The Concert of Moscow State University

April 4, 2023 (17:00) | Assembly Hall of Moscow State University
To the 84th Birthday of V.A. Sadovnichy, the MSU Rector
The “Rector of Moscow University Invites” Cycle
Soloist – Polina Shamaeva, mezzo-soprano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Bizet, Massenet, Lehár, Saint-Saëns, Lara, Khachaturyan

On April 4, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and Vladimir Spivakov will traditionally play at the main university of the country, pursuing the close friendly relations maintained for many years. The concert will take place as part of the “Rector of Moscow University Invites” Cycle, which features the best Russian performers. For instance, Yuri Bashmet, Dmitry Hvorostovsky, Valery Gergiev, Yevgeny Svetlanov and many other prominent artists have appeared in the Assembly Hall of Moscow State University. In this row there is also Vladimir Spivakov awarded the title of Honorary Professor of Moscow University in 2002.

The program of the concert, a musical tribute to the Rector of Moscow State University Viktor Sadovnichy, (the 84th birthday of the scholar), will include “Masquerade Suite” by Aram Khachaturian and famous fragments from operas with Polina Samaeva as a soloist.

'Polina Shamaeva sings almost everything: Baroque and Classicism, music by Russian, French, Italian and Spanish composers, Soviet classic songs. She seems to have actually no rivals on concert stage at present.' Such is the critics' opinion of the art of Polina Shamaeva, star of the E.V.Kolobov New Opera Theater and the Hungarian State Opera. Vladimir Spivakov discerned the young singer at the very beginning of her professional career, first as a soloist of the Academy of Choral Art Choir, then as a versatile performer of chamber music and opera. Within few years Polina stood out as a sparkling concert and opera singer, winning the Grand Opera TV Project where she also got the Audience Award. She became a permanent member of Vladimir Spivakov's Moscow concerts and various tours, and was also invited to take part in the recording of Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin under the maestro's direction.


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