Waltzes and Polkas by the Strauss Family

March 17, 2019 | The Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Subscription Series No. 20: The NPR. Sunday afternoon symphony concerts
Conductor – Alexander Soloviev

On March 17, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will close its Matinee Series at the Moscow Philharmonic Society. 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 and Polkas created by the famous Strauss Family will gladden music fans again at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.

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.


“New Year at the Conservatory” Festival opens with Kang Wang and Ekaterina Morozova

December 31. 2017 | Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory
Opening of the "New Year at the Conservatory" Festival
Kang Wang, tenor (China - Australia)
Ekaterina Morozova, soprano
Conductor – Alexander Soloviev
Arias from operas by Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, Massenet, Cilèa, Bizet, Gounod, Dvořák  and others

Dear Friends,

The Ildar Bakeev Entertainment Company is forced to announce that because of his indisposition German tenor Jonas Kaufmann will not be able to take part in the concert which opens the "New Year at the Conservatory" Festival  on December 31. His performance will take place later, and the negotiations about the new date are already being held. All the ticket owners for the Jonas Kaufmann Concert will be admitted to the Sylvester Concert at the Great Hall on December 31, 2017, and then keep their tickets until Jonas Kaufmann's concert which date will be given within a short time. Therefore they will have the opportunity to attend two events for only one ticket. 

Kang Wang (tenor), a soloist of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and Ekaterina Morozova (soprano), a soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre, will appear on the stage of the Great Hall this night. 


«The Grand Opera» at the Moscow Performing Arts Centre

December 3, 2017 | Svetlanov Hall of the MIPAC
«Bella voce» Subscription Series
Gala of the “Grand Opera” Show finalists
Soloists: Ksenia Nesterenko, soprano
Marika Machitidze, soprano (Georgia)
Tigran Ohanyan, tenor (Armenia)
Yuri Gorodetsky, tenor (Belarus)
Conductor – Alexander Soloviev
Arias, duets and orchestral fragments from the operas by Massenet, Gounod, Verdi, Puccini, works by Rossini, Delibes and Leoncavallo



The NPR Will Play Romantic Concertos

November 27, 2017 | Rachmaninoff Concert Hall («Philharmonia 2»)
Subscription Series No.97: «Romantic Concertos»
Soloists: Alexander Ramm, cello
Dmitry Shishkin, piano
Conductor – Alexander Soloviev

Saint-Saëns. "Phaéton", symphonic poem, op. 39
Saint-Saëns. Concerto No.1 for cello and orchestra in A minor, Op. 33
Sibelius. "Valse triste"
Grieg. Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor, op. 16



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. Read more...

The NPR subscription series at the Moscow Philharmonic Society

The Moscow Philharmonic Society has started sales for the subscription series of Season 2016/2017. Every year the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia actively collaborates with the Philharmonic Society, one of the oldest concert organizations of Russia. Year by year the Philharmonic Society has been extending its capacity, and its cooperation with the NPR has been widened, becoming more productive. The Orchestra participates in various Philharmonic projects and also arranges its own subscription series under the auspices of the Moscow Philharmonic Society, which is a measure of prestige and high reputation for any creative entity. Read more...