St Petersburg, Concert Hall

Opening of the 10th St Petersburg International New Music Festival

Artistic Director: Mehdi Hosseini


Répons Ensemble
Conductor: Fedor Lednev

Ignat Khlobystin (flutes)
Denis Bystrov (oboe)
Serafima Verkholat (saxophones)
Dmitry Klemenok (percussions)
Alexey Glazkov (piano)
Vladislav Pesin (violin)
Marina Antonova (viola)
Yvetta Sheveleva (cello)
Nikolay Popov (electronics)

Vladimir Rannev
Variation on a theme by W. A. Mozart (Rondo KV 511) for ensemble

Svetlana Lavrova
404 for flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello

Nikolay Popov
Uldra’s song for ensemble and live-electronics

Mehdi Hosseini
Sarukhani III for ensemble and electronics

Alexander Khubeev
Soundscape for flute, alto saxophone, piano, violin and cello

Dmitri Kourliandski
Punctuation marks for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello

Elena Rykova
Alone against the wall for ensemble and electronics

From 24 May to 7 June 2023 the 10th St Petersburg International New Music Festival will be held by the St Petersburg Contemporary Music Centre This annual major forum of contemporary music in Russia will take place with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Government of St Petersburg under the direction of the artistic director and composer Mehdi Hosseini.
The St Petersburg International New Music Festival is a unique event in the Russian music culture. It covers various areas of contemporary classical music such as experimental, electroacoustic, electronic music, multimedia projects, free improvisation and others. The format of the music presentation is not limited to traditional academic concerts but also includes experimental performances.
The Festival is a point of intersection where the diverse world views of contemporary composers meet at a crossroads of musical paths, which have emerged in the past few years. The festival offers various musical concepts that facilitate the learning and understanding of a new, unique musical language of numerous dialects, created by late-20th-century and 21st-century composers. One of the key aims of the festival is to showcase and share the latest trends in the world of academic music. The programme includes only world and Russian premieres of works created in recent decades.

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