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Festival, dedicated to Rodion Shchedrin‘s 75-anniversary
30 September 2007 - 18 December 2007

SCHEDULE 30 September 2007 - 18 December 2007

Rodion ShchedrinOn 16 December to Rodion Shchedrin are fulfilled 75 years, but anniversary concerts will begin long before this date. Unprecedented on the scales and the level of the begun to operate in it executors festival covers both the key works of composer, which glorified his name in many countries of peace, and the premiers of last decade. Among them - Russian choral opera "Boyarynia Morozova" (2006), for the first time completed in Moscow by the chamber of the mansions of Moscow conservatory under Boris Tevlin‘s management in 2006.

One of the brightest events of the festival, dedicated to the 75- anniversary of composer, will become Moscow of the premier of opera "Charmed wanderer" (according to Nikolai Leskov), written to order of New York philharmonic society and Maazelya for the first time represented in New York in 2002 under conductor Lorin‘s management. In its concert performance on 30 September by 2007 take part the soloists, chorus and symphonic orchestra of Mariinsky theater under Valerie Gergiyev‘s administration.

One of the most important directions in the creation of composer - genre of concert. In one of the programs immediately three such compositions of Shchedrin will sound: Fifth fortepiannyy concert in the bright performance of Denis Matsuyev‘s; dedicated by Yuri Bashmetu and by them usable "Concerto dolce" for the alto, the stringed orchestra and harp (1997); "Ancient music of Russian provincial it is circus" (concert N3 for the orchestra, 1989) in the interpretation BSO of the name of P.I.Chaykovskogo under the management Vladimir Fedoseev.

In the anniversary festival of Rodion Shchedrin the sign works of composer, connected with the names of his close friends and companions-in-arms, will sound. First name in this list - Dmitriy Shostakovic. "Dialogues with Shostakovich" - symphonic studies for the orchestra, created to order Maris Yansons and Pitsburgsky symphonic orchestra and for the first time completed in 2002, when Shchedrin became the "Composer of year" in Pittsburgh. On the premier this composition was fulfilled next to the suite from the "Lady Macbeth Mtsenskogo district" Shostakovich, that also served as occasion for the appearance of "Dialogues". "Parabola concertante" - concert parable for the violoncello, stringed and kettledrum - is connected with Mstislav Rostropovich‘s name. These are the fourth composition for the violoncello, created for the great musician and for the first time completed Rostropovich, its kind the violonchel version of the "Charmed wanderer" (although the author removed this name). It will carry out also one of the associates of composer - violoncellist David Geringas (Germany). Romantic music of "Anna Karenina" is connected with ballerina Maya Plisetskaia, "Two tango of Albeniz" (2006) - with the Spanish theme in Shchedrin‘s music, which was reflected in the famous "Carmen-suite" and the "Imitation to Albeniz". In the anniversary concert participates one of the best Russian orchestras - RNO under Mikhail Pletnev‘s management.

SCHEDULE 30 September 2007 - 18 December 2007

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