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

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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

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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.
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“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

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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

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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.

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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.
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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.
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The NPR and World Opera Stars at the Zaryadye Concert Hall

January 14, 2020 | Zaryadye Concert Hall 
Soloists:
Asmik Grigoryan, soprano
Migran Agadzhanian, tenor
Conductor – Gintaras Rinkevičius

The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will give its first concert in 2020 at the Moscow Zaryadye Concert Hall. Asmik Grigoryan (soprano) and Migran Agadzhanian (tenor), world opera stars, will appear on the stage with the collective which will be conducted by Gintaras Rinkevičius, the NPR's long-time artistic partner. The program of the night will feature fragments from well-known operas by Dvořák, Bellini, Verdi, Mascagni and Puccini, as well as orchestral miniatures by Lyadov and Massenet.

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Hibla Gerzmava and Arsen Soghomonyan in the Closing Concert of the “Vladimir Spivakov Invites…” Festival

December 28, 2019 | Moscow International Performing Arts Center, Svetlanov Hall
The 10th Edition of the “Vladimir Spivakov Invites...” Moscow Festival
Closing Concert
Soloists: Hibla Gerzmava, soprano
Arsen Soghomonyan, tenor
Conductor – Valdimir Spivakov
Orchestral fragments, arias and duets from operas by Verdi (I vespri siciliani, Il trovatore, Un ballo in maschera, Attila, Otello, La forza del destino, Nabucco), Mascagni (Cavalleria rusticana), Leoncavallo (I pagliacci) and Catalani (La Wally)

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Closing Vladimir Spivakov's Festival with a New Year's Eve opera gala  has turned out to be a good tradition. The maestro invariably invites top stars with whom joint performances are always the source of artistic satisfaction and great joy. Hibla Gerzmava, the diva of the Russian opera stage, and the charismatic tenor Arsen Soghomonyan will embellish the Festival's finale. The concert will feature arias, duets and orchestral fragments from operas by Giuseppe Verdi and Verismo composers. Read more...

“A Romance in Letters”: Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Nadezhda von Meck

December 27, 2019 | Svetlanov Hall of the Performing Arts Center
“A Romance in Letters”
A Musical and Literary Composition based on P. I. Tchaikovsky's works and his correspondence with N. F. von Meck
Evgeny Mironov and Kseniya Rappoport, drama artists
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov

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“A Romance in Letters” is one of the most loved and sought-after programs of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, first presented in 2012 as a charity project and performed since every year. The idea of the production was suggested and then implemented by Marina Brusnikina, famous director and teacher, artistic director of the Praktika Theater, Honored Artist of Russia.

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Soloists of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme (Covent Garden) will perform at the Vladimir Spivakov’s festival

December 23, 2019 | The Moscow Performing Arts Centre, Svetlanov Hall
10th Edition of the Moscow Musical Festival «Vladimir Spivakov Invites...”
Soloists: Aigul Akhmetshina, mezzo-soprano
Alan Pingarrón, tenor (Mexico)
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Overtures and Arias from operas by Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Saint-Saëns

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Sparkling and virtuoso Bel Canto, expressive Verismo, exquisite and sensual French opera – they all will be featured in the concert of the 10th edition of the “Vladimir Spivakov Invites...” Moscow Festival on the eve of Catholic Christmas. Singers Aigul Akhmetshina and Alan Pingarrón, Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR will unite their talents and mastership to set a festive atmosphere so that the audience may enjoy the night.
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