At the Mariinsky theatre, will close the year Prokofiev

В Мариинском театре пройдет закрытие года Прокофьева

Year of Sergei Prokofiev’s December 1, will conclude with the performance of Denis Matsuev and Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre, which will be held in the Concert hall of the theatre. This evening Mariinka for the first time will carry the live broadcast in the format 360 degrees, which will be shown on channel Russia Today.

In 2016, the Mariinsky theatre celebrates the 125th anniversary of Sergei Prokofiev. The anniversary of the great Russian composer dedicated to premieres and new music projects, festivals, touring, childrens and charity events, and releases on the Mariinsky label, special printed production, exhibitions.

Tour Gergiev and the “Mariinsky theatre”

Maestro Valery Gergiev has devoted to Prokofiev’s music tour all the projects for 2016, covering more than 35 regions of Russia and 19 countries of Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America and Japan.

Among the significant events include screenings of the Opera “betrothal in a monastery” directed by Vladislav pazi in Vladivostok, the Opera “War and peace” directed by Andrey Konchalovsky in the new Bolshoi theatre of Harbin, the ballet “Romeo and Juliet” featuring Diana Vishneva in the Grand theatre of Shanghai and the Symphony of Prokofiev’s tale “Peter and the wolf” in the regions of Russia, Chile, China, Japan, UK, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Germany.

The most important event of the Year, Prokofiev was the performance of Valery Gergiev and the Symphony orchestra on Palace square of Petersburg on June 17, where, accompanied by frames from the film Eisenstein performed the cantata “Alexander Nevsky” and the oratorio “Ivan the terrible”.

Birthday Prokofiev

The culmination of the Year Prokofiev began the events surrounding the birth of the composer. 23 APR Symphony orchestra under the baton of Gergiev performed in two capitals: in the morning in the Concert hall. Tchaikovsky in Moscow and in the evening in the Concert hall of the Mariinsky theatre.

On this day, Prokofiev’s music sounded on all the stages of the Mariinsky theatre: piano “Prokofiev Marathon” — in the Concert hall, the music hour in the Stravinsky Foyer, a screening of the documentary Anna matison “Prokofiev: on the way” — at the Shchedrin Hall, the ballet “Cinderella” — on the historical stage, the stream of Eisenstein’s films, the music for which was written by Prokofiev in the Mariinsky-2. A series of concerts lasted from 23 to 25 April.

The Mariinsky Label

On the Mariinsky label in 2016 for the anniversary of Prokofiev was released two releases: the Opera “Semyon Kotko” in DVD and Blue-Ray and the new Symphony album Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Symphonies and the Fourth and Fifth piano concertos performed by Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre under Valery Gergiev. The soloists Alexei Volodin and Sergei Babayan.

Earlier on the Mariinsky label had released the Opera “the gambler”, the ballets “Romeo and Juliet” and “Cinderella” on DVD, as well as the Fifth Symphony and Third piano Concerto (soloist Denis Matsuev) in SACD.