The “Vladimir Spivakov Invites…” Festival Will Take Place in the Murmansk Region

On May 20 to 23, 2019, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will perform four concerts in Murmansk Oblast as part of the All-Russian Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites...”. On May 20-21 the concerts will be given at the Murmansk Philharmonic Society Hall. On May 22, the musicians will be hosted by the Stroitel Culture House in Severomorsk, the deployment centre of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Federation. The “Polar Tour” of the Orchestra will end on May 23 in Kirovsk, where Vladimir Spivakov's collective will appear for the first time.

The concerts will feature Ivan Bessonov (piano) and Anastasia Kobekina (cello), young virtuoso soloists, winners of international competitions. The programs include works by Mozart, Dvořák and Tchaikovsky (see Events). Vladimir Spivakov will conduct the first three of the concerts, while the fourth one will be led by the NPR's intern-conductor Arsenty Tkachenko.

The Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra first visited the Kola Peninsula in 2005 during an extensive tour dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the WW2 Great Victory. It was the first large symphony orchestra ever playing in Severomorsk. The musicians were invited aboard the “Pyotr Velikiy” battlecruiser, the flagship of the Northern Fleet, met with the commanders and put wreaths at the monument to the “Heroic Defenders of the Polar Region”. The second visit of Vladimir Spivakov and his orchestra to Murmansk Oblast took place in 2008: the musicians played in Severomorsk, Murmansk and in Monchegorsk where no major symphony orchestra had performed before. The concert in Severomorsk was held in the hangar of the “Admiral Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier.

The NPR's current tour to the Kola Peninsula is taken within the “All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons” Project of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, implemented since 2003 together with the Moscow Philharmonic Society.

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.

Read more...

The NPR Will Open the 80th Season of the Buryat Philharmonic Society

The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia under Vladimir Spivakov's baton will open the 80th Concert Season of the Buryat State Philharmonic Society. The Maestro and his collective will give two concerts within the “All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons” Project on the stage of the N.A. Bestuzhev Russian Drama Theater in Ulan-Ude on 4 and 5 September 2018 (see the programme below). They will be joined by mezzo Polina Shamaeva, the soloist of the E. Kolobov “New Opera” Moscow Theatre and the winner of the “Grand Opera” TV Show and of several international competitions,e.g., the Second Prize winner of the XV Tchaikovsky Competition, and cellist Alexander Ramm.

Read more...

The NPR will perform in five Russian towns

On November 11, 2017, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will start its touring series in the Russian provincial regions. Within five days the NPR's concerts under Vladimir Spivakov will take place in five towns - PenzaKuznetskSaranskUlyanovsk and Samara (see Schedule and Detailed Program below). The tour is held within the framework of the "All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons" Project of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, working since 2003 in collaboration with the Moscow Philharmonic Society. This peculiar artistic venture is aimed at reviving concert activities throughout Russia and ensuring equal access to cultural values for inhabitants of various regions of our country.
The NPR's tour will feature wonderful soloists of Moscow musical theaters, winners of international competitions Nadezhda Gulitskaya (soprano) and Alexei Neklyudov (tenor). The audiences will hear famous opera arias, duets, Neapolitan songs, overtures and orchestral scenes from operas by Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini and other composers.

Read more...