Bolshoi to appear at Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival


Founded in 1986, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival is one of Europe’s major music festivals. Taking part in it each year are the world’s most famous symphony orchestras and leading chamber ensembles and soloists. Apart from at concert halls, performances are given at castles, mansions, churches and even dockyards, stables and airport terminals. While the so called Music Festivals in the Countryside, forming part of the Schleswig-Holstein event, provide the opportunity of listening to music in the open air, in the most picturesque parts of the Schleswig-Holstein Land and elsewhere in Germany and even beyond its borders. In addition to concerts of classical music, there are also literary-musical programs, jazz evenings and special programs for children.

The Festival enables its audiences — and musicians too — to improve their knowledge of the music of different countries: each year a large part of the program is devoted to the music of a particular country. And at the present, 23rd Festival, this country will be Russia.

Russian and foreign musicians will play the music of Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Borodin, Taneyev, Glazunov, Scriabin, Rakhmaninov, Arensky, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Khachaturyan, Shnitke, Shchedrin. During the literary-musical evenings, excerpts will be read from the works of Pushkin, Tolstoy, Turgenev, Chekhov. The Festival program is huge: 153 concerts at 86 venues in 47 cities.

Among the Festival Russian participants this year are the Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Mikhail Pletnyov, the Maryinsky Theatre Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, Eliso Virsaladze and Grigory Sokolov (piano), Natalia Gutman (cello), Vadim Repin (violin), and also the New York Philharmonia orchestra conducted by Lorin Maazel, the Pinchas Zukerman Chamber Orchestra, the Alban Berg quartet and others.

Tour’s Programme
The Bolshoi Orchestra, Chorus and Opera Company Soloists

Part I
Mikhail Glinka
Ouverture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
Ruslan’s Aria from Ruslan and Lyudmila — Mikhail Kazakov
Ratmir’s Aria from Ruslan and Lyudmila — Yelena Manistina
Modest Mussorgsky
Duet of Marina Mnishek and Pretender from Boris Godunov — Yelena Manistina, Roman Muravitsky
Boris’ Death Scene from Boris Godunov — Mikhail Kazakov

Part II
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Slavonic March
Lensky’s Aria from Eugene Onegin — Maxim Paster
Gremin’s Aria from Eugene Onegin — Mikhail Kazakov
Joanna’s Arioso from The Maid of Orleans — Yelena Manistina
Alexander Borodin
Duet of Konchakovna and Vladimir Igorevich from Prince Igor — Yelena Manistina, Maxim Paster
Prince Igor’s Aria from Prince Igor — Mikhail Kazakov
Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor

Conductor — Alexander Vedernikov

Musik- und Kongresshalle
Operas Concert Performances
July 19

Sergei Rakhmaninov
The Miserly Knight
Baron — Mikhail Kazakov
Albert — Vsevolod Grivnov
Moneylender — Maxim Paster
Duke — Dainius Stumbras
Servant — Pyotr Migunov

Francesca da Rimini
Francesca — Anna Aglatova
Paolo — Mikhail Gubsky
Lanciotto — Vadim Lynkovsky
Dante — Vitaly Panfilov
Virgily — Pyotr Migunov

Conductor — Alexander Vedernikov