The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia

18 September 2022Sunday
Opera and Ballet Theatre
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Artistic director and chief conductor - Vladimir Spivakov

Soloists - laureates of international competitions Kirill Soldatov (trumpet), Andrey Mikhailovsky (clarinet)

First section of programme:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Overture to the opera "The Mercy of Titus"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Concerto No. 4 for horn and orchestra, arranged for flugelhorn and orchestra

Soloist – Kirill Soldatov

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Concerto for clarinet and orchestra

Soloist – Andrey Mikhailovsky

Second section of programme:

Vincenzo Bellini. Overture to the opera "Norma"

Jean Baptiste Arban. Variations for trumpet on a theme from the opera "Norma" by Vincenzo Bellini

Soloist – Kirill Soldatov

Giuseppe Verdi. Overture to the opera "The Sicilian Vespers"

Luigi Bassi. Concert fantasy for clarinet on the themes from the opera "Rigoletto" by Giuseppe Verdi

Soloist – Andrey Mikhailovsky

Gerónimo Giménez. Intermezzo from zarzuela "The Wedding of Luis Alonso"

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Over the years of its artistic activities, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia has become one of the leading symphony orchestras in Russia, having won the love of the public and the recognition of professionals both at home and abroad. Placido Domingo, Dmitry Hvorostovsky, Anna Netrebko, Hibla Gerzmava, Ildar Abdrazakov, Renee Fleming, Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Vadim Repin, Alexander Gindin, David Garrett and other stars of the world opera stage and famous instrumentalists have participated in the concert programmes of the National Philharmonic Orchestra.

Vladimir Spivakov is an outstanding violinist and conductor. As a soloist, he has performed with the best symphony orchestras of the world headed by prominent conductors of the 20th century. Maestro plays truly precious instruments. Since 1997, Vladimir Spivakov has been playing the Stradivarius violin, and Leonard Bernstein gave him a conductor's baton. Contemporary composers have repeatedly dedicated their works to Vladimir Spivakov. Among them are Alfred Schnittke, Rodion Shchedrin, Arvo Pärt, Isaac Schwartz, Vyacheslav Artyomov and many others. In 1979 he created the "Moscow Virtuosi" chamber orchestra, becoming its permanent artistic director, conductor and soloist, and in 2003 he became the head of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia founded by him.

"I was simply shocked by the artistic maturity of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia. The beauty of sound, the smoothness of phrasing, the excellent mastery of the entire range of dynamic effects – from the finest pianissimo to spectacular fortissimo, intonation accuracy – all this is perfectly mastered." Musical impresario Michel Glotz

"Vladimir Spivakov has gathered the best musicians. This is a fantastic orchestra!" Composer Krzysztof Penderecki

'He (Spivakov) is an amazing conductor. We hardly spoke, he was very concentrated. And then, when we went on stage, and he waved his hands - it was an explosion, like splashes of champagne - I sang Mahler a lot with different conductors - but it was never like this in my entire life. Incredible!" Opera singer Anna Larsson

The concert is held within the frames of the project "Great Musical Heritage of Russia. Tours of the National Philharmonic Orchestra in the cities of the Russian Federation", supported by the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives.