A concert of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia under the baton of French conductor Michel Plasson was held on the stage of the Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow Intermational Performing Arts Center on April 12. The Maestro had directed previously the Russian collective only in France - at the International Music Festival in Colmar. The first joint performance took place on July 14, 2006 (that year edition of the Festival was dedicated to Emil Gilels), and the program of the concert was compiled exclusively of works by Maurice Ravel - one of Plasson's most treasured composers. Ravel's music (Ma mère l'Oye, the First Piano Concerto with Philipp Kopachevsky as soloist) was also played in Part 1 of the Moscow concert.
April 12, 2019 | The Moscow International Performing Arts Center, Svetlanov Hall
Soloist – Philipp Kopachevsky, piano
Conductor – Michel Plasson (France)
Ravel. “Ma mère l'Oye” (My Mother-Goose), Suite
Ravel. Concerto No. 1 for piano and orchestra in G major
Berlioz. “Symphonie Fantastique”