Krasnodar, 19 September – Yug Times. On 13 September, the Municipal Concert Hall of Premiera Artistic Association invited music lovers to celebrate the opening of a new concert season which is marked by a cycle of night concerts Tchaikovsky played by the Kuban Symphonic Orchestra. The organisers have announced that this cycle consisting of six concerts, all featuring a guest soloist, will last until next May. The brilliant parade was opened by Konstantin Yemelianov, a 25-year-old highly sought-after pianist, laureate of the 26th International Tchaikovsky Competition.
In the context of the cycle, Tchaikovsky’s pieces will be performed by the Kuban Symphonic Orchestra in the chronological order, that is in order of their being written. The project was initiated by Denis Ivensky, principal conductor of the Kuban Symphonic Orchestra. In fact, it was a splendid idea, for the program develops the entire picture of the great composer’s life, searches, anguishes, anxieties and pains.
At the opening night, Denis Ivensky conducted Winter Daydreams - Tchaikovsky’s first symphonic experience, rewrought several times by the composer and truly evaluated only abroad and years after. Our orchestra performed this piece with a very warm, if not intimate intonation. The musicians were able to grasp the ineradicable Russian lyrical soul, and to convey the elegance of genuine Russian songs - because many themes of this symphony are very songlike.