All-Russia Philharmonic Seasons with Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR in Omsk, Perm, Izhevsk

Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will complete the 2021/2022 season touring Russia in line with its annual tradition. The first half of June will see the maestro and his collective giving day-by day concerts, most of which are part of  the festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites...” in Omsk (June 1-4) and Perm (June 6-10). Closing the tour the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and its director will perform on the stage of the Russian Drama Theater in Izhevsk (Udmurtia). The concert will coincide with the City Day and Russia Day on June 12. On the eve of it the Orchestra will visit Votkinsk, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's birth place, and give there a concert in the Yubileyny Palace of Culture (see Events).

The tour will be part of the “All-Russia Philharmonic Seasons” project by the Moscow Philharmonic Society and the RF Ministry of Culture supported by the Ministry of Culture, Youth Policy and Mass Communications of the Perm Krai, the Omsk Oblast Government, the Ministry of Culture and the President of the Udmurtia Republic.

Vladimir Spivakov's Omsk Festival marks its 10th anniversary (it has taken place since 2012). Perm will be hosting the Moscow musicians for the 13th time since 2010. Perm and Omsk were just the first cities chosen by Vladimir Spivakov for his regional festivals as the extension of the Moscow edition under the same name. The maestro has visited the Udmurtia capital many a time, also with the Moscow Virtuosi at the Tchaikovsky Homeland Festival, but it will be the first appearance of the NPR in Votkinsk and Izhevsk.

Though in the NPR's this year touring program, Russian and French composers' masterpieces prevail, it also features well-known opuses by the Norwegian Grieg and the Austrian Mozart. Many works in the program are inspired by theater and films from “Romeo and Juliet” by Shakespeare to “The Barber from Siberia” by Nikita Mikhalkov.

Within the frames of his festival, Spivakov invariably presents brilliant masters in full bloom and talented young musicians rapidly ascending the musical Olympus. The soloists in the coming tour there will be mezzo-soprano Polina Shamaeva, star of the E. Kolobov “Novaya Opera” Theater, awardees of international competitions Mariamna Sherling (piano) and Alexander Ramm (cello). One of the musical night in Perm will be headed by Arsenty Tkachenko, the NPR's second conductor and assistant artistic director, while the violin solo will be played by the NPR's concertmaster Timur Purverdiev.


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