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concert 21st November

17th November 2013

Dear all,

Some of you may be interested in this concert.

With best wishes

Anna

We would like to invite you to wonderful free concert being presented by the the St Petersburg University of Culture and Arts this Thursday 21st November at 7.30 pm at St James’s Church , Piccadilly, London. Victor Akulovich will conduct the superb Chamber Orchestra of Russian Folk Music, and amongst the featured soloists will be the pianist Nicholas Walker (whose recent St John’s Smith Square Concert received such huge critical acclaim)  who will perform the Balakirev Grande Fantasie, a work of great beauty and virtuosity. The complete programme is as follows:

 
Thursday 21 November 7.30pm
The Government of St Petersburg present “Autumn Fantasie”
Skomorokhi  Chamber Orchestra of Russian Folk Music  from the University of Culture and Arts, St Petersburg / Conductor Victor Akulovich

Soloists –  Nicholas Walker – piano; Nikolai Belyaev –  balalaika
Anastasia Manenko & Anastasia Upanova – dombra

Tchaikovsky – Dance of the Buffoons “Snow Maiden” 
Shostakovich – Lyric Waltz Bazzini – Witches Dance 
Tsygankov – “Greensward ” Fantasia for dombra
Tchaikovsky  – “In church” 
Vahutinsky  arr. Russian folk song “The Glade” for flute and orchestra
Tsygankov “Mar dyandya”Concert Fantasia for dombra 
Shostakovich – “National Holiday” from “The Gadfly”
Shalov “Pour, Simon!” Concert Fantasy for balalaika
Ditel – Fantasy on the Russian folk song “Peddlers”
Paganini – “Venetian Carnival”
Balakirev – Grand Fantasy on Russian Folk Songs, Op. 4 for Piano and Orchestra
This concert is part of the cultural and business mission of St Petersburg to London
Admission free
 
 Hope you can make it!
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