2020/21 Season Subscription Series

The Moscow Philharmonic Society and the Moscow International Performing Arts Center have started the sales of subscription tickets for the 2020/21 season. The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia offers as usual its own subscription series at its “home” venue, the Svetlanov Hall of the MIPAC, and at the main Philharmonic stage, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. In addition, the NPR will take part in several assembled MGAF subscriptions, shown in the list below.

The “Maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia” Subscription Series at the Moscow Performing Arts Center consists of nine musical nights, including two monographic concerts (Shostakovich's 114th birthday anniversary and Beethoven’s 250th birthday anniversary) as well as the program “Bartók and His Contemporaries” dedicated to the 140th anniversary of the 20th century Hungarian classic (this is the only concert when Vladimir Spivakov will play the violin solo). Two concerts will feature masterpieces of the cantata-oratorio genre – Elijah by Mendelssohn and Missa Solemnis by Beethoven (the last two – as part of the Christmas Festival of Sacred Music). The subscription series also includes such significant works as Liszt's Dante Symphony and Mahler's Symphony No. 4. The cycle will end by the “Waltz as a mirror of the epoch” program, presenting waltzes in all their variety. The Series will feature pianists Alexander Romanovsky, Andrey Gugnin, Ivan Bessonov, cellist Danielle Akta, a scholarship holder of the Vladimir Spivakov Charity Foundation; conductors Gabriel Bebeşelea (Romania), Arsenty Tkachenko. Several concerts will be played under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov, the NPR's artistic director and principal conductor.

The NPR will have two subscription series at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, one in the evening (No. 25, “National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia”) and the other in the afternoon (No. 35, “Here We Are!”) addressed to the widest audience. The conductors in the matinee subscription will be members of the NPR's trainee group. Among the popular Philharmonic series, which include concerts with the NPR, there are the “Great Concertos” (No. 40–41), comprising masterpieces of the world musical art. Pianists Alexey Volodin, Nikolai Lugansky, violinists Nikita Borisoglebsky, Daniel Lozakovich (Sweden), cellist Alexander Knyazev, will star in these concerts directed by Vladimir Spivakov, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Alexander Soloviev.

The subscription tickets can be purchased at the box office and on the official websites of the Moscow Philharmonic Society and the Moscow International Performing Arts Center.

Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International Performing Arts Center

“Maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR” Subscription Series

September 25, 2020
The Opening Concert of the Concert Season
To the 114th anniversary of Dmitri Shostakovich
Soloists: Ivan Bessonov, piano
Alexander Bakharev, trumpet
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Shostakovich. Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70
Shostakovich. Concerto No. 1 for piano, trumpet and string orchestra in С minor, Op. 35
Shostakovich. Suite for variety orchestra

November 30, 2020     CANCELED
Academic Grand Choir «Masters of Choral Singing»
Soloists – TBA
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Jenkins. Requiem

December 8, 2020
Soloists – Timofei Vladimirov, piano
Anna Aglatova, soprano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Mozart. Concerto No. 20 for piano and orchestra in D minor, KV 466
Mahler. Symphony No. 4 in G major

December 17, 2020
To the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloist – Alexander Romanovsky, piano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Beethoven. Concerto No. 4 for piano and orchestra in G major, Op. 58
Beethoven. Концерт No. 5 for piano and orchestra in E-flat major, Op. 73

January 20, 2021
XI Christmas Festival of Sacred Music
Soloists: Evgenia Vasilchuk, soprano
Evgenia Asanova, mezzo
David Posulikhin, tenor
Igor Podoplelov, bass
Academic Grand Choir «Masters of Choral Singing»
Conductor – Arsenty Tkachenko
Mendelssohn. Elijah: Oratorio, Op. 70

January 24, 2021
XI Christmas Festival of Sacred Music – the Closing Concert
Soloists: Ekaterina Petrova, soprano
Polina Shamaeva, mezzo
Alexei Tatarintsev, tenor
Evgeny Stavinsky, bass
Academic Grand Choir «Masters of Choral Singing»
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Beethoven. Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123

February 26, 2021
Soloist – Andrei Gugnin, piano
Conductor – Gabriel Bebeșelea (Romania)
Tchaikovsky. Francesca da Rimini: Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op. 32
Liszt: Totentanz: Paraphrase on Dies irae, S. 126
Tchaikovsky. Hamlet, overture-fantasia, Op. 67 
Tchaikovsky. Romeo and Juliet, overture-fantasia, TH. 42 

