Radio concert with Vladimir Jurowski
Kirill Serebrennikov will not moderate the concert due to illness! Stefan Lang from Deutschlandfunk Kultur will lead through the concert together with Vladimir Jurowski.
"Jewish Orchestra at the Mayor's Ball" - Grotesque op. 41, Music for the comedy "The Revisor"
Music for the play "The Stone Guest"
Suite from the incidental music to the comedy of the same name by Mayakovsky op. 19
Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor
Vladimir Jurowski has been Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin since 2017. He has meanwhile extended his contract until 2027. In parallel, he has been General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich since 2021.
After receiving training at the Moscow Conservatory The conductor, pianist and musicologist Vladimir Jurowski emigrated to Germany in 1990. Here he continued his studies at the music conservatories in Dresden and Berlin. In 1995 he made his international debut at the British Wexford Festival with Rimski-Korsakov’s Mainacht and in the same year at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with Nabucco. Subsequently he was, among other things, First Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin (1997- 2001) and Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera (2001-2013). In 2003 Vladimir Jurowski was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and has been its Principal Conductor since 2007 until 2021. He was also Artistic Director of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra Yevgeny Svetlanov of the Russian Federation until 2021, Artistic Director of the International George Enescu Festival in Bucharest and Principal Artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Great Britain. He works regularly with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the ensemble unitedberlin.
Vladimir Jurowski has conducted the major orchestras of Europe and North America, including the Berlin, Vienna and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
He is a recurring guest conductor in in London, Berlin, Dresden, Luzern, Schleswig-Holstein und Grafenegg as well as at the Rostopowitsch-Festival. Although Vladimir Jurowski is invited as a guest conductor by top orchestras from all over the world, in future he would like to concentrate his activities on that geographical area which is acceptable to him from an ecological point of view.
In 2022/2023 he performed with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin in concerts in various cities in Germany, Italy and Antwerp in the Netherlands. The joint CD recordings of Vladimir Jurowski and the RSB began in 2015 with Alfred Schnittke’s Symphony No. 3, followed by works by Britten, Hindemith, Strauss, Mahler and soon again Schnittke.
Vladimir Jurowski has been the recipient of numerous awards for his achievements, including various international record prizes. In 2016, he was bestowed an honorary doctorate from Prince Charles at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2018, the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards named him Conductor of the Year. In summer 2020, Jurowski was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit by the Romanian President in recognition of his work as Artistic Director of the George Enescu Festival.
Svetlana Mamresheva - Voice
Theatre and film actress, singer. The actress of the “Gogol Centre”, a guest performer of the Mht. them. Chekhov, “Electric Theatre. Stanislavsky”, a participant of the show “The Voice 8”.
She studied at the Shchepkin Theatre School 2006- 2008 the course of N.N. Afonin, graduated from the course of K. Serebrennikov in 2012 and was graduated together with the student formed on the basis of MHT.
“7 Studio”, works in the “Gogol Center”. She graduated from the Faculty of Opera Music. she schools Ippolitova-Ivanova class O. Metalnikova 2020 year. Student of the master’s programme of the UDK Berlin, class Deborah York 2022. teaches at the course of O. Glushkova in GITIS from 2019.
Kinderchor der Komischen Oper Berlin
The Vocalconsort Berlin was formed in 2003 by arts and cultural managers Volkert Uhde and Markus Schuck, and in the same year successfully debuted Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music under the direction of René Jacobs.
The Berlin-based ensemble specializes in music of the early and high baroque, but frequently presents romantic and contemporary works as well. The variability and flexibility of this group allows the ensemble to perform equally well as a solo quartet or a large chamber choir with multiple solo parts, thereby making the choir perfect for concert performances as well as staged productions such as opera.
The Vocalconsort’s homogeneous and dynamic sound has led the group to work together with well-known directors such as Marcus Creed, Pablo Heras-Casado, René Jacobs, Daniel Reuss, Olof Bomon and Ottavio Dantone and excellent ensembles such as the Kammerorchester Basel, the Akademie für alte Musik, Accademia Bizantina, the Sharoun Ensemble and Ensemble musikFabrik. On stage, Vocalconsort Berlin has cooperated with internationally successful directors and choreographers such as Sasha Waltz, Hans-Werner Kroesinger, Barrie Kosky and Luc Perceval.
The Vocalconsort Berlin has given guest performances at such events as the Berlin-based “zeitfenster–biennale alter musik” festival, the “Zermatt Festival” and the Berlin Staatsoper’s Cadenza baroque festival, as well as in the renowned concert halls of Antwerp and Gent, Ferrara, Amsterdam, Brussels, Tel Aviv, Barcelona, London, Paris, Vienna, the Salzburg Festival, the Handel Festival Halle, the Cité de la Musique Paris, the Rheingau Music Festival, and the Musikfest Bremen.
