The program of concerts of the XI international Winter arts festival in Sochi

Gala closing concert for the Festival

Outcomes of 11th Festival in Sochi
February 25, 2018
Beginning at 19:00
Winter Theater
Tickets: BIL24.RU | KASSIR.RU
Description of the concert

The 11th Sochi Festival will be brought to an end by a gala concert at the Winter Theatre on the last Sunday of February.
And again, the concert will feature three world premieres. A symphonic piece by American author Alvin Singleton will open the concert. The concert will end with the “Journey Through the Orchestra” by Kuzma Bodrov, a young Moscow composer and regular participant in Yuri Bashmet’s festivals. Also, an alto concert by German composer Valery Voronov will be performed for the first time.

The concluding concert will feature recognized masterpieces of virtuoso and concert classics – Variations on a Rococo Theme by P. Tchaikovsky, Gilda’s Aria (Rigoletto by G. Verdi) and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi by G. Puccini). Remarkable Croatian horn player Radovan Vlatkovic will perform R. Strauss’ concert. Serbian author Nebojsa Zivkovic will also perform a concert for marimba and orchestra.
Featuring in the concert will be Tatiana Samouil (violinist), Olga Kulchinskaya (soloist of Bolshoi Theater), and Jens Peter Maintz (Professor of cello at the Berlin University of the Arts) — soloists who have already achieved wide recognition and received awards at the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition .

Maestro Yuri Bashmet will be the soloist and will be conducting the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia.

The concert program

A. SINGLETON «Across Differences» (world premiere).
R. STRAUSS Concerto for French horn and orchestra.
Soloist: Radovan Vlatkovic French horn, Croatia

P. TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme
for Cello and orchestra
Soloist: Jens Peter Maintz cello, Germany

E. YSAYE «Poeme elegiaque»
Soloist: Tatiana Samuil (violin, Russia-Belgium).

V. Voronov Concerto for viola and orchestra (world premiere)
Soloist: Yuri Bashmet (viola)

G. PUCCINI Musette’s Waltz from “La Bohème”
L. ARDITI Il Bacio
Soloist: Olga Kulchinskaya soprano

N. ZIVKOVIC Concerto for marimba & orchestra
Soloist: Nebojsa Zivkovic marimba, Serbia

K. BODROV “Journey Through the Orchestra” (world premiere).
Founder, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor: YURI BASHMET

Alexia Soriano

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