Orchestra "Russian Philharmonic" and pianist Andrei Gavrilov will open Second Moscow Christmas Classical Music Festival

December 19 is the date of second Moscow Christmas Festival of Classical Music. The first concert of the traditional feast, won the love and acceptance of listeners, will be held in the Svetlanov Hall of the International House of Music. In the opening program - Second Symphony and the Third Concerto by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

"We are pleased to participate in the Christmas festival, which takes place in Moscow - the heart of the great music and art. It is important that the tradition of the festival continued. The opening concert is dedicated to the anniversary of the House of Music, which is our main ground, "- said the director of the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra  Gayane Shiladzhyan.

According the Academician of the International Academy of Art composer Anton Viskov, tradition of the Christmas festival originated more times of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, who arranged in Kolomenskoye joyful Christmas holidays. "

January 4, 2013 program "Christmas" choral ensemble of the Moscow Spiritual Music "Blagovest" recreates the atmosphere of the glorious old. According to the Director of the Directorate of the "Open Stage" Andrey Porvatov, great Sviatoslav Richter, other prominent Russian musicians dedicated their concerts Christmas and New Year.

Moscow Christmas festival was organized by the Department of Culture of Moscow on the initiative of the musical public capital and first held in 2011. In his program - the best music of different epochs, related to the topic of Christmas. At the festival by Moscow Chamber Orchestra "Musica Viva", Chamber Orchestra of Slobodkin Center, Italian conductor Fabio Mastrangelo, Italian opera star Daniela Schillaci, tenor Maxim Paster, a master of artistic expression Antonina Kuznetsova and other artists, including young musicians.

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