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

The gala opening concert of the Festival

“The constellation of virtuosos: from classic to contemporary”
February 17, 2018
Beginning at 19:00
Winter Theatre
Tickets: BIL24.RU | KASSIR.RU
Description of the concert

“The Constellation of Virtuosos: from classic to contemporary” is the name of the traditional gala opening concert for the festival.

The gala concert will be opened with an overture (full of rebellious passion) to the “The Desert Island” opera by Joseph Haydn — an image of the raging sea. The end of the concert will be marked by the immortal Mozart’s hit — Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Serenade).

Virtuoso and concert compositions of three centuries will be performed in such a classic Viennese style: the elegiac cello concerto by Camille Saint-Saens, the scintillating violin rhapsody “Tzigane” by Maurice Ravel, the brilliant “Allegro” by Frederic Chopin, two of the most popular arias of the Italian bel canto… However, there will be some surprises in store for the guests. The young but already famous Moscow composer Alexey Sioumak will present the world’s premiere of a play for viola and chamber orchestra — another composition inspired by Yuri Bashmet’s outstanding performances. Finally, a virtuoso of a unique instrument — double bass balalaika, one of the founders of the legendary “Terem Quartet” Mikhail Dzyudze, will also demonstrate the skills of this soloist.

The opening concert will be attended by eminent figures from the world of new-generation performing arts and laureates of prestigious international competitions. Attending are Bolshoi Theater soloist Anna Aglatova, Austrian classical pianist Ingolf Wunder, German cellist Konstanze von Gutzeit, and Valeria Abramova, a very young violinist from Barnaul, soloist of the All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Yuri Bashmet will be conducting the chamber ensemble “The Soloists of Moscow”, Grammy Award winners.

The concert program

J. HAYDN Overture to the opera “The Desert Island”
C. SAINT-SAENS Concerto No. 1 for cello and orchestra
Soloist: Konstanze von Gutzeit cello, Germany

F. CHOPIN Allegro for piano with orchestra
Soloist: Ingolf Wunder piano, Austria

M. RAVEL “Tzigane” – fantasy for violin with orchestra
Soloist: Valeria Abramova violin

G. ROSSINI Cavatina of Rosina from the “The Barber of Seville”
G. PUCCINI Aria of Lauretta from “Gianni Schicchi”
Soloist: Anna Aglatova soprano

A. SIOUMAK «King Lear» for viola with orchestra (World premiere)
Soloist: Yuri Bashmet viola

E. PETROV «La Serenada»
Mikhail Dzyudze bass-balalaika
Maxim Khlopiev contrabass

W. A. MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Serenade)
Chamber ensemble “The Soloists of Moscow”
Conductor: Yuri Bashmet

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