St Petersburg, Concert Hall

All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra


PERFORMERS:
Soloists:
Alexander Korepanov (oboe)
Zinoviya Nesterenko (violin)
Anastasia Tsaregorodtseva (cello)
Ilya Bykov (bassoon)
Alexandra Zvereva (flute)
Esenia Yevdokimova (harp)
Anastasia Timoshenko (violin)
Valeria Abramova (violin)
Temirlan Abedchanov (cello)
Anna Bobrova (cello)
Eleonora Kostina (percussion)
Yulia Nelubina (percussion)

Conductors: Yuri Bashmet, Claudio Vandelli


PROGRAMME:
Gioachino Rossini
Overture to La gazza ladra

Joseph Haydn
Sinfonia concertante for oboe, bassoon, violin and cello in B-flat major (1st movement)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, KV 299 (2nd movement)

Pablo de Sarasate
Navarra, Op. 33

Giovanni Sollima
Violoncelles, vibrez!

Georges Bizet – Dmitry Lukyanov
Fantasy on themes from Carmen for percussion and orchestra

Max Bruch
Romance for viola and orchestra, Op. 85

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67


General Partner of the concert:
PepsiCo

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About the performers

The All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of maestro Yuri Bashmet, was founded in 2012. The orchestra initially included 90 young musicians aged 10 to 22 from 35 cities of Russia.
The orchestra was formed based on the unique by its idea and scale nationwide classical music competition and has no analogues in Russian history. The qualifying rounds of the national classical music competition were held for seven months in all the federal districts of Russia. Yuri Bashmet participated personally in 8 of these regional qualifying rounds. For its entire existence, this competition has attracted over 1000 pupils from children’s music schools, children’s art schools and music academies. The finalists received a unique opportunity to participate in master classes conducted by leading musicians and to perform with them at the debut concert of the orchestra.
The All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra held their first concerts on 28 and 29 November 2012 in Sochi. The incredible success and attention to the first performance of the Orchestra prompted the idea and need to continue the project, which plays a huge role in drawing attention to children’s music education and cultural environment in our country, and the incredible need by both the children and their teachers to acquire new experience in the field of professional music education. Selection of the second group of the orchestra was held in 2013. The contest began in the Far East in April, with a qualifying round in Khabarovsk, after which qualifying rounds and auditions were held for some months throughout Russia. In late October, the orchestra gathered for a rehearsal session in Moscow and for the first time went for a concert tour with concerts in several cities of Russia. Concerts under the first Russian tour took place in Moscow at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, in Nizhny Novgorod, Perm and in Yekaterinburg.
In February 2014, the All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra took part in the closing ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
It is necessary to note that the Orchestra became the only symphony orchestra to perform at the Fisht Olympic Stadium for all the 4 ceremonies of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi.
The All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra will go on their first international tour in June 2015. They will hold concerts in Brussels, Geneva, and their final concert at the legendary Berliner Philharmonie concert hall in Berlin.
In June 2014, the Orchestra went on its first international tour. It gave concerts in Brussels, Geneva, Saint Petersburg, and Moscow; the Orchestra gave the final performance at the Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmonie. That same year, the Orchestra also toured Russia and performed in Crimea and the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire. In 2015, the musicians gave concerts in Moscow, Tyumen, and Sochi.
In 2016, qualifying auditions were held in all the federal districts of Russia to form a new Orchestra. A television special was filmed, depicting rehearsal sessions, qualifying rounds in various Russian cities, and the semi-finals in Moscow. The Orchestra’s concert in Moscow was broadcast live on TV channel Kultura. In the autumn of 2016, the Orchestra toured various Russian and European cities.
The musicians performed in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Amsterdam, Milan, and Vienna.

Age category 6+

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