Moscow Region Philharmonic supported by Moscow Government and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour Foundation presented the premiere of multimedia folk performance "Trinity. History Alive".
From 15 June to 28 August one of Moscow's major venues, the Church Council Hall at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour hosted a run of performances unparalleled in this country.
"Trinity. History Alive" is an incredible multimedia journey into the depths of Russia's history and culture. The protagonists took the audience on an hour-and-a-half trip to Russian customs and traditions. The fascinating story was backed up by legendary canvases from the Tretyakov State Gallery.
Music by celebrated Russian composers provided accompaniment for the action: Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Koraskov, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Schnittke, and others. The audience was introduced to classical works in unusual arrangements performed by a folk orchestra.
The production featured some of the most highly acclaimed Russia's ensembles: MRP's ensemble Russkiye Uzory, Moscow ensemble "Russkiye Sezony", and Sudakov Moscow State Capella.
The production featured a one-of-a-kind instrument, the belfry of "Russian Bells" ensemble set up onstage to create the right kind of vibe. Traditionally shaped bells went marvelously along with ancient Russian flat bells that were used in the works as bass instruments.
Facts about Trinity:
- Trinity. History Alive is the first Russia's international folk performance
- Original production about Russia's culture, customs and traditions
- Masterpieces from the collections of the Tretyakov State Gallery come alive
- Over 70 artists and musicians on stage at the same time
- Over 300 costumes tailor-made for the production
- 40 authentic folk musical instruments
- A synthesis of choral singing, music, dance, and theatre
- A live sound
- Release on a spectacular scale – over 50 performances on an everyday basis
- Performances in the heart of Moscow
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The Russian Times