In 2005, the opera “Dido & Aeneas” by Henry Purcell premiered in Luxembourg starring Sasha Waltz as choreographer. The production has enjoyed international success with over 50 performances on three continents. Since 2006 the Vocalconsort Berlin has served as the house ensemble to Sasha
Waltz & Guests, the Ensemble Kaleidoskop and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin at the RADIALSYSTEM V venue. In 2007, the opera “Medea” by Pascal Dusapin premiered in Luxembourg starring Sasha Waltz as choreographer, with performances taking the Vocalconsort to the Netherlands and France, and even to Australia. In 2008, the Vocalconsort Berlin received the “German Record Critic’s Award” for its debut double CD “Hugo Distler – Geistliche Chormusik op. 12, Weihnachtsgeschichte op. 10” (“Hugo Distler – Sacred Choral Music opus 12, Christmas Story opus 10”). In 2009, the Vocalconsort Berlin participated in “DIALOGE 09”, a project designed by Sasha Waltz to mark the reopening of the Neues Museum Berlin. The CD “ODE for the birthday of QUEEN ANNE” with the famous “Dixit Dominus” HWV 232, which was recorded together with Andreas Scholl and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
under Marcus Creed, was released by “harmonia mundi france”. In 2011, “harmonia mundi france” also released a highly acclaimed recording of Bach’s
motets, which was also conducted by Marcus Creed. In May 2011, the Vocalconsort participated in the world premiere of “Matsukaze”, an opera by Toshio Hosakawa. A Sasha Waltz production conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado, further performances have since taken place in Warsaw, Luxembourg, and at the Staatsoper im Schillertheater in Berlin. Also in May 2011, the Vocalconsort participated in the successful scenic adaptation of “Die Jahreszeiten” by Haydn at the O.T. Theater in Rotterdam, which was directed by Miriam Koen and Gerrit Timmers.
Kirill Serebrennikov - Text
Kirill Serebrennikov was born in Rostov-on-Don and graduated in physics in 1992. During his studies he began working as a self-taught theatre, opera, film and television director and costume designer.
Salome at the Stuttgart Opera and Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Komische Oper Berlin were Kirill Serebrennikov’s first highly acclaimed works to be presented to audiences outside Russia.
Together with Teodor Currentzis, Kirill Serebrennikov worked on Mysterion (after Carl Orff’s De Temporum Fine Comedia) and the benefit project Requiem (by Alexei Sioumak), for which he was also responsible as author. Other opera productions include Falstaff at the Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg, Le coq d’or at the Bolshoi Moscow and American Lulu at the Vienna Festival.
His interpretation of Cosi fan tutte at Zurich Opera in autumn 2018 was hailed as a sensational success, as was his Nabucco production at Hamburg State Opera in spring 2019 and his Il Barbiere di Siviglia production at Theater Basel in autumn 2019. In March 2020, Kirill Serebrennikov made his debut in Germany with his first drama, directing his adaptation of Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decamerone at Deutsches Theater Berlin. His interpretation of Parsifal in a new production at the Vienna State Opera in April 2021 was also celebrated by audiences and the media. Further successes were Die Nase at the Bavarian State Opera in autumn 2021 and Der Freischütz at De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam in June 2022.
At the Komische Oper Berlin, he will direct the Mozart Da Ponte cycle for the next three years.
For his film work such as The Student, Kirill Serebrennikov was awarded at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Other films such as The Swallow, Mysteries of the Storm, Playing the Victim, The Diary of a Murderer were screened at the Rome, Locarno and Venice Film Festivals and nominated for the Golden Lion and the Grand Prix of Kinotavr in Sochi.
Kirill Serebrennikov has not only brought numerous classics of Russian literature to the stage, but also works from Shakespeare and Brecht to the Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. His production Plastilin by Vasily Sigarev was recorded by arte and invited to numerous European theatre festivals.
In 2011 he founded an experimental workshop project “Platform” in Moscow.
As Artistic Director of Studio Seven, a collective of young artists, he staged A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Carroll’s The Hunting of the Schnark, among others. Studio Seven became part of the Gogol Center’s artistic director Kirill Serebrennikov from 2012 to 2021.
The Gogol Center in Moscow is a cross-genre theatre laboratory and a solitaire in the Russian cultural landscape. His productions here include Dead Souls by Gogol, a musical adaptation by Duncan Sheik based on Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind, and Machine Müller, based on Heiner Müller’s Hamlet Machine in collaboration with the Goethe Institute.
Kirill Serebrennikov was awarded the Golden Mask in April 2019 for his production of the ballet Nureyev at the Bolshoi Theatre and for his production of Pushkin’s Little Tragedies at the Gogol Center.
The radio concert was developed especially for the anniversary year 2023 and presents often forgotten works that were conceived or arranged for the new medium of radio. This time Vladimir Jurowski conducts Russian music arranged for radio in the 1920s by the director Vsevolod Meyerhold, who was murdered by Stalin. Kirill Serebrennikov will read explanatory texts, Stefan Lang will comment live for Deutschlandfunk Kultur.
The concert will be broadcast on Deutschlandfunk Kultur on 03.10.2023 at 8.03 pm.
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