The NPR’s Russian Tour: St. Petersburg, Ivanovo and Nizhny Novgorod

The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia continues its touring Russia as part of the All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons Project of the Moscow Philharmonic Society and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. From December 15 to December 18, the NPR will play in St. Petersburg, Ivanovo and Nizhny Novgorod (see Events). In the northern capital, Vladimir Spivakov's collective already performed in June 2011, fully approving the wonderful acoustics  of the new Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall. The NPR  will give there a concert on December 15 with soprano Anna Aglatova,  soloist of the Bolshoi Theater, three times the Golden Mask Prize nominee.

The program on the Mariinsky stage is aimed at a sophisticated audience: it features Ravel’s works - Shéhérazade (three oriental poems for voice with  orchestra to the words of Tristan Klingsor) and the famous choreographic poem Valse - as well as Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the philosophical Finale based on the children song Das himmlische Leben taken from the collection of German folk songs and ballads Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Vladimir Spivakov made Mahler's music part of the NPR's staple repertoire with the very first seasons as he regards it to be the measure of performing mastery of any music director and  orchestra.

In Ivanovo and Nizhny Novgorod, where the concerts will be held  within the framework of the All-Russian Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites ...”,  the maestro and the NPR will be joined by mezzo-soprano Polina Shamaeva, winner of the Big Opera TV Show, soloist of the E. Kolobov Novaya Opera Moscow Theater and the Hungarian State Opera House. In the first part of the concert, the singer will shine in arias from operas by Bizet and Saint-Saëns  (the full program is below), and in the second one, Vladimir Spivakov will treat music aficionados with Tchaikovsky's masterpieces: fragments from the ballets “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker”.

The NPR records new CDs

Having closed the concert season, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia is returning to the recording studio. From June 16th to June 22th, Vladimir Spivakov will record with his orchestra the First Symphony by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Requiem by Karl Jenkins, as well as complete the work on the album “Bel Canto Treasures and Rarities” with baritone Vasily Ladyuk. Records will be released under the Maestro's own label – Spivakov Sound.

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Vladimir Spivakov Will Close the Christmas Festival with the Moscow Premiere of Requiem by Karl Jenkins

27 January, 2019 | Svetlanov Hall of the MIPAC
IX Moscow Christmas Festival of Sacred Music
Festival Closing Concert
Academic Grand Choir «Masters of Choral Singing»
(Lev Kontorovich, artistic director)
Soloists: Anna Aglatova, soprano
Ilona Nokelainen, harp
Egor Parfenyuk, treble
Sergei Zhuravel, flute
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Jenkins. Requiem for soloists, choir and orchestra
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The NPR continues its Russian touring

The Russian tour of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia is going on. Within a month, Vladimir Spivakov and his collective will perform in Voronezh, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar and the towns of the Orenburg Region (see below). Anna Aglatova (soprano), a star of the Bolshoi Theatre, and Polina Shamaeva (mezzo), a soloist of the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre, will take part in the concerts of the tour. They will sing (with the Orchestra) arias from the operas by Rossini, Donizetti, Massenet, Bizet, Saint-Saens and popular masterpieces of Delibes, Jimenez and Lehar.

In the second part of the concerts, Vladimir Spivakov will present to the audience his interpretation of his most beloved works by Russian composers - Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances and suites from Tchaikovsky's ballets.
The NPR's Russian tours are held within the framework of the All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons Project of the Moscow Philharmonic Society and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

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The Rachmaninoff Days will be closed by the Holy Russia Program

April 24, 2018 | Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire 
“Holy Russia”
Academic Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing”
(Artistic Director and Principal Conductor - Lev Kontorovich)
Soloists: Anna Aglatova, soprano
Alexey Neklyudov, tenor
Vasily Ladyuk, baritone
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Rachmaninoff. “We Praise Thee..” from Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Rachmaninoff. “Virgin, rejoice...” and the “Six Psalms” from “All-Night Vigil”
Rachmaninoff. Vocalise (orchestral version)
Rachmaninoff. “The Bells”, poem for soloists, choir and orchestra, Op. 35
Taneyev. “St. John of Damascus”, cantata for choir and orchestra, Op. 1

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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

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The NPR and Vladimir Spivakov Will Perform in Tashkent

On the 26th of April the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will appear in Tashkent: the concert will take place at the Palace of International Forums “Uzbekistan”. The NPR will be led by its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Vladimir Spivakov.

The night will be another clear evidence of the effective collaboration of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation:  on the stage there will meet brilliant musicians, the soloists of top Moscow Opera Houses  Anna Aglatova (soprano) and  Vasily Ladyuk (baritone) and a special guest People's Artist of Uzbekistan Ramiz Usmanov (tenor).

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The closing concert of the VII Moscow Christmas Festival of Sacred Music

January 24, 2017 | Svetlanov Hall of the MIPAC The VII Moscow Christmas Festival of Sacred Music Academical Great Choir «Masters of choral singing» Artistic Director – Lev Kontorovich Soloists: Anna Aglatova, soprano Svetlana Shilova, mezzo-soprano Alexey Nekludov, tenor Oleg Tsybulko, bass Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov  Saint-Saëns. Ave Maria  in G major (1865), arranged by Alexey Strelnikov  Saint-Saëns. Requiem for soloists, choir and orchestra  Saint-Saëns Ave Maria in F major, Op. 145 (1914), arranged by Alexey Strelnikov  Tchaikovsky. Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 BUY TICKET Read more...

“Gems of French music”

April 18, 2016 | The Tchaikovsky Concert Hall "Gems of French music" The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia The Grand Choir "Masters of Choral Singing" Artistic Director - Lev Kontorovich Soloists: Anna Aglatova, soprano Svetlana Shilova, mezzo-soprano Alexey Neklyudov, tenor Evgeny Stavinsky, bass Anastasia Kobekina, cello Conductor - Vladimir Spivakov Massenet. Ballet Scenes from the opera "Cid" Saint-Saëns. Concerto No. 1 for cello and orchestra in A minor, Op. 33 Saint-Saëns. Requiem, Op. 54 BUY TICKET Read more...