March 25, 2021
To the 140th anniversary of Béla Bartók
Soloist: Vladimir Spivakov, violin
Danielle Akta, cello (Israel)
Conductor – Arsenty Tkachenko
Dvořák. Symphonу No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70
Bloch. Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque for Violoncello and Orchestra
Kodály. Dances of Galánta for orchestra
Bartók. Rhapsody No. 1 for violin and orchestra
Bloch. Nigun from “Baal Shem” Suite for violin and orchestra

April 15, 2021
«Waltz as the epoch mirror»
Conductor – Arsenty Tkachenko
Lehar. Waltz, from “The Merry Widow”
J. Strauss Jr. “On the Beautiful Blue Danube”
R. Strauss. Waltz, from “The Knight of the Rose” (Der Rosenkavalier)
Waldteufel. Waltz “Spain” (“España”)
Tchaikovsky. Waltz of the Flowers from “The Nutcracker”
TchaikovskyWaltz from “The Sleeping Beauty”
Prokofiev. “Pushkin Waltz” No. 2
Prokofiev. Waltz, from “The Cinderella”
Shostakovich. “Lyric Waltz”
Shostakovich. Waltz No. 2 from the Suite for variety orchestra
Doga. Waltz (“My Sweet and Tender Beast”)
Sviridov. Waltz, from the musical illustrations to Pushkin's "Snowstorm"
Khachaturyan. Waltz, from incidental music to Lermontov’s “Masquerade”

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Subscription Series No. 25: “National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia”

December 4, 2020
Soloist – Alexey Volodin, piano
Conductor – Arsenty Tkachenko
Chopin. Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra in F minor, Op. 21
Schumann. Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major («Spring»), Op. 38
Berlioz. Overture «Roman Carnival», Op. 9

February 20, 2021
Soloist – Daniel Lozakovich, violin (Sweden)
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Brahms. Concerto for violin and orchestra in В major, Op. 77
Brahms. Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

March 3, 2021
Soloist – Nikolai Lugansky, piano
Conductor – Alexander Soloviev
Faure. “Pelléas et Mélisande”, suite from incidental music for Maeterlinck's play, Op. 70
Chopin. Concerto No. 1 for piano and orchestra in E minor, Op. 11
Stravinsky. “The Rite of Spring”

Subscription Series No. 35: “Here we are!”. Saturday afternoon symphonic concerts
Concerts in one part. The NPR's Conductors Trainee Group

January 30, 2021 – 15.00
Gounod, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Gavrilin, Khachaturian, Shostakovich

March 27, 2021 – 15.00
Glinka, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Lyadov, Tchaikovsky

May 15, 2021 – 15.00
Mozart, Rossini, Wagner, Donizetti, Mascagni, Sarasate, Arban, Massenet, Glinka, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev

December 11, 2020
Subscription Series No. 41: “Great Concertos”
Soloist – Nikita Borisoglebsky, violin
Conductor – Arsenty Tkachenko
Tchaikovsky. Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major, Op. 35
Brahms. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 

December 26, 2020
Subscription Series No. 40: “Great Instrumental Concertos”
Soloist – Alexander Knyazev, cello
Conductor – Stanislav Kochanovsky
Mussorgsky. «Dawn on the Moscow River» (Prelude to the opera "Khovanshchina"), orch. Shostakovich
Shostakovich. Concerto № 1 for cello and orchestra in E-flat major, Op. 107
Shostakovich. Concerto № 2 for cello and orchestra in G major, Op. 126
Mussorgsky. «Night on Bald Mountain», symphonic pucture (original version)

December 5, 2020 – 22.30
Subscription Series No. 66: «Mom, I'm a music fan!»
Conductor – Arsenty Tkachenko
Glinka. "Ruslan and Lyudmila" – Overture 
Beethoven. Symphony No. 5 – I. Allegro con brio
Tchaikovsky. "Swan Lake" – Final Scene
Tchaikovsky. Symphony No. 5– II. Andante cantabile
Kodály. "Dances of Galanta"
Rossini. "La gazza ladra" ("The Thieving Magpie") – Overture

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