2010 Europe Summer Tour

Performances

August 2010

On Tour

15 Sun

Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall

Warsaw

Location

Program

Glazunov
Symphony No. 6
Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43
Chopin
Piano Concerto No. 1
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artist:

Nikolai Lugansky, Piano

2010 Europe Summer Tour

On Tour

19 Thu

Usher Hall

Edinburgh

Program

Beethoven
Coriolan Overture, op. 62
Bruch
Violin Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich
Symphony No. 15
Conductor:

Andrey Boreyko

Guest Artist:

Vadim Repin, Violin

2010 Europe Summer Tour

On Tour

21 Sat

Kursaal San Sebastian

San Sebastian

Program

Golovanov
Russian Overture
Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto
Suite No. 3
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artist:

Vadim Repin, Violin

2010 Europe Summer Tour

On Tour

28 Sat

Menuhin Festival Gstaad

Gstaad

Location

Program

Schumann
Manfred Overture
Bruch
Violin Concert No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Glazunov
Symphony No. 6 in C minor, Op. 58
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artist:

Vadim Repin, Violin

2010 Europe Summer Tour

On Tour

29 Sun

Vaduzer Saal

Vaduz

Program

Golovanov
Russian Overture
Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Glazunov
Symphony No. 6 in C minor, Op. 58
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

2010 Europe Summer Tour

On Tour

18 Wed

BBC Proms - Royal Albert Hall

London

Program

Beethoven
Coriolan Overture, op.62
Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op.43
Tchaikovsky
Suite No. 3 in G major, op.55
Conductor:

Andrey Boreyko

Guest Artist:

Nikolai Lugansky, Piano

2010 Europe Summer Tour

On Tour

22 Sun

Kursaal San Sebastian

San Sebastian

Location

Program

Rimsky-Korsakov
Suites TBA
Rachmaninov
The Bells
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Vasily Ladyuk, Baritone

Ekaterina Schcherbachenko, Soprano

Georgy Vasiliev, Tenor

2010 Europe Summer Tour

July 2010

On Tour

12 Mon

Antique Theater

Ohrid

Location

Program

Opening ceremony of the Ohrid Summer Festival
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artist:

Simon Trpceski, Piano

2010 Europe Summer Tour


Reviews

The Guardian

Boreyko was a persuasive advocate [for Tchaikovsky's Suite No 3], bringing out the elegiac sweetness of the first movement and the lightness of the third, a march spun out of candy floss... he and the orchestra capped the long final variations with a sparkling polacca.

Daily Express

From Beethoven's first notes of concert overture Coriolan, dealing with betrayal, death and redemption, the RNO's sonority and knife-edge accuracy with every note marks it as one of the world's best. Under the baton of [Andrey] Boreyko, Beethoven was warm, short and very, very sweet... the eerie blend of haunting brass and trembling strings heralds Variation 18 [of Rachmaninov Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini], with the ebb and flow of the melody's volume and intensity handled beautifully by Boreyko and Lugansky.

The Independent

Prom 44 saw the Russian National Orchestra – with Andrey Boreyko standing in for its founder-conductor Mikhail Pletnev – celebrating its first 20 years. They delivered Tchaikovsky's Suite No 3, and a coruscating performance of Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Nikolai Lugansky at the piano.

New York Times

The concert allowed Andrey Boreyko to demonstrate why he figures among the more promising young Russian conductors by leading a shrewdly judged performance of Shostakovich's enigmatic yet strangely inviting Symphony No.15. Vadim Repin also demonstrated, as if further proof were needed, that he can play Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto stunningly.

London Evening Standard

Boreyko runs a tight ship. The taut, rhythmic control he brought to Beethoven's Coriolan Overture was undeniably effective, however, suggesting the implacable character of Heinrich von Collin's play. It was put to good use, too, in Tchaikovsky's Suite No. 3... Boreyko was able to harness the virtues of this marvellous orchestra here as well. They have a highly individual timbre: dark and burnished, ideal for Tchaikovsky's melancholic soundworld.... Tchaikovsky's drooping phrases sound perfect when played by these velvety strings and the rippling woodwind accompaniment to the second variation was expertly executed. If Boreyko's more severe side enhanced the diablerie of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, he was also able to open up to the expressivity of the more romantic variation - the "domain of love”, as the composer called them. The soloist, Nikolai Lugansky, was happily responsive to this shift of sensibility, letting in a welcome draught of subjectivity.... a captivating evening of music-making.

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