IV Ruskeala Symphony Music festival Program
August 15, 2020
09:45 - 10:30
TERVEH TEILE! Welcome concert
Meeting guests with the folk-band “Skylark”. It’s one of the brand bands in Republic of Karelia, laureate of international concerts and festivals. They will introduce the programme with traditional music of different nationalities. Different ethnic instruments will help the musicians to perform folk songs, dancing music and instrumental melodies.
12:00 - 13:00
MIDDAY IN PARIS. Opening of the festival
Mikhail Totskii Ensemble will introduce a bright and dynamic coctail for summer morning. Frivolous waltzes will help you to make an imaginary trip to romantic Paris. A virtuoso performance of jazz, tango, sensual ballades will fulfill every musical taste.
13:30 - 14:30
SAXOPHONE MIX. Water Music
The concert series “Water Music” will open with the programme of “Russian Saxophone Quartet”. Tender and lyrical melodies from the European streets will combine with bright and precious saxophone voices. The Baroque and Impressionism music with Jazz and Pop tunes will be performed from the expanse of the Marble Canyon lake.
15:30 - 16:30
PLAYNG WITH CLASSIC. New Russian Quartet
“New Russian Quartet” is well known as one of the leading chamber bands in Russia. They were several times admitted as “the best Russian ensemble” in the foreign mass media. They are known not only as musicians of the quartet, but also as soloists, conductors, teachers and enlighteners. The musicians will perform masterpieces of Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, Borodin and Shostakovich for string quartet on the main stage of the Festival in Italian Quarry.
17:00 - 18:00
GENTLEMEN'S SERENADE. Water Music
Every year our festival presents not only famous and well-known performers, but also new premiers. At the IV Festival Ruskeala Symphony our guests will see the debut programme of the Male Chamber Choir of the Karelian State Philharmonic, which was created at the initiative of the Head of the Republic of Karelia – Artur Parfenchikov. The art-director and conductor of the choir – Aleksei Umnov. From the expanse of the Marble Canyon lake you will hear the choir music: Borodin, Taneev, Sviridov, Solovyov-Sedoi, transcription of the folk songs.
19:00 - 21:30
TCHAIKOVSKY NIGHT. Festival closing
The festival is traditionally closed by the programme of the Karelia Philharmonic Orchestra with the stars of the world opera. Year 2020 in the music world is the year of Pyotr Tchaikovsky (180 years since the birth). His and his foreign coevals' arias will be performed by Olesya Petrova and Sergei Semishkur. Karelia Phylharmonic Orchestra (conductor – Anatolii Rybalko), Julia Igonina and Boris Andrianov will perform masterpieces of the classical music.