Festival 2002

VII International Musical Olympus Festival
May 27 – June 4, 2002

May 27, Monday
Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia

The State Hermitage Orchestra
Conductor             Saulius Sondeckis
A. Vivaldi                        Concerto for Piccolo Recorder in C major No. 4 C649 (arr. Evelyn Glennie for Vibraphone)
A. Masson                     Snare Drum Concerto
K. Abe                            “Michi”
Soloist                   Evelyn Glennie (Scotland, UK) – guest of the Musical Olympus festival

S. N. Eichberg           “Qilaatersorneq” (Ritual Drum Dance) for Violin and Orchestra - First Prize, The Queen ElisabethInternational Music Competition of Belgium (composition),Brussels, 2001
E. Lalo                         Symphonie Espagnole in D minor for Violin and Orchestra
Soloist                  Zoё Beyers (Republic of South Africa), First Prize, UNISA National String Competition, 2000

May 28, Tuesday
Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia

Symphony Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Capella
Conductor          Vladislav Chernushenko
J. Rodrigo                 Fantasia para un Gentilehombre for Guitar and Orchestra
Soloist                Marcin Dylla (Poland), First Prize, Michele Pittaluga International Guitar Competition, Alessandria (Italy), 2001

A. Koppel                  Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra
Soloist               Marta Klimasara(Poland), First Prize, The International Music Competition of the ARD, Munich, 2001

W. A. Mozart              Aria of Pamina Ach, ich fühl’s from «The Magic Flute»
A. Dvorak                  Aria Mesícku, na nebi hlubokom from «Rusalka»
G. Verdi                     Canzone of Oscar Saper vorreste from «Un ballo in Maschera»
                                   Aria of Nanetta Sul fil d’un soffio etesio from «Falstaff»
Soloist               Marita Kvarving Sølberg, soprano,  (Norway), First Prize, The Queen Sonja International Music Competition, Oslo, 2001

Ch. Gounod              Aria of Romeo Ah! lève toi, soleil! from «Romeo et Juliette»
G. Puccini                  Aria of Rodolfo Che gelida manina from «La Boheme»
G. Donizetti                Una furtiva lagrima  from «L’elisir d’amore»
G. Verdi                      La donna è mobile  from «Rigoletto»
Soloist            Cézar A. Gutiérrez(Columbia), Maria Callas Grand Prix, Athens, 2001

May 30, Thursday
Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia

The Symphony Orchestra of the State Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory
Conductor              Alexander Sladkovsky (Russia), Second Prize, the S. Prokofiev International Competition,  St.Petersburg ,1999
A. Jolivet                       Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Soloist                    Francesca Canali (Italy), First Prize, Maria Canals International Musical Competition, Barcelona, 2001

F. Poulenc                     Concerto in D minor for two pianos and orchestra
Soloists                 Mischa and Sascha Manz(Switzerland), Laureates of the Murray Dranoff Foundation International Two Piano Competition, Miami, 2001

N. Rota                          Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
Soloist                    Joergen van Rijen (The Netherlands), First Prize, The International Competition for Wind Instruments, Toulon, 2001

W. A. Mozart                       Recitative and aria of Susanna Deh vieni, non tarder… from «Nozze di Figaro»
Ch. Gounod                       Recitative and aria of Marguérite Ah! Je ris… from «Faust»
G. Puccini                          Aria of Lauretta I mio babbino caro from «Gianni Schicchi»
G. Verdi                               Recitative and aria of Violetta Ah, forzè lui che l’anima… from «La Traviata»
Soloist                     Nataliya Kovalyova (Ukraine),First Prize, International A. Girardi Singing Competition, Coburg, 2001

May 31, Friday
The Hermitage Theatre

The State Hermitage Orchestra
Conductor            Mikhail Agrest, Second Prize, the A. Pedrotti International Competition for Orchestral Conductors, Trento, Italy, 2001
A. Vivaldi                           Four Seasons, op. 8
Soloist                  Baiba Skride (Latvia), First Prize, the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium, Brussels, 2001

L. van Beethoven           Concerto No.4 in G major for Piano and Orchestra, op. 58
Soloist                  Filippo Gamba  (Italy), First Prize, the International Geza Anda Competition,Zurich, 2000

June 2, Sunday
Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia

St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor               Dorian Wilson(USA)
S. Rachmaninoff            Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini in A minor for Piano and Orchestra, op. 43
Soloist                     Evgeny Mikhailov (Russia), First Prize, the Rachmaninoff International Piano Festival and Competition, 2002

S. Prokofiev                    Sinfonia Concertante in E minor for Cello and Orchestra, op. 123
Soloist                    Sol Gabetta(France), The Credit Suisse Group Young Artist Award, 2001

J. Brahms                       Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra, op. 77
Soloist                    Tatiana Samouil (Russia), Second Prize, Michael Hill World Violin Competition,New Zealand, 2001

June 4, Tuesday
Grand Hall of the St.-Petersburg Philharmonia

St.-Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor                Philippe Bender(France)
A. Petrov                         Celebration Ouverture “Vivat, Olympus!”
H. Berlioz                        Ouverture to “Benvenuto Cellini”
G. Rossini                      Une larme (Theme and variations) for Cello and Orchestra
O. Respighi                    Adagio con variazioni for Cello and Orchestra
Soloist                    Monika Leskovar(Croatia), Second Prize, The International Music Competition of the ARD, Munich, 2001

F. Martin                         Ballade for Alto Saxophone, Strings and Percussions
Soloist                    Alexandre Doisy (France), Second Prize, the International Music Competition of the ARD, Munich, 2001

F. Liszt                           “Danse Macabre” for Piano and Orchestra
Soloist                   Jean Dubé (France), First Prize, the F. Liszt International Piano Competition, Utrecht, 2002
F. Liszt                            “Les Preludes”, the Tone Poem