MRP presents “Children’s Region Philharmonic”, a project involving prominent musicians and multi-genre artists giving performances throughout the year in children’s art schools across Moscow region.
The project was launched on 10 September at Tchaikovsky Museum in Klin with “The Seasons”. Works of the same name by Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky performed by Chamber orchestra Instrumental Capella, Dmitry Borodin (violin) and Oleg Kalagurov (piano) were played in a new, original version accompanied by pantomime and video art, conducted by Sergey Inkov and directed by Olesya Nevmerzhitskaya.
On 29 October Kalinin community centre (Korolyov town) hosted “Music Station”, an interactive program featuring “Instrumental Capella”, artist Svetlana Stepchenko, actor Yuri Sokirkin, ballet dancer Elizaveta Taranda, circus artist Alyona Slivka, soloists of Popov Choral Arts Academy, Capriccio quartet, and students of local music schools.
On 19 November Rossiya community centre (Serpukhov town) hosted the premiere of “Epic Rus”, a performance with sand animation containing ‘online’ scenes of battles, victories, weddings, and everyday life of Russian people created by artist Elena Vedernikova. The scenes unfolded to the music of great Russian composers Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Glazunov, Lyadov, Ippolitov-Ivanov, and others performed by “Guslars of Russia”.
On 10 December MRP presented Sergey Prokofiev’s symphony fairy-tale “Peter and the Wolf” and its sequel “Peter and the Wolf – 2” by Peter Pospelov in Balashikha community centre. The performance was delivered by the Orchestra of Russian Emergency Ministry under the baton of Sergey Inkov, featuring narrator Eugene Knyazev.
The project is spearheaded by People’s Artist of Russia, MRP’s artistic leader Maxim Dunayevsky.
“Children’s Region Philharmonic” is a follow-up to “The Nutcracker”, MRP’s 2014-2015 project engaging gifted students of music schools and studios across Moscow region (Fryazino, Serpukhov, Pavlovsky Posad, Korolyov, Krasnogorsk, Egoryevsk, Krasnoarmeysk, Chernogolovka) and award winners of annual TV contest for young musicians “The Nutcracker”.
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