Vladimir Samsonov (baritone)
Irina Mataeva (soprano)
Yevgeny Akimov (tenor)
The Tauride International Symphony Orchestra
Artistic Director and Conductor: Mikhail Golikov
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Overture from the opera Le nozze di Figaro
Don Giovanni’s aria from the opera Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni and Zerlina’s duet from the opera Don Giovanni
Figaro and Almaviva’s duet from the opera Il barbiere di Siviglia
Intermezzo from the opera Cavalleria rusticana
The Demon’s second romance from the opera The Demon
Leonora and the Count di Luna’s duet from the opera Il trovatore
Rigoletto’s aria from the opera Rigoletto
The Toreador’s couplets from the opera Carmen
Overture from the operetta Die Fledermaus
Pali Rach’s aria from the operetta Der Zigeunerprimas
Mr X’s aria from the operetta Die Zirkusprinzessin
Legendary Sevastopol (lyrics by Pyotr Gradov)
Ah, the Roads (lyrics by Lev Oshanin)
The Lonely Accordion (lyrics by Mikhail Isakovsky)
Do the Russians Want War (lyrics by Yevgeny Yevtushenko)
Waltz from the film Watch out for the Car
Why Is Your Heart so Alarmed (lyrics by Mikhail Matusovsky)
Sevastopol Waltz (lyrics by Georgy Rublyov)
From Heroes of Former Times (lyrics by Yevgeny Agranovich)
Kozelkov’s Dance with Friends from the ballet The Bolt
Love Song (lyrics by Lev Oshanin)
Evening Song (lyrics by Alexander Churkin)
The Queen (lyrics by Sergei Yesenin)
The Tauride International Symphony Orchestra inherited the traditions of the Tauride Cappella that was founded by the Commonwealth of Independent States’ Inter-Parliamentary Assembly to mark the 220th anniversary of the Tauride Palace and was formed after the example of the ensemble that served Prince Grigory Potyomkin.
Presently, the ensemble independently organises concerts and charity and social events. The orchestra works under the aegis of the foundation The Charitable Foundation for the Support and Development of the Tauride Cappella founded by Mikhail Golikov.
The orchestra includes virtuoso international musicians from countries including the USA, Finland, Costa Rica, Mongolia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and Kazakhstan. Most of the orchestra’s musicians study at or have graduated from the St Petersburg State Conservatoire.
The principal task of the Tauride International Symphony Orchestra is to promote Russian and world music.
The ensemble is a regular participant in the Night Music concert series in St Petersburg, Gatchina and Pushkin and it frequently takes part in Pushkin Day celebrations. The Tauride Orchestra performs concerts at the Great Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the St Petersburg State Cappella, the Mariinsky Theatre, the Tauride and Sheremetiev Palaces, St Isaac’s, Palace and Arts Squares.
The ensemble frequently performs on tour; it has appeared at prestigious international festivals in over twenty countries.