MIKHAIL IVANOVICH GLINKA CHOIR FROM ST PETERSBURG
Conductor: Vladislav Černušenko
The Philharmonic Percussion Ensemble: Franci Krevh, Barbara Kresnik, Matevž Bajde
Jonathan Mauch, oboe
Reciter: Andrej Pavlov Arbenin
V. Gavrilin: Chimes, A Symphonic Miracle-Play for Vocal Soloists, Chorus, Oboe and Percussion
The renowned Glinka Choir fascinated the audience last year, and we are rightly looking forward to their next performance in Slovenia. The programme will be very interesting, since they will be joined in Ljubljana by the Philharmonic Percussion Ensemble, which is this year’s winner of the Prešeren Fund Award. Together, they will perform a composition by the Russian composer Valery Gavrilin, who even today, fifteen years after his death, is a much respected artist whose works are often performed, a winner of the highest awards, an Honoured Artist of Russia and a recipient of the USSR State Prize.
At three concerts, the Glinka Choir will also present Russian religious music and Russian folk songs, which never fail to capture the listener’s heart.