Music

Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra Performs Rachmaninov at Cadogan Hall, 28 June

Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra Performs Rachmaninov at Cadogan Hall, 28 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/06/2017 3:06 PM

Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.3 was first performed in London in 1937, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham for his new London Philharmonic. Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra brings this work of ‘superb Russian melancholy’ to life, conducted by Martin André. The concert also features Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920 version) and Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, performed by Hannah […] Read More

Strains of Revolution, II, The British Library, 27 June

Strains of Revolution, II, The British Library, 27 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/06/2017 10:51 AM

See the exhibition through a musical lens A unique opportunity to hear the Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths exhibition brought to life with music. Working closely with the collection and Performing the Jewish Archive, composers and musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music have composed new works inspired by the objects on display. These […] Read More

Strains of Revolution. Part I,  The British Library, 27 June

Strains of Revolution. Part I, The British Library, 27 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/06/2017 6:46 PM

Enjoy free music in the Entrance Hall Hear the Library filled with the sounds of Jewish music performed from artefacts that survived the Revolution, as well as new commissions inspired by the items on display in the Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths exhibition. Members of the Clothworkers Consort of Leeds choir come together with musicians composers […] Read More

Lecture – recital Music of the Russian Revolution 1917. 2 July at Pushkin House

Lecture – recital Music of the Russian Revolution 1917. 2 July at Pushkin House

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/06/2017 10:00 AM

Yulia Chaplina (piano & narration) Jonathan Deakin (guest performer, piano duo) A wonderful 60 mins programme of Russian piano music is presented by Yulia Chaplina and Jonathan Deakin (no interval). The programme includes music by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev written during the 1917 Russian Revolution as well as other compositions written before and after, illustrating the […] Read More

Tchaikovsky Gala at the Royal Albert Hall, RPO,  20 June

Tchaikovsky Gala at the Royal Albert Hall, RPO, 20 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/06/2017 9:18 AM

Experience the passion, magic and drama of Tchaikovsky in a concert full of some of his most celebrated works, including the incomparable Piano Concerto No.1, performed by the young and internationally acclaimed Swiss-Canadian pianist Teo Gheorghiu, exquisite extracts from the enormously popular The Nutcracker, and a thrilling 1812 Overture firework finale – all conducted by the RPO’s Permanent Associate […] Read More

Saved from Oblivion: Songs by the Russian Composer Nikolai Golovanov Performed by the Bolshoi Soloist Igor Golovatenko, 17 June

Saved from Oblivion: Songs by the Russian Composer Nikolai Golovanov Performed by the Bolshoi Soloist Igor Golovatenko, 17 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/06/2017 11:50 PM

Would you like to discover a new name in the history of Russian music which had been cast into oblivion and then rescued from it? Learn of someone you might have never heard before? And listen to new musical pieces performed by a leading soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre? Then you definitely should go to this […] Read More

Fundraising Dinner Concert ‘1917: The Final Flowering’ by Alexander Karpeyev. 22 June

Fundraising Dinner Concert ‘1917: The Final Flowering’ by Alexander Karpeyev. 22 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/06/2017 1:34 PM

Alexander Karpeyev is music curator at the Pushkin House and Artistic Director of the London Medtner Festival. He is quickly gaining reputation as one of the leading Russian pianists of his generation. On 13 February 2017 he gave a critically acclaimed recital at London’s prestigious Kings Place. Reviews of 1917: The Final Flowering are available at […] Read More

Culture and Revolution II: Music and Performance, British Library, 15 June

Culture and Revolution II: Music and Performance, British Library, 15 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/06/2017 12:11 PM

The Russian Revolution heralded an explosion in artistic creation and expression. In the second of four illustrated lectures on the Russian avant-garde, Rosamund Bartlett explores the impact and influence of the events of 1917 on music and performance. Rosamund Bartlett is a leading authority on the cultural history of Russia. Best known for her acclaimed […] Read More

SOUNDS OF THE REVOLUTION. Review

SOUNDS OF THE REVOLUTION. Review

BY Iva Novakova POSTED 10/05/2017 12:11 PM

What could be a better place in London than the British Library to resurrect a revolutionary atmosphere of 1917 Russia and retrospectively reflect on the world-changing events of the period! A brief encounter with Lenin alias Jacob Richter, together with the architectural features of the Entrance Hall – its monumental scale with whitewashed and bricked walls resembling […] Read More

Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano

Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/04/2017 9:29 PM

Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano Part of International Piano Series Alexander Gavrylyuk, winner of the 2005 Arthur Rubinstein Competition, makes his debut in the International Piano Series. De Telegraaf calls Alexander Gavrylyuk ‘one of the great discoveries of the past decade’. Please note change of programme. His recital begins with an imposing piano transcription of Bach’s Toccata […] Read More

Music from the Time of the Earthquake: Concert by Russkaya Capella, Glasgow, 10 -11 June

Music from the Time of the Earthquake: Concert by Russkaya Capella, Glasgow, 10 -11 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 5:35 PM

The final appearances of Russkaya Cappella in Glasgow during the 2016-17 season will follow this June. This commemorative programme  is tied up to the centenary of the Russian revolutions. There will be two successive concerts given by the ensemble On Saturday 10 June at 13.00 at Renfield St Stephen’s Church, Bath Street, lasts approximately 45 minutes. […] Read More

Late at the Library: Sounds of the Revolution, British Library, 5 May

Late at the Library: Sounds of the Revolution, British Library, 5 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 5:06 PM

This night of radical sound and silent film is directed by Gabriel Prokofiev with the superb musicians of the Renegade Orchestra. Echoes of Russian classical music greats are cut with sonic experimentation and electronica, reflecting the remarkable avant-garde experimentation of a century ago, alongside a screening of the 1927 film The End of St Petersburg […] Read More

THEATRE: MOZART & SALIERI by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian House for Culture and Science, 22nd May

THEATRE: MOZART & SALIERI by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian House for Culture and Science, 22nd May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/04/2017 1:18 PM

Time Zone Theatre’s acclaimed revival of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s rarely performed masterpiece is touring in  England and Denmark this year. We are delighted to celebrate the start of our tour with a special performance at the Russian House of Culture and Science on 22nd May at 8pm.  “Villainy and genius can never be compatible?“ The opera […] Read More

Semyon Slepakov Charity Concert in aid of Gift of Life. 1st May

Semyon Slepakov Charity Concert in aid of Gift of Life. 1st May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/04/2017 2:00 PM

Exclusive charity concert of stand-up comedy star Semyon Slepakov on 1 May at Under the Bridge in aid of Gift of Life and Podari Zhizn. Followed by drinks reception with the performer. Hosted by Chulpan Khamatova. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit children with cancer in Russian hospitals. Thanks to generosity of the sponsors, […] Read More

Vladimir Tarasov. Tapestry of Sound. 21 April at White Space Gallery

Vladimir Tarasov. Tapestry of Sound. 21 April at White Space Gallery

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/04/2017 12:57 PM

A world-famous drummer and visual artist, Vladimir Tarasov will perform at White Space Gallery on Friday 21 April, 19.00. Introduced by Alexander Kan RSVP essential White Space Gallery at Cultural Dialogue. 6 Pall Mall East, London SW1Y 5BF “Vladimir Tarasov, a drummer of rare subtlety and cunning, takes sensual delight in the very touch of his […] Read More

CONCERT: BMW GROUP Brings Valery Gergiev to Perform Rakhmaninov on Trafalgar Square, 21 May

CONCERT: BMW GROUP Brings Valery Gergiev to Perform Rakhmaninov on Trafalgar Square, 21 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/04/2017 7:28 PM

The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev, performs an all-Rachmaninov programme in London’s Trafalgar Square on Sunday 21 May, the sixth concert in the Orchestra’s annual BMW LSO Open Air Classics series, free and open to all. Rising star pianist Behzod Abduraimov makes his debut with the LSO performing Rachmaninov’s famous Rhapsody on a […] Read More

London Concert Choir Programme Featuring Rachmaninov’s Choral The Bells with Natalya Romaniw, Andrew Rees and Michael Druiett, 29 March, Barbican.

London Concert Choir Programme Featuring Rachmaninov’s Choral The Bells with Natalya Romaniw, Andrew Rees and Michael Druiett, 29 March, Barbican.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/03/2017 12:00 AM

Rachmaninov’s choral symphony The Bells is the main work in this all-Russian concert. Written in 1913, Rachmaninov declared it his favourite of all his compositions. Its four movements brilliantly portray the glittering silver sleigh-bells, mellow golden wedding bells, clamorous brass alarm bells and mournful iron funeral bells on the journey from youth to the grave. […] Read More

THEATRE: WNO and Royal Welsh College of Music Mark 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution with Opera, Chamber Music and Drama Revival

THEATRE: WNO and Royal Welsh College of Music Mark 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution with Opera, Chamber Music and Drama Revival

