Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR Will Perform in the Cultural Centers of the Russian Southwest

From November 22 to 24 the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and Vladimir Spivakov will be touring the Russian southwest main centers. The metropolitan musicians will be hosted by the Rostov State Musical Theater (11.22), Central Concert Hall in Krasnodar (11.23) and the Winter Theater in Sochi (11.24).

The audiences will enjoy the imaginative program “A Corner in France”. Vladimir Spivakov is known as a fine connoisseur of French culture, and he will treat again music lovers with exquisite renditions of well-known gems by French composers. There will be played excerpts from Georges Bizet's opera “Carmen” in Rodion Shchedrin's famous transcription (“Carmen Suite” written for Maya Plisetskaya); Pavane by Gabriel Fauré, the “French Schumann's” reminiscence of the old-time slow processional court dance; the “Paris” Suite by Jaques Ibert, a witty musical tour around the French capital in six parts (Le Métro, Faubourgs, La Mosquée de Paris, Restaurant au Bois de Boulogne, Le Paquebot “Ile-de-France”, Parade foraine); Maurice Ravel's legendary Bolero, a piece that reflects the author's passion for Iberian culture, probably owing to his Basque mother.

The tour is organized with the support of the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives. The orchestra's collaboration with the Foundation has began since this year's concert in Voronezh within the project “Russian Great Musical Heritage. Tours of the National Philharmonic Orchestra in cities of the Russian Federation”.


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