Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Russian National Orchestra celebrates its 30th birthday with gala live-streamed from Moscow

Vadim Repin, Sergej Krylov, Alexander Rudin, Boris Berezovsky, Mikkhail Pletnev
 

If you are feeling a bit Beethovened out, then how about celebrating his 250th birthday with a (virtual) visit to Russia. At 4pm GMT (5pm CET) the Russian National Orchestra will be celebrating its 30th birthday with a gala concert at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow. The orchestra will be conducted by its artistic director and founder, Mikhail Pletnev. 

The programme for the concert is being kept under wraps, but the guest soloists will include violinists Vadim Repin, and Sergej Krylov, cellist Alexander Rudin and pianist Boris Berezovsky.

The Russian National Orchestra was founded in Moscow by pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev, and since then has released over 80 recordings. It was the first Russian orchestra to win a Grammy Award (in 2004 for its recording of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf), and was the first Russian orchestra to play at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican, and in Israel.

Full details from the orchestra's website. The concert will be streamed on YouTube and meloman.ru

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