On November 5, 2010 the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will kick off their 11th North American tour in Los Angeles at the Saban Theatre (formerly The Wilshire Theatre). Led by violinist and conductor Vladimir Spivakov, the Virtuosi will also perform in San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York and Miami (complete list of dates and venues below).
The acclaimed chamber ensemble is comprised of top-ranking soloists and former principal chairs of the great orchestras of Russia, and this fall will be joined by the winner of the 2007 Cleveland Piano Competition, Alexander Ghindin, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9.
The concerts will also include solo violin performances by Maestro Spivakov, which is unique to this tour.
The orchestra’s program will vary by city, and includes works by Boccherini, Schnittke, Shostakovich, Rossini and Tchaikovsky.
From its inception in 1978, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra has set the highest performance standards and has been recognized by critics from around the globe. The Washington Post has hailed the Virtuosi as “a dramatically unified ensemble” with “a sound that would put many full orchestras to shame” and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer remarked that they “shine brightly in tonal splendor.” Today, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra is one of the world’s preeminent chamber ensembles, treating its audiences to an inimitable performance style and a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach to Schnittke.
The Moscow Virtuosi has appeared in the world’s most prestigious concert halls, including London’s Royal Albert Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, and New York’s Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, to name a few. Additionally, keeping with its audience-friendly philosophy, the orchestra frequently performs in smaller venues and cities. The Virtuosi regularly collaborate with soloists including, Evgeny Kissin, Pinchas Zukerman, Mischa Maisky, Denis Matsuev Olga Kern, Natalie Stutzman, and Michala Petri among others.
Los Angeles Program- Boccherini. Symphony №4in d-moll “Casa del Diavolo”, in 5 parts - W.A. Mozart. Piano concerto №9 in Eb. KV 271 Soloist: Alexander Ghindin Intermission- Schnittke. Sonata for violin, chamber orchestra and harpsichord Soloist & Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov - Shostakovich «Prelude and scherzo», “Elegy and polka”
Moscow Virtuosi November 2010 Tour
November 5 Saban Theatre Los Angeles, CA
November 6 Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA
November 7 Benaroya Hall Seattle, WA
November 10 Newman Center Denver, CO
November 12 Symphony Center Chicago, IL
November 14 Boston Symphony Hall Boston, MA
November 18 Roy Thompson Hall Toronto, ON
November 19 Strathmore Hall Washington DC
November 20 Lower Moreland Auditorium Philadelphia, PA
November 21 Avery Fisher Hall New York, NY
November 24 Adrienne Arsht Center Miami, FL