The Magic World of Russian Fairy Tales: Concert of the NPR’s Conductor-Trainees

March 27, 2021 - 15:00 | Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Subscription Series No.35: “Here We Are! Saturday Afternoon Symphony Concerts”
The Magic World of Russian Fairy Tales
Conductors – members of the NPR's conductor-trainee group
Pyotr Gladyshh, Alexander Humala, Anton Torbeev
Mussorgsky. “Night on Bald Mountain”, symphonic picture (author's edition)
Rimsky-Korsakov. “Three Miracles” from the opera “The Tale of Tsar Saltan”
Rimsky-Korsakov. “Flight of the Bumblebee” from the opera “The Tale of Tsar Saltan”
Rimsky-Korsakov. Overture to the opera “Christmas Eve”
Lyadov. “Baba Yaga”, symphonic picture to a Russian folk tale
Lyadov. “Kikimora”
Mussorgsky - Ravel. “The Hut on Hen's Legs - Baba Yaga” and “The Bogatyr Gates in Kiev” from “Pictures at an Exhibition”
Glinka. Oriental dances from the opera “Ruslan and Lyudmila”
Glinka. March of Chernomor from the opera “Ruslan and Lyudmila”
Tchaikovsky. “Dance of buffoons” from the incidental music to A. Ostrovsky's spring fairy tale “Snow Maiden”
Tchaikovsky. Polonaise from the opera “Cherevichki”


The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia continues its matinee subscription series for a wider audience. The series programs feature masterpieces from the world music treasury any encounter with which brings the joy of recognition, while together they form a multicolored  kaleidoscope of miniatures played in a single part concert. On March 27 the audience will have an opportunity to enjoy a motley collection of fantastic and fairy-tale images created by Russian classics from Glinka to Lyadov.

Main participants of the “Here We Are!” subscription series are all members of the NPR's conductor-trainee group founded on the initiative of the orchestra director Georgy Ageev in the 2004/2005 season and renewing its activities in 2017/2018 season. This NPR project has proved its significance and viability in supporting young musicians  in one of the most sophisticated musical professions. The current edition of the group includes young but already experienced conductors, winners of international competitions, working with esteemed orchestras and opera houses.

The March concert will demonstrate the director skills of Alexander Humala (chief conductor  of the Belarusian State Capella Sonorus), Anton Torbeev (principal conductor of the Mariinsky Theater, Primorsky Stage  in Vladivostok) and Pyotr Gladysh (the NPR's principal cello , studying conductorship at the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music in Alexander Soloviev's class).


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