On December 8-12, 'Russian Seasons' will delight its online viewers with three new broadcasts at once via the online service 'Stay Home with Russian Seasons'. The program includes two musical concerts, as well as the premiere tour of the new video series, 'Discovering Russia with Russian Seasons', owing to which the connoisseurs of Russian jewelry art will be able to plunge into the magical atmosphere of the Fabergé Museum.
On Tuesday , December 8, Russian culture buffs will be able to enjoy a concert presented by the Chelyabinsk State Philharmonic . Vibrant descriptive pieces of music, cinema tunes, jazz, classics and compositions by Chelyabinsk composers will be performed by the Ural Brass Orchestra. It was established in 2011 on the basis of the orchestra of the Military Automobile and Engineering School that for many years was led by the Honored Artist of Russia, a graduate of the Military Conducting Department of Moscow Conservatory Igor Yezhov. Today he is an Art Director and Senior Conductor of the Chelyabinsk Philharmonic Brass Orchestra.
Over this time, the ensemble has won great sympathy with the public, it has long become an integral part of the musical and cultural life of the city and Chelyabinsk Oblast. The concert program features 'March of Trombones' ('Seventy-Six Trombones'), 'Overture for Orchestra', 'Polka for Clarinet' - a total of more than 20 music pieces.
'It is a great honor for us to become part of the 'Stay Home with Russian Seasons' project's seasonal program. I am confident that this collaboration will carry on in the future. We present to the audience one of the best concerts of our Philharmonic - I can state with confidence that it will not leave anyone impassive,' noted Alexey Pelymsky, Head of Chelyabinsk Philharmonic.
On Thursday, December 10, a concert given by celebrated pianist Sergei Pashkevich , a winner of international competitions, including the First Prize of the Liszt Competition in the Netherlands and Poland, will be demonstrated. He has successfully toured both as a soloist and member of orchestras across the United States, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and other countries. For 9 years Sergei Pashkevich has been teaching at the St. Petersburg Conservatory named after M. Rimsky-Korsakov. Specifically for the 'Stay Home with Russian Seasons' project, the filming of the concert took place at the State Academic Chapel of St. Petersburg in November 2020.
The concert program includes Tchaikovsky's 'Dumka' and Sergei Prokofiev's Second Piano Sonata. The year 2020 marked the 180th Anniversary of the great composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, one of the most popular symphonists of the 19th century. 'Dumka' was penned by Tchaikovsky in 1886.
The Second Sonata is one of the most uninhibited creations by Sergei Prokofiev . Colourful, even flamboyant images, originality and mastery of their materialization made the composition so appealing and popular. Another reason why this work is of particular interest is because it represents the best features of early Prokofiev.
The week will be concluded with the virtual tour as part of the new video series, 'Discovering Russia with Russian Seasons'. On Saturday, December 12, the audience will be able to plunge into the magical atmosphere of the Fabergé Museum. Being located in the heart of St. Petersburg at the palace of Naryshkins-Shuvalovs, it houses a unique collection of Russian jewelry and decorative art objects dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum exhibits the largest collection of masterpieces by Karl Fabergé, and the core of the collection is the legendary Fabergé Easter Collection. All online comers will be able to walk down the Palace's Ceremonial Stairs, Blue, Red, and Golden Parlours, Knight's Hall, and learn the history of the 'jewellery' St. Petersburg. The museum opened its doors for art lovers a short while ago , only 7 years back, and henceforth it has been the city's gem welcoming both the city residents and tourists to admire the grace and splendour of the museum's exposition and interiors.