China will be the Russian national orchestra

В Китае выступит российский национальный оркестр

Russian national orchestra (RNO), headed by artistic Director Mikhail Pletnev from 1 to 10 December, will give six concerts in the cities of the Chinese people’s Republic, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the orchestra.

“After the concerts, which together with the RNO Mikhail Pletnev gave in Baden-Baden and Paris, the orchestra flies to China, where he, in particular, will have performances in Beijing and Shanghai, — told RIA Novosti Director of the orchestra Oleg Poltevsky. — China is experiencing an explosion of interest in Russian classical music — the real music boom, like that was some time ago in Japan.”

Open tour RNO in China concert, which will be held on December 1 at the Grand theatre of Shanghai. This evening will be performed the Symphony No. 1 (“Classical”) Prokofiev Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 8 C major Mozart Suite from the ballet “Swan lake” by Tchaikovsky.

Continue the performance of the Russian national orchestra on 3 and 4 December at Qintai Concert hall (Wuhan), and then December 6 — at the Bolshoi theatre Zhuzhou, December 9 in Beijing at the National centre for the performing arts. And complete the tour of the musical the evening of 10 November in the Concert hall (XI). In the program compositions of Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Mozart.

“Then the band will return to Europe and will perform in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands — said Poltevsky. Partners of the orchestra in a tour of Europe and China become great musicians — Rozhdestvensky, Conrad van Alphen, violinist Maxim Vengerov, pianists Nikolai Lugansky and Seong Jin Cho. Mikhail Pletnev on this trip alternates their appearance at the conductor’s stand and Grand piano”.

According to the Director, in Moscow, the RNO will now be displayed only at the end of December. Running Pletnev, the orchestra will give two concerts on New year’s eve (December 26 and 28,) in the hall. Tchaikovsky.

In programs made up of works by Russian composers, will also perform Alexander Rudin and Nikolai Lugansky.