THE MUSIC OF WAR AND VICTORY
Peterburg-Kontsert invites everyone to participate in the annual music event on the Naryshkin Bastion Square, Peter and Paul Fortress.
On the day the Great Patriotic War began, music will commemorate the glory of the Russian army, their loyalty to the Motherland, as well as endurance and courage of Leningrad's defenders in the very place of the unassailable fortress that has become the symbol of Saint Petersburg.
The Saint Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, directed by its Art Director, Sergei Stadler, the People's Artist of Russia, is going to perform some pieces by Russian composers. Composed in different periods in honour of different military historical events, all of them symbolize heroism and martial prowess. The concert bill includes:
Hymn to the Great City, from The Bronze Horseman ballet
Funeral-Triumphal Prelude in memory of the heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad
The Anthem of the RSFSR (lyrics by S. P. Shchipachev, 1945)
The Cruiser Aurora from the Symphony No. 12 (The Year 1917)
The Revolution from the October Cantata
Entrance of Ivan the Terrible in Pskov from The Maid of Pskov opera
S. Rachmaninoff. Vocalization