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/03/2017 12:00 AM

Arts organisations across Wales are putting together a season of performances and events for “R17” – the first collaboration of its kind, which capture the social and cultural explosion of the era, and Wales’ historic connections with the Russia of 1917. Russian Revolution will be a major presentation of three epic Russian themed works for […] Read More

MUSIC: Russian Vocal Virtuosi. The Hermitage Ensemble Concert at St Nicholas-at-Wade church in Kent. 21 March

MUSIC: Russian Vocal Virtuosi. The Hermitage Ensemble Concert at St Nicholas-at-Wade church in Kent. 21 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/03/2017 12:00 AM

The Hermitage Ensemble is a choir consisting of Russian vocal virtuosi from St Petersburg. The group have been performing their unique mixture of Orthodox chants and folk music, with some modern hits too, in churches across Europe for twenty years. Their sound has been described as “one moment like a Slavic barber shop quartet and the next like […] Read More

Review: Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi in London

Review: Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi in London

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

Within just a single week,  “Ensemble Productions” brought two absolutely stunning events to London. The first one — the superb celebration of classical music by maestro  Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra — took place on 8th March at the Barbican Hall. The orchestra gave their single performance in London to celebrate the International Women’s Day. […] Read More

Pavel Timofeyevsky Piano Recital, 2 May

Pavel Timofeyevsky Piano Recital, 2 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

Acclaimed pianist Pavel Timofeyevsky returns to the Royal Over-Seas League with an exciting programme that includes one of the best loved works of the 19th century piano repertoire: Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Considered revolutionary, Mussorgsky’s cycle encourages the listener to imagine and transform music into vivid images. This enduring work inspired generations of […] Read More

CONCERT: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin to Perform with  Polina Leschenko, piano, Wigmore Hall, 27 March

CONCERT: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin to Perform with Polina Leschenko, piano, Wigmore Hall, 27 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

It is a unique opportunity offering itself to listen to the famous violin player Patricia Kopatchinskaja performing at Wigmore Hall on Monday 27 March at 7:30PM. Patricia Kopatchinskaja is Wigmore Hall’s Artist in Residence this season, and presents three concerts crafted to show the versatility, curiosity and wide musical passions of a true pioneer among […] Read More

FILM: New Babylon, World Premiere and Live Performance of Shostakovich’s Lost Piano Score by Sasha Grynyuk, 25 March

FILM: New Babylon, World Premiere and Live Performance of Shostakovich’s Lost Piano Score by Sasha Grynyuk, 25 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/03/2017 12:00 AM

An exceptional opportunity to hear in Barbican the score as the composer himself intended –Shostakovich’s hitherto lost original piano score to the newly restored and expanded avant-garde Soviet masterpiece about the revolutionary 1871 Paris Commune. Shostakovich’s spectacular first film score, New Babylon, was written when he was just 23 years old and is, alongside The […] Read More

REVIEW: The Wide Maslenitsa at the Cadogan Hall. By Maria Golovteeva.

REVIEW: The Wide Maslenitsa at the Cadogan Hall. By Maria Golovteeva.

BY Maria Golovteeva. POSTED 06/03/2017 12:00 AM

On February 24th, the Maslenitsa Celebration Concert  took place at the Cadogan Hall. The Annual Russian Festival Maslenitsa, named after a traditional Slavic celebration of spring before the Great Lent, has been celebrating Russian art, theatre, music and Russian cuisine to London since 2009. This concert, attracting  members of  the public interested in the Russian […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky about His Family Background, Mentors and Performing Classical Music. By Irene Kukota.

INTERVIEW: Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky about His Family Background, Mentors and Performing Classical Music. By Irene Kukota.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 06/03/2017 12:00 AM

Alexander Sitkovetsky is a British violinist of Russian origin. Although still young, he already has his page on BBC Music and is known to have performed with the Netherlands Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Brussels Philharmonic, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, Academy of St. Martin’s […] Read More

CONCERT: Roustem Saitkulov to Give Solo Performance at Salle Gaveau in Paris, 3 March.

CONCERT: Roustem Saitkulov to Give Solo Performance at Salle Gaveau in Paris, 3 March.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/03/2017 12:00 AM

On 3rd March in Paris at SALLE GAVEAU Roustem Saitkulov will give a solo performance.  Roustem Saitkoulov is one of the leading pianists of his generation, who frequently teams up with other outstanding musicians, such as Maxim Vengerov. “One appreciates the remarkable technical potential of Roustem Saitkoulov, but even more the musical perspective he conveys. […] Read More

CONCERT: Boris Berezovsky to Perform at Southbank Centre on 28 February.

CONCERT: Boris Berezovsky to Perform at Southbank Centre on 28 February.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/02/2017 12:00 AM

Russian pianist Boris Berezovsky is internationally lauded for his extraordinary technical accomplishments and imaginative flair. Over the years, his recordings have been showered with accolades, including a BBC Music Magazine Award for his Chopin/Godowsky Études and the Choc de la Musique award. Beethoven’s ‘Hammerklavier’ Sonata – one of the most iconoclastic, dramatic and imposing works […] Read More

CONCERT: Music of the Russian Revolution 1917, Concert 1 on 3 March

CONCERT: Music of the Russian Revolution 1917, Concert 1 on 3 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/02/2017 12:00 AM

The programme covers a wide range of  works composed either just before or after the 1917 revolution in Russia. The pieces  will be performed by the artistic director pianist Yulia Chaplina and her colleagues  pianists, Elena Toponogova and Maria Kustas, violin player Elizabeth Turmo and soprano Victoria Skornyakova. Programme: Scriabin Sonate N 9 (Yulia Chaplina, piano) […] Read More

CONCERT: Alexander Sitkovetsky with Vienna Tonkuenstler Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, 28th February.

CONCERT: Alexander Sitkovetsky with Vienna Tonkuenstler Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, 28th February.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/02/2017 12:00 AM

If you would like to enjoy the performance by an exceptionally gifted violin virtuoso player Alexander Sitkovetsky, who has been praised for his interpretations and technique world over, then you should come to the concert at Cadogan Hall on 28th February.  He will be performing three concerts by Felix Mendelssohn and Jean Sibelius with Vienna […] Read More

EVENT: Sacred Russian Music Performed by St Petersburg Chamber Choir, 19 March

EVENT: Sacred Russian Music Performed by St Petersburg Chamber Choir, 19 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/02/2017 12:00 AM

One of Russia ‘s leading choirs, the St. Petersburg Chamber Choir is actively involved in continuing the rich traditions of Russian and European vocal music. Founded in 1977, the choir is made up of professional musicians who have completed their studies at Russia ‘s top musical institutions. Besides receiving numerous national awards, it has excelled […] Read More

EVENT: Music of the Mountains. Evening with Timur Dzeytov, People’s Artist of the Ingush Republic, February 22, 2017

EVENT: Music of the Mountains. Evening with Timur Dzeytov, People’s Artist of the Ingush Republic, February 22, 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/02/2017 12:00 AM

A virtuoso of the national Ingush instrument dakhchan pandar, a fine guitarist, singer and songwriter (laureate of Pesnya Goda – Song of the Year), he has performed in the Kremlin Palace, the Bolshoi Theatre and other top concert venues in Russia, and has toured internationally in Belgium, Israel, Yemen, Jordan, Turkey, Kazakhstan and more. Award-winning […] Read More

MASLENITSA: Maslenitsa Celebration Concert, 24 February, 7.30pm

MASLENITSA: Maslenitsa Celebration Concert, 24 February, 7.30pm

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/02/2017 12:00 AM

A Celebration Concert forms the highlight of the 2017 Festival Maslenitsa/Russian Week in London. Maslenitsa is a well-loved spring festival marking the end of the winter, and the concert is the culmination of a vibrant week of activities across the capital. The programme will feature a wide range of dance and music from classical and […] Read More

CONCERT: Rachmaninov Vespers By Candlelight New London Singers, St.Martin- in- the- Fields, 11 February

CONCERT: Rachmaninov Vespers By Candlelight New London Singers, St.Martin- in- the- Fields, 11 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/02/2017 12:00 AM

St. Martin-in-the Fields has another musical treat for us in store. This time, Rachmaninov’s Vespers will be performed by Ivor Setterfield, an outstanding British conductor who worked with Gennadi Rozhdestvensky and once studied in Siena with great Ilya Musin and Valery Gergiev. He is going to perform great Rachmaninov’s work conducting the New London Singers […] Read More

Alexander Karpeyev to Perform Pieces by Russian Composers at Kings Place, 13 February

Alexander Karpeyev to Perform Pieces by Russian Composers at Kings Place, 13 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/02/2017 12:00 AM

Alexander Karpeyev is rapidly gaining a reputation as a notable interpreter of the piano music of the Russian Silver Age. His Kings Place debut gathers together pieces by the émigré composers Grechaninov, Medtner, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Stravinsky. Having fled Russia before or immediately following the Russian Revolution, they were later divided in their opinions of […] Read More

CONCERT: Virtuosi. Baroque to Romanticism. March 15, 7.30 p.m. Leighton House.

