In the new 2021, the viewers of 'Russian Seasons' will customarily enjoy musical and theatrical performances on the online service 'Stay Home with Russian Seasons'. This week, Russian Seasons will webcast a jazz concert given by Denis Matsuev and young Russian virtuosos, as well as musical masterpieces from the Italian Baroque era that will be performed in the exquisite historic interiors of the Polovtsov Mansion in St. Petersburg. .
On Tuesday, January 12, the 'Stay Home with Russian Seasons' online service alongside the Okko multimedia service, which is part of the Sberbank ecosystem, will present the first concert 'Denis Matsuev and Friends'. The program features vocal and jazz improvisations by celebrated performers and musicians. Among them, the world-famous French horn player and multi-instrumentalist Arkady Shilkloper who will deliver a unique sound on the Alpine horn and French horn; Alexander Singer is one of the most demanded jazz drummers of the new generation who has received recognition at festivals in Russia, France, Azerbaijan, the USA and other countries. Ten-year-old Anastasia Tyurina , the winner of the 5th season of the All-Russian competition of young talents 'Blue Bird' will demonstrate her virtuoso balalaika acts, including the Paganini's Caprice No. 24, whilst the gifted 16-year-old jazz vocalist Yaroslava Simonova , another winner of the 'Blue Bird' contest of this season, will grant the audience not only her original vocals in improvisations on themes by George Gershwin and George Shearing, but will also perform as a pianist and composer with her own composition in Chinese called 'Waiting'.
On Thursday, January 14, the webcast of the 'Palaces of St. Petersburg' festival will take place. Enthusiasts of classical music and exquisite architecture can get acquainted with the legacy of the great Scarlatti dynasty at the unique Bronze Hall of the Polovtsev Mansion in St. Petersburg. The audience will be able not only to hear the most popular work by Alessandro Scarlatti, 'The Mourning Mother' (Stabat Mater), thanks to which the Neapolitan composer became the founder of the eponymous genre but also to enjoy the sonatas by his son, Domenico Scarlatti, performed by a young talented St. Petersburg pianist, winner of many international competitions Eugeniy Izotov . Italian masterpieces of the Baroque era, namely the arias of one of the most prolific composers of that time, an innovator in baroque music, master of comedy operas Giovanni Pergolesi, will be performed by the soloists of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers Irina Shishkova (mezzo soprano) who performed at the Grand Opera in Geneva, Wigmore Hall in London, the Bordeaux National Opera, the Serate Musicali Concert Hall in Milan, as well as Anastasia Kalagina (soprano) , soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre. Ilya Derbilov , who has often performed with such glamorous names of the world stage as Yuri Bashmet, Dmitry Hvorostovsky, Denis Matsuev, Dmitry Kogan, Boris Andrianov and others, will conduct the orchestra. Viewers of the webcast will be able not only to enjoy the views of the luxurious Bronze Hall, which is made in an eclectic style and is considered the most important work of the architect M.E. Mesmakher, but also learn about the main secrets and finds of the Polovtsev Mansion.
'Last year brought over 120 webcasts. Viewers from all over the world watched stage productions, ballet performances, concerts of symphony music, Russian short films and so forth. The main outcome of our efforts is the feedback that we've got from the buffs of Russian culture. In this time, we managed to get to know our audience even better and prepare an equally riveting program for them. Please follow our announcements and join the viewing!' claimed the director of 'Russian Seasons' Alexey Lebedev.
The webcasts start at 8pm Moscow time.