Music Festival of Valery Gergiev opens in Germany
The famous Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, famous throughout the world, today opens a music festival “360” in Germany, which will last until November 16 and will be held in the German city of Munich, the Bavarian capital.
Festival “360-degree” will the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra concert, Valery Gergiev is principal guest conductor. On November 13 maestro will present the Bavarian public “The musical accompaniment to the cinematic scene,” Schoenberg, the musical poem “Prometheus” Scriabin with Denis Matsuev, as well as the first act of “The Valkyries” by Wagner in concert with the participation of singers Ani Kampe (soprano), Johan Botha (tenor) and Rene Pape (bass).
On Saturday, November 14, there will be two concerts. In the morning Gergiev will perform with “Stradivarius ensemble” of the Mariinsky Theatre, which includes the leading soloists of the symphony orchestra of the theater. Musicians play on the unique instruments made by Amati, Stradivari, Guarneri, and Gvadanini Gofrillera. The program includes Concerto for two violins Bach’s Ninth Symphony for String Orchestra and Mendelssohn’s Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky.
In the evening the maestro will be conducting the orchestra of the Russian-German Music Academy. This youth team, consisting of 15 students of music schools in Russia and Germany. It will be performed for the woodwind quintet of Hindemith, Fantasia for chamber ensemble and electronics “Four Seasons” by Tchaikovsky’s music and septet (“Chamber Symphony”) Gavriil Popov.
On Sunday, November 15 Gergiev will give the audience the Munich Philharmonic Hall Gasteig unprecedented musical marathon, which will feature all the piano concertos by Prokofiev. In the evening at 17.00 Symphony Orchestra “Mariinsky” will be presented a suite from the music to the opera “The Young Simplicissimus” Hartman song in folk style “Tanya, Kate” with soloist Pelagia smoking, Concerto for Orchestra “Naughty Limericks” Shchedrin, and the fourth concert of Prokofiev . He will completed a marathon performance of the Fifth Piano Concerto by Prokofiev with the Finnish pianist Olli Mustonen.
The next day, Gergiev and Orchestra “of the Mariinsky Theatre” in Basel will present a program entirely in Russian. It will be performed “Polovtsian Dances” from the opera “Prince Igor” by Borodin, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony and Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto – soloist Denis Matsuev.