Soloists, chorus and orchestra musicAeterna of the Perm Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, conductor – Teodor Currentzis
Gustav Mahler. Symphony No. 1
Alban Berg. Violin concert. Soloist – Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin).
On the 23rd of November festival’s constant participant, kind of mascot will open the Festival and give a performance at Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia. MusicAeterna orchestra of the Perm Opera and Ballet theatre, conducted by Teodor Currentzis will perform Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. In the second part of the program – violin concert of Alban Berg (soloist – Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin).
Teodor Currentzis is the Artistic Director of the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre, Artistic Director of the ensemble MusicAeterna and of the MusicAeterna Chamber Choir, both formed in 2004, during his tenure as Music Director of the Novosibirsk State Opera and Orchestra (2004-2010). Since 2005, Teodor has received Russia’s prestigious Golden Mask theatrical award many times.
“Dear Teo, dear Patricia” – the creative relationship between the conductor Currentzis and the violinist Kopatchinskaja is touchingly portrayed in the form of correspondence, published in the booklet accompanying the recording of Violin Concerto by Tchaikovsky and Svadebka (Les Noces) by Stravinsky (Sony Classical, 2016). Their close collaboration began in 2014, with the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 performed in Perm. There were subsequently European tours together, with repeated appearances by Patricia Kopatchinskaja at the International Diaghilev Festival.
Their joint concerts are impossible to prepare oneself for; the reality exceeds expectations every time. Both are able to pick up the keys to the utterly familiar works and play them in a fresh new way, as if a million previous interpretations had never existed.
The concert is supported by
Photo credit: Anton Zavijalov