CONCERT: Virtuosi. Baroque to Romanticism. March 15, 7.30 p.m. Leighton House.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/01/2017 12:00 AM

We would like to invite you to a unique event – something which promises to be a stunning recital from two rising stars and the beautiful evening of exquisite musical highlights! And in the most haunting and evocative of London settings — Lord Leighton’s legendary house whose interior is an amalgam of European dreams and […] Read More

Vladimir Spivakov to give a Single Concert “From Haydn to Piazzolla” in March

Vladimir Spivakov to give a Single Concert “From Haydn to Piazzolla” in March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/01/2017 12:00 AM

Outstanding Russian conductor Vladimir Spivakov and  Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra arrive to London to give a one-off a special concert “From Haydn to Piazzolla” on 8 March at London Barbican Hall. Eminent violinist Vladimir Spivakov is renowned throughout Russia as the founder and director of the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra and the National Philharmonic Orchestra […] Read More

St Martin-in-the-Fields to Host Rachmaninov’s Vespers by Candlelight

St Martin-in-the-Fields to Host Rachmaninov’s Vespers by Candlelight

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/01/2017 12:00 AM

This week, on January 12th, Skolia Choir returns to the legendary St Martin-in-the-Fields with Rachmaninov’s All Night Vigil.  The performance is to take place on January 12th, between 9.30 p.m. and 10.30 p.m.  Tickets can be booked by clicking on the link below: http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/rachmaninov-vespers-by-candlelight-6/ All are welcome! Read More

MUSIC: Traditional Carols for Orthodox Christmas by East Warsaw Ensemble at Pushkin House, 6 January 2017

MUSIC: Traditional Carols for Orthodox Christmas by East Warsaw Ensemble at Pushkin House, 6 January 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/12/2016 12:00 AM

Eastern Voices: Traditional Carols for Orthodox Christmas from Russia, Ukraine and Poland  at Pushkin House 5a Bloomsbury Square London WC1A 2TA 6 January 2017, 7:00-8:30pm For Orthodox Christmas, East Warsaw ensemble has prepared a program of traditional carols from Poland, Ukraine and Russia. The repertoire of the concert will include both canonical lyrics about the […] Read More

MUSIC: Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra at the Barbican, 8 March 2017

MUSIC: Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra at the Barbican, 8 March 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/12/2016 12:00 AM

Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra: From Haydn to Piazzolla  Barbican Hall Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS, UK 8 March 2017 8pm A concert with the respected conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov and the orchestra he founded almost forty years ago. As a young musician, Spivakov quickly established himself as one of Russia’s most important […] Read More

MUSIC: The Old Tales of Kitezh Grad: Sing Russian with OperaCoast at Pushkin House, 16 December

MUSIC: The Old Tales of Kitezh Grad: Sing Russian with OperaCoast at Pushkin House, 16 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/12/2016 12:00 AM

The Old Tales of Kitezh Grad: Sing Russian with OperaCoast  Pushkin House 5a Bloomsbury Square London WC1A 2TA 7:30-9:00pm Tickets: £15 The legend goes that when the Mongols approached Kitezh Grad, its citizens did not even try to defend themselves, as they fully trusted in God’s protection. They prayed together until, in front of the […] Read More

EVENT: Gift of Life Presents Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ at Royal Festival Hall, 14 January 2017

EVENT: Gift of Life Presents Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ at Royal Festival Hall, 14 January 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/11/2016 12:00 AM

Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ in aid of Gift of Life Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX 14 January 2017 Tickets: £16-£85 Renowned conductor and Artistic Director Teodor Currentzis and his famous orchestra, musicAeterna, are returning to London for an exclusive performance of the music from Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet in aid of the Gift […] Read More

MUSIC: LSO’s Prokofiev Symphony No 6 with Valery Gergiev and Barry Douglas at Barbican Hall, 29 November

MUSIC: LSO’s Prokofiev Symphony No 6 with Valery Gergiev and Barry Douglas at Barbican Hall, 29 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/11/2016 12:00 AM

LSO’s Prokofiev Symphony No 6 with Valery Gergiev and Barry Douglas Barbican Hall, London Tue 29 Nov 2016 7.30pm – 9.30pm Valery Gergiev conducts a pair of concerts featuring masterworks by two of Russia’s pre-eminent composers, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Gergiev is joined by Irish pianist Barry Douglas who debuted with the LSO a decade ago […] Read More

