The Jubilee Concert and the Press Conference on the Occasion of the 20th Birthday of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia

The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia directed by Vladimir Spivakov is celebrating the 20th year of its artistic activities during the whole 2022/2023 season. On March 10, 2023, the Zaryadye Hall will host the festive night dedicated to the jubilee. Along with the maestro and his collective there will appear their permanent artistic partners such as stupendous pianist Denis Matsuev and Russian opera stars Anna Aglatova and Vasily Ladyuk. The concert program will be a pleasant surprise for music lovers.

«Gorky in Italy»

September 17, 2022 – 13:00 | The Gorky Park – open air
«Gorky in Italy»
Soloist – Anna Aglatova, soprano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov

On September 17, Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will give an open air concert on the main stage of the Gorky Park in Moscow within the frames of the “Gorky in the Gorky Park” Festival sponsored by the Department of Culture of the city of Moscow. The artistic director of the Festival is Evgeny Mironov, a People's Artist of Russia.

World Opera Stars in the Moscow Performing Arts Center

April 3, 2022 | Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow Performing Arts Center
Subscription series “World Opera Stars”
Soloists: Anna Aglatova, soprano
Alexei Neklyudov, tenor
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Rimsky-Korsakov. “Three Miracles” from “The Tale of Tsar Saltan”
Arensky. Singer's song off-stage from “Raphael”
Rimsky-Korsakov. The Snow Maiden's aria from “The Snow Maiden”
Tchaikovsky. Polonaise from “Eugene Onegin”
Tchaikovsky. Iolanta's aria from “Iolanta”
Tchaikovsky. Lensky's aria from “Eugene Onegin”
Tchaikovsky. Waltz from “The Sleeping Beauty”
Bizet. Intermission from “Carmen”
Gounod. Juliette's Waltz from “Roméo et Juliette”
Verdi. Overture to “I vespri siciliani”
Verdi. Elena's Bolero from “I vespri siciliani”
Verdi. Alfredo's aria from “La Traviata”
Verdi. Duet of Violetta and Alfredo from “La Traviata”



The NPR’s Russian Tour: St. Petersburg, Ivanovo and Nizhny Novgorod

The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia continues its touring Russia as part of the All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons Project of the Moscow Philharmonic Society and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. From December 15 to December 18, the NPR will play in St. Petersburg, Ivanovo and Nizhny Novgorod (see Events). In the northern capital, Vladimir Spivakov's collective already performed in June 2011, fully approving the wonderful acoustics  of the new Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall. The NPR  will give there a concert on December 15 with soprano Anna Aglatova,  soloist of the Bolshoi Theater, three times the Golden Mask Prize nominee.

The program on the Mariinsky stage is aimed at a sophisticated audience: it features Ravel’s works - Shéhérazade (three oriental poems for voice with  orchestra to the words of Tristan Klingsor) and the famous choreographic poem Valse - as well as Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the philosophical Finale based on the children song Das himmlische Leben taken from the collection of German folk songs and ballads Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Vladimir Spivakov made Mahler's music part of the NPR's staple repertoire with the very first seasons as he regards it to be the measure of performing mastery of any music director and  orchestra.

In Ivanovo and Nizhny Novgorod, where the concerts will be held  within the framework of the All-Russian Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites ...”,  the maestro and the NPR will be joined by mezzo-soprano Polina Shamaeva, winner of the Big Opera TV Show, soloist of the E. Kolobov Novaya Opera Moscow Theater and the Hungarian State Opera House. In the first part of the concert, the singer will shine in arias from operas by Bizet and Saint-Saëns  (the full program is below), and in the second one, Vladimir Spivakov will treat music aficionados with Tchaikovsky's masterpieces: fragments from the ballets “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker”.