Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

VLADIMIR SPIVAKOV
Conductor

HIBLA GERZMAVA
Soprano

DANIELLE AKTA
Cello

Boston, MA

02 June 2017 8PM

Cutler Majestic Theater

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Washington, DC

03 June 2017 7:30PM

Lisner Auditorium of GWU

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Chicago, IL

04 June 2017 7PM

Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center

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New York, NY

07 June 2017 8PM

Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

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Los Angeles, CA

10 June 2017 7PM

Wilshire Ebell Theatre

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San Francisco, CA

11 June 2017 7PM

The Nourse Theater

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Maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the acclaimed Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, called by the New York Times "first-class string performers", return to New York as a part of their North-American tour. Vladimir Spivakov, one of the world’s most prominent violinists and conductors, has lead the Moscow Virtuosi since 1979, setting up the gold standard for chamber music performance. The Washington Post has hailed the Virtuosi as “a dramatically unified ensemble” with “a sound that would put many full orchestras to shame”. Moscow Virtuosi and Vladimir Spivakov are joined by the brilliant soprano and Metropolitan Opera star, Ms. Hibla Gerzmava, for the program of international opera hits and famous arias, as well as classical favorites performed by the orchestra.

Hibla Gerzmava rapidly established herself as a major force on the international opera stage since becoming the Grand Prix winner of the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition. Opera lovers admired Ms. Herzmava's voice in the MET Opera productions of "Don Giovanni", "Otello", "Turandot", and "Les Contes D'Hoffman". Ms. Gerzmava performed her sold-out debut recital at Carnegie Hall in October 2015.

PROGRAM
Part I

Mozart Divertimento No.1 in D major, K.136

Shostakovich Chamber Symphony in C minor Op. 110 a dedication “To the Memory of Victims of Fascism and War”

Bruch Kol Nidrei op. 47 for cello and orchestra

Popper Concert Polonaise, Op.14 for cello and orchestra
Soloist: grant holder of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation, prize winner of international competitions Danielle Akta, cello ( Israel)

Part II

Grieg Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34
1. The Wounded Heart (Hjertesår)
2. The Last Spring (Våren)

Bellini "Casta Diva" from opera Norma

Verdi "Stretto" of Amalia from the opera I Masnadieri

Cilea "Ecco...Io son l'umile ancella" from opera Adriana Lecouvreur
Soloist: Hibla Gerzmava, soprano

Gulda Hymn to Beauty

Poulenc "Les Chemins de l'amour"

De Curtis "Ti voglio tanto bene"
Soloist: Hibla Gerzmava, soprano

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