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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 Invites…” Festival in Omsk and Perm

As previously, Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia are completing the 2018/19 season with tours in Russia, combining 8 concerts into the next edition of the Maestro's traditional Festival. The performances will take place in Omsk on June 1-3 and in Perm on June 5-9. The tour program features musical masterpieces of the 18th - 20th centuries, from Mozart to Artemyev (for detail, see the CONCERTS section).

The “Vladimir Spivakov invites ...” Festival will be hosted in Omsk for the eighth time (since 2012), in Perm - for the tenth (since 2010). The event is produced within the framework of the “All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons” Project supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture, Youth Policy and Mass Communications of Perm Krai and the Government of Omsk Oblast.

At the 2019 Festival Edition, Vladimir Spivakov will again present stars of performing arts, who are at the peak of their artistic form, and talented young musicians, who are gaining their place on the musical Olympus. Andrey Korobeynikov, a piano virtuoso, Ekaterina Morozova (soprano), a soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre, Alexey Neklyudov (tenor), a soloist of the Moscow “Novaya Opera” Theatre, jazz trumpeter Vadim Eilenkrig will perform as soloists with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia. Two concerts in Omsk and Perm will present young talented musicians - Alexandra Dovgan, Roman Borisov and Valentin Malinin, award-winners of the Vladimir Krainev Moscow International Piano Competition.

A special gift to Perm citizens will be the 7th June program dedicated to the works by Vivaldi and Mozart, where Vladimir Spivakov will appear not only as a conductor, directing the performance of Cantatas and Oratorios, but also as a soloist in the Violin Concerto. The program will also feature singers from leading Moscow opera houses and the Academic Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing” under the direction of Lev Kontorovich.

 

Only Mozart

March 3, 2019 | Svetlanov Hall of the MIPAC
Only Mozart
Soloists: Nadezhda Gulitskaya, soprano
Evgenia Asanova, mezzo-soprano
Alexey Neklyudov, tenor
Daniil Chesnokov, bass
Andrey Mikhaylovsky, clarinet
Organ part – Lyudmila Golub
Academic Grand Ghoir “Masters of Choral Singing”
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor – Lev Kontorovich
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Mozart
Overture to the opera “Le nozze di Figaro”
Adagio from Concerto for clarinet and orchestra, KV 622
Aminta's Rondo from the opera “Il re pastore”, KV 208
Motet “Exsultate, jubilate”, KV 165
Motet “Ave verum corpus”, KV 618
Great Mass in C minor, KV 427

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French Music with Pierre Bleuse

February 15, 2019 | The Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Subscription Series No.19 “The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia”
Academic Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing”
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor – Lev Kontorovich
Soloist – Nadezhda Gulitskaya, Soprano
Conductor – Pierre Bleuse (France)
Debussy. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Debussy. “Nocturnes”, triptych for female chorus and orchestra
Ravel. “Shéhérazade”, three songs for voice and orchestra after the text by Tristan Klingsor
Chausson. Symphony in B-flat major

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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 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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HOMAGE TO STRAVINSKY

October 31, 2017 | Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
The NPR's Subscription Series (No.16)
To the 135th anniversary of the birth of Igor Stravinsky
Academic Grand Choir «Masters of Choral Singing»
Artistic Director – Lev Kontorovich
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Rimsky-Korsakov. Symphonic Suite "Scheherazade"
Stravinsky. Divertimento from the ballet “Le baiser de la fée”
Stravinsky. «Symphony of Psalms»

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“Holy Russia” – the first CD in the new series

Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia are glad to present the release of the first disc from the series of albums of Russian music recorded on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the Orchestra. All recordings have been made at the Moscow International Performing Arts Center in 2015-2016 and will be released under Maestro Spivakov's own label Spivakov Sound. German sound engineer and producer Philipp Nedel and his b-sharp studio participate commonly in the recording making. The recently released album entitled "Holy Russia" includes works by Sergei Rachmaninoff ("We praise Thee" from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, "The Bells" Poem on the text by Edgar Poe in the Russian translation of Konstantin Balmont) and Sergei Taneev (Cantata "St. John of Damascus" on the verses by Alexey K. Tolstoy), sung by Hibla Gerzmava (soprano), Dmitry Korchak (tenor), Vasily Ladyuk (baritone), the Academic Grand Choir "Masters of Choral Singing" (Artistic Director - Lev Kontorovich) and the Choir of the V. Popov Academy of Choral Arts (Chief Conductor - Alexei Petrov). Conductor - Vladimir Spivakov. The contents of the disc can be found in the "Audio" Section (see the "Multimedia" Menu) on our website. In addition, Vladimir Spivakov will present the same program "live" at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory on April 24, 2018, as part of the "Musical Peaks" Subscription Series No.59 of the Moscow Philharmonic Society. The CD series will be continued by releases of already recorded music: • Rachmaninoff. All Piano Concertos and "Symphonic Dances" (3 Cds). Soloist - Alexander RomanovskyTchaikovsky. Symphony No. 4 and "Italian Capriccio" • Tchaikovsky. Symphony No. 5 and “Romeo and Juliet” • Tchaikovsky. Symphony No. 6 • Tchaikovsky. "Eugene Onegin". Soloists: Hibla Gerzmava (Tatyana), Vasily Ladyuk (Onegin), Dmitry Korchak (Lensky), Yulia Mazurova (Olga), Ekaterina Morozova (Larina), Polina Shamaeva (Nanny), Nikolay Didenko (Gremin), Valery Gilmanov (Zaretsky), Maxim Ostroukhov (Triquet). The Academic Grand Choir "Masters of Choral Singing". In June 2017, Vladimir Spivakov will continue to work with the Orchestra on new recordings of Russian and West European music with the participation of brilliant soloists - rising stars of performing arts. Names and programs will be announced later.