The Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra embarks on a concert tour of Russia, performing under the direction of Krzysztof Penderecki and Alexander Sladkovski. The programme of the concerts, which will take place in Perm, Moscow and St. Petersburg include, among others, works by Chopin, Moniuszko and Penderecki. The project is partly financed from the funds of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage under the “Promotion of Polish Culture Abroad” programme.
Sinfonia Varsovia will begin its concerts in Russia on 15 November in the city of Perm, which lies at the foot of the Ural Mountains. In the city’s Philharmonic, the Orchestra will play under the direction of Alexander Sladkovski. The programme of the concert will feature “The Fairy Tale” – a fantastic Overture by Stanisław Moniuszko, Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No.7 op.70 in E minor and Fryderyk Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 op. 11 in E minor. The soloist will be Philipp Kopachevsky, a young Russian pianist, winner of many international competitions.
On 17 November Sinfonia Varsovia will perform in the famous Concert Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. This time the Orchestra will be conducted by its artistic director – Krzysztof Penderecki. The Maestro will conduct his own work: Concerto doppio per violino, viola e orchestra, featuring Russian violinist Nikita Borisoglebski and Ukrainian viola player Maxim Rysanov. The other works in the programme are Serge Prokofiev’s Symphony No.1 Op. 25 in D major “Classical” and Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No.7 op.70 in E minor. The musicians will play the same programme two days later in the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.
More information: www.sinfoniavarsovia.org