St Petersburg, Concert Hall

A concert dedicated to Georg Ots

Vladimir Samsonov (baritone)
Irina Mataeva (soprano)
Yevgeny Akimov (tenor)

The Tauride International Symphony Orchestra
Artistic Director and Conductor: Mikhail Golikov

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Overture from the opera Le nozze di Figaro
Don Giovanni’s aria from the opera Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni and Zerlina’s duet from the opera Don Giovanni

Gioachino Rossini
Figaro and Almaviva’s duet from the opera Il barbiere di Siviglia

Pietro Mascagni
Intermezzo from the opera Cavalleria rusticana

Anton Rubinstein
The Demon’s second romance from the opera The Demon

Giuseppe Verdi
Leonora and the Count di Luna’s duet from the opera Il trovatore
Rigoletto’s aria from the opera Rigoletto

Georges Bizet
The Toreador’s couplets from the opera Carmen

Johann Strauss
Overture from the operetta Die Fledermaus

Emmerich Kálmán
Pali Rach’s aria from the operetta Der Zigeunerprimas
Mr X’s aria from the operetta Die Zirkusprinzessin

Vano Muradeli
Legendary Sevastopol (lyrics by Pyotr Gradov)

Anatoly Novikov
Ah, the Roads (lyrics by Lev Oshanin)

Boris Mokrousov
The Lonely Accordion (lyrics by Mikhail Isakovsky)

Edward Kolmanovsky
Do the Russians Want War (lyrics by Yevgeny Yevtushenko)

Andrei Petrov
Waltz from the film Watch out for the Car

Tikhon Khrennikov
Why Is Your Heart so Alarmed (lyrics by Mikhail Matusovsky)

Konstantin Listov
Sevastopol Waltz (lyrics by Georgy Rublyov)

Rafail Khozak
From Heroes of Former Times (lyrics by Yevgeny Agranovich)

Dmitry Shostakovich
Kozelkov’s Dance with Friends from the ballet The Bolt

Arkady Ostrovsky
Love Song (lyrics by Lev Oshanin)

Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi
Evening Song (lyrics by Alexander Churkin)

Gennady Podelsky
The Queen (lyrics by Sergei Yesenin)

The Tauride International Symphony Orchestra inherited the traditions of the Tauride Cappella that was founded by the Commonwealth of Independent States’ Inter-Parliamentary Assembly to mark the 220th anniversary of the Tauride Palace and was formed after the example of the ensemble that served Prince Grigory Potyomkin.
Presently, the ensemble independently organises concerts and charity and social events. The orchestra works under the aegis of the foundation The Charitable Foundation for the Support and Development of the Tauride Cappella founded by Mikhail Golikov.
The orchestra includes virtuoso international musicians from countries including the USA, Finland, Costa Rica, Mongolia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and Kazakhstan. Most of the orchestra’s musicians study at or have graduated from the St Petersburg State Conservatoire.
The principal task of the Tauride International Symphony Orchestra is to promote Russian and world music.
The ensemble is a regular participant in the Night Music concert series in St Petersburg, Gatchina and Pushkin and it frequently takes part in Pushkin Day celebrations. The Tauride Orchestra performs concerts at the Great Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the St Petersburg State Cappella, the Mariinsky Theatre, the Tauride and Sheremetiev Palaces, St Isaac’s, Palace and Arts Squares.
The ensemble frequently performs on tour; it has appeared at prestigious international festivals in over twenty countries.

Age category 6+

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