Music in underground, renovation of the first performance and great festive concert - tomorrow is 60th anniversary of Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra
Today Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates its anniversary with a great festive concert "60 Years of Triumph". The orchestra conducted by its artistic director and chief conductor Gintaras Rinkevicius will perform with pianist Dmitri Masleev, winner of the recent International Competition named after Tchaikovsky. The anniversary will be marked not with the concert only: today in Arnold Kats State concert Hall orchestra’s history photo exhibition was presented and it will be available to concerts’ listeners during the month. Since Monday all subway stations of Novosibirsk began to sound recording of Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra. In June the collective will give a big concert in the place where was the first in its history concert - in the city Novoaltaysk of Altai Region.
On 29th of March Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra gives the most important concert of the main season: the program "60 Years of Triumph" will be devoted to the anniversary of the leading musical collective of Novosibirsk. Together with the orchestra pianist Dmitri Masleev will perform - winner of the International Competition named after Tchaikovsky - one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. The orchestra will be conducted by Gintaras Rinkevicius - artistic director and chief conductor of the orchestra. TV channel "Culture" will record this concert and TV version of the anniversary performance should appear on the federal television approximately in May. The potential audience of the channel is estimated at 110 million viewers.
Anniversary concert program contains Overture-Fantasia “Romeo and Juliet" by Tchaikovsky, Concerto number 2 for piano and orchestra by Rachmaninov and also miniatures of Mozart, Wagner, Bizet, Rimsky-Korsakov and other composers.
From 28th of March and until the end of the week in the "Radio Metro" broadcast at all Novosibirsk metro stations fragments of classic works by Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra will sound. The action was organized by Philharmonic in cooperation with Radio "City Wave" and is dedicated to the anniversary of the collective. The list includes works by Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Rossini, Smetana.
Orchestra’s history photo exhibition was opened on 28th of March at the Arnold Kats State Concert Hall. About half of the 63 frames, depicting events from the 1960s to the present time, were taken by Alexander Guryanov - musician of Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, concertmaster of the bassoons. The exhibition brings together shots from concerts, tours and collective’s everyday backstage life. The exposition will be presented during a month and will be available to all visitors of concerts in Arnold Kats State Concert Hall.
At a press conference held after the opening of the exhibition, Tatyana Lyudmilina, general director of the Novosibirsk Philharmonics, announced plans to renovate the first concert in the history of the collective in June.
"All the current concert season is dedicated to the orchestra’s anniversary. We started it with a kind of concert-reconstruction: there were compositions, which made up a program of our renowned collective’s first performance in 1956 - said Tatiana Lyudmilina - In June, we also want to hold a concert-reconstruction, but of a different kind. The orchestra will travel to the city Novoaltaysk of Altai Region. It was there in 1956, not yet in the city, but in the village Chesnokovka, the first concert of the orchestra. After 60 years we will perform there again".
Two tours of orchestra in this concert season were also dedicated to its anniversary - in September the collective visited Italy with three concerts, in early March it has taken a grand tour through Spain, Germany and Austria, the final concert of the tour was held in St. Petersburg in concert hall of Mariinsky Theatre. 7 concerts included in the tour were attended by more than 10,000 listeners, including such prestigious halls as the Konzerthaus in Vienna.
In April Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra once again will become one of the key heroes of Vadim Repin’s Trans-Siberian Art Festival, which will last from 9th to 24th of April and will gather leading world performers of classical music in Novosibirsk again.
Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1956 by legendary conductor, People’s Artist of USSR, professor Arnold Kats. In 1982 it gained the title of “academic”. Today Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the best philharmonic orchestras in the country, it performs with the legendary soloists and conductors, gives concerts in leading concert halls of the world.
Program “60 Years of Triumph” comes to the Novosibirsk Philharmonics’ cycle “Laureates of XV International Competition named after P.I. Tchaikovsky”. Triumphant of XV International Competition named after P.I. Tchaikovsky (2015), winner of the I Prize and Golden Medal Dmitry Masleev (piano) will perform together with Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto №2 for piano and orchestra by Rachmaninov. To be noticed, that Dmitry Masleev studied in Novosibirsk in Novosibirsk Specialized Music School (college).