On July 20, the "Kazan-Berlin" Concert of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Tatarstan will be staged in the capital of Germany, at Konzerthaus Berlin. The event is included in the program of the XX Young Euro Classic International Festival of Youth Orchestras, and is carried out as part of the international cultural project "Russian Seasons" in Germany.
Young musicians from Tatarstan will debut at the Europe's largest festival of youth orchestras They are gong to perform popular works by European and Russian composers. Thus, the concert program features "Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183" (1773) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Harpsichord Concerto No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052” (1738) by Johann Sebastian Bach, three movements from the ballet “Şüräle” (1945) by Tatar composer Färit Yarullin, namely, “Wedding Dance”, “Ballad”, and “Waltz”, as well as “Carmen Suite” (1967) by Georges Bizet / Rodion Shchedrin.
The Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Tatarstan is conducted by Mikhail Mosenkov, and the soloist is the 11-year-old pianist Alexandra Dougan who has participated in the opening ceremony of the “Russian Seasons” in Germany at the Berlin Philharmonic in early winter of 2019. German actor David Shtrisov will act as the concert presenter.
The Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Tatarstan was established in 2012 on the initiative of the Kazan Department of Culture and Art Director and senior conductor of the State Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Tatarstan Alexander Sladkovsky. The ensemble regularly performs at international music events, participates in contests, gives monthly educational concerts, “Music Lessons”, for Kazan schoolchildren. In 2018, the orchestra celebrated its fifth Anniversary on the stage of the State Grand Concert Hall named after S. Saidashev in the capital of Tatarstan.
This year, the "Young Euro Classic" International Festival of Youth Orchestras is held from July 19 to August 6. Each year, the project brings together musicians from different countries, ranging from South Africa to the United States, and functions as the most important platform for the international orchestral movement. Young Euro Classic upholds and develops the traditions of European classical music, promotes the ideas of Freedom, Equality, and Brotherhood - partnership, integration, and peaceful coexistence of generations and communities, opposes the “obsolescence” of the discriminating audience, and advocates the multinational character of youth symphony orchestras.
On the whole, the project bears out the status of Berlin as the musical capital of the world. That's where many a musician begins their successful career, following their performances at the Konzerthaus or the Berlin Philharmonic. According to the "BerlinerMorgenpost" newspaper, the Young Euro Classic is the “cradle” for the next young generation of musicians.
Every year, the event is visited by up to 28,000 symphony music buffs who prove that classical music at the Young Euro Classic Festival is young and promising.
Venue: Konzerthaus Berlin
Gendarmenmarkt, 4, Berlin, Germany
20:00 – "Kazan-Berlin" concert of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Tatarstan