The NPR Will Perform in Samara and Orenburg

The Russian tour of Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR will proceed with three April concerts in Samara and Orenburg. The musicians will be hosted by main concert halls of the Regional Philharmonic Societies. The concerts will be part of the All-Russia Philharmonic Seasons program under the auspices of the Moscow Philharmonic Society and the Russian Ministry of Culture. The concerts will feature works by European and Russian classic composers (see Events). Read more...

The Rachmaninoff Days

April 2, 2024 | Rachmaninoff Concert Hall (Philharmonia-2)
Soloists: Ekaterina Mechetina, piano
Alexander Ghindin, piano
Ivan Bessonov, piano
Conductor – Arsenty Tkachenko
Rachmaninoff. Concerto No. 3 for piano and orchestra in D minor, Op. 30
Concrrto No. 1 for piano and orchestra in C-sharp minor, Op. 1 (1st edition)
«Rhapsody in a theme of Paganini» for piano and orchestra, Op. 43



The Ryazan First Edition of the “Vladimir Spivakov Invites” Festival

On March 18-20, Ryazan will host the Vladimir Spivakov Invites” Festival for the first time (see Events). The music forum is sponsored by the Ryazan Region's government and is connected with the festivities on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the Ryazan Philharmonic Society. The history of the Russian editions of the Vladimir Spivakov Festival goes back to 2001 when the maestro organized the music feast in Moscow with the participation of world stars and rising artists to take place once in two years. In the course of time, the project has extended its boundaries beyond Moscow and went to many other Russian towns from Murmansk to Omsk. Now Ryazan is continuing this trend.

The official birthday of the Ryazan Philharmonic Society is March 4, 1939. Now it is an actively developing organization with a long history and new daring prospects. Its concert hall in Ryazan has presented best Russian performers and collectives to its audience. The NPR has also played on this stage many a time.


Masterpieces of Austro-German Music

March 16, 2024 | Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Subscription series No. 24: «National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia»
Soloists: Ekaterina Mechetina, piano
Konstantin Emelyanov, piano
Conductor – Arsenty Tkachenko
Schubert. Overture in D major, D. 12
Mozart. Concerto No. 10 for two pianos and orchestra in E-flat major, KV 365 (316A)
R. Strauss. Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op. 40



The 232th birth anniversary of Gioachino Rossini

February 29, 2024 | Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Subscription series No. 24: «National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia»
Soloist – Alexander Ramm, cello
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Bellini. “Norma” Overture
Saint-Saëns. Concerto No. 1 for cello and orchestra in A minor, Op. 33
Tchaikovsky. Nocturne for cello and orchestra
Rossini. "l Barbiere di Siviglia" Overture
Mendelssohn. Symphony No. 4 («Italian») in A major, Op. 90

This year's 29th of February is the 232th birth anniversary of  composer Gioachino Rossini, the author of world-known opera masterpieces such as Il barbiere di Siviglia, La gazza ladra, Il viaggio a Reims, La Cenerentola, Semiramide, Guillaume Telle. Heinrich Heine nicknamed him as “The sun of Italy”, Pushkin called him “Europe's darling Orpheus”, while Verdi wrote 'A great name, the most popular one in our times'. Many his contemporaries used similar rhapsodic expressions when speaking of Rossini, while Stendhal compared his fame ('having reached every place touched by civilization') with that of Napoleon's.

However, fed up with this splendor, Rossini totally discouraged the world of music when at the apogee of adoration and mastership, being only 37 years old, he broke his breathtaking career. He lived for more 40 years without composing any other opera. However, sporadically, just for himself, he wrote music in other genres.

Remembering Rossini's birthday (which may be celebrated only once in four years), Vladimir Spivakov designed a program which compiles works by the “man of the day” and his younger contemporaries. These are the composers, whom Rossini sincerely liked (not without reciprocity), with whom he met and whom he could help anyhow.