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The Orchestra Formula concert to introduce an unusual version of the Lensky’s aria

The next concert of the Orchestra Formula - the educational cycle of the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre - will be dedicated to the music of Russian composers. The event will take place in the foyer of the Theatre on March 12.

The concert will open with a perennial classic of instrumental music – Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Serenade for String Orchestra. This music is no less famous than, for example, the opera Eugene Onegin by the same composer. The most famous melody from this opera - Lensky's aria - will also be performed at the concert, but it will turn from a tenor aria into a "bass" one as it’ll be performed in an arrangement for bassoon. The soloist is Andrei Kholomkin; the aria is arranged by the contemporary composer Andrei Rubtsov: the audience of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre know him as the composer of the children's play Peter Pan.

The concertmaster of the Theatre’s orchestra Dmitri Kosolapov is going to include two flute quartet pieces in the concert programme: Waltz by Alexander Glazunov and Sad Song by Vasily Kalinnikov. Originally created for orchestra and piano respectively, the works were adapted for a four flutes ensemble by musician, composer, teacher Boris Tarasov. They’ll be performed by Pavel Studennikov, Natalia Zimaltynova, Elena Sidorova, Alexey Chervov.

Most part of the concert will be devoted to solo and chamber works for various stringed instruments. These are the Pathetic Trio (Olga Spiridonova - violin, Ivan Ansov - cello, Eugeny Marun - piano) and Nocturne for harp (Kira Lagozinskaya) by Mikhail Glinka, violin duets by Reinhold Glière (Alisa Harmats, Natalia Bychkova Tatiana Lavrentieva), Sergei Koussevitzky's Concerto for double bass and orchestra (the soloist is Stanislav Spiridonov).

An interesting and informative surprise for the guests of the Orchestra Formula concert will be the music of Ivan Khandoshkin, a Russian composer and violinist of the 18th century, a contemporary of Mozart. Sonata for two violins by Khandoshkin will be performed by Olga Spiridonova and Dmitri Kosolapov.