From June 22 till 26, 2020 https://russianseasons.org/ will present new free of charge webcasts of cultural events within the 'Stay home with Russian Seasons' platform. The events will feature Russian artists, artistic ensembles and institutions of culture united by the international cultural project 'Russian seasons'.
On Monday, June 22 Kaluga Regional Philharmonic Society will present an online 'Russian waltz' concert that was held on March 25 within the All-Russian Campaign 'All Philharmonic Societies united'. The orchestra of Russian folk instruments named after E. Trishin headed by the Artistic Director and the principal conductor Alexey Lavrentiev will perform well-known waltz compositions of Russian and Soviet composers.
The program will include 'Fantasy waltz' by M. Glinka, 'Waltz' from the 'Snow storm' film by G. Sviridov, 'Waltz' by A. Khachaturian set to M. Lermontov's 'Masquerade' verse play, 'Waltz' from the 'My sweet and tender beast' movie by E. Doga, 'The Russian waltz' by V. Gorodovskaya, 'Waltz' from the 'Beware of the car' film by A. Petrov, 'Waltz from Suite № 2' by D. Shostakovich and other.
Established in 1944, Kaluga Regional Philharmonic Society is nowadays a leading concert institution and venue of the region. The Philharmonic Society comprises instrumental orchestras, choirs, recognised musicians, including the orchestra of Russian folk instruments named after E. Trishin created in 1985. Directed by the laureate of the international competitions in Russia, Switzerland, France and Italy Alexey Lavrentiev the artistic ensemble actively cooperates with soloists and tours in Russia and abroad. In 2019 the orchestra performed in Berlin and Wolfsburg within the 'Russian seasons' in Germany.
On Wednesday June 24, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra named after P. I. Tchaikovsky (artistic director Vladimir Fedoseev)will present within 'Russian seasons' a unique project dated to coincide with the 420-th anniversary of William Shakespeare's 'A Tragic Story of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark', that will combine fragments of the play and music by Dmitri Shostakovich for the 'Hamlet' motion picture.
The project was originally presented to the audience of the Russian capital in May 2018 in the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory. The Orchestra was then directed by one of the conductors much in demand nowadays, the Chair of the Artistic and Creative Chamber of the New Opera Moscow Theatre named after E. V. Kolobov Jan Latham-Koenig (the UK). Shakespeare texts were recited in English (with subtitles) by the maitre of English theatre and film Simon Callow.
'A Tragic Story of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark' is one of the brightest examples of the world dramaturgy and has drawn attention of many directors and composers. The Russian film adaptation of 'Hamlet' was created at Lenfilm in 1962-1964 by G. M. Kozintsev. The premiere took place in Moscow on April 24 1964, dated to coincide with the 400 anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. The film was a huge success, it was awarded professional prizes, it was recognised as the best film in the USSR of 1964 and the best foreign language film in England in 1965.
The Grand Symphony Orchestra named after P. I. Tchaikovsky was established in 1930 as the first orchestra of national radio. In 1974 Vladimir Ivanovich Fedoseev was appointed its Artistic Director and principal conductor, and the Orchestra lived through the time of extraordinary flourish. It was Vladimir Fedoseev and the Grand Symphony Orchestra that unveiled to the world the names of E. Kisin, M. Vengerov, V. Repin.
The Orchestra keeps cooperating with the best soloists from different countries. In 1993 the ensemble was granted the great name of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the authentic and profound interpretation of his compositions.
On Friday June 26 the audience will see the Chamber Concert of the VII Trans-Siberian Art Festivalestablished and headed by the Russian violinist Vadim Repin. The performance took place on March 26 this year in the State Concert Hall named after A. M. Katz (Novosibirsk). The artists performed Trio № 2 in D major by Johannes Brahms and Trio № 2 for violin, cello and piano in E minor ('To the memory of Sollertinsky') by Dmitri Shostakovich. The concert featured the stars of Russian academic school music: Vadim Repin (violin), Alexander Buzlov (cello), Andrey Korobeinikov (piano).
Trans-Siberian Art Festival is a Russian Forum headed by a Russian musician Vadim Repin. The name of Trans-Siberian Railway reflects not only the idea of uniting East and West, but also integrating Russian cities and other countries into a single creative network. Every year the Forum features premieres by contemporary composers. One of the major principles underlying the festival is extending global music space by inviting artists of the highest level to remote regions of Russia.
'At his time Diaghilev blew up the minds of conservative Europe by bringing Russian ballet, musicians, artists. That is why 'Russian seasons' have grown to become a symbol of new, fresh and unusual in art. I am delighted that a century later this project has been given a new lease of life, and I am proud that it is the fourth time that concerts of Trans-Siberian Art Festival have been its integral part' , - notes Vadim Repin.
Beginning of all webcasts - 8pm Moscow time .