Valery Zazhigin

Balalaika

Performances with the RNO

October 2018

In Russia

04 Thu

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Podgaits
"Double Mirror" Concerto for Bayan and Cello with Orchestra (World Premiere)
Gluck
The Dance of the Furies from the opera Orpheus and Eurydice
Piazzolla
Tango, "The Death of an Angel"
Gridin
"Rassypukha"
Pletnev
Tatar Fantasy for Bayan and Orchestra
Tsygankov
Variations on the Themes of Two Russian Songs for Domra and Balalaika
Tchaikin
Concerto No. 1 for Bayan and Orchestra (finale)
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Friedrich Lips, Bayan

Alexander Buzlov, Cello

Alexander Tsygankov, Domra

Valery Zazhigin, Balalaika

Olzhas Nurlanov, Bayan

Yuri Sidorov, Bayan

Semyon Shmelkov, Bayan

Russian Soul Folk Quartet

2018 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