Wednesday, 3 February 2021

A Russian soloist, a Russian composer, an Italian orchestra; Sergej Krylov directs the Orchestra della Toscana in Tchaikovsky

Sergey Krylov
For those wanting to take advantage of the streaming possibilities of the internet to catch performances which they might otherwise miss, there is an intriguing concert tomorrow night (Thursday 4 February 2021) -  featuring a Russian soloist, a Russian composer and an Italian orchestra. 

The violinist Sergej Krylov will direct the Orchestra della Toscana from the violin, taking the role of soloist and director in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto along with the Serenade for Strings. The concert is being streamed from the Teatro Verdi in Florence at 9pm CET (8pm UK time) on Thursday 4 February. The concert will be live streamed without an audience.

Born in Moscow, Sergey Krylov studied at the Moscow Central School of Music and since 2008 has been music director of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra. The Orchestra dell Toscana was founded in 1983 under the artistic direction of Luciano Berio. It is based at the Teatro Verdi in Florence, where it gives the majority of its concerts. In September 2020, Daniele Rusitoni was appointed the ensemble's new music director.

The concert is part of the orchestra's Musica Divina series, bringing music to audiences during pandemic restrictions. Further information from the orchestra's website.

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