The first concert of the tour of Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Gintaras Rinkevicius and the violinist Vadim Repin took place on 15th of May in Bergamo in the oldest hall of the Teatro Donizetti. The program of the concert featured Spanish Capriccio by Rimsky-Korsakov, Concerto for Violin by Bruch and Symphony No. 5 by Beethoven. The same program was presented the next day, on May 16th in Brescia in the Teatro Grande. On 17th of May the musicians entered the stage of Teatro Ristori in Verona. In the program - Spanish capriccio by Rimsky-Korsakov, Concerto for violin No. 2 by Prokofiev and Symphony No. 5 by Beethoven. On 18th of May the orchestra performed in Udine at the Teatro Giovanni da Udine. The Spanish capriccio by Rimsky-Korsakov, Violin Concerto No. 2 by Prokofiev and Francesca da Rimini and the suite from Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty were performed. On 19th of May the concert took place in Slovenia, Ljubljana in the hall of Cankarjev Dom. The musicians performed the Italian Capriccio by Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto No. 2 by Prokofiev and Scheherazad by Rimsky-Korsakov. The same program on 20th of May in Croatia in Zagreb on the Lisinski Hall stage terminated the tour of Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra in Europe.
"The orchestra confirmed its high level, and following the results of the tour, received another proposal from the Italian company - performances in Sofia, Athens, Istanbul,- says the director of Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra Nikolai Sizikov. - In the nearest plans of the orchestra – tour to Chine in December 2017, and to Spain in January 2018."
The artists of the Filarmonica Quartet continued their tour and on 25 of May opened Alba Music Festifal in Italy together with Mark Drobinsky (cello, France). They performed the music of Tchaikovsky and Schubert. The festival is held for the 14th time and includes 13 days, 28 concerts, 300 musicians from 15 countries. The legendary pianist Vladimir Ashkenazi will close the festival on June 8.
On May 27 the collective together with Mark Drobinsky performed in Castelli di Cecina - a Xth century castle in the Italian city of Cecina. The concert of the Filarmonica Quartet opened the chamber music festival dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the reconstruction of the castle, which was held under the auspices of UNESCO.
"We opened the Alba Festival with quite a serious program - Schubert Quintet and Tchaikovsky's Variations on the Rococo Theme in transcription for the soloist and the quartet, - says Valery Karchagin, artistic director of the Filarmonica Quartet. - The second part was unique because of its location - a strange castle of the Xth century. We saw firsthand what miracles exist in the world. Our concert opened a chamber music festival dedicated to the anniversary of the reconstruction of the castle, and was greeted with exultation."