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...
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. Read more...
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
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.
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. Read more...
January 26, 2020 | Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow Performing Arts Center
Soloists: Nadezhda Gulitskaya, soprano Evgenia Asanova, mezzo-soprano Alexey Nekludov, tenor Daniil Chesnokov, bass
Academic Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing”
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov Mozart. Great Mass in C minor, KV 427
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. Read more...
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.
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)
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...
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
“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.
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
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. Read more...