Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Mariinsky Theatre will celebrate the 125th anniversary of Sergei Prokofiev in Moscow and St. Petersburg – RIA Novosti

MOSCOW, Dec 9 – RIA Novosti. The Mariinsky Theatre will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the birth of the great composer Sergei Prokofiev in Moscow and St. Petersburg, to broadcast this event there will be many countries in the world.

“April 23 – the birthday of Prokofiev, we’ll start the morning in Moscow and move to St. Petersburg, all our performances will be broadcast in many countries, we already have a plan and, of course, and the channel” Culture “and the first channel past does not pass, and our Japanese, Chinese, French colleagues – we are working specifically on this plan, “- said the director of the Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiev at the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the theater on Wednesday.

According to him, on the day the birth of the composer will be performing the leading artists, both experienced and young, from several countries.

“I think that it will reflect what greatness and what success can be characterized by creativity Prokofiev … Today it is hardly not the most performed composers of the twentieth century “, – said the director of the theater.

Gergiev said that today it is important to take a few solutions to help the Mariinsky Theatre to cope with the route of the Easter festival and regional programs in Russia, with the advent of programs Theatre in dozens of countries.

“Most of these programs will be linked to the performance of Prokofiev’s music and his symphonies, his concerts, his ballets and operas and even a live orchestra will play the score,” Alexander Nevsky “and” Ivan the Terrible “on a giant screen, we hope to hundreds of thousands of people will be able to see these timeless films – live orchestra will give a great musical design for the experience of the film,” – said Gergiev.

The head of the Mariinsky Theatre said that Prokofiev – the greatest composer the twentieth century, and he does not need support to get it back from oblivion – he is alive as ever, he performed in all countries, virtually all the greatest musicians of the twentieth century not passed his music – this also applies to opera and ballet companies, and colleagues in America Europe and Asia.

“I think it’s a matter of honor for us all the Russian musicians and for the state to really celebrate the Year of Prokofiev, to do everything to those who still do not realize how beautiful the world is his music got the opportunity, within twelve months of the next year and never parted with a sense of belonging to his great music, “- said Gergiev.


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