P.Tchaikovsky – “Dance of the Buffoons” from the music to A.Ostrovsky’s play “The Snow Maiden”
S.Rachmaninov – Concerto No.2 in C minor for piano and orchestra, Op.18
S.Rachmaninov – Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27
Ulyanovsk State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Governor”
Chief conductor – Eduard Dyadyura
Soloist – Alexander Danilov piano
At the invitation of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, a visit of the delegation of the Ulyanovsk region to the Republic of Belarus will take place from October 3 to October 6, 2023. As part of the visit, tour performances of the Ulyanovsk State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Governor” and the Ulyanovsk Theater for Young Spectators will take place in Minsk and Brest, which will allow presenting the cultural potential of the Ulyanovsk region to the residents of the Republic of Belarus.
The concert program of the Ulyanovsk State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Governor” under the direction of chief conductor Eduard Dyadyura is timed to coincide with a significant cultural event in 2023 – the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Rachmaninov.
The orchestra will perform two iconic works of the great Russian composer and pianist – the Second Piano Concerto and the Second Symphony, which rightfully belong to the golden fund of classical music and are examples of the greatness of the spirit and the triumph of life, captured in music.
The second symphony was written by Sergei Rachmaninov in 1906–1907 in Dresden, where the musician and his family were taking refuge from the events of the First Russian Revolution of 1905. The work is dedicated to one of the young composer’s teachers, Sergei Taneyev. The premiere of the work took place in St. Petersburg and Moscow in the winter of 1908 under the direction of the author. The first performance of the symphony was met with incredible enthusiasm, completely restoring the authority of the young composer after the failure of the First Symphony.
The second piano concerto was created by the composers in 1900 and marked the young musician’s emergence from a protracted creative crisis, which was caused by the failure at the premiere of the First Symphony in 1897. The famous doctor Nikolai Dal, to whom the composer dedicated the work, helped Rachmaninov overcome his difficult psychological state. The concert premiered on October 27, 1901 in Moscow. The piano part was performed by Rachmaninov, conducted by Alexander Ziloti. The work is rightfully one of the most famous and frequently performed piano concertos in the world.