October 21, 2017 | Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
«Matinee Symphonic Concerts» Subscription Series No. 17
Conductor – Li Biao (China)
Tchaikovsky. «Hamlet”, overture-fantasy, Op. 67
Rachmaninoff. «The Isle of the Dead», symphonic poem, Op. 29
Mussorgsky – Ravel. «Pictures at an Exhibition»
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...
On the 29th of September the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia began its first tour in the People's Republic of China. Vladimir Spivakov's Orchestra will give five concerts in Beijing (the National Centre for the Performing Arts), Shanghai (the Oriental Art Centre), Xindao and Wuxi. The main programme includes works of Russisn classics, such as Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto and Fifth Symphony and Rachmaninoff's "Symphonic Dances". Alexander Malofeev, a 15-years-old pianist, the winner of several contests (the First International Grand Piano Competition in Moscow, the Astana Piano Passion in Kazakhstan, the 8th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Moscow, the 9th International Rachmaninoff Competition for Young Pianists in Novgorod and others) has been invited as the soloist. Since 2016 Alexander has joined the group of artistic partners of Maestro Spivakov and the NPR and has taken part in several Moscow and regional performances of the Orchestra. On September 30, Vladimir Spivakov will give the podium to his famous Chinese colleague Li Biao. This world-known conductor started his musical career as a renowned percussionist (pupil of Professor Valentin Snegirev at the Moscow Conservatory) and then went on to conducting in 2011. Since that time he has got a wide international recognition and is at present the Principal Guest Conductor of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra and the Musical Director and Principal Conductor of the China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater Orchestra. He is the professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing from 2003 and Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin from 2006. Under the baton of the Chinese Maestro the audience will hear Glinka's Overture to "Ruslan and Ludmila" as well as Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto with Alexander Malofeev as the soloist and Dvořák's Ninth Symphony ("From the New World").