2008-2009 Season

Performances

September 2008

In Russia

19 Fri

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Rimsky-Korsakov
Suite from "The Snow Maiden"
"Three Wonders" from "The Fairy-Tale of Tsar Saltan"
"The Battle at Kerzhenets" from "The Fairy-Tale of City of Kitezh"
"Night at the Triglav Mountain"


Sponsored by:

Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

2008-2009 Season

October 2008

In Russia

17 Fri

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Stravinsky
Symphony in Three Movements
Concerto for Piano and Winds
The Rite of Spring
Conductor:

Vladimir Jurowski

Guest Artist:

Vyacheslav Poprugin, Piano

2008-2009 Season

November 2008

In Russia

15 Sat

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Brahms
Haydn-Variations
Mozart
Exultate, Jubilate
Mahler
Symphony No. 4
Conductor:

Christoph Mueller

Guest Artist:

Joann Lunn, Soprano

2008-2009 Season

In Russia

23 Sun

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Schumann
Cello Concerto
Symphony No. 4
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artist:

Steven Isserlis, Cello

2008-2009 Season

December 2008

In Russia

04 Thu

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Bach
Christmas Oratorio


Sponsored by:

Conductor:

Vladimir Jurowski

Guest Artists:

Margaret Faultless, Violin

Ditte Andersen, Soprano

Christopher Ainslie, Alto

Mark Padmore, Tenor

Stephan Loges, Bass

Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory

2008-2009 Season

January 2008

In Russia

14 Mon

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No. 4
Symphony No. 3
Conductor:

Vladimir Jurowski

2008-2009 Season

February 2009

In Russia

07 Sat

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Turina
Fantastic Dances
Granados
Goyescas: Intermezzo
Ravel
Rhapsodie espagnole
De Falla
Complete ballet music from "The Three Cornered Hat"
Conductor:

Enrique Mazzola

2008-2009 Season

In Russia

19 Thu

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Bizet
Carmen


Sponsored by:

Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Beatrice Uria-Monzon, Mezzo-soprano

Moscow State Academic Chamber Choir

2008-2009 Season

March 2009

In Russia

27 Fri

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Bach
Orchestral Transcriptions
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

2008-2009 Season

April 2009

In Russia

10 Fri

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Haydn
Symphony No. 49 (La Passione)
Beethoven
Christ at the Mount of Olives


Sponsored by:

Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Akiko Suwanai, Violin

Paul Nilon, Tenor

Andzhei Beletsky, Baritone

Moscow State Academic Chamber Choir

Simone Kermes, Soprano

2008-2009 Season

In Russia

17 Fri

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Mahler
Symphony No. 6
Conductor:

Mark Elder

2008-2009 Season

In Russia

27 Mon

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 2
Brahms
Symphony No. 2
Conductor:

Alexander Lazarev

2008-2009 Season

September 2008

In Russia

24 Wed

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Schubert
Overture to Rosamunde
Symphony No. 8 ("Unfinished")
Symphony No. 5


Sponsored by:

Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

2008-2009 Season

January 2009

In Russia

14 Wed

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Prokofiev
Suite from the Ballet, Tale of the Buffoon
Piano Concerto No. 4
Symphony No. 3
Conductor:

Vladimir Jurowski

Guest Artist:

Alexei Lubimov, Piano

2008-2009 Season

November 2008

In Russia

08 Sat

Krasnoyarsk

Russia

Location

  • Time: 7 PM

Program

Prokofiev
Peter and the Wolf
Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusic
Tchaikovsky
Serenade for Strings


This concert part of:

Conductor:

Alexander Soloviev

Guest Artist:

Oleg Tabakov, Narrator

2008-2009 Season

December 2008

In Russia

22 Mon

St. Petersburg

Russia

Location

  • Time: 12 AM

Program

Brahms
Double Concerto
Symphony No. 1
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Dmitry Berlinsky, Violin

Alexander Knyazev, Cello

2008-2009 Season

In Russia

27 Sat

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker


Sponsored by:

Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Oleg Tabakov, Narrator

Students of the Moscow Academic Choreography College

Vesna Children's Choir

2008-2009 Season

In Russia

28 Sun

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker


Sponsored by:

Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Oleg Tabakov, Narrator

Students of the Moscow Academic Choreography College

Vesna Children's Choir

2008-2009 Season

February 2009

In Russia

14 Sat

Barvikha Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Andrea Bocelli in a Valentine's Day concert with the RNO
Guest Artist:

Andrea Bocelli, Tenor

2008-2009 Season

March 2009

In Russia

20 Fri

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

TBA
Conductor:

Marc Tardue

2008-2009 Season

June 2009

In Russia

12 Fri

House of Unions

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Scriabin
Symphony No. 1
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Stanislav Leontiev, Tenor

Anna Viktorova, Mezzo-soprano

2008-2009 Season

In Russia

12 Fri

House of Unions

Moscow

Russia

Location


Reviews

The Moscow Times

The [Festival of Symphony Orchestras of the World] closed on Russia Day with music by one of Russia's most innovative composers, Alexander Scriabin, as played by Moscow's own Russian National Orchestra... The orchestra, under the baton of its founder and artistic director, Mikhail Pletnev, played to its accustomed exemplary standard and was joined by a superb chorus and pair of soloists in the symphony's lovely concluding movement.

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa Valley...is precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural links...at a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace