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Концерт состоялся 21 March 2018 года

Series: Cathedral's Eve

The voice of the orchestra is the most varicoloured palette of all possible acoustic combinations in music. But, unexpectedly, it still can be enriched by adding another “live” musical instrument that usually does not belong to the orchestra. Rather its own voice is often compared to that of a whole orchestra. The instrument in question is the organ. Its sound intensity is like that of a big group of musicians, and it has the biggest frequence range. The organ can converse with the orchestra as an equal and feel at ease with our familiar scores giving them unpredicted depth.

Another bonus is awaiting the connoisseurs of classical music for orchestra, the specific acoustics of the cathedral giving a special sacred meaning to any noble piece of music.

The programme of this unusual concert is variegated, from baroque and romantic masterpieces to the music of the 20th century. The artists are splendid too: a young trumpet-player awared with a prize of the government of Moscow, a flute and an oboe… As for the king of instruments, we are going to listen to the titular organist of the Catholic Cathedral in Moscow Marina Omelchenko.

Soloist of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
Alexandra Klyucheva

Chamber Orchestra of Moscow State Symphonic Orchestra

Art Director Ivar Rudin

Conductor Alexey Chuykov

Soloist of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
Ekaterina Sinelnikova

Soloist of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
Evgeny Zhadanov

Laureate of an international competition
Grigory Yakubovich (French horn)

Laureate of international competitions, winner of the Government of Moscow Award
Ilyas Nevretdinov (trumpet)

Titular organist of the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Moscow
Marina Omelchenko (organ)

Laureate of an international competition
Oleg Yakubovich (oboe)

Laureate of international competitions, soloist of the "New Opera" Theatre
Roman Bobrov (bass-baritone)

J. S. Bach

Aria from Orchestral suite n. 3

Cantata n. 82 “Ich habe genug” for bass, oboe and string orchestra


E. Elgar

Elegy for strings, Oр. 58



Ch.W. Gluck

Melody from “Orfeo ed Euridice” for flute and orchestra


D. Buxtehude  

Prelude for organ in G minor, Bux 149


A. Vivaldi

Concerto n. 34 in fa maggiore


J. S. Bach

Chorale prelude “Ich ruf zu Dir”

Prelude in b-moll (transcribed for trumpet and orchestra)


V. Vavilov

“Ave Maria” (erroneously attributed to G. Caccini, transcribed for trumpet and orchestra)


K. Atterberg

Concerto for French horn, string orchestra and percussion


F. Schubert

Evening serenade for strings


S. Barber

Adagio for strings (“Agnus Dei”)

March is considered a spring month, but the weather often lets us down. It seems that our spring mood, shy and gentle as a primrose, is about to disappear under another unwelcome snowstorm. Thus, as we feel impatient and suffer from vitamin deficiency, a good thing would be to encourage ourselves with live optimisic music. An orchestra always gives a positive impression. And what if we add a few organ colours and listen to this rare sound combination in a Neo-Gothic Cathedral?..

This concert is meant for those who love classical music and for those who don’t. If you belong to the first group, you will have one more opportunity to enjoy splendid compositions in the acoustics of a cathedral. And if you belong to the second group, you will have a chance to fall in love with classical art. 

We listened to: Flute, French horn, Kuhn Organ, Oboe, Orchestra, Organ, Trumpet, Voice

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