The Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra with Valery Gergiev conducting and good friend and perennial Festival participant Denis Matsuev as soloist will open the Fourteenth Moscow Easter Festival on April 12th at 8 pm in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
The Fourteenth Moscow Easter Festival will take place from April 12th through May 9th 2015 with the support of the Moscow City Government, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, and with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.
Countess Yoko Nagae Ceschina was more than just a friend and partner of the Mariinsky Theatre – she was also a true fan of great Russian culture. She invariably attended all of our key events, into which she invested her heart and soul. These included a world premiere by living classic Rodion Shchedrin at the Mariinsky Theatre, a concert by the Mariinsky Orchestra in her native city of Kumamoto, charity concerts in aid of the victims of the tragedy in Beslan, a concert in memory of the victims of an earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power-station organised on her and Valery Gergiev’s joint initiative in Tokyo, a tour by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under Lorin Maazel to the North Korean capital of Pyongyang and, of course, a concert in memory of the victims of the ruined city of Tskhinvali...
From April 20th through May 9th an eagerly anticipated event in the cultural life of Russia—the XIII Moscow Easter Festival—will take place. Its grand opening at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory will be preceded by a series of pre-Festival concerts beginning on April 15th in Russia’s regions.