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The Opening of the festival. Gala concert “the Best saxophonists in the world”

The opening of the festival. Gala concert ’s Finest saxophonists of the world”

In the concert take part:

Federico Mondelci (saxophone, Italy)

Theodore Kerkezos (saxophone, Greece)

Gary Louis (saxophone, USA)

Symphony orchestra

Conductor: Vsevolod Polonsky

In the program: Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Bizet, Ravel, Eshpai, Khachaturian

30 November 2014 on the main stage of ABT them. G. A. Tovstonogov will host an International music festival “Saxophone”.The festival is dedicated to the 200th birthday of the inventor of the saxophone famous Belgian, Adolphe sax. Biography of the tool has more than 170 years and he has an enviable destiny. This tool addressed many composers: Georges Bizet in his famous “the Arles woman”, M. Ravel used the saxophone in “Bolero”, in the “Symphonic dances” Rachmaninov’s nostalgic Russian theme leads saxophone, Prokofiev – has been entered into the score of the ballet “Romeo and Juliet”, A. I. Khachaturian – ballet “Gayane”, M. Ravel – made in instrumentation «Pictures at an exhibition”

M. P. Mussorgsky. Georges Bizet said that “only the saxophone can convey tenderness and passion, shaded sustained strength…”. The saxophone that became the favorite instrument, gained many fans worldwide and has an extensive repertoire. Currently, there are seven varieties of saxophone, and the most popular – soprano, Alto, tenor, baritone.

The festival opens in your favorite for many Petersburgers place – celebrated on the stage of the Bolshoi Drama Theatre – gala concert ’s Finest saxophonists of the world”.

This concert – a kind of competition, because the public will be presented various saxophone school.

The St Petersburg audience favourite, “face” festival “the Palaces of St. Petersburg” – Federico Mondelci will perform the great Russian composer Alexander Glazunov.

The famous American saxophonist Gary Louie will perform a virtuosic fantasy on themes of Bizet’s Opera “Carmen”, and brilliant Greek master of the saxophone Theodore Kerkezos – executable rarely live Andrei Eshpai, in music which can be heard the influence of Mussorgsky and Prokofiev.

For remote Constantine orchestra this evening will be a conductor from France Vsevolod Polonsky, who has a large practice of cooperation with the best saxophonists in the world. The concert will also feature a magnificent orchestral numbers.

The uniqueness of the concert-opening and the festival as a whole – that the public will be able to hear the brightest performers on different instruments musical family, “saxophone”.

All the artists ’ s loyal servants of the tool are professors of prestigious academies and conservatories and lead an active concert and teaching activities.

Gary Louie / Gary Louie (USA)

Gary Louie – one of the leading saxophone virtuosos of our time, has received worldwide recognition. His performances are distinguished by their artistry and vivid interpretations in combination with precious and warm timbre of the instrument. A brilliant career, he owes a lot to the successful integration of the saxophone in the famous works of classical music. Gary Louie repeatedly performed as a soloist with the American National Symphony orchestra at the performing arts Center John F. Kennedy and with the Baltimore Symphony orchestra. The musician has toured through Europe; recipient of numerous awards and grants. An avid lover of contemporary music, Gary Louis was actively involved in the performance and promotion of new works for saxophone. Currently is a Professor at the Peabody Conservatory. Will perform at the festival: Bizet. Carmen-fantasy.

Professor and soloist Theodore Kerkezos – one of the most popular Greek saxophonists. He has state awards and twice nominated for a Grammy. Constantly performing as a solo artist with the London Symphony orchestra, the Moscow Symphony radio orchestra, the academic orchestra of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Symphony orchestras of Zurich, Nuremberg and Athens in the most prestigious halls in the world; worked with Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Yuri Simonov. In 2012 unanimously elected a foreign member of the Russian Academy of natural Sciences. For a long time cooperates with the publisher Alphonse Leduc Editions Musicales – writes books about the saxophone and saxophone.

Artist company Henri-Selmer-Paris. Will perform at the festival: Eshpai. Concerto for saxophone and orchestra. Gershwin. Jazz prelude (arranged by G. Louis).

The musicians have prepared a special encore for Petersburg, on the last day of autumn to warm him with his art.