Maria Bulgakova

Soprano

Performances with the RNO

September 2011

In Russia

11 Sun

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Shostakovich
Symphony No. 13 for Bass, Bass Choir and Orchestra
Bernstein
Symphony No. 3 ("Kaddish")
Conductor:

Thomas Sanderling

Guest Artists:

Sergei Leiferkus, Baritone

Maria Bulgakova, Soprano

Yurlov State Academic Choir

Moscow State Academic Chamber Choir

Vesna Children's Choir

Samuel Pisar, Narrator

2011 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