Moscow City Symphony
Russian Philharmonic

Gala-concert. «Music of the Earth» Boris Berezovsky's Festival

Фестиваль Бориса Березовского
Date and time: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 18:00
Venue: 
Moscow International House of Music. Svetlanov Hall
Program: 
A. Arensky. Fantasia on Themes of Ryabinin for piano and orchestra
R. Vaughan Williams. The Four Seasons
Fantasia on folk Scottish themes for violin, harp, and symphony orchestra
Spiritual songs
I. Stravinsky. Petrushka (three pieces from ballet music)
A. Medtner. Three romances for voice and orchestra
W. Walton. Prelude and Fugue
Conductor: 
Sergey Tararin
Soloist: 
Boris Berezovsky, piano
Yurlov State Academic Choir Chapel of Russia
Catriona McKay (Scottish Harp) & Chris Stout (Shetland Fiddle)
The Old Russian Spiritual Music Ensemble "Sirin"
Yana Ivanilova, soprano

Gala-concert within “Music of the Earth” Boris Berezovsky’s Festival will take place on November 26. The festival is dedicated to 2014 UK – Russia Year of Culture. Russian, English, and Scottish music will be performed. The festival unites two styles of art – classical and folk.

Fantasia on Themes of Ryabinin for piano and orchestra by Arensky and pieces from Petrushka by Stravinsky will be performed by “real Russian piano school successor” (Gramophone), outstanding pianist of contemporaneity Boris Berezovsky. His art is distinguished by phenomenal virtuosity, perfect sound with richest dynamic nuances range, convincing interpretations of compositions of different epochs and styles. The pianist regularly performs with the best orchestras and conductors of the world, gives recitals at such renowned venues as Berliner Philharmonie, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Royal Festival Hall of London, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Konzerthaus of Vienna, Palace of Fine Arts in Brussells, the Megaron in Athens, Grand Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory, and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. The pianist is a participant of major International Music Festivals in Russia, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, Japan, and USA. On Boris Berezovsky’s initiative “Medtner-festival” is being held in Russia since 2006.

Unique duet from Scotland Catriona McKay & Chris Stout will take part in the concert as well. Catriona McKay (Scottish Harp) is from Dundee on the east coast of Scotland and Chris Stout is from Fair Isle, one of the Shetland Islands. Their repertoire consists of Scottish, Irish and Shetland music, and their self-penned compositions as well. They are driven to use this grounding as a starting point to challenge their instruments and to develop and explore new music/ The artists merge together background, traditions, and fresh vision to make their own space. The duet performed successfully in Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, and USA.

Honoured Artist of Russia Yana Ivanilova was the soloist of the Novaya Opera Theatre, cooperated with old music ensembles “Madrigal”, “Old Music Academy”, and “Orpharion”. In 2008 she was invited to the Bolshoi Theatre, and being its soloist performed successfully at Covent Garden in 2010. The singer’s repertoire is enormous and covering practically the whole history of music. These are leading parts in operas by Mozart, Gluck, Purcell, Rossini, Verdi, Donizetti, Gretry, Pashkevich, Sokolovsky, Lully, Rameau, Monteverdi, and Haydn, as well as soprano parts in War Requiem by Britten, 8th Symphony by Mahler, The Bells by Rachmaninoff, Missa Solemnis by Beethoven, Stabat Mater by Dvorak, and in many other compositions of cantata and oratorio genre. The singer tours a lot in Russia, Europe (Austria, Germany, France, Great Britain) and America (USA, Canada).

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