Return of the Live Sound


The first concert of the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra (Artistic Director Vladimir Jurowski) after the forced pause will take place on August 19, 2020 at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. The previous concert took place on March 9, 2020.

This concert of the acclaimed orchestra is a part of the project by Moscow State Academic Philharmonic entitled "August. Return of the Live Sound". The program will include works written in the 19th century by three outstanding composers from three different countries. One of the pieces to be performed is the Overture, Scherzo and Finale for orchestra by Robert Schumann (1841), which was written soon after his First Symphony and is a rarely performed in the Russian concert halls. The other pieces are Variations on a Rococo theme for Violoncello and Orchestra by Tchaikovsky (1876–1877) in the edition of Wilhelm Fitzenhagen, and the Eighth (Unfinished) symphony of Franz Schubert (1822) – which is widely known to the public. The soloist – Aleksander Ramm (cello), Laureate of the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition. Conductor - Vasily Petrenko, the chief guest conductor of the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra.

Vasily Petrenko: "I have the great pleasure to invite you to the first concert of the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra after such a long break. We will be performing Schumann, Schubert and Tchaikovsky. Overture, Scherzo and Finale – early pieces by Schumann, full of liveliness and happiness. Variations on a Rococo theme for Violoncello and Orchestra , one of the most lively and enthusiastic pieces by Tchaikovsky. There are many speculations about the Unfinished symphony of Schubert, is it really unfinished, or is it just the way the composer wrote it".

The concert will be consisted of one part, will start at 8pm and will be on air at