Concert of the American symphonic music in Russia (Kazan)
February, 11 (2012)
The Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra (TNSO) under Alexander Sladkovsky presents a unique project in Kazan (the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia), which is an outstanding concert of the modern American symphonic music which will take place February 11, 2012. This is an exceediingly important project for the TNSO, because this type of music has received undeservedly little attention in Russia. Nevertheless, this tumisc of much interest to the musicians and audience.
On February 11, the TNSO is ready to present a Russian premiere of theAfro-American Symphony of William Grant Still – which is going to be its first performance in Russia. Judith Anne Still, the composer’s daughter, supported this idea and sent the welcome letter to the Orchestra and its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor - Alexander Sladkovsky: '…it will be a historic and heartwarming event. Congratulations and many thanks for this'.
The concert program will also include Porgy and Bess Concert Suite by George Gershwin and Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstain.
The Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra will perform this brilliant music with the USA artists -the conductor Marlon Daniel, and Darnell Ishmel and Alison Buchanan, sopprano (who will aslo perform at the concert). Phoenix Forever CD featuring Mr. Daniel and Mr. Ishmell was nominated to the GRAMMY, NAACP Awards 2011 and was a nominee to the GRAMOPHONE Award.
This concert is held within American Seasons in Russia programme under the auspices of the Bilateral US-Russian Presidential Commission.
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G. Gershwin Concert Suite from Porgy and Bess
W. Still Symphony № 1 Afro-American Russian premiere!!!
L. Bernstain Overture to Candide
Alison Buchanan Soprano (USA)
Darnell Ishmel Baritone (USA)
Marlon Daniel Conductor (USA)