The international cultural project 'Russian seasons' announces its online playbill for the first week of summer starting on June 1, 2020. Under the auspices of the Stay home with Russian Seasons initiative the https://russianseasons.org/ website will feature broadcasts of the leading cultural institutions and art companies of Russia - participants of the 'Seasons' festival.
On Monday, June 1, the viewers will be able to see a unique concert -the very first performance of the All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Yuri Bashmet, the people's artist of the USSR .
For the first time, the young musicians banded together and played a concert at the Winter Theatre in Sochi on 29 November 2012 at a gala night as part of the "Cultural Olympics". The first orchestra cast included 90 performers aged from 10 to 22 from 40 cities of Russia. The orchestra was formed based on the outcomes of the Russian classical music competition. The elimination rounds went for 7 months across all federal districts of Russia, more than 700 students of music, art and vocational schools auditioned for the competition. The competition winners performed at the orchestra's debut concert on November 29 in Sochi where the newly created ensemble was met with great enthusiasm.
Over the past years, over 5,000 young musicians from various parts of Russia took part in the further orchestra's auditions. Yuri Bashmet's Educational Centres function in 13 regions of the Russian Federation, to aid gifted musicians at the beginning of their careers.
The broadcast on the 1st of June will be a tribute to the The International Day for Protection of Children.
'Young talents of Russia is our national treasure. Boys and girls do music from very early on and show amazing craftsmanship, discipline and love to music. For the culture to grow, you need a constant influx of new talents, they have to be nurtured and supported, brought together. Our first Sochi concert in 2012 that we will show in 2020 during the International Children Day needs to remind our viewers about the amazing human capacities and the role of creative education for every child ', - said the Ambassador of the international cultural project 'Russian seasons', maestro Yuri Bashmet .
On Wednesday, June 3, the , https://russianseasons.org/ website will open its digital doors and screen a concert of the State Academic Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra with the Boys Choir of the Moscow Sveshnikov Choral College. The programme features music from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. Conducted by the Artistic director of Orchestra Vladimir Jurowski.
The performance organized by the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic Society took place in the Russian capital on January 11, 2019 in the Rachmaninov Concert Hall (Philharmonia-2). The concert was the last piece from the macrocycle where the State Academic Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra played the music from all ballets by P.I. Tchaikovsky.
In 2013, the Orchestra performed The Sleeping Beauty, in 2017 - Swan Lake and in 2019 - The Nutcracker. Subsequently, music CDs with all three ballets were released.
The Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, is one of the oldest instrumental ensembles in the country, in 2016 it celebrated its 80 years anniversary. The orchestra shone for the first time during its first night at the Big Hall of Moscow Conservatory on October 5, 1936. The orchestra has always been directed by outstanding conductors, in 2011 the world famous Vladimir Jurowski was appointed as its artistic director.
On Friday, June 5, the Perm Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after P.I. Tchaikovsky brings to the russianseasons.org website its romantic ballet La Sylphide (+6) set to the music by Baron Herman Løvenskiold.
The viewers are in for a play choreographed by a danish classic August Bournonville in the version by Elsa-Marianne Von Rosen. (recorded on September 24, 2017). The story draws from a fantasy novel from the XIX century: on the morning of his wedding day a Scottish farmer James sees Sylphide - a magical sylph or spirit - appearing before him. The protaganist is enchanted by the vision and dreams of touching the girl, but any touch is fatal to the sylph.
Cast: Ksenia Barbashyova (Sylphide), Nikita Chetverikov (James), Anna Poistogova (Effie, James's finacée), Marat Fadeev (Gurn, Effie's suitor), Ivan Poroshin (Madge, the Witch), and other Perm ballet artists.
Musical director of the staging - the Honored Artist of Russia, laureate of the State Award of Russia Vadim Muenster, conductor - winner of International Competitions Damir Maksutov, ballet master and producer - the Honored Artist of Russia Ksenia Ter-Stepanova. Production designers - a people's artist of Russia, laureate of the State Award of the Republic of Moldova, Belarus and Kazakhstan Vyacheslav Okunev and Irina Press.
On June 6, Saturday , on the 221st anniversary date of Alexander Pushkin's birthday, the Moscow Et Cetera theater will present to our online audience its tragedy play Boris Godunov (16+) by Peter Stein.
The play premiered in 2015 and becomes a novel interpretation by the well known Western European director of the great Russian text, Pushkin's masterpiece - Boris Godunov tragedy.
'I think of myself as a conservative and old director. I am interested in the theatre where you can clearly see the intent of the literary work. I do not care for the director's frills, I care for the actor. I want to see people on stage, I am interested in their relationships, the thoughts and feelings, even if the people are criminals. That's what Pushkin tells us - the dramatic history of the state. The power of theatre lies in the capacity of reminding of what was before by contemporary means,' - said P. Stein.
The play stars a people's artist of Russia , actor of the State Academic Vakhtangov Theater, Vladimir Simonov as Boris Godunov; a people's artist of Russia, actor of the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre Boris Plotnikov as Pimen; as well as the leading actors of the Et Cetera theatre: Sergey Davydov as Grigory Otrepiev, an Honored Artist of Russia Vladimir Skvortsov as Prince Vasili Shuisky and others.