Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR at the “Arts Square”

Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will take part in the 12th edition of the International Winter Festival ”Arts Square” dedicated to the 140th anniversary of the Academic Symphonic Orchestra of the Shostakovich St Petersburg Academic Philharmonia. The concert will take place on December 17 in the Grand Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonia after a long hiatus. The maestro's previous performance organized by the Philharmonic Society took place there in December 2016, while that of the orchestra's – in September 2011.

The event founded by Yury Temirkanov in 1999 combines various arts and cultural institutions of St Petersburg nearby the square which gave its name to the Festival. Among its participants there are world-known Russian and foreign musicians, top Russian symphonic and chamber ensembles.

The NPR's forthcoming concert in St Petersburg will feature popular gems of Russian classics: Piano Concerto No.2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff, “The Enchanted Lake”, a fairy-tale image for orchestra, by Anatoly Lyadov and “The Poem of Ecstasy” by Alexander Scriabin who defined his score as a “divine play”. The piano part in the Concerto will be played by Alexander Kliuchko, winner of the first edition of the S.V. Rachmaninoff International Competition for pianists, conductors and composers (2022).

The concert will be broadcast on the official site of the St Petersburg Philharmonic Society. It will start at 10.00 p.m.

The project is sponsored by the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives. The orchestra's collaboration with the Foundation has started this season in Voronezh and continued with concerts in Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Sochi, Petrozavodsk and St Petersburg.


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