Various themes and motifs, from heartfelt lyrics to timeless values, together with the State Academic Russian Orchestra named after V. Andreev. See it on the Russian Seasons video platform:www.russianseasons.org.
On Tuesday, December 6, a concert dedicated to the 95th birthday of Alexander Shalov will be broadcast.
Alexander Shalov is one of the founders of the faculty of folk instruments, a composer whose works can be heard on Russian and world stages. The name of the remarkable balalaika player and composer is inextricably linked with the Andreyevsky orchestra, as his arrangements of folk tunes are regularly performed at the orchestra's concerts by soloists, among whom are Alexander Shalov's pupils.
The musician worked in the orchestra for several years (1954-1963). During these years, his balalaika duet with Leonid Trofimovich Samsonov-Rogovitsky was born. The duo, accompanied by the orchestra, performed arrangements of folk tunes composed by A. Shalov. These pieces began the musician's career as a composer, which resulted in more than a hundred pieces for the balalaika.
The State Academic Russian Orchestra, named after V. Andreev, conducted by People's Artist of Russia Dmitry Khokhlov, will perform Russian folk songs and music by A. Shalov. Under the baton of People's Artist of Russia Dmitry Khokhlov, the audience will hear arrangements of Russian folk songs and works of A. Shalov, as well as music by Russian composers.
On Thursday, December 8, the concert "Stars of the Opera Stage" will immerse the audience in a vocal evening.
From the very beginning of its existence, Andreev's orchestra collaborated with the famous singers of its time. Vocal evenings in the ensemble's programs have become a tradition from its founding to the present day. The Mariinsky Theater soloists Yekaterina Sannikova (soprano) and Alexander Mikhailov (tenor) will perform with the orchestra that evening.
Works for vocal and orchestra are classics of the ensemble's repertoire. The soft sound of Russian stringed instruments creates an elegant accompaniment to the soloist's voice.
The concert includes romances and arias from operas by Russian composers and Russian and Neapolitan songs. It will be conducted by Dmitry Khokhlov, People's Artist of Russia.
On Saturday, December 10, the audience will enjoy a concert dedicated to Nikolai Nekrasov, a monumental work by Viktor Pleshak - the poetry "Nikolai Nekrasov. Melody of the Heart" on the poems of the Russian poet performed by the Andreev Academic Russian Orchestra under the direction of Dmitry Khokhlov. The date of the broadcast is not accidental. Nikolai Nekrasov, a Russian poet, prose writer, publicist, and a classic of Russian literature, was born on December 10, 1821.
Viktor Pleshak has been cooperating with this collective for more than half a century and has written many works for him related to the history of Russia and Russian poetry.
Anton Oleynikov, the soloist of the St. Petersburg Musical Comedy, will read Nekrasov's poems in the poetoria, and the soloists of St. Petersburg theaters: soprano Maria Ludko, mezzo Natalia Vorobieva, tenor Boris Stepanov and baritone Alexander Shakhov will perform. Three choral groups will also participate in the performance: the Concert Choir of the St. Petersburg Institute of Culture, the Men's Chorus of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, and the children's choir "Perezvony" of the Glinka Children's School of the Arts.
The State Academic Russian Orchestra, named after V. Andreyev, is the first professional ensemble in world history in which national instruments were combined according to the principle of a symphonic orchestra. The idea belongs to its founder, an outstanding Russian musician, composer and public figure, Vasily Vasilyevich Andreev. Since the first concert performance on March 20, 1888, the St. Andrew's Orchestra has been the pride and glory of Russian art, is the pearl of world musical culture.
As usual, the broadcasts will be available at 19:00 CET.