St Petersburg, Concert Hall

Sofia Kiprskaya recital (harp)

In memory of Yoko Nagae Ceschina

Sofia Kiprskaya (harp)
Ilya Kozlov (violin)
Igor Zolotaryov (violin)
Vladimir Yunovich (cello)
Yuri Afonkin (viola)

The Renaissance Percussion ensemble comprising:
Dmitry Gabbasov
Grigory Zhuravlev
Dmitry Fyodorov
Vladislav Ivanov
Gleb Logvinov
Vladimir Maslov
Mikhail Vedunkin
Fyodor Khandrikov
Yevgeny Zhikalov
Arseny Shuplyakov

Conductor: Ivan Stolbov

Bedřich Smetana – Hanuš Trneček
Fantasia on themes of the symphonic poem Má vlast for solo harp, Op. 45

Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Valery Kikta
Fantasia for solo harp on themes from the opera The Queen of Spades

Manuel de Falla
Danse espagnole for solo harp from the ballet La vida breve

Edward Kiprsky
Concertino Eligiac for harp and string quartet

Alberto Evaristo Ginastera
Harp Concerto, revised by Vyacheslav Kruglik (premiere performance marking 100 years since the composer's birth)

Кarl Jenkins – Vladislav Ivanov
Palladio for electro-harp and percussion

Countess Ceschina died in January 2015. She was not just a friend and partner of the Mariinsky Theatre – she was a true admirer of Russian culture. Thanks to her inestimable support, countless numbers of music lovers throughout the world including in Japan and the USA were able to discover and fall in love with the works of Russian composers. As a professional harpist herself, she thought of the Mariinsky Orchestra as her “home” ensemble – as part of her family. Some of the merit for the acoustically perfect Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre belongs to Countess Yoko Nagae Ceschina. Numerous audio and video production projects of the Mariinsky recording label were also made possible thanks to her generous support.

About the performers

The Renaissance Percussion ensemble was founded in 2005 by Vladislav Ivanov and Arseny Shuplyakov. It comprises percussion musicians of the Mariinsky Orchestra. In 2005 the ensemble gave its first concert performances in Russia and abroad and won 1st prize at the International Rachmaninoff Ensembles’ Competition in St Petersburg. In 2012, the ensemble again took 1st prize at that competition. Today the ensemble’s repertoire includes works from various eras and styles. One of the ensemble’s priorities is performing music by Russian and European classical composers in arrangements for melodic percussion instruments written by members of the ensemble Vladislav Ivanov and Arseny Shuplyakov themselves. The ensemble’s repertoire also includes works for impact percussion, variety stage music and contemporary classical music.

Age category 6+

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