MUSIC: London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev with Barry Douglas at Barbican, 30 November

MUSIC: London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev with Barry Douglas at Barbican, 30 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/11/2016 12:00 AM

London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev with Barry Douglas At Barbican Centre 30 November at 7:30pm Valery Gergiev conducts a pair of concerts featuring masterworks by two of Russia’s pre-eminent composers, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Despite a rocky first reception, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 has gone on to become one of the best-known concertos in […] Read More

REVIEW: ‘The Nose’ at the Royal Opera House by James Butterwick

REVIEW: ‘The Nose’ at the Royal Opera House by James Butterwick

BY James Butterwick POSTED 11/11/2016 12:00 AM

REVIEW: ‘The Nose’ at the Royal Opera House by James Butterwick  Olfactory perception – Shostakovich conkers? Whilst I am in the moron category regarding love of opera, I did once summon from my innards some appreciation of the genre 10 years ago. This was the red-letter day when I clapped eyes and ears on Lady […] Read More

MUSIC: Concert by Boris Grebenshchikov at the Royal Geographical Society, 25 November

MUSIC: Concert by Boris Grebenshchikov at the Royal Geographical Society, 25 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/11/2016 12:00 AM

Concert by Boris Grebenshchikov at the Royal Geographical Society 25 November  21:00 Boris Grebenshikov, a legendary Russian rock singer and leader of the band Aquarium, will perform in London on the 25th of November at the Royal Geographical Society.  He will be accompanied by four outstanding musicians, Brian Finnegan, an Irish flute player, Liam Bradley on […] Read More

ARTICLE: Matryoshka Radio: Russian Radio, British-style by Irene Kukota

ARTICLE: Matryoshka Radio: Russian Radio, British-style by Irene Kukota

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 03/11/2016 12:00 AM

Matryoshka Radio: Russian Radio, British-style  by Irene Kukota Matryoshka Radio has recently become an integral part of many a Russian Londoner’s lifestyle. Regardless of its youthful age (the station turns one year old on 26th November 2016), it is already a well-recognised and established brand in and outside the UK. Matryoshka Radio is the first (and only) […] Read More

MUSIC: Zemfira: Little Man at O2 Brixton Academy, 6 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 31/10/2016 12:00 AM

Zemfira: Little Man at O2 Brixton Academy 6 November, 19:00 One of the biggest stars of the Russian rock scene, Zemfira will appear at the O2 Brixton Academy in London. This event promises to go down in history, not least because Zemfira will be the first Russian singer to give a concert on the same […] Read More

MUSIC: Eugene Onegin: a representation of Russian music outside Russia, Cadogan Hall, 29 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/10/2016 12:00 AM

Eugene Onegin: a representation of Russian music outside Russia  Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall 29 November, 10:30 am Part of Opera Prelude Lecture Series 2016 Russian-born pianist and accompanist Maria Levandovskaya will take us through the plot of Eugene Onegin whilst discussing some of the main musical themes with illustrations from the piano and supported by Opera Prelude’s […] Read More

NEWS: Valery Gergiev’s Latest Interpretation of the Nutcracker is Out Now

NEWS: Valery Gergiev’s Latest Interpretation of the Nutcracker is Out Now

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/10/2016 12:00 AM

VALERY GERGIEV’S LATEST INTERPRETATION OF THE NUTCRACKER IS OUT NOW ON APPLE MUSIC & iTUNES It was at The Mariinsky Theatre that The Nutcracker was first introduced to the world. Now, almost 125 years since its premiere, and from the very same hall comes a brand new reading of Tchaikovsky’s ballet masterpiece from Valery Gergiev. This Mariinsky Label […] Read More

MUSIC: Beloved Friend: Tchaikovsky Project at Barbican Centre, 28 October

MUSIC: Beloved Friend: Tchaikovsky Project at Barbican Centre, 28 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/10/2016 12:00 AM

Beloved Friend: Tchaikovsky Project BBC Symphony Orchestra/Bychkov At Barbican Centre 28 October 2016 at 19:30 Semyon Bychkov concludes his exploration of Tchaikovsky’s music with the composer’s great Pathétique symphony preceded by Rachmaninov’s colourful choral symphony The Bells. The BBC Symphony Chorus and superb soloists perform Rachmaninov’s The Bells, a colourful choral symphony after Edgar Allen Poe. […] Read More

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