2012 RNO Grand Festival

Performances

September 2012

In Russia

08 Sat

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Symphony No. 6 in E minor
Dmitry Shostakovich
Seventh Symphony in C major (Leningrad), on the 70th anniversary of its premiere
Conductor:

Vladimir Jurowski

2012 RNO Grand Festival

In Russia

09 Sun

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Soloists of the World’s Leading Orchestras Hosted by Soloists of the RNO

Works by Janacek, Prokofiev, Zhivkovich, Bach-Vivaldi, Dvorak, and Ligetti
Guest Artists:

Michael Collins, Clarinet

London Winds

2012 RNO Grand Festival

In Russia

13 Thu

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Eugene Onegin (opera in concert performance)

 

General Concert Sponsor

Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Moscow Chamber Choir (Minin Choir)

Dina Kuznetsova, Soprano

Igor Golovatenko, Baritone

Alexei Tatarintsev, Tenor

Alina Shakirova, Mezzo-soprano

Stanislav Shvets, Bass

Konstantin Pluzhnikov, Tenor

2012 RNO Grand Festival

In Russia

16 Sun

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Franz Joseph Haydn
Piano Concerto in D major
Gordon Getty
Joan and the Bells, cantata for soprano, baritone, choir and orchestra, for the 600th anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 4
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Kanon Matsuda, Piano

Lisa Delan, Soprano

Konstantin Shushakov, Baritone

Yurlov State Academic Choir

2012 RNO Grand Festival

In Russia

17 Mon

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Jazz Evening

Chris Brubeck
Crescent City Suite
The Blues and Beyond
Dave Brubeck
Blue Rondo a la Turk
The Basie Band is Back in Town
In Your Own Sweet Way
Cassandra
Paul Desmond
Take Five

In addition to Chris (trombone and bass) and Dan (drums), the Brubeck Brothers Quartet includes Chuck Lamb (piano) and Mike De Micco (guitar)

 

General Concert Partner

Conductor:

Joel Revzen

Guest Artists:

Brubeck Brothers Quartet

Igor Butman, Saxophone

Vladislav Lavrik, Trumpet

Maxim Rubtsov, Flute

RNO Wind Quintet

2012 RNO Grand Festival

In Russia

20 Thu

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Stravinsky Gala, for the 130th anniversary of the composer’s birth

Igor Stravinsky
The Nightingale (opera in concert performance)
Petrushka

Soloists include: Olga Trifonova (soprano), Nikolai Kazansky (bas-baritone), Dmitry Skorikov (bass), Anastasia Kikot (soprano), Ksenia Vyaznikova (mezzo-soprano), Oleg Dolgov (tenor), Petr Migunov (bass)

Conductor:

Marius Stravinsky

Guest Artists:

Olga Trifonova, Soprano

Russian State Chorus named for Sveshnikov

2012 RNO Grand Festival

In Russia

23 Sun

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Gioacchino Rossini
Little Solemn Mass

 

General Concert Sponsor

Conductor:

Alberto Zedda

Guest Artists:

Olga Senderskaya, Soprano

Great Academic Choir “Masters of Choral Singing”

Silvio Tro Santafe, Mezzo-soprano

Alexei Kudrya, Tenor

Mirco Palazzi, Bass

2012 RNO Grand Festival

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