russian lawyer and politician, the first mayor of St. Petersburg (who returned to the city its historical name), died on February 19, 2000. Marking every fifth anniversary of this tragic date, Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia traditionally dedicate to Anatoly Sobchak a musical night in the Northern capital.


Spanish Images in Works by French Composers

February 16, 2020 | Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Subscription Series No. 22: «The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia”
Soloist – Timur Prtverdiev, violin
Conductor – Gabriel Bebeșelea (Romania)
Chabrier. España (“Spain”), rhapsody for orchestra
Lalo. Symphonie espagnole (“Spanish Symphony”) for violin and orchestra, Op. 21
Ravel.“Alborada del gracioso”
Ravel. Rapsodie espagnole (“Spanish Rhapsody”)


On February 16, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will present one of the concerts of its matinee subscription series of the Moscow Philharmonic Society, aimed at a wide audience. Music lovers will hear popular masterpieces by French composers inspired by images of Spain.


The NPR and award-winners of international competitions at the Zaryadye Concert Hall

February 11, 2020 | Zaryadye Moscow Concert Hall
Nikita Borisoglebsky, violin
Alexander Buzlov, cello
Andrei Gugnin, piano
Lukas Geniušas, piano
Conductor – Dmitry Matvienko
Bridge. Symphonic Suite “The Sea”
Poulenc. Concerto for two pianos and orchestra in D minor, FP 61
Brahms. Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra in A minor, Op. 102



2020/21 Season Subscription Series

The Moscow Philharmonic Society and the Moscow International Performing Arts Center have started the sales of subscription tickets for the 2020/21 season. The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia offers as usual its own subscription series at its “home” venue, the Svetlanov Hall of the MIPAC, and at the main Philharmonic stage, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. In addition, the NPR will take part in several assembled MGAF subscriptions, shown in the list below.


Tribute to Holocaust Victims and to Mieczysław Weinberg

February 6, 2020 | Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Subscription Series No. 21: National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia
Soloist – Nadezhda Gulitskaya, soprano
Conductor – Stanislav Kochanovsky
R. Strauss. “Metamorphosen”, etude for 23 solo strings
Martinů. “Memorial to Lidice”, symphonic monument
Weinberg. Symphony No. 21 (Kaddish) for soprano and orchestra


The concert of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia on February 6 is a binary commemoration. Following the line of international events marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, the night is dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust victims. In addition, the concert will be a musical offering to the 100th anniversary of composer Mieczysław Weinberg, whose family were murdered by the Nazis. Read more...

Waltzes, Marches and Polkas by the Strauss Family

January 28, 2020 | Rachmaninoff Concert Hall (“Philharmonic-2”)
Subscription Series No. 99: The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia
Conductor – Alexander Soloviev


On January 28, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will continue its Series at the Philharmonic-2. On this day, the Orchestra will present one of its most popular programs which has invariably entertained and charmed the Moscow audience for several years. The fireworks of the best Waltzes, Marches and Polkas created by the famous Strauss Family will gladden music fans again at the Rachmaninoff Concert Hall.

“Beethoven – 250” Subscription Series

Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow Performing Arts Center
“Beethoven – 250” Subscription Series

February 1, 2020
Soloist - Anna Tsybuleva, piano
Conductor - Vladimir Spivakov
Beethoven. Overture “Consecration of the House”, Op. 124
Concerto No.1 for piano and orchestra in C major, Op. 25
Concerto No.2 for piano and orchestra in B-flat major, Op. 19


February 2, 2020
Soloist - Alexander Romanovsky, piano
Conductor - Vladimir Spivakov
Beethoven. Concerto No. 5 for piano and orchestra in E-flat major, Op. 73
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92


Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia dedicated their Beethoven Subscription Series at the Moscow Performing Arts Centre to the composer whose 250th birthday is widely celebrated worldwide in 2020. Albeit, the attention of the musicians to Ludwig van Beethoven is not caused merely by the anniversary date - works by the Viennese classic have always been a staple part of the NPR's repertoire. Although Beethoven is one of the most performed composers in history, the depletion of his legacy is but a myth, and today artists still do not cease attempts to rethink the manuscripts of  the genius.


Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR Have Performed at the World Holocaust Forum

The Fifth World Holocaust Forum, held in Jerusalem on January 23, 2020, turned out to be one of the largest events in the history of Israel with the participation of foreign leaders. The Forum, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops on January 27, 1945, and titled “Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism”, was initiated by the President of the European Jewish Congress Moshe (Vyacheslav) Kantor with the support of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Mr. Rivlin acted as the official host. The event was attended by more than 60 delegations from around the world, including 45 royalty, many state and government heads (also President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, who made a speech).

The Forum was joined by the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, which incorporated musicians from France, Germany, Poland, Israel and the USA, as well as by a combined choir of singers from Russia (“Masters of Choral Singing”), France, the UK (Covent Garden Choir ) and the USA (Young People’s Chorus of New York City). Vladimir Spivakov conducted the “international capella”, which became “the symbol of peace and harmony, we are striving for”. Under the baton of the maestro, the works by Isaac Schwartz, Viktor Ullmann, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Karl Jenkins and Camille Saint-Saëns were performed.

Jubilee Gala Concert “Hibla Gerzmava and Her Friends”

January 19, 2020 | The State Kremlin Palace
Jubilee Gala Concert “Hibla Gerzmava and Her Friends”

Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will join  the world opera star Hibla Gerzmava, a People's Artist of Russia, in her anniversary gala-concert. The renowned singer's artistic  partnership with the maestro and his collective goes back to many years ago: they have realized  a lot of memorable joint projects in Russia and abroad, made a number of records, also for major labels. “I am proud of  my friendship with Vladimir Spivakov. Every meeting with him brings happiness. I am grateful to fate for being able to perform with him on the same stage and sing for him,” - says the singer.