Tuija Knihtilä

Mezzo-soprano

Performances with the RNO

January 2011

In Russia

26 Wed

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Sibelius
Kullervo
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Hannu Niemelä, Baritone

Tuija Knihtilä, Mezzo-soprano

Popov Academy of Choral Arts Choir, Alexei Petrov, artistic director

2010-2011 Season

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