On November 24 and 25 the music of Russian composers of the XXth-century Rodion Shchedrin, Alfred Schnittke and Sergei Prokofiev, was performed on the stage of the House of Scientists of Academgorodok and in the State Concert Hall. Together with Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra (artistic director and chief conductor - Thomas Sanderling) and Novosibirsk choral chapel (art director and chief conductor - People's Artist of Russia Igor Yudin) performed the opera singers Polina Shamaeva (mezzo-soprano) and Sergey Plyusnin (baritone). Also, as a reader in the oratorio "Ivan the Terrible", the audience saw on the stage a famous actor of theater and cinema, People's Artist of Russia Dmitry Nazarov.
At the meeting with journalists Dmitry Nazarov noted that he had been to Novosibirsk many times. But it is his first time with Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra.
Prokofiev's oratorio "Ivan the Terrible" was performed under the direction of Spanish conductor Cesar Alvarez, who, in addition, takes an active part in organizing the tour of the orchestra to Spain in January 2018.
Gogol-suite by "Alfred Schnittke” opened the concert. At the heart of this work is the music that the composer wrote for the play staged in the 70s of the last century by Yuri Lyubimov at the Taganka Theater (based on Nikolai Gogol's “Dead Souls”).