Moscow City Symphony
Russian Philharmonic

Tango with Stars

Date and time: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 18:00
Venue: 
Moscow International House of Music. Svetlanov Hall
Conductor: 
Honoured Artist of Russia Sergey Zhilin
Soloist: 
Yury Medyanik (bandoneon, accordion, violin)
Rodion Petrov (violin)
Participants of TV show “Dancing with Stars”:
Inna Svechnikova, Arina Naumova, Alexander Litvinenko, Dmitry Chernysh, Ivan Oganesian

This evening tango – classic and modern, serious and ironic, Latin-American and…even Russian – will reign at Svetlanov Hall of Moscow International House of Music.

Tango appeared in Argentina, it combined Negro and Spanish melodies of habanera and milonga. It came to Europe at the very beginning of the XX century, transforming, gaining European features, passed through ups and downs, and finally won all hearts all over the world. Neither time, nor modern dances – nothing could stop its impressive sweep. Tango is not only a dance, tango is unquenched love and passion. Tango still agitates, excites, heats blood, it is danced and listened to… Tango is walking triumphantly all around the planet.

Yury Medyanik – graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory, multiinstrumentalist, artistic director of the “Emotion-orchestra” ensemble, prize-winner of several International competitions. At the concert the musician will play three instruments – bandoneon, accordion, and violin.

Prize winner of the International Competition “Valsesia Musica” (Italy, 2005, I Prize), the Fourth Moscow International Paganini Competition (2005, II Prize), the International Competition named after Rodolfo Lipizer (Italy, 2006, II Prize and five special prizes), the International Paganini Competition (Italy, Genoa, 2007, II Prize) Rodion Petrov.

This time the orchestra will be conducted by remarkable jazz musician – Sergey Zhilin. It’s not coincidentally as it was Sergey Zhilin who was musical director of popular TV program “Dancing with Stars”. And like nobody else he understands and feels the variety of dancing music styles of the XX century.              

Participants of the project “Dancing with Stars”:

 Silver medallist of dancing Eurovision 2008 in Glasgow, Finalist of UK tournaments, Open London (2001-2003) Alexander Litvinenko; Bronze medallist of the World Latin-American and European Program Championship and Open Championship of Germany, Finalist of Open Championships of Italy (Alassio Open) Inna Svechnikova; Finalist of the World Latin-American Program Championship 2005 among professionals Dmitry Chernysh; Finalist of Championships of Russia and Grand Prix Competitions Arina Naumova; actor and musician Ivan Oganesian.

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