The NPR’s First Performance in Karelia

On December 15, Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will give their only concert in the Great Hall of the Karelia State Philharmonic Society in Petrozavodsk. The maestro has performed in the Karelia capital quite a few times with the “Moscow Virtuosi” but it will be his first appearance there with his symphony orchestra. A monographic program dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven's works will be presented to Karelia music lovers.

The concert will start with Beethoven's First Piano Concerto, an early opus be the young virtuoso who just arrived in Vienna to conquer it. The piano part will be played by Alexander Kliuchko, an awardee of international contests and the winner of the Rachmaninoff International Competition for pianists, composers and conductors in Moscow (2022). The concert will also feature the Seventh Symphony by the Viennese classic, one of Beethoven's most genuine symphonic concepts regarded by Tchaikovsky as the best of the all nine symphonies. While Wagner called it “an apotheosis of dance”.

The project is sponsored by the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives. The orchestra's collaboration with the Foundation has started this season in Voronezh within the frames of the project “The great musical heritage of Russia. The National Philharmonic Orchestra tours in cities and towns of the Russian Federation”, and then went on with performances in Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar and Sochi.


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