Successful Debut in France
Moscow City Symphony - Russian Philharmonic has made a successful debut in Lyon and Besancon, France. On September 27 Russian Philharmonic presented a program of Russian symphonic music at La Bourse du Travail. The Orchestra has performed Overture to Glinka’s opera “Ruslan and Lyudmila”, The Shostakovich First Cello Concerto (soloist – Alexander Kniazev), Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony. On September 28 the Orchestra’s performance closed the oldest international music festival in France which has been held annually in Besancon since 1948. The event has taken on an added significance because Kazuki Yamada, who conducted the Orchestra, had been the winner of Besancon International Competition for young conductors in 2009. At the closing of the 66th festival which took place in the Theatre of Besancon the Orchestra performed a piece by contemporary Japanese composer Misato Mochizuki called “Musubi”, Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto (soloist – Leonard Schreiber), and Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony.