On January 27, 2024, the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra will perform Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony at the Moscow Conservatory. The conductor’s stand will be taken by the conductor of the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre Mikhail Leontiev.
This concert in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the lifting of the siege of Leningrad during the Great Patriotic War. Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra is People's Artist of Russia Sergei Stadler; Mikhail Leontiev is a conductor of this famous ensemble.
The Seventh Symphony created by Shostakovich was performed in August 1942 in besieged Leningrad and became a symbol of the heroic resistance of the people to the invaders; it was named “Leningradskaya”. On January 27, the day the siege of Leningrad was lifted, commemorative events are being held throughout the country. On this day, the dramatic Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi will be performed at the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.
We’d like to add that next month Mikhail Leontiev will take the stage of the Krasnoyarsk Opera House at the opera Iolanta by Tchaikovsky (on February 7), Levenskold's ballet La Sylphide (on February 7, 9, 10), and the concert show Parade of Tenors (on February 21).