On the occasion of the Year of Music of Russia and Austria 2018 the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra under the baton of its artistic director and chief conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev gives two concerts at the recently opened Science and Art Park “Sirius” in Sochi.
The Austrian-Russian concert programs comprise most popular works of W.A. Mozart and of the great Russian composers P.I. Tchaikovsky, D. Shostakovich, S. Prokofiev as well as contemporary Russian composer A. Lubchenko.
From 1997 to 2004 Vladimir Fedoseyev was chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. Due to this fact, Austria became his second homeland.
Symphony No. 9 of Anton Lubchenko is subtitled “Linz” and its world premiere took place in 2017. It is based on a diary which the Russian composer kept during his stay in Linz. The title reminds of Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 (“Linz”) and its performance provides an opportunity to compare familiar and contemporary impressions of the Austrian city.
The educational center at Science and Art Park “Sirius” was founded on Vladimir Putin’s initiative and is housed in the former Media Center of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Its aim is to promote outstanding young talents in the fields of art, science, technology and sports. It is supported by the Talent and Success Foundation and the Russian Ministries of Science, Culture